This proven six-step process will uncover hidden savings — we guarantee it!
In less than ten years, UMS has designed, supervised, and completed over 600 successful money-saving projects. Our goal is to make saving money simple for you by using this proven — and painless — process:
1 Money-saving Assessment
We save you the most money when we know exactly what resources you have, and what everyone really needs. We creatively look beyond the obvious for ways to save you money and get you the best deals — including little-known purchasing discounts and government grants. We are never misled by short-term ‘discounts’ that hide down-the-road costs.
While the usual conversation at this stage is about best price, our conversation goes further. Securing a discount of X% doesn’t save you anything — if it turns out you don’t need it. Even the steepest discount on something you don’t use is a waste of money. (And we hate wasted money!) We also look at what you actually need — now and in the future — making sure that any purchases you make now will fit with your future plans.
We show you our detailed analyses — and carefully explain how you can gain immediate- and long-term savings and efficiencies. For example, pooling individual departmental contracts and combining them into an organization-wide deal could generate huge, immediate savings. And, your best long-term price may not always come from multi-year contracts; maybe month-to-month, season-to- season, or year-to-year alternatives could save you even more.
3 Negotiation Support
From energy and telecommunications costs, to printer and software purchasing, we help you negotiate new contracts — or re-negotiate existing ones. We love negotiating contracts with terms that perfectly suit our clients! Yes, we’ll negotiate your very best deals — down to the details in every addendum. But we’ll do it in a way that actually enriches the relationship you’ll have with your vendors!
High cost consultants and “Big 4” accounting firms will give you recommendations; but they don’t implement them. Boutiques don’t offer the complete sweep that we do. And software tools don’t offer the expert services we provide.
During this phase, we can either show you how to implement your cost-saving program with your existing resources — or we can take on the whole process for you. It’s entirely up to you.
5On-going Managed Services
If you don’t want to hire in-house expertise, we can create and manage an ongoing cost- and time-saving process for you. In addition to delivering long-term cost and efficiency benefits, we create healthy, ongoing relationships for everyone concerned — you, your vendors, and us.
6 Last But Not Least: Achieve your Financial Goals
We have recently saved clients millions in these categories:
- Software Licensing —$7 million saved
- Energy — $6 million saved
- Telecom & Printers — $1 million saved
- Contract Management — $10 million saved
Yes, it’s true. Email us and we’ll be happy to share references with you. Better yet, call us at 201-232-0100 (energy) and 425-242-1320 (software) for a ballpark figure of what you can expect to save!