Many businesses today use ad hoc procurement when it comes to hardware and software purchases. These are usually done when and as the need arises because companies don’t really plan too far ahead when it comes to this, especially since circumstances change often in the business environment.
The problem is that the ad hoc procurement only takes into account the current special price attraction that someone might see on a website or anywhere else. It is considered a good deal then but there are many potential problems with buying ad hoc:
There are many other factors to take into consideration that can affect the overall value of the purchase. With procurement assistance, the following is provided:
Very few companies have the resources available to manage procurement, yet intelligent, efficient purchasing can be a major cost reducing exercise over the life cycle of technology acquisition. This aspect of IT acquisition is well worth considering when looking at technology purchase.
GCOMM has a procurement assistance service. We offer a central contact to manage hardware and software purchasing. If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.♦ End