International Mobility Category Procurement Intelligence Report

A purchasing guide for International Mobility – rich advisory on spend outlook in International Mobility, pricing analysis for International Mobility procurement cost benchmarking, negotiation strategies and key vendors of International Mobility.

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Staff Relocation market includes all spend related to staff relocation including relocation of furniture and belongings of personnel, documentation as well as settlement services associated with relocation. Dynamics of the global International Mobility market play out within this wider arena of Staff Relocation market. Therefore, our coverage of the International Mobility category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Staff Relocation market.

Key questions on L4 procurement answered by this report

Strategic Sourcing Guide to International Mobility Procurement


The market for Staff Relocation and its sub-segments such as International Mobility are at an interesting intersection. The market has undergone several structural changes including M&As and vertical integration efforts of suppliers. This has resulted in some issues such as erosion of previously established supplier relationships but has also opened new opportunities to onboard new suppliers with a wider range of offerings.

Changing workforce demographics are creating challenges in identifying the right talent mix and processes that can keep the talent pool motivated and satisfied with their work.

People analytics has emerged as a rather new branch of HR function with an aim to gain deeper insights into an employee's behavior, motivators, risk of attrition and general wellbeing. There is a high demand for suppliers who can integrated technology in traditional processes to generate insights on the buyers' talent pool.

Trends like these and many others discussed in this report are necessitating a relook at the way International Mobility is procured and the procurement cost saving opportunities that exist.

International Mobility Procurement Best Practices

The report discusses in detail the best practices that have served well the category managers responsible for International Mobility procurement.

For example, Buyers can achieve cost savings by bundling procurement of various personnel-related services (e.g. benefits administration, payroll, time and attendance, and HR management functions). The integration of different HR functions leads to the automation of employee data across various verticals. The integration also reduces the burden of manually entering and updating necessary information and offers consistency and accurate tracking across multiple systems.

Buyers should promote competitive bidding scenarios and supplier competition to gain cost and value benefits. Bids should be invited from a substantial pool of service providers that can meet their requirements.

Category managers should track and measure suppliers' performance against a predefined set of KPIs that are agreed by both parties during contract negotiation. Results of the metrics can be linked to the employee satisfaction achieved in managing employee services and cost saved by successfully integrating various HR services with such administration.

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Risks in International Mobility procurement

International Mobility procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for International Mobility procurement. Some examples include:

  • Many service providers offer services via SaaS, mobile technology, and desktop software. If they do not remain up-to-date with the latest technologies and keep up with changing industry standards, they may not only be unable to resolve clients' problems but also lose the interest of potential clients
  • Business interruptions/damage caused by human error, natural disasters, computer viruses, malicious attacks, computer denial of service attacks, fire, and other disasters which are beyond the control of suppliers can lead to financial or data losses within buyers' operations
  • Service providers sometimes rely on third-party vendors for software and technologies and this can lead to increased dependence on these vendors. The services they provide may be disrupted, if they are unable to timely renew contracts with such vendors

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Who should read this report

  • The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for International Mobility procurement strategy and offers a perfect blend of category basics with deep-dive category data and insights. Therefore, it is ideal for category beginners looking for “International Mobility: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global International Mobility procurement market.


    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning International Mobility procurement strategy, or you may be a category expert looking for strategic insights and updated data.Either ways, the report has your requirements covered.

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Key questions on International Mobility procurement answered by this report

    Procurement decisions can prove to be costly in the absence of careful deliberation and evaluation of every available option. In fact, more than 90% of the decision makers we work with acknowledge that timely availability of up-to-date category intelligence can help them make better purchasing decisions. More than 80% of them believe that in-house category intelligence needs to be updated periodically to achieve full benefits. If you have read so far, we are quite sure you agree!!


    The International Mobility procurement report helps take more informed decisions by placing all the critical information and advice at the fingertips of a decision maker. It also specifically answers some of the key questions that we have been routinely asked during our industry outreach initiatives:


    • What is the spend potential in the International Mobility market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for International Mobility? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for International Mobility Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top International Mobility suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce International Mobility procurement cost ?
    • What are supplier margins in International Mobility market?
    • What are the best practices for International Mobility procurement and what are the potential risks?

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International Mobility Category Insights: What is inside

  • A comprehensive drill down on category sourcing execution: Data, insights, advisory

    The International Mobility market report offers a complete picture of the supply market and analyzes the category from the perspective of both buyers and suppliers. Analysis of the category trends, procurement best practices, negotiation levers and overall category management strategy advisory are interspersed with in-depth data and commentary on spend outlook, pricing ecosystem and supplier landscape drilled down to a region-level coverage.


    A key highlight of this report is the in-depth outlook created on International Mobility procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for International Mobility. A dedicated section to supplier profiles and evaluation helps decision makers cast a wider procurement net and identify gaps in existing relationships.


    Along with specific category and supplier intelligence, the publication also includes curated insights on International Mobility market trends, price influencers and inherent risks. These insights help the decision makers prepare for market shaping trends in advance and create alternative strategies for changes in the market conditions.


    Additionally, the report also advises on the best practices and strategies to manage the International Mobility category efficiently. Negotiation levers and opportunities are explained in detail along with quantification of their potential. Benchmark KPIs for supplier and buyer performance management are also aggregated to better organize the category objectives. Other themes of advisory include ideal procurement organization structure, enablers to achieve KPIs or category objectives and ideal SLAs to have with suppliers.

  • Unrivalled breadth of category analysis: at your fingertips

    Category Ecosystem

    • Buyer and supplier ecosystem
    • Competitiveness index
    • Buyer and supplier power
    • Threat of new entrants and substitutes

    Global and Regional Sourcing Insights

    • Category spend
    • Spend growth
    • Dynamics
    • Opportunities

    Pricing and Cost Analysis

      • Pricing outlook and data
      • Drivers of pricing
      • Cost structure and inputs cost
      • Total cost of ownership
      • Pricing models and margins

    Cost Saving Opportunities & Negotiation Strategies

    • Buyer and supplier side levers
    • Quantified cost saving opportunities
    • Negotiation strategies and quantified outcome

    Procurement Best Practices, Strategy and Enablers

    • Procurement excellence
    • Sustainability and innovation
    • KPIs and category enablers
    • Risk management and outsourcing

    Vendor Analysis

    • RFx essentials and selection criteria
    • SLAs
    • Supplier evaluation metrics
    • Detailed supplier profiles
  • A lucid, easy to read format: Enabling fast decisions

    Our research is complex, but our reports are easy to digest. Quantitative analysis and exhaustive commentary is placed in an easy to read format that gives you an in-depth knowledge on the category without spending hours to figure out “what does it mean for my company?”

Category Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of International Mobility procurement solutions by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

Information Sources

Primary research
Secondary research
Procurement heads
Industry journals and reports
Category managers
Periodicals and new articles
Sourcing consortium professionals
Category webinars
Industry experts and thought leaders
Internal categiry playbooks
Procurement managers
Industry/government websites on regulations, compliance
Category heads of suppliers
Internal databases
Client account heads/managers
Industry blogs/thought leader briefings
Client and industry consultants

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