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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.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
In 2020, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 170 vendors publishing GIS software in the United States. Collectively, the top four suppliers account for about 75.0% 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?
Experience and Expertise
How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?
What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?
What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?
To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?
What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?
Supply Chain Risk
Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?
Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?
Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?
How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?
How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?
When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?
How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?
How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?
How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?
What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?
Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?
Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?
How much of your revenue is set aside for ongoing R&D? Has this investment grown or decreased in recent years?
What is your process for recruiting and maintaining your skilled software developers? Is there ongoing training for employees?
How many products or services do you have in your development pipeline? How will this affect the resources you have to devote to innovating your current products?
How often do you provide updates for your software? What do you charge for these software updates?
What new products or solutions have you introduced to address issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic?
Is the heavy concentration of the market a positive factor for your operations or a risk? How so?
Has your company made any major acquisitions in the past three years? Are any planned in the future?
How do acquisitions affect your prices and the resources available for support services?
If you have made acquisitions, how does this affect your financial stability?
Vendor Cost Structure
Have your profit margins grown or shrunk in the past three years? Are they expected to grow or shrink during the next three years?
What measures have you taken to reduce your operating costs? What measures do you plan to take?
How have your profit margins affected your prices and willingness to negotiate in the past three years? How do you expect they will affect your prices and willingness to negotiate over the next three years?
What are your strategies for managing financial risk?
Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle increased or reduced demand?
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?
What is the reasoning behind the pricing model you apply to GIS software? Would you consider applying any other pricing models to GIS 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 increase the initial price quote? What steps can be taken to ensure that the price does not increase?
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?
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?
How has your product helped similar buyers operate efficiently during the pandemic?
Amid widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
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.
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.
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 supply chain?
The supply chain for GIS software has a low level of risk. GIS software providers' primary inputs are upstream services, which minimizes the impact of ongoing tariffs on the continuity of operations at any point in the supply chain. Moreover, GIS software suppliers' minimal reliance on physical inputs helps mitigate... Subscribe to learn more.