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SCC Marketplace Services


Streamline software procurement and accelerate your digital transformation with SCC Marketplace Services

Organisations face increasing challenges when it comes to their software supply chain. For starters, there is the need for governed agility. Then there are the lengthy and often manual procurement cycles to contend with, involving multiple parties – all posing risk of delay. In the face of rapidly advancing technologies that require rigorous testing and integration, sourcing software has never been so complex.

Already we’re experiencing a demand from customers wanting greater flexibility, a simplified way to procure software, and to only pay for what they use. And we’ve seen an unprecedented shift from perpetual to consumption-based models, from customers who want to transact differently.

In response, ISVs are modernising their delivery strategy by using digital marketplaces, enabling customers to instantly and digitally procure the products they need.

Simplified software purchasing with Marketplace

Marketplace is a term being used more frequently by both public sector and commercial customers. Organisations recognise that buying through a Marketplace simplifies the procurement and governance surrounding software purchasing. It provides an easier, more agile way to procure software, enabling you to accelerate digital transformation by purchasing quickly in predefined, preconfigured ways. This then ultimately increases time to market while reducing deployment costs.

Transform your approach to software procurement, with SCC

At SCC we understand that software procurement has never been more complex. To help our customers simplify and streamline their purchasing, licensing, and invoicing, we provide support through our Marketplace Services. We enable you to change the way you buy, allowing you to leverage the best available commercials with maximum flexibility around purchasing and deployment.

SCC Marketplace Services: more choice, more support. Faster time to market.

By choosing the SCC’s Marketplace Services, our customers get more choice – not only in the available range of products and services, but in the way they wish to transact. We can flex to accommodate your buying preferences. We evaluate different options for you to purchase. And we can advise on the best route to take, to help you find the right platform at the right price.

SCC can support your procurement transformation by:

  • Advising on the right product or platform using our unparalleled technical expertise and close vendors relationships
  • Reducing costs with flexible purchasing options and Marketplace spend visibility
  • Recommending how best to consume software whether hourly, daily or as part of an enterprise agreement – so you only pay for what you consume
  • Enabling faster time to market through the adoption of online Marketplaces
  • Providing management and governance for your entire procurement lifecycle

So, how exactly do SCC’s Marketplace Services work?

Whether you’re new to Marketplace procurement or a seasoned veteran, SCC’s Customer Success Managers will walk you through the process step by step to make sure you are comfortable before anything is purchased.

For customers with defined software needs

If you know what software you want to buy, our Customer Success Managers will manage the entire procurement lifecycle for you. We will work with your vendor to establish the right purchasing programme, and create an offer based on your requirements.

For customers who need more help

If you don’t yet know which software is right for you, we can help you navigate the available options and select the best and most relevant technology to achieve your goal. We’ll do this by applying our deep technical knowledge and skills, with a sharp focus on optimising spend and mitigating risk to deliver the most cost-effective result for you.

Private customer offers

SCCs Customer Success Managers can provide a Consulting Partner Private Offers (CPPO) service, which gives you to access discounted prices from software vendors. SCC negotiates with the software vendor, who then publishes a private offer to SCC’s marketplace portal.

From here we check the private offer to ensure this is correct, then publish to your Marketplace portal where you can follow your normal procurement process.

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