Cost Optimization Initiatives

Leveraging the IT financial management and strategic sourcing capabilities of our team, we partner with IT organizations to assess software and IT labor category spend for the purpose of optimizing IT spend.  Our proven methodology focuses on the assessment of our client’s capital and operating budgets, followed by the evaluation and implementation of category-specific IT cost optimization strategies.

Software Maintenance & Subscriptions

We focus our initial attention on the top 20% of vendors that most likely make up 80% of our clients’ maintenance spend.  Our clients typically have long-term application rationalization, service rationalization, and infrastructure consolidation strategies.  In addition to leveraging our supplier pricing benchmarks and conducting supplier contract assessments, we employ proven sourcing management, license management, and contract management best practices to achieve meaningful cost reductions.

I can’t imagine embarking on a strategic IT sourcing initiative without UpperEdge’s assistance.  UpperEdge delivers as advertised and has become a trusted advisor

Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Healthcare

IT Services & Staff Augmentation

Our clients are typically challenged with a requirement to reduce external labor spend and an overabundance of third-party labor providers. We provide our clients with detailed mark-to-market rate assessments designed to empower our clients who are challenged with supplier incumbency and a lack of credible competition. UpperEdge also assists our clients with the development of alternative sourcing strategies designed to reduce the tail of third-party consulting firms and enable operationally effective supplier share shift scenarios.