What Does It Mean To Outsource IT Procurement Services?
IT procurement is a process for sourcing IT assets. You determine needs and requirements, assess current technology levels, communicate with suppliers, manage the assets, and assure that the technology available to your company covers your needs both now and in the future. So, in essence, outsourcing IT procurement means you no longer do it. You pass on the responsibility of finding the right technology to someone else.
Procurement as a Service (PaaS) gives you the flexibility to gain or remove hardware at a moment’s notice. Let’s take a look at why modern workplaces turn to PaaS and how a dedicated technology partner is an ultimate resource to procuring the right tools.
How IT Sourcing and Procurement Works
Step 1: Determine Technology Needs
We start with a thorough IT and security assessment. Even if your company needs procurement for a specific division or business unit, we take the entire environment into account. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, because an employee that works in finance will have different technology needs than one in sales. These differences go much deeper as businesses have different industry requirements for data security. It takes a professional to understand your business and how you use data to provide you with the right tools. We take stakeholder input into account, so we solve the specific technology needs of individual employees.
Step 2: Vendor Selection
Most IT manufacturers and software providers offer a range of product lines, from personal to commercial. Many businesses, particularly start-up companies, turn to retail products to get the technology they need, and while this works in a pinch, it’s not a sustainable IT strategy. Instead, we tailor the equipment you need with the best that these vendors have to offer. Commercial products feature higher-quality elements and longer life cycles, and when they need to be integrated into your infrastructure, they do so seamlessly and securely.
Step 3: Asset Management
The final step is to set benchmarks that monitor the performance of your IT assets and scale them to your growth. IT procurement procedures should be designed to meet your long-term needs.
Ready To Modernize? Take the First Step With SBT
One of the most important components of our partnership is that SBT is positioned to deliver the right technology right when you need it. We have the ability to provide a buying service for day-to-day equipment and software, so when you need replacement equipment or need to outfit new employees or interns quickly, you can browse and buy at the touch of a button. We create standards that are tailored specifically for your organization so when your technology arrives, it is exactly configured to your needs.
Our IT sourcing and procurement as a service are a holistic approach that allows your business the luxury of:
- Planning well in advance – Through PaaS, your business always has the latest and best, and since the goal of our partnership is to modernize and streamline, we work with you to plan your upgrades well in advance.
- High visibility – When you procure technology as you need it, you control the entire process. We provide the legwork and research, you handle the timing.
- Proactive vCIO services – SBT can design a solution for your company that reflects day-to-day business processes and your long-term goals. You need information technology solutions that make the most sense for what you need to accomplish—no more wasting time with ill-fitting hardware or software applications that don’t boost performance.
- Reduced costs – With technology, it is easy to overbuy and to buy too soon. While technology should evolve, it has to develop in the right ways.
SBT handles the nuts and bolts of IT and procurement so you can focus your resources where they are needed most. We reduce your overhead by handling these issues for you, so you get the maximum benefit.
Let SBT Partners help your business show you the benefits of outsourcing procurement, so you get the most from your technology. Call us to schedule a free technology consultation today and start paying only for what you need, all at a flat monthly fee.