Global Agribusiness, IT Contract Cost Savings
This global agribusiness client, a world leader in crop protection and plant biotechnology, spends tens of millions of pounds every year on a host of IT and telephony services from a range of service providers.
Despite being a sophisticated buyer of digital services, it recognised that its oversight of existing contracts and associated regular invoicing was an area requiring attention. In particular, it considered that its network services contract with one of the world’s leading providers was an area of focus that could reveal opportunities for reducing its annual spend.
It turned to Peru Consulting for an independent view on whether or not it was:
And looked to us for advice on the remediation of any issues that came to light.
Due to the complexity and coverage of the contract our approach needed to be highly structured and evidence-based. Our conclusions therefore were based on a rational and transparent assessment of facts, on which both client and provider could agree. To that effect the following activities were undertaken:
A confirmation of key logistical information such as the:
Based on understanding the elements above we were able to critically evaluate the supplier’s quarterly invoices and supporting documents and advise our client on the accuracy of the match between bills and ‘reality on the ground’.
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