ClearEdge is now part of Accenture

Accenture acquires ClearEdge Partners to help clients better manage their digital transformation spend.

Control Cost Inflation & Mitigate Risk of IT Spend

Our annual program augments your team from deal strategy through negotiations to provide deal targets and a path to achieve them via real-time market insights and analysis, supplier knowledge and stakeholder education.

Optimize Licensing & Avoid Surprises

ClearEdge’s experienced SAM team delivers a full suite of services from Program Assessment and Design to Tool Configuration and Management, and robust defense in the event of a supplier audit.

Raise Awareness & Develop Leadership

ClearEdge Academy aligns teams by raising awareness of IT supplier pricing systems and sales strategies to develop the next generation of deal negotiation leadership.

Leverage
Management

Enterprise solution to actively manage leverage, optimize spending and mitigate risk across your IT portfolio, informed by real-time market data.

License
Optimization

Develop trustworthy entitlement and deployment data to gain deal renewal and license insights for cost optimization, and audit risk mitigation.

ClearEdge
Academy

Robust mix of peer events, certification workshops, webinars and on-site training to raise awareness, build skills and develop negotiation leadership.

Additional
Services

Custom services for clients lacking the time, resources or acumen to execute IT spending, cloud and IT financial management initiatives.

Business Transformation Drives IT Cost Inflation

Combating Inflationary Forces

The rapid pace of technology-enabled transformation puts enormous stress on an organization’s ability to control technology spend. Traditional procurement approaches to cost containment are overwhelmed by modern sales practices driven by all IT solution providers and amplified by the user’s need for innovation and speed. New business models, unclear governance, increased switching costs, and the move to subscription-based pricing for embedded solutions only adds fuel to IT suppliers’ ability to extract more revenue from their customers.

This new environment elevates the role of the IT deal-maker to a strategic business partner, as they work to provide crucial cost optimization and risk mitigation services to technology and business stakeholders, all while balancing their organization’s need to speed.  The solution is clear, organizations must adopt an enterprise-wide approach to managing leverage and competing with their IT suppliers.

 

Leverage
Management

Enterprise solution to actively manage leverage, optimize spending and mitigate risk across your IT portfolio, informed by real-time market data.

License
Optimization

Develop trustworthy entitlement and deployment data to gain deal renewal and license insights for cost optimization, and audit risk mitigation.

ClearEdge
Academy

Robust mix of peer events, certification workshops, webinars and on-site training to raise awareness, build skills and develop negotiation leadership.

Additional
Services

Custom services for clients lacking the time, resources or acumen to execute IT spending, cloud and IT financial management initiatives.

We are Deal Negotiation Experts

Explore our Main Focus Areas

Our legacy IT investments felt like a black hole to throw money into. ClearEdge enables my CIO and I to have open conversations around value, and find opportunities to re-invest where necessary.

VP IT Finance, Fortune 100
Insurance Company

The best thing about working with ClearEdge is that our vendor relationships actually improved… all while freeing up the funds we needed for IT modernization.

CTO, Fortune 50
Retailer

No one does education better than ClearEdge.  It’s now mandatory for my entire team to become Leverage Management certified.

CIO, Fortune 500 Heavy
Equipment Manufacturer

I review a few dozen deals a year; ClearEdge sees thousands.  I can’t name another company that delivers more value.

CPO, Regional Healthcare
Provider

About Us

Founded by senior sales executives from large IT suppliers and informed by current market analytics, ClearEdge
enables CIOs and their teams to make more competitive IT investments. By combining rigorous inspection and IT financial expertise, we identify risk and opportunity, align internal teams and maintain leverage throughout the life-cycle of supplier relationships.  As a result, our clients maximize the value of their investments by unlocking millions of dollars from legacy spending and re-directing funding toward IT modernization, digital and cloud transformation with confidence and speed.

 

Contact Us

ClearEdge Partners, Inc.

254 Second Ave, Suite 140
Needham, MA 02494
Tel: 617-527-2022