Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Location-Based Services?
What is the average price of Location-Based Services?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Location-Based Services. 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 Location-Based Services 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 Location-Based Services 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 Location-Based Services?
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 Location-Based Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Location-Based Services?
The LBS market has a high level of market share concentration. There are only about 120 suppliers in the United States, and the four largest suppliers account for more than 75.0% of the market. Market share concentration has increased in the three years to 2018 due to significant merger and... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
How do you ensure the accuracy and quality of your service? What systems, tools or software do you have in place to minimize the number of errors? How often are these systems checked and updated?
What checks and balances are in place to ensure that my project receives a thorough evaluation?
Who normally identifies errors when they occur?
How do you balance quick turnaround times with maintaining maximum possible accuracy?
What is your client renewal or repeat business rate? Why do companies renew their contract with your business?
How do you evaluate customer satisfaction and how frequently? Is this made available to clients?
How have you changed your service in response to customer complaints and suggestions?
If you encounter issues or your client is not satisfied, what steps do you take to address the issue?
What value-added services do you provide and how do they impact pricing?
Do you offer a free trial period or demo to test out your service?
Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?
What partnerships do you have and how do your clients benefit from these relationships?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Location-Based Services RFP include?
Buyers should specify the total budget for their LBS.
Buyers should include details about spending expectations and limitations.
Buyers should request detailed information about the LBS implementation methods and costs.
Buyers should look for providers that can offer LBS 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 LBS.
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 LBS needs to be installed.
Buyers should indicate how they want the LBS to be implemented onto existing hardware and software.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Location-Based Services supply chain?
Buyers face a low level of supply chain risk from inputs of LBS. Though labor is the largest cost for suppliers, they also require computers and software to develop and provide buyer support. Additionally, suppliers use legal services for any potential litigation that may arise. Overall, buyers do not face... Subscribe to learn more.