With greater market intelligence to hand we have recovered the cost of the tool in just one bulk purchase of 300 desktop PCs.
The University of Nottingham
Jayson Tarr, Category Manager IT
The common concern with sole supplier agreements is that you lose the ability to push the competition. Mercato ITelligence has enabled us to monitor the supply chain and ensure that pricing remains competitive.
The University of Nottingham
Jayson Tarr, Category Manager IT
Useful tool to verify supplier pricing, check channel availability and negotiate more advantageous rates.
Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited
Lois Price, IT Contracts and Projects Officer
ITelligence has enabled GB Group to have a level playing field with our suppliers and ensure we get best value for the business. The service consistently pays for itself in the cost savings across all our supplier orders.
Martin Smith, Network & IT Security Manager
Using ITelligence effectively removes price from the criteria for reseller selection – it allows the buyer to focus on other factors such as stock availability, service levels and volume rebates.
Damovo UK Limited
We have been using ITelligence for several months now and it has quickly allowed us to benchmark our prices for IT consumables on a daily basis.
CPP Group Plc
Daniel Pearson, Purchasing Controller
(Mercato ITelligence) has added a great deal of value as we can manage prices on a daily basis and use the historical information displayed to leverage better discounts with suppliers.
SunGard Vivista Ltd
Alec Campbell, Senior Buyer
Since purchasing ITelligence we have been able to better manage our supplier cost margins. It is a very useful tool for managing reseller margins and as such will be instrumental in our quarterly cost review.
Mark Woodyatt, IT Infrastructure Manager
It enables us to ensure that our VAR is keeping to the open book promises and undoubtedly this has helped strengthen our relationship.
Mark Ruttley, Head of IT
Mercato ITelligence is saving us money and hours in time. The audit team can now see we are achieving best value on every purchase and this efficiency has released the business to focus on more strategic tasks.
Britannia Hotels Group
Andrew Ryan, Group Purchasing Manager
Using ITelligence has allowed Care UK to minimise spend within a number categories and allow us to divert more resources towards patient care.
James Greenman, Group IT Director
All our suppliers have dropped their prices and now regularly get 3-5%. So I would have to say we have made considerable savings.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd
Lyndon Firman, IT Hardware Manager
We find it very useful in negotiations with our suppliers. We can be open with them from the start, which saves them time as well.
Croydon Logistics (Subsidiary of Chanel)
David Moloney, Director of Information Systems
Before we had the system we would negotiate prices and they would remain that way for at least 3 months. Now we are constantly up-to-date and know when we need to re-negotiate.
Sage UK Limited
Dave Banks, Senior IT Procurement Coordinator
We have achieved savings, so there is no doubting the benefits that using ITelligence brings.
Devon and Cornwall Police
Lisa Marvin, Senior Contracts Officer
It does what was intended overall, ITelligence has allowed reduction in costs across all suppliers.
Richard Johnson, IT Manager
Our IT Buyers have reviewed ITelligence and believe they can reduce the IT Suppliers costs even further.
Transport For London
Manoj Jethwa, Category and Vendor Management
Every HE and FE establishment should look at ITelligence as part of their procurement strategy.
University College Birmingham
In modern IT procurement and during today's financial climate, ITelligence should be the first piece of procurement any IT buyer should look at before making any decisions on an organisation's IT spend.
University of Sunderland
Dave Hartis, IT Information Co-ordinator
Knowing the mark-up our suppliers add to their products has created a strong negotiation point and financial position for the college when purchasing IT equipment. I have saved thousands in just over a year.
Leeds College of Art & Design
Dan Hill, Infrastructure Manager
(ITelligence) has been invaluable to check stock availability, stock levels in country. Sending out the same quote request to known suppliers soon shows the quality of their service.
Cantell Maths and Computing College
Nigel Phillips, Systems Manager
...It helps us to validate our supplier base and ensure that we are receiving competitive prices.
Isle of Man Government
Peter Clarke, Chief Technology Officer
ITelligence is an invaluable tool which allows us to see aggregated supply chain pricing real-time. This allows us to monitor prices being quoted to see if we are really getting a good deal.
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
David Thomas, Head of Procurement
Mercato has only been introduced into our IT Procurement Process for the past couple of months, but already we are realising the benefit.
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Kaz Short, Service Development Manager
We have reviewed Mercato's IT buying tool and believe there is value for your IT buying department to investigate using it to reduce and control off framework procurement.
South East Coast Collaborative Procurement Hub
Dexter Montgomery, Acting Performance & Service Delivery Director
Having seen firsthand the potential it has to save businesses thousands of pounds... it made sense to bring this on board for Durham Constabulary and Northumbria Police forces as part of the overall efficiency drive.
Marie Dale, Contracts Manager
We immediately saw the potential in this system, not only for making significant cashable savings, but also in making the sourcing and benchmarking process more efficient.
Dave Wells, Contracts Manager
We believe every fire service could benefit from using ITelligence as part of their procurement strategy to maintain supplier transparency, drive down IT costs, and minimise procurement time.
West Midlands Fire Service
Mandy Beasley, Corporate Procurement Manager