Sourcing Solutions


You need the best service offering from the most capable service provider at a competitive price. From support for sourcing strategy to preparing for a merger or acquisition, ISG’s Sourcing Solutions help enterprises implement their chosen sourcing strategy with a structured and systematic approach. Doing it with ISG means gaining competitive advantage with innovation, differentiation and commodity IT capabilities.


  • ISG Blockchain Now™ – enterprises want to take advantage of this cutting-edge technology, but they need to solve actual business problems, and they need actionable business cases that prove blockchain can provide real returns. ISG helps enterprises leverage blockchain to their advantage. We understand the technology, but more importantly we understand how the technology can drive value for your enterprise.
  • ISG FutureSource™ – a unique and comprehensive sourcing solution that helps enterprises and public sector organizations evaluate their business requirements, identify desired outcomes, fast-track the provider identification and selection process, collaborate with providers on developing the right solution, get to a signed contract and transition operations faster than ever before.
  • Financial Analysis – support your sourcing transactions with an expert read on the numbers to optimize value and mitigate risk
  • Qualitative Assessment - ISG uses judgment studies to assess the maturity of your existing IT environment and the perception of satisfaction and readiness to implement change in your organization.
  • Renegotiations – solidify a strategy, build consensus around the sourcing objectives and assess the scope and organizational readiness for renegotiating. Let us help you discern if the original business case for sourcing still applies or create a new business case based on today’s needs and environment.
  • Transition & Transformation – address the challenges of a services transition to a new service provider and build a positive foundation for partnership.

Watch ISG’s Barry Matthews discuss sourcing in the digital era.

Watch ISG’s Barry Matthews discuss next-gen sourcing.

Watch ISG’s Barry Matthews discuss sourcing in the intelligent enterprise.

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Collaborate to Innovate: The Future of Sourcing Begins Now

Advances in technology and consumer demand have had a steady, constant impact on the business world, and successful enterprises have figured out how to adapt accordingly. But today, the evolutionary cycles are radically shorter and tighter – and this accelerated rate of change is putting intense pressure on the traditional ways of doing business.

As the market changes, the way to a healthy partnership is changing along with it. Enterprises and public sector organizations need to act differently. They need to be more agile. They need to embrace technology. They need to capitalize on – perhaps even pivot on – new and advanced capabilities. 

Things are moving so fast, in fact, that the relationship between an enterprise and its service provider – if it’s going to be a healthy one – needs to be built on a collaborative and innovative solution design process that begins building a connection between the two early on. Earlier than before. And faster than before.

Read my recent white paper Collaborate to Innovate: The Future of Sourcing Begins Now that explores how weaving collaboration throughout the solution design and sourcing process can result in a healthy and sustainable relationship that keeps pace with the speed of business.

About the author

Clay Calhoun leads ISG’s Sourcing Advisory service line, a division of Digital Advisory Services, for the Americas and Australia. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in IT consulting, strategy, service delivery, and advisory services. His experience includes leading, managing, and supporting Global 2000 client engagements which consider solutions that maximize the benefits from internally optimized and sourced service delivery operations. With ISG, Clay has advised on more than 50 engagements totaling more than $25B of contract value.

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