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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Geographic Information Systems Software Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Geographic Information Systems Software?

What is the average price of Geographic Information Systems Software?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Geographic Information Systems Software. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Geographic Information Systems Software been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Geographic Information Systems Software yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Geographic Information Systems Software?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Geographic Information Systems Software with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase Geographic Information Systems Software?

In 2018, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 80 firms publishing GIS software in the United States. Collectively, the top four publishing firms account for 71.3% of the market, indicating a high level of market share concentration. High concentration affords the top firms substantial leverage, making it difficult for buyers to... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Data Accuracy

How closely do you adhere to ISO standards? Have you received any certifications from the ISO?

What additional safeguards have you established to ensure data accuracy?

What actions do you take to correct or compensate for any inaccuracies found in your databases?

When was the last time you received a complaint about the accuracy of your data? What did you do to resolve this dispute?

Pricing

What is the reasoning behind the pricing model you plan to apply to my software? Would you consider applying any other pricing models to my software?

How much network growth does your pricing model accommodate before the initial price is raised?

Are there any additional charges I should be aware of outside the cost of the software?

What factors could potentially increase the initial price quote? What steps can be taken to ensure that the price does not increase?

Integration

What operating systems are compatible with your software?

What hardware will be required to run the software with optimal efficiency?

What other software programs are compatible with your software?

What difficulties have you had integrating your software with existing IT setups in the past? How have you overcome these challenges?

Support Services

Do you offer any training services free of charge?

Are any training services available at a cost? How much do you charge for these services?

Aside from training, what additional support services do you offer and how much do they cost?

How available is your staff to answer questions regarding your software?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Geographic Information Systems Software RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for their software purchase.

Buyers should include details about spending expectations and limitations.

Buyers should request detailed information about software delivery methods and costs.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for providers that can offer software that meets the specifications outlined in the RFP.

Buyers should give preference to providers that can meet the budget requirements in the RFP.

Buyers should look for suppliers that have a reputation for providing reliable and effective software.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a due date for proposals.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the software needs to be installed.

Buyers should indicate how they want the software delivered or installed.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Geographic Information Systems Software supply chain?

The supply chain for GIS software poses minimal risk to buyers. Strong growth in the IT sector has stimulated strong demand for GIS software publishers’ upstream suppliers, thereby ensuring the continuity of these suppliers. Meanwhile, high competition among upstream suppliers mitigates the risk of price shocks because these suppliers are... Subscribe to learn more.

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