RampRate delivers expert, transformative technology cost savings and optimization services. We reduce risk by refining client and supplier relationships, aggregating service provider data...
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.
“RampRate has been my most reliable global resource and is ready to perform for us at a moment’s notice. Their inside knowledge and ability to handle high-level complex negotiations helped us move fast! They made scaling easier.”
Paul Sams, COO, Blizzard Entertainment
“For over a dozen years, RampRate helped my companies understand the differences between suppliers and worked with us to create the methodology, define the metrics and utilize the proper QoS tools needed to choose the supplier best suited to our needs or restructuring through tailoring solutions. RampRate knows this business better than anyone. We literally saved months of time and optimized our infrastructure spend time and time again. They saved us millions, created agility and new budget out of thin air.” We use them to source or renegotiate cloud, CDN, data center, telecom, software, and strategic initiatives.
Phil Wiser, CTO Hearst, formerly of Sony and Liquid Audio
“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.”
Dean Nelson, Vice President of Global Foundation Services, eBay
“I have had the pleasure of working with the crew at RampRate several times. Each time they have saved significant time in negotiating and closing contracts for data center space, telecom and managed services, which provided at least 20% savings over what we could have done alone and certainly cut processes in half. Tony and team are extremely knowledgeable in this space and always bring innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to the table.”
Michael Montalto, Accenture
We compare your current contract and service requirements with market norms for service level agreements, contract terms, and prices. We sign a mutual NDA . We review contracts, SLA’s, ....
Are you running more and more workloads on a Cloud Platform? Are your Cloud costs climbing out of control? Are you wasting money on idle or inefficiently deployed virtual machine instances, storage...
With RampRate behind the scenes, the client’s negotiating team was prepped and armed with market knowledge, ways to grow the pie, and tactics to get through the gamesmanship of a negotiation...
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