DEAL ADVISORY SERVICE
We advise clients throughout the deal cycle to build leverage and control spending in all major IT categories. Our approach combines decades of IT sales experience with real-time market intelligence from our Analysts, who inspect thousands of deals and compare them to similar agreements across our client network. Our goal is to reveal pricing gaps, mitigate risk and identify savings opportunities.
COMPLIANCE / SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENT
Clients exhibit a wide range of SAM and audit response maturity, which impacts exposure and costs during software audits. Few clients use best practices to manage their software licenses and the audit process. The ClearEdge Compliance Program partners with clients to address these costly and disruptive events to improve outcomes.
3RD PARTY LABOR SPEND OPTIMIZATION
To help clients identify, assess and improve the value they realize from the IT Labor spending category, ClearEdge provides services to inspect a client’s 3rd Party Labor practices. ClearEdge helps clients identify and improve fragmented processes that will lead to increasing cost containment around existing 3rd party labor spend.
CONTRACT RISK ASSESSMENT
Licensing and contractual provisions often put clients at financial risk and in danger of noncompliance. To address this situation, we’ve built a focused practice to help identify potential issues in supplier contracts. In addition to helping uncover risk, we work with clients to prioritize the suppliers that pose medium-to-high risk and offer best practices to mitigate these risks.
The allure of the cloud is agility, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The reality is redundancy with legacy systems, higher costs and decisions fraught with financial risk. We help clients assess their cloud readiness with speed and confidence. Our subject matter experts couple supplier insight with a financial understanding of cloud TCO to navigate risk in your cloud journey.
This service augments our Advisory Program for clients who need to hand off critical vendor engagements during major IT life-cycle events and corporate initiatives. ClearEdge drives deal set-up and execution when clients lack either the time, experience or internal resources to manage them. This service is designed to capture value and protect the enterprise from commercial risk during finite spends and projects.
MAINTENANCE COST REDUCTION
Maintenance fees and renewals consume the lion’s share of IT budgets, usurping funds from cloud solutions and digital transformation efforts. ClearEdge offers a proven program that targets this spend category and drives immediate savings without sacrificing service or terms with suppliers.
CHANGE IN CONTROL
Our Change in Control practice helps CIOs and IT leaders develop strategies and solutions that optimize spending, and provide financial discipline throughout Corporate Lifecycle Events such as Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Divestitures, Carve-Outs, and shifts from Public to Private Equity.
Our consulting services provide leadership in deal set-up, team alignment, communication, and strategy for enterprise software, hardware and services engagements.
Unlike large consulting firms, ClearEdge brings a light touch, high impact approach to clients. We dispatch small teams of subject matter experts to quickly assess and execute client programs to minimize disruption and financial risk.