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White papers, designed for executives and consulting buyers, by experts in buying and using consulting services.

Successfully managing the consulting sourcing process
Successfully managing the consulting sourcing process

Review the main steps in the process of managing the sourcing of Consulting projects, from defining the needs, formalizing all the elements in the RFP, assessing the written proposals, getting closer to selecting the best provider, managing, and terminating contracts?

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Scanning for performance
Scanning for performance

Explore how companies that are managing a significant number of Consulting projects can professionalize the management of their Consulting Spend and capture quick gains by implementing a simple set of actions.

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Focusing the efforts  to maximize value
Focusing the efforts to maximize value

Identify the key areas where you need to focus your efforts to maximize the Value you will get from the project. Many organizations focus on the negotiation stage when aligning the objectives, scoping and sourcing the right consultants is what creates more Value.

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Diagnosing your Consulting Procurement Maturity
Diagnosing your Consulting Procurement Maturity

Consulting Procurement Organizations should aim to reach a high level of maturity, where the team is using best-in-class practices and brings significant efficiency gains for the Procurement group and company as a whole. But before an organization can draw its path to excellence, it must first evaluate where it stands today on the Maturity Grid. Understanding the starting point of your Consulting Procurement Journey is probably as important as defining where you want to go.

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Assessing your consulting strategy alignment
Assessing your consulting strategy alignment

Understand how companies can generate more value through Consulting by aligning their Consulting Spend with their Strategy

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    Get started today with high-end consulting strategies broken down into simple, easy steps you can implement immediately.

    Smart Consulting Sourcing: Extract
    Smart Consulting Sourcing: Extract

    Start Buying like a Pro and Maximize the Value of your Consulting Procurement Today!

    How does sourcing smarter, saving millions, and creating extra value, sound?

    Surprisingly only 7% of executives feel well-prepared to manage their consulting projects. Don't be among the 93% of procurement executives who miss advantages of the disruption underway, by being unaware of the best practices.

    Whether you plan to buy a single project or already utilize consulting regularly, these strategies will absolutely transform your approach. Designed for executives and consulting buyers, by experts in buying and using consulting services.

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      Each week our CEO gives you the keys to better use, manage, and source consulting services.

      New articles every week to better know the category, source consultants, optimize spend and create more value.

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        Podcast | 6 Great Advantages of the Gig Economy and the impact for consulting clients

        There are a number of reasons to embrace the Gig economy mainly for the freedom and   flexibility , but also ethics or regulation issues. But what’s the impact for the consulting industry and its clients? On this week’s Smart consulting Sourcing podcast, Consulting Sourcing Expert Hélène Laffitte provides 6 Great Advantages of the Gig Economy
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        How to turn consulting spend analysis into value?

        How to turn consulting spend analysis into value? Analyzing your consulting spend is an excellent place to start putting your expenses under control. Besides, it is a mandatory step if you implement category management for the consulting services category How to turn consulting spend analysis into value? You now know how you spend and with
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        Podcast | How Using the Right Compensation Models Can Benefit Your Project

        Compensation models vary, and using the right one can benefit both parties, Clients, and Consultants, also ensure everyone is happy and gives their best to the project. On this week’s Smart consulting Sourcing podcast, Consulting Sourcing Expert Hélène Laffitte talks about how Using the Right Compensation Models Can Benefit Your Project. Key Takeaway: You can
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        You should only work with top consulting firms

        You should only work with top consulting firms We have great news for executives that are considering outsourcing a project to a top consulting firm. There’s a new way to evaluate the value of a consultant partner. You should only work with top consulting firms Did you know that executives who pay close attention, from
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        Podcast | 5 reasons why Executives love to hate consultants

        There is a multitude of reasons why Executives don’t like to work with Consultants. Some are based on their personal experience; some are just urban legends. On this week’s Smart consulting Sourcing podcast, Consulting Sourcing Expert Hélène Laffitte provides 5 reasons why Executives love to hate consultants. Key Takeaway: Working with Consultants has great benefits
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        How to negotiate framework agreements for consulting to your advantage?

        How to negotiate framework agreements for consulting to your advantage? When you regularly work with consulting firms, you should consider building a list of preferred providers. And your very next step is to negotiate a framework agreement. How to negotiate framework agreements for consulting to your advantage? Framework Agreements can yield many benefits to both
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        Podcast | How Understanding the consulting market will help you source the right consultants

        We often describe the consulting market with the capabilities and the industries served. And most consulting firms will start there to introduce themselves. But to understand its structure, you will need to take a much deeper dive into what markers “make” the structure. On this week’s Smart consulting Sourcing podcast, Consulting Sourcing Expert Hélène Laffitte
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        A quick glance at the key roles in consulting sourcing

        A quick glance at the key roles in consulting sourcing We often stress the importance of collaboration when buying consulting services. The very nature of intangible services, such as consulting, makes it difficult for Procurement teams to handle the process from A to Z. A quick glance at the key roles in consulting sourcing But
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        Podcast | The US Consulting Market

        The Economy has a direct effect on the consulting market. And the same is true for the US market. What are the sectors driving growth? What is the impact on the US consuting industry? On this week’s Smart consulting Sourcing podcast, Consulting Sourcing Expert Hélène Laffitte talks about the US Consulting Market. Key Takeaway: The

      Whether you plan to buy a single project or already utilize consulting regularly, these guides will transform your approach.

      Taxonomy - Guide
      Taxonomy - Guide

      Have you ever found yourself browsing a consultant website and wondering: “what do they concretely do? What problems do they solve? And what are they actually good at?”

      The good news if we can refer to it this way is that you are not alone. For companies that are helping others to define their value proposition, sharpen their strategy and optimize their marketing budgets, many consulting firms are quite slow to embrace the internet and even more social media.

      So to facilitate your future browsing we have tried in this chapter to give you an overview of the key dimensions that characterize the DNA of a consulting firm.

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      Expertise & micro-consulting  platforms
      Expertise & micro-consulting platforms

      Beyond the traditional model like GLG, Third Bridge, Alphasight, or Guidepointe, new business models have emerged in the expertise-on-demand such as Machine-driven Expert Networks such as NewtonX, techspert or proSapient.
      In this Guide, we present a list of these networks including the website link and the industries served

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