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IT Procurement - Amaris Success Story 2019

How Amaris centralised it's indirect IT purchasing and cuts annual costs by 10% in 28 countries.

"The Markit IT purchasing system feels as though it has been designed for our needs. Our fast, global expansion means that we value delivery speed and accuracy, spend visibility and an efficient system, common to all countries, that can be handled by a few people. Markit delivers just that."
Alexandre Birot
Senior Procurement Manager

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IT Procurement - Amaris Success Story 2019

  1. 1. AMARIS SUCCESS STORY Centralised IT purchasing cuts annual costs by 10% in 28 countries CONSULTANCY SERVICES IN 55 COUNTRIES WITH 6,000 EMPLOYEES AMARIS.COM KEY IMPACTS PARTNERSHIP TOTAL COST OF IT PURCHASE REDUCED 10% PER ANNUM. NUMBER OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN PURCHASING REDUCED FROM 25 TO 3. DETAILED REPORTING WITH FULL VISIBILITY ON 20/80S. AVERAGE DELIVERY TIME CUT 73% FROM 9 DAYS TO 2.4 ACROSS 28 COUNTRIES. • Special prices for high volume categories and brands • Improved payment terms to aid cash flow • Single master agreement with global terms. • Annual rebates based on global spend levels • Ability to rollout in a new country in hours or days, not weeks or months • 22 people released from purchasing tasks to focus on other important areas • Supplier count reduced to one (for Europe, USA/Canada & Turkey) GOALS • More efficient purchasing process • Reduce the number of people handling IT purchasing • Reduce costs by increasing delivery speed and accuracy • Extra savings due to purchasing leverage • Reallocate IT savings to investment projects AMARIS SITUATION 2004-2019 Annual spend on IT accessories in 2012 was €350K across 25 suppliers in Europe, USA/ Canada & Turkey. This has steadily risen to €1.5M in 2018. AMARIS & MARKIT SHARE COMMON GOALS It’s exciting to partner with Amaris. Both companies are visionary and believe that innovation is key to progress. We both are transforming our clients’ business models (in different ways) and we both deeply care about helping our clients succeed. This meeting of minds and the fact we are both expanding fast internationally makes Amaris an ideal partner for mutual growth. Andres Agasild CEO at Markit
  2. 2. WWW.MARKIT.EU 2019 Amaris is a global consulting company providing services and technology solutions. It has more than 6000 talented people in more than 55 countries. Amaris consulting stands beside all businesses to help them shape and drive their transformation journey always at the forefront of innovation. “We believe that innovation has always and will continue contributing to progress. We think technology is enhancing human interactions and activities. We exist to reinvent and transform industrial and economic models combining strategy, science and technologies. We care only about our client’s expectations. Agility and flexibility allow us to permanently adapt our offer to match with our customers’ needs. We do not only deploy industrial standards but always create original dedicated methodologies and solutions. We therefore gather together the best of talent in all areas of expertise. We also invest in research to stay ahead of uses to come and anticipate changes.” THE PROCESS ABOUT AMARIS LET’S TALK DESIGNED FOR EFFICIENCY The Markit IT purchasing system feels as though it has been designed for our needs. Our fast, global expansion means that we value delivery speed and accuracy, spend visibility and an efficient system, common to all countries, that can be handled by a few people. Markit delivers just that. Alexandre Birot Senior Procurement Manager INTEGRATION & CONFIGURATION As we chose to use the standard Markit solution there was no need for any special integration and similarly the configuration options were straightforward. The “saved search” feature is particularly valuable and well used. Olivier Delattre CIO Let us help you succeed. Streamline your IT purchasing process and reduce your total cost of purchase. Contact Margus Vahemäe Head of Sales at Markit Phone: +372 666 9905 E-mail: margus.vahemae@markit.eu Contact Steve Barraud Country Manager at Markit France Phone: +33 658 54 05 98 E-mail: steve.barraud@markit.eu TAKE THE CHASING OUT OF IT PURCHASING ABOUT MARKIT Markit is helping IT buyers save time and money by making IT purchasing simple and transparent. Since 2003, thousands of international companies, including 20% of the Forbes Global 2000, have been using the Markit online IT purchasing solution to manage, centralise and streamline their IT purchasing and reduce the Total Cost of Purchase for their IT hardware and device requirements. Amaris rebranded as Mantu in 2019

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