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How much should I pay for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms?
What is the average price of Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms. 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 Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms 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 Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms 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 Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms?
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 Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms?
In 2018, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 41,000 firms providing MEAPs. The suppliers within this market face low geographic barriers, particularly when providing MEAPs through a cloud-based platform. As a result, each supplier in the market serves as a viable option for buyers in any location. However, despite the large... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Flexibility of Product
What changes do you expect to see in the coding language or operating systems that current mobile devices use in the near future?
How will adding users to the platform affect its performance?
How often will the MEAP have to be restructured? How often will the middleware software have to be replaced?
How do you foresee future changes affecting my MEAP performance or total cost of ownership?
What are your customer service hours of operation?
Do you offer an emergency line to call in case we have network problems outside your normal hours of operation? If so, do you charge an additional fee for your emergency services?
How available is your customer service staff?
Do you have any partnerships you can leverage to ensure we get support services when needed if your staff is unavailable?
How do you recruit and retain senior staff?
How do you keep your wage costs under control?
What has your turnover rate been in the last 12 and 24 months?
Do you outsource projects to countries outside of the United States? How long have you had this relationship?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms RFP include?
Buyers should specify the total budget for their MEAP.
Buyers should include details about per-user usage expectations and limitations.
Buyers should request detailed information about the capabilities and capacity of vendors’ MEAPs to determine if they can meet budget expectations.
Buyers should look for providers that can offer MEAPs that meet 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 providers that have a reputation for reliable MEAPs.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due.
Buyers should indicate the date by which the MEAPs will need to be implemented.
Buyers should indicate how they want the mobile platforms to be integrated into their existing systems and how long it is expected to take.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms supply chain?
ProcurementIQ estimates that the upstream supply chain for MEAPs poses minimal risk. Strong demand for computers and their peripherals from a wide range of buyers has helped ensure continuity of suppliers throughout the computer supply chain. At the same time, business growth and a surge of data production from enterprises... Subscribe to learn more.