Computer hardware and software require special expertise
The computer budget (first budget for non-production procurements), essential in the business strategy, is rapidly growing (+5.7% in 2016) and includes several levels of equipment, operating systems, servers, peripheral devices, software (hardware/software), virtualisation tools, data storage, etc.
IT architectures are continuously changing, now including digital technologies, the Cloud, SAAS (Software as a Service) for CRMs, messaging service and video conferencing.
Organisational and legal optimisation is complex and the P2I (innovative inter-organisational practices) function now includes the management contract, supplier relations management (Business review) and even international roaming.
The EPSA Business & Technologies Centre acts in historic categories such as the acquisition of hardware and software. In the optimisation of information and telecommunications service provision policies: TA, time-based, fixed-rate, TPAM, FM, data, voice, network, etc. And also in redefining printing systems: printing policy, equipment and consumables.
Our consultants, who all have a business background, are proficient in the main action levers and act on behalf of SMEs and major international customers. They have a precise vision of supplier practices and marketing conditions and know the risks and pitfalls to avoid. An efficient back office system keeps them updated on the latest market data and gives them access to pertinent benchmarks to analyse answers to calls for tender.