Finance: Make Informed Decisions.
Eliminate doubt from IT decisions with RampRate.
Recent Success Stories – Use Cases
What are our peers paying for IT? If less than us, why?
Are you carrying a 20-pound weight around your neck when starting the race? Lean is mean, and RampRate has the data and relationships to show you exactly where you stand versus others. Of course, we’d never identify specific companies, but we show you specifically how your spending compares to industry and like-size business.
If you’re paying too much, it means one of two things: Your contracts have not kept pace with the market, or your contracts were negotiated with imperfect knowledge of the real prices being paid in today’s market.
Where can I make cuts without hurting performance?
RampRate’s SPY Index™ goes way beyond cost. We collect and source data points on hundreds of criteria including tax environment, client satisfaction, and even corporate citizenship (no nasty surprises).
You’re assured you’re working with the best suppliers – and at the same time you know you’re getting the best market price from your suppliers.
Is the build / buy / rent plan from the CIO realistic?
The decision to build, buy, or rent facilities is a very complex subject and goes far beyond raw cost. We’ll help ensure your cost assumptions are accurate (and usually find some extra savings). But, more importantly, we’ll help you evaluate the entire scope of the decision, including comparable examples from other businesses, environmental and soft-cost potholes, and supplier reputation illumination.
Measure what matters. Maximize your return on IT infrastructure.
The return on investments in Information Technology—broadly speaking including not just hardware and software acquisition but also including voice networks, data networks, hosting, managed services, colocation, and cloud IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS—can be complex to assess.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”