DCR Whitepapers

 SOW Projects Need a VMS that Can Change with the Times

SOW Projects Need a VMS that Can Change with the Times

Did you know that it’s estimated that more than half of all Statement of Work projects are not fully completed or if they are, they’re not considered successful? Yet Statement of Work projects, also known as SOW, have been steadily increasing in use across numerous industries and there are no signs of slowing down.

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The Evolving Role of the VMS for Mid-Market Companies

The Evolving Role of the VMS for Mid-Market Companies

Talent is the definitive differentiator in any business large or small. Yet SMBs that use an extended workforce may be challenged to find a way to manage their extended workforce that separates those workers from their employees without breaking the bank or using a solution that is too complex or rigid for their needs. Enterprise-level Vendor Management System (VMS) solutions have existed for the big corporate players, but few solutions took the needs of the mid-market into account until recently. By leveraging the technology a VMS offers, SMBs are better able to compete on a level playing field. This whitepaper explores new options as the role of the VMS evolves for mid-market companies.

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Mining for Gold: Discovering the Soft Cost Savings of a VMS

Mining for Gold: Discovering the Soft Cost Savings of a VMS

As the US grows its contingent labor force, which experts say is expected to reach 50% in 2020, talent management becomes the most critical differentiating factor for success. According to the Human Capital Management Institute, for most organizations human capital costs represent nearly 70% of operating expenses, and that’s as true for startups as it is for global conglomerates. Getting a handle on those costs – particularly soft cost savings for your contingent workforce – are incredibly important.

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Advanced VMS Users Have Magnified Business Needs

Advanced VMS Users Have Magnified Business Needs

here has been a continued growth in the use of a Vendor Management System (VMS) by companies to manage their non-employees and their vendors. Along with this growth, companies that already have Vendor Management Systems in place are reexamining those systems with a magnifying glass to see if they still meet their needs or their future potential needs.

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Holding Contracts and Pricing Models

Holding Contracts and Pricing Models

This paper seeks to compare and contrast different VMS pricing models – supplier-funded, client-funded, fixed cost, and user-based – and then highlights the pros and cons of each approach. It will also compare the differences between a buyer holding the VMS contract directly versus the managed service provider (MSP) holding the VMS contract.

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Best Practices in Identifying Stakeholders

Best Practices in Identifying Stakeholders

Stakeholders are defined as anyone in the organization who can affect or be affected by any actions, objectives or policies having to do with non-employees. At DCR Workforce, we advise identifying anyone in the organization involved with any of the non-employee processes as a stakeholder.

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Standing Guard: Cyber Security and the Growing Wave of Cloud Computing

Standing Guard: Cyber Security and the Growing Wave of Cloud Computing

We live in a world that’s more connected – and more interconnected – than ever, at least online. The mounting wave of enthusiasm for cloud computing has been surging over the past few years with everyone from mom-and-pop shops to large conglomerates embracing the technological benefits it presents, including the ability to reduce costs, the capacity enable a flexible infrastructure, the power to free up time to concentrate on core competencies and the capability to provide agility allowing your IT resources to respond to ever-changing needs on deman

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Solve Your New Technology Adoption, Inclusion and Engagement Woes with Gamification

Solve Your New Technology Adoption, Inclusion and Engagement Woes with Gamification

If you’ve ever rolled-out a new software system that was months in the making, with a big budget and allocated many resources to acquire, configure and launch it, only to learn that just a handful of employees are dutifully using it to its fullest potential, you know the pain it causes. It’s frustrating when companies are looking to get better end results but they aren’t able to get frontend participation. So how can you get the results you desire? Is there a way to end your employee adoption, inclusion and engagement woes?

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Complex Nuclear Energy Outage Simplified

Complex Nuclear Energy Outage Simplified

or the nuclear energy industry, managing a nuclear energy outage, with the help of contingent workers, is a recurring requirement which poses a monumental challenge given the regulatory requirements, safety concerns and huge influx of contingent workers.

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