Buy smarter and faster while increasing performance and eliminating waste.
Best-In-Class Sourcing Capabilities
IT sourcing is far from simple. First, you need a strategy.
Supplier pricing … contract terms … SLAs … site selection …
There are many variables to consider. So many metrics … and of course, long-standing, executive-level relationships between buyers and their suppliers. We cut 80% of the time and and average of 24% from you IT Opex.
We get that. Your IT service providers and suppliers are your strategic partners. In fact, chances are they are ours too. Further, many service providers are our clients, which enable u to cut through the sales red tape and reduce costs from both sides.
That 15 year history and our partner ecosystem positions us uniquely to reshape the economics of your IT buyer-supplier relationships
RampRate partners with you to help your implement your IT services strategies through the entire life cycle:
- Needs analysis and planning. Identify the right IT service to fill a current business need
- In-source vs. outsource. Develop a balanced comparison of cost, risk, and performance
- In-sourced optimization. Build a service catalog and price model to reflect underlying cost drivers
- Outsourced offer selection. Compress RFP cycles; convert diverse offers into single apples-to-apples scorecard
- Mid-contract renegotiation. Identify and repair divergences from best practices in price and service
- Service reinvention. Embark on innovative models such as cloud, virtualization, PaaS, multi-supplier sourcing, etc.
- Audit & validation. Document fair and thorough decision process to enable budget approvals and audits
A lot goes into making IT decisions with precision.
RampRate aggregates an immense network of technology experts and engineering resources.
Dedicated research team
Our research analysts are focused on developments in data center, CDN, Hardware/Software cloud, managed services, telco and mobile technology.
Integrated funding model
You can bet on our post negotiation savings. Funding your projects to get more done with less money.
Buyer data-driven sourcing
Buyer demand requests are created from market pricing data and distributed to select suppliers who can meet the criteria.
Supplier data-driven analytic framework
RampRate delivers: (1) price/performance risk normalization models and (2) scorecard analysis.
Innovative Sourcing Approaches
APPLICATION WORKLOAD SOURCING
A new approach to sourcing, application workload sourcing features a purpose, multiple tiers of importance, performance and resilience requirements. With this business model, the workload is optimized based on consumption, performance, behavior, and economic modeling.
RampRate recommends a pragmatic architecture to run applications to support current and future needs and creates accurate future state cost, risk and performance scores.
RampRate believes a cost-of-compute model delivers a truer economic model. An “all in” cost-of-compute dollar figure is used to reflect true costs. The figure changes based on the infrastructure services consumed in running applications and on the infrastructure costs.
Why Use Data-Driven Decision Making for IT Outsourcing?
Dean Nelson, Vice President of Global Foundation Services, eBay
“I knew I was leaving a bit on the table in our outsourced contracts. But the corporate mandate is growth and innovation, and when further contract improvement seemed to be marginal, my team’s first priorities had to move elsewhere. We can count on RampRate to be precise, timely and create millions in value.”
Phil Wiser, former CTO, Sony Corporation of America
“RampRate helped us understand the differences between vendors and worked with us to create the methodology, define the metrics and utilize the proper QoS tools needed to choose the vendor best suited to our needs. RampRate knows this business better than anyone. We literally months of time and found the right provider.”
Paul Santana, Manager of Data Center Operations, eBay
“RampRate was a risk-free proposition money-wise. If they didn’t save or create us at least twice their initial fee we’d get a full refund. And with 100 big-name clients, there had to be something there. But I was worried that in negotiating lower rates they might undermine my key relationships. When they came in and said they could carve out 27% savings and optimizing contracts, I thought it was impossible without undermining key relationships. But they hit that number and the relationships are stronger than ever.”
Michael Montalto, Accenture
“I have had the pleasure of working with the crew at RampRate several times over the last several years. Each time they have saved significant time in negotiating and closing contracts for data center space and managed services, which provided at least 20% savings over what we could have done alone. The RampRate team are extremely knowledgeable in this space and always bring innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to the table.”
Ian Rodgers – CEO Beats Music
“When we first contacted RampRate, we were happy with our current provider but unsure of their ability to scale with our growth. We turned to RampRate for help in sorting out the market specifically as it relates to our needs for scalability and performance. The difficult part for us was making the final decision to split with our current provider (with whom I’ve done many years of business) or move on the deal RampRate had put together for us. Our previous provider couldn’t touch the price or level of service I was receiving with RampRate and in the end it was a no-brainer. Within 30 hours of our decision-making, we were fully installed and up and running. Not only did RampRate save us an incredible amount of time, resources, and money, but also we know we have the best possible solution for our needs now and far beyond.”