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Microsoft Best Practice Procurement Guide

A guide to Microsoft negotiations






As business demands evolve, IT Procurement professionals face continued pressure to deliver efficiencies and cost savings. Finding innovative ways to deliver value back to the business and gain the competitive edge, requires effective IT Procurement processes supported by with accurate ITAM intelligence.

All Microsoft renewals will benefit from a standardised approach to negotiations that include effective stakeholder management, a defined process and checklists to ensure risks are managed.







Livingstone’s guide for Microsoft procurement professionals explores:  

  • The current challenges faced by IT procurement and the changing shape of Microsoft contracts, as applications are migrated to the cloud
  • The best approach to procuring Microsoft licences and delivering business value
  • Sharp practices employed by Microsoft when negotiating contracts
  • Why working closely with the ITAM team and key stakeholders is crucial
  • How to build a procurement roadmap and prepare for future challenges



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Microsoft Best Practice Negotiation Guide

Contract negotiations with Microsoft have become a top priority for all IT and Procurement teams. The rapid digitalization of business processes means that, for nearly every organization, this supplier underpins their daily operations and constitutes a sizeable, growing proportion of their total expenditure.

This eGuide is designed to redress this imbalance, empowering Procurement and IT professionals to capitalize on these important business opportunities, and maximize the value derived from their organizations’ Microsoft estates.