IT Cost Optimization Advisory Services

IT Cost Optimization Model

Gain Control of Your IT Spend

IT cost optimization is a continuous effort but there are times when cutting costs becomes imperative. To successfully hit cost reduction targets, your organization needs to achieve internal alignment and implement clearly defined strategies that take relevant market intelligence into account so that you can approach your suppliers in a way that garners results.

Our team of former transformation executives and Fortune 50 IT sourcing leaders have more than 100 years of collective expertise in optimizing and reducing IT costs. Their experience, along with our Rapid Cost Optimization methodology and deep bench of vendor-specific market intelligence, will empower you to quickly identify and execute on cost reduction opportunities.

Highly Customized Strategies for Your Specific Needs

Our expert advisors provide an end-to-end solution that is tailored to meet your unique cost optimization objectives. Whether focusing on a single agreement, single supplier relationship, or the entirety of your IT supplier spend, our approach is highly customizable to meet your objectives.


A focused approach to quickly kickoff the optimization program, set objectives, and obtain alignment from key organizational stakeholders.

Baseline Assessment

A comprehensive assessment of your goals, programs, initiatives, budgets, forecasts, and supplier relationships establishes the basis for initial identification of cost optimization opportunities.

Opportunity Analysis

Our in-depth analysis rationalizes identified cost optimization opportunities and the available commercial, operational, and competitive levers to enable them.


Strategic Plan Development

Working closely with your team, we will qualify your cost optimization opportunities and develop your highly customized execution strategy.

Sourcing / Negotiation Execution

We will guide you through the sourcing and negotiation process providing category- and vendor-specific specific templates, term sheets, talking points and know-how tailored to your desired outcomes.


We Have Answers

  • What am I spending, where and with whom?
  • Am I maximizing my supplier relationships to get market-competitive terms and pricing?
  • Are there opportunities to reduce my supplier base?
  • How do I achieve results in a sole source negotiation?
  • How do I build an integrated sourcing strategy to execute my identified cost reduction opportunities?

What We Provide

  • Strategic Sourcing Advice, Guidance and Support
  • Baseline View of IT Supplier Spend by Category & Vendor
  • Mark-to-Market Assessment(s) of Targeted Supplier Agreements and Relationships
  • Integrated Cost Optimization Sourcing Strategy
  • Negotiation Support & Execution
  • Custom Client Solutions

Our Tools

  • Rapid Cost Optimization Methodology
  • Category- and Vendor-Specific Market Intelligence
  • Contract, Commercial Terms, Pricing and Unit Rates Databases
  • Service-Level Frameworks and Service-Level Metrics Database

We Offer a Holistic Approach to Optimize the Entirety of Your IT Spend

All License Agreement Types (Perpetual, Term, SaaS, etc.) | On-Premise | Cloud | IT Tools | Software Maintenance & Support | Third Party Support | Value Added Resellers

Strategic Consulting | Systems Implementation | Application Management | Infrastructure Hosting | Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure & Infrastructure Licensing | End User Compute | Data Center (Servers, Storage, Mainframe, etc.) | Point-of-Sale

Network Hardware & Licensing (Routers, Switches, SDWAN, etc.) | Voice & Data Services | Telecom Expense Management

“I was extremely pleased with the UpperEdge team. They had the sourcing expertise and market data we relied on to renew a key IT managed services contract. Their direct insights and involvement led to us saving 8 figures over a 5-year period.”

— IT Sourcing Leader at a Large US-Based Airline.

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