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End of Life hardware costs

Recently, when reviewing the costs built up in a Service & Support contract noticed we had accounted for an "excessive" amount of hardware upgrades. I thought we had overestimated these costs, but we are talking about a 5 year contract and I can see now the rapid evolution of the technology and regulatory pressures to change existing hardware that reached the End of Life. I can see now we had properly estimated those costs.

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Most Negotiated Terms Podcast and Survey

Our podcast explores some interim findings from this year's Most Negotiated Terms survey, which illustrate the topsy-turvy nature of the current business environment. Increased levels of disagreement, yet a trend towards greater harmony; continued focus on risk consequence, but supplemented by terms that better anticipate and manage uncertainty.

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The end of Procurement

Hello Tim I found your article very interesting. I agree that procurement struggled for years to prove its real value, and it is still struggling. Firstly. Until the procurement staff performance is measured on monetary savings mainly and their work considered purely administration, it will be difficult to make any changes. The demand need to come from senior commercial leaders. The targets set for procurement staff are quick turnaround time and monetary savings. There is very little time to build relationship! Question. If the new technologies will make procurement quicker, with less or without people, would the relationship element be pushed back even more? No need to lift the phone anymore or meet in person! While I can hear that you would have more time to interact with suppliers. That is not, what I can see, but increasing volume of work, as you can do procurement quicker. In my view, the senior commercial leaders need to understand the benefit of relationships in business, set the direction and support the staff to achieve it. Support means not only sending a person on course but show it how it is done. Really seen nowadays! Secondly. I am always interested in self-development. What do you think what skills should we should concentrate on?

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Order Precedence: PO Terms vs MSA Terms

Hi, in case no precedence term is set and/or agreed in any documents including MSA, which term (PO or MSA) will take precedence and the legal ground behind it. Can someone please provide some ideas, comments and experience? Thanks.

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The increasing costs of negotiating a contract due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit

The company I work for has boiler plate contracts to use as templates, however these are adapted to ensure a more tailored approach, depending on the individual opportunity. The time spent negotiating recent contracts has increased due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the potential implications this may have.

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IACCM Member Meeting - Wellington

Inspiring initiatives being driven by the Department of Internal Affairs on how to catch the attention of senior leaders - what information to capture and how to do so to demonstrate the value proposition of the commercial function in a rapidly evolving environment. With a focus on reporting and transparency, better business outcomes have been achieved highlighting the need for a more commercially orientated mindset. Hosted by Katherine Scapolo of the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), and joined by Thijs Nicolas - Manager Commercial Services DIA, Russell Burnard - General Manager Operations DIA, panelists including Jeff McDonald - DIA, Janine Emmerson - NZTA, Tod Cooper - NZ Defence Force and by Bruce Everett, Regional CEO APAC, IACCM.

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Ask the Expert / MOOC Call 2: So you want to be a Contract 'n' Commercial Star?" and find it to be very informative and useful.

Listening now to Rod Wade's message as part of the MOOC's week 2 activity studies. Including Melissa Kargiannakis', founder and CEO of skritswap, words of wisdom for working in the remote/virtual world we are now in is much needed. "Huge helping of autonomy; dash of accountability; generous helping of flexibility; and a pinch of structure." Each "ingredient" she mentioned is the right measure that will make this new workstyle change we are in to be successful.

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Moving Forward - key resources to survive and thrive - IACCM Member update June 2020

To help IACCM members move forward, this webinar explores resources and information recently released. Topics include: Need to know 1. VIBE Summit 2. Staying on TASK in the New Normal 3. Coaching for the New Normal 4. IACCM Council Elections - Vote Now 5. COVID-19 Support. Member-only offer ends 30 June 6. Managing Contracts Virtually - offer ends 26 June Research 7. Most Negotiated Terms 2020 Resources 8. Contracting Excellence Ideas and Issues 9. Adaptive Automation and Talent: Is There a Link? Events 10. TASK Webinars 11. Virtual Member Meetings 12. Ask the Expert and other Webinars 13. Body Language in Live and Online Negotiations BONUS 14. Think Global - Act Local

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Voting for the IACCM Council is now OPEN!

Take this opportunity to influence the future of IACCM and play your part in the mission to achieve world-class standards in contracting and relationship management processes and skills. The IACCM Global Council will be formed of approximately 150 IACCM Members each representing either a specific country, region or IACCM community network. Vote NOW for your preferred candidates and influence the ambassadors in this body of professionals.

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Conga Webinar - Digitalizing the Contracting Process - How to Climb the' Maturity Curve' to a Successful Transformation

A successful Digital Transformation project starts with strategy and not technology. In this webinar you'll get the specifics of how to setup your projects to achieve success from following three key steps: Review the Business Simplify the Process Apply the Technology Join Ash Finnegan, Digital Transformation Officer, Conga and Bruce Everett, Regional CEO, IACCM APAC as they discuss the importance of knowing your baseline starting point and end strategy then building appropriate maturity steps for your organisational circumstances. The big wins from Digitalizing the Contracting Process, in terms of information security, analytics, operational efficiency and customer experience, are now being demonstrated during a crisis but are sustainable if you know how to climb the maturity curve. For anyone keen to find out where your organisation is on the CLM Maturity Curve, a link to this resource is available below.

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Pricing Trends for major equipment and engineering services

Is there any research available here on pricing trends for major equipment, related transport and engineering? If someone could point me to a report or reliable source it would be greatly appreciated

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Negotiation effectiveness

What are the fundamentals and effective tools to be taken into consideration before negotiation meetings. Please share negotiation cases initiated from both parties. Individual cases. - Thank you. Regards, MOHAMMED IBRAHIM mimhaneef65@gmail.com

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