Telecommunications / ICT

IACCM Council Representatives
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Welcome to the Telecommunications / Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Network page. This group is open to all with interest in discussing the topic.

Group Mission/Vision: Provide members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contracting, commercial and relationship management in the Telecommunications and ICT industry.

Group Charter:  The purpose of the Telecommunications / ICT community of interest is to provide its members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contract, commercial and relationship management. While these are in the context of our industry, they draw from knowledge and ideas that are current and relevant in other sectors and those related to the industry (e.g. software and technology). Members participate in open discussions and draw/share from knowledge and ideas that are current and relevant.

Goals: A key goal is to improve the performance of contracts and relationships in Telecommunications and Information Communications Technology by the development and sharing of best practices.

The objectives are met by sharing ideas, discussing challenges, exploring new directions and, where appropriate, initiating research or inviting experts to present on key topics in the sector related to contract, commercial and relationship management.  The CoI includes both buy-side and sell-side activities.

We are still in the planning stages for our Network and welcome your input into areas of interest. Your leads have identified the following areas of immediate interest:

Network Updates


Cracking the hardest nuts in IT contract negotiations:


Keynote address: New tools, new systems, new technology, but did anyone fix the foundation? IACCM Americas Conference 2018

Two out of three megaprojects fail and the situation really doesn't seem to be getting any better. New tools, new systems, and new technologies offer opportunities to enhance productivity and performance; provide deeper insights earlier; and help manage the complexity inherent in large projects. But can they be truly successful without first recognizing the weaknesses in the foundations of scaled up project delivery? In this session we will explore three failings in current approaches to megaproject delivery; highlight some real world examples to underscore some of the aspects of the weaknesses identified; and do a scan of some current and emerging tools, systems and technologies which offer the prospect for meaningful improvement, but only if we first fix the foundations. The session will conclude with some concrete actions attendees can take do to help begin to fix the foundations of project performance.


Repository System

Any suggestions about a Repository system to chose? I would like to have a system to deposit the contract in and to capture they critical delivery date actions (such as expiry date, delivery date etc) I have seen some Contract Management system BUT i will not use in the full extend and I do not want to end up paying for something that I am not using fully.


Where is the best place to insert Milestone Payment Terms in a Master Contract with SOW and a Quote

We are updating our Master Agreement template and a question came up internally asking where the best place to insert our Milestone Payment terms. Should it be in the SOW or in the Quote. The Master contract may have multiple SOW's for new projects with associated pricing in the Quote. As a Master template, should the Milestone Payment terms be in the SOW - This will dictate payment terms for all/any new projects, but also we loose the flexible if the customer requires to negotiate for a specific project. If the Milestone Payment terms are in the Quote and SOW, then we may end up with multiply payment terms for similar projects and conflict with the Milestone Payments terms in the SOW.


Contract lifecycle tools for small range contracts

Hi all, I do not find info about contract Mgt tools for smaller contracts. I only find tools like SirionLabs or SciQuest, which seem to be designed for large agreements with revenue in the millions €. this two companies have been at some of the Europe meetings, too. Does anyone has info or names of contract lifecycle Mgt tools for small contracts for smaller enterprices? regards, Niko


system to manage contracts

I would be really interested to know what systems companies are using to help them manage their contracts from a document management, risk register and obligations management perspective. BT is using a share point based system with Corridor sat across the top for our customer contracts.

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