Software Implementation Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report

A complete buyer's guide that provides comprehensive insights on Software Implementation Services category spend, spend growth and regional segmentation; in-depth price trends; negotiation levers and analysis of Software Implementation Services suppliers.

Software Implementation Services is an essential part of the Consultancy category which includes all spend related to advisory and consulting services with respect to specific aspects or functions of the client with a stated objective and end result.

Key questions on L4 procurement answered by this report

Strategic Sourcing Guide to Software Implementation Services Procurement


Consultancy market around the world is undergoing rapid transitions that have a massive potential to influence the way companies strategize for Software Implementation Services procurement and the cost they have to incur. Many major Software Implementation Services suppliers are seeking inorganic growth to diversify their services and gain access to new products and new technologies at a lower cost. The strategy serves consultancy companies well as they can pitch for a larger scope of work and truly become strategic partners of their clients.

Most clients now prefer splitting a single project among different vendors as it enables them to allocate parts of a project to specialized professional firms and keep the supplier base wide enough. Some clients adopt this strategy to understand the capability and performance of individual supplier and then pick one or a smaller set of suppliers for future contract opportunities.

In a bid to broaden their service portfolio, Software Implementation Services service providers are heavily investing in advanced technologies and tools such as RPA, AI, data analytics, and blockchain. This trend has a potential to increase their OPEX and in turn, procurement costs for buyers in the short term.

Software Implementation Services Procurement Best Practices

The report discusses in detail the best practices that have served well the category managers responsible for Software Implementation Services procurement.

For example, Adequate RFP response time should be built in for prospective suppliers to enable them understand the scope and performance requirements.

Investing in benchmarking studies help category managers improve their knowledge on market pricing or billing rates of consultants by job role and function. This also allows them to save costs as well as negotiate better with service providers.

Buyers need to adopt a single sourcing model instead of sourcing from different consultants to strengthen their partnership with the selected service provider. This also reduces management complexity, as they need to deal with a single Point of contact.

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Risks in Software Implementation Services procurement

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

  • Contract-related risks where unfavorable credit terms may severly penalize buyers for delayed payments or entitle the supplier to demand pre-payments or shorten the payment terms are not very common in the category but they do exist in certain situations where buyers' liquidity or financial health is in question
  • Rising labor costs may lead to increased procurement cost for buyers, especially with developed markets such as North America and Western Europe
  • Based on buyer requirements certain service providers may demand for increased billing rates which may lead to increased procurement costs for buyers

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Who should read this report

  • The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Software Implementation Services 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 “Software Implementation Services: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Software Implementation Services procurement market.


    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Software Implementation Services 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 Software Implementation Services 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 Software Implementation Services 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 Software Implementation Services market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Software Implementation Services? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Software Implementation Services Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Software Implementation Services suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Software Implementation Services procurement cost ?
    • What are supplier margins in Software Implementation Services market?
    • What are the best practices for Software Implementation Services procurement and what are the potential risks?

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Software Implementation Services Category Insights: What is inside

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

    The Software Implementation Services 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 Software Implementation Services procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Software Implementation Services. 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 Software Implementation Services 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 Software Implementation Services 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 Software Implementation Services 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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