BDNA Solutions for IT Procurement

Get IT and Procurement to Speak the Same Language

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BDNA solutions for IT procurement turn inconsistent, unstructured, hard-to-decipher IT procurement data into clean, consistent information to support purchasing decisions and audit preparedness.

Challenge for IT Procurement

Support Purchasing Decisions and Audit Preparedness

  • Multiple procurement systems – Mergers, acquisitions, and departmental silos leave many organizations with IT procurement systems from multiple vendors, each with their own formats and taxonomy.
  • Complex value chains – Every vendor, distributor, or reseller in a value chain can have its own format for purchase orders, making it hard to establish which products were procured through which channel or even whether multiple orders represent a single purchase.
  • Inconsistent part numbers – Many purchase orders lack a part number to identify a manufacturer SKU or, worse, have a made-up part number that identifies nothing.
  • Inaccurate product descriptions – Without a part number, organizations must pull IT procurement data from product descriptions, which may include the wrong edition or quantity of the product.
  • Critical data in unstructured fields – Deciphering order quantities, licensing units, upgrade information and other data is difficult when it is embedded in the unstructured Item Description field of a purchase order.
  • Multiple licensing models and confusing terminologies – Different vendors, resellers, and distributors use different licensing models and terminologies, using terms that might mean different things for different products.

BDNA Solution for IT Procurement

Technopedia

Technopedia provides a common language
for IT, enabling data from multiple sources to be
mapped to a single identity.

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Technopedia Content Packs

BDNA also provides content packs containing
additional market intelligence tailored to specific
IT initiatives.

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Normalize

BDNA Normalize provides organizations with
clean, curated and complete data to create an
accurate picture of their environment.

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Key Benefits for IT Procurement

  • Eliminate the manual effort of reconciling PO titles to installed products, especially when they are missing the manufacturer part numbers
  • Reduce the time and cost of determining entitlements from contractual terms
  • Prepare for audits with accurate information about entitlements
  • Eliminate end-of-quarter scrambles to understand purchase orders

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