IDC's Sourcing Advisory Services provides you with the industry's most-recognized price benchmarks, analyst advice and IT optimization insight.
Save millions of dollars on IT investments
IDC Benchmarks over $250 Billion of IT Hardware, Software and Service on an Annual Basis
IT Deal Review
The IDC Deal Review is the leading source for IT deal intelligence trusted by thousands of procurement and sourcing professionals worldwide.
IDC’s unique engagement model provides buyers with written evaluations of vendor invoices, contracts and license agreements and includes advice on terms, expected discounts, and concessions based on a peer review with other buyers of the same products. All delivered in a timely manner within 1-3 business days of the request.
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A consistent deal-review process focused on testing and improving existing opportunities will make everyone more successful. Deal reviews done will result in immediate actions shared across the team.Download Sample Deal Review
Document Savings to Stakeholders
Buyers utilize IDC benchmarking tools such as IT Deal Review, the SAS Pricing Database and SmartIndex to drive millions in savings with IT suppliers.
Documented benchmarking delivered by IDC allows sourcing professionals to share success with key stakeholders.
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Get better visibility into procurement transactions and engage with the stakeholders at the appropriate time to increase the purchasing efficiencies and reduce overall cost.Download Case Study
Tech Evaluation, RFP Support & Contract Negotiation
Best-in-class sourcing organizations leverage leading-edge research and expert advice on technology, vendors and contract negotiations.
Most Frequently Downloaded Reports
IDC maintains a library of research publications reviewing technologies and their vendors.Most Frequently Downloaded Reports
Agile Sourcing: Strategic Alignment with IT and LOB
Access Insights, Surveys and Published Research that addresses key sourcing challenges related to Digital Transformation and the evolving role of technology sourcing and vendor management needs within the enterprise.
IT Asset Optimization
IT asset management commonly takes a backseat to key initiatives like digital transformation, causing organizations to spend millions on overlapping technologies or maintaining legacy infrastructure.
IDC analysts will provide custom optimization, right-sizing licenses for major vendors like Microsoft and Oracle. Buyers work with IDC to determine cost-effective maintenance for vendors like Cisco and IBM.
Audit Review and Defense
Software vendors continue to utilize formal audits as a key source of revenue and an important device in negotiating new agreements and renewals.
IDC analysts find a significant portion of audit findings can be negotiable with the proper documentation. IDC will support independent SAM engagements that accurately document compliance and defend audits based upon broad experience across key vendors.
Sample Audit Review and Defense
From the planning of the engagement to the delivery of the final report, you will receive meaningful guidance focused on helping you achieve your business goals and objectives.Download Sample Review & Defense
Meet the Team
IDC analysts are a strategic partner, offering critical insight to help with growing your global business initiatives.
Group Vice President, Pricing Evaluation and Sourcing Advisory Services
Senior Research Analyst
Program Vice President, Sourcing Advisory Services
Vice President of Research, Vendor Sourcing and Management
Program Vice President, Customer Insights & Analysis