Large IT organizations invest billions of dollars in IT, making it one of the single-largest budget areas. The exposure is great, but locating relevant or specific competitive intelligence is difficult. Often competitors are the closest peers, and that makes intelligence gathering almost impossible!
IDC's SmartAnalysis tool assists senior sourcing, procurement, and asset management professionals with competitive intelligence and market analysis. SmartAnalysis provides exacting peer pricing benchmarks and cost management insights, ensuring decision makers have actionable intelligence and objective data. IDC has worked in thousands of deals, collecting key data so buyers can set realistic, effective goals in custom peer benchmarks built specifically for their needs.
Peer Analysis — Competitive Intelligence
IDC will generate customer-specific analysis on what peers are paying down to product/configuration levels as well as best-in-class, industry, or best peer discount rates.
IDC can currently address all levels of IT hardware, warranty support, management suites, telecom services, and asset management/disposition.
Market Analysis — Market Intelligence
Sourcing, procurement, and asset management professionals exist in a turbulent environment of ever-changing directions, reactions, strategies, and tactics. IDC assists with the following:
Quarterly market overviews on cost trends, drivers, assessments, peer strategies, and market potential for savings
Chart market potential and trends to determine where maximum potential to save exists
Analyst telebriefings and access to events as well as the ability to do custom inquiry one-on-one with market experts
IDC Is Providing the Necessary Tools and Analysis to Make the Most Informed Decisions
Determine market price trends and potential for savings
Prioritize highest-impact savings areas
Determine peer price performance ranges and where your company exists
Determine how to implement and structure ongoing best price benchmarks
Minimize external and internal cycles with proven market results and goals
Forecast and manage future cost measures and cost modeling
Service Elements and Technology Coverage
Market review and assessment reports
Custom peer price analysis and audits
Market telebriefings and advisory
Analyst on-call support
Technology Coverage: Hardware
PCs, portables, and peripherals
Servers: distributed, midrange, and enterprise
Storage: NAS, NAS and tape
Networking: switches, routers, VoIP, and videoconferencing