Methodology

We make things easy for you

Portfolio began with the simple philosophy of providing customers independent and objective procurement services to Evaluate, Advise, Provision, and Support IT infrastructure deployments.  Our specialties include data center, managed services, network, voice, mobile device management, and much more.  What does this actually mean for you?

  • Direct cost reductions with vendors
  • Improved quality of services
  • Best practice solution design
  • Optimized vendor contracts
  • Reduced time spent managing vendors
  • Due Diligence
  • Granular billing statement analysis
  • Managed dispute resolution

We provide strategies to efficiently navigate the vendor ecosystem to find the vendors that match your business and infrastructure needs, negotiate your contracts, and ensure a smooth transition to the new vendors.

Multi-vendor solutions offer the best capabilities and the greatest economic value. However, multi-vendor solutions come with the challenge of managing multiple vendor relationships, procurement models, and service contracts. 

Partnering with us reduces the time necessary to gather and select quotes and solutions from vendors. Working with Portfolio will change your engagement with vendors from the existing cumbersome process to a simple six-step engagement.

Business Discussion

Our goal is to understand how your organization realizes revenue and how IT enables this realization. With this information, we can identify the tactical wins that will save costs and strategically support a more efficient infrastructure to increase top line revenue.

Needs Assessment

We assess your infrastructure to identify gaps with your current services, understand the vendor landscape, costs for each service, and learn about the company’s culture.

Alignment

We facilitate consensus from business leaders and IT so that the solutions will meet their individual needs.

Research solutions and vendors

We leverage our industry knowledge to align your needs with vendors that best match them. We create a side by side vendor matrix to illustrate which proposals will clearly meet your needs with the best solution, price, and terms. We include a Total Cost of Ownership with each analysis to help you make an informed decision.

Refine solution and pricing from vendors

We help negotiate final pricing and redline MSA and SLA terms. This ensures our clients are fairly protected, saves our clients’ time and money, and validates due diligence.

Provision

We quarterback the transition. Coordinate all vendors with IT resources while project managing purchased services.