Applications Center

Contract Management

Transformation Analysis

Benchmarking

RFP Support

Manage vendor contracts and amendments.

Procurement is constantly negotiating contracts with communications service providers to drive down costs. This creates complex management challenges when it comes to determining which terms are active, what services and accounts are not under contract, and if service providers are meeting SLAs.

Capture contracts in one place

Capture contracts in one place

Capture contracts in one place
  • Maintain details of the contracts and amendments including start and end dates, accounts, services and commitments.
  • Store scanned versions of contracts for easier collaboration.
Set alerts for timely negotiations

Set alerts for timely negotiations

Set alerts for timely negotiations
  • Send tickets and email reminders in advance of term expirations.
  • Run reports by vendor, service types and region to track contract portfolio.
Ensure entire Portfolio has discounted terms

Ensure entire Portfolio has discounted terms

Ensure entire Portfolio has discounted terms
  • Determine if accounts or services are not under contract and billed at tariff rates.
  • Plan negotiations leveraging network and mobile portfolio details.

Harness your data to drive down costs.

Procurement needs to know what to negotiate in order to be most successful. Whether it’s understanding what services bill where, how much bandwidth a building needs, how many smartphones are with a particular vendor, and which rates are best in class. 

Easily generate demand sets to support vendor pricing process

Easily generate demand sets to support vendor pricing process

Easily generate demand sets to support vendor pricing process
  • Run reports by service type with just the right detail for pricing.
  • Export data in easy-to-use formats for benchmarking and RFP creation.
Compare pricing across vendors

Compare pricing across vendors

Compare pricing across vendors
  • Import competing service offerings to analyze the best offers across services and locations.
  • Create ROI analysis for service change scenarios.

Simplify network transformation.

Procurement and Network Services need to collaborate to take advantage of new service offerings such as SD-WAN and Unified Communications. Sakon’s Network Transformation features help you consider “What if?” scenarios and run ROI analytics—and track projects from beginning to completion.

Compare legacy vs. new network

Compare legacy vs. new network

Compare legacy vs. new network
  • Access dashboards and reports with side-by-side comparisons.
  • Map proposed network changes against your existing network.
Manage and report on ordering activity

Manage and report on ordering activity

Manage and report on ordering activity
  • Convert network transformation plan to vendor orders.
  • Track orders to update inventory.
  • Leverage integrated project management tools with tasks linked to orders.
Present continuous, fact-based ROI analysis

Present continuous, fact-based ROI analysis

Present continuous, fact-based ROI analysis
  • Show the projected savings. 
  • Prove ROI with actual, updated costs from monthly invoices.