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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Paging Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Paging Services?

What is the average price of Paging Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Paging 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 Paging 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 Paging 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 Paging 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 Paging Services 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 Paging Services?

The market for paging services has a high level of concentration due to the capital-intensive nature of the services, whereby the top four vendors account for more than 50.0% of market revenue. Currently, there are an estimated 30 vendors of paging services. In the three years to 2018, market leaders... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Geographic Coverage

Does your company provide services on a national level or on a local level? What markets do you primarily serve?

What makes your location more strategic than your competitors'?

Do you partner with any other vendors that offer services in other regions?

Can you provide coverage maps that indicate the radius of your paging services?

Reputation

Have you had any major complaints with past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?

What is the average retention rate among your clients?

Who are your top five clients and how long have they been your clients?

Do you have clients that are willing to provide references on your behalf? If so, how can I get in contact with them?

Competition

How do you attract new clients and retain existing clients?

How does your firm maintain a competitive edge?

Has your firm completed any acquisitions in the past three years? If so, how did this expansion affect your business model?

What incentives do you give to long-term clients to stay with your company? Do you offer any incentives to firms that refer businesses to your company?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Paging Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should suggest the best billing method.

Buyers should define a cost structure for service rates and pagers, if purchased.

Buyers should state how often pricing can be adjusted.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers on whether they price competitively.

Buyers should give priority to suppliers that have a reputation of good service, network reliability and service level agreements.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should disclose the RFP's issue date.

Buyers should disclose the due date for any questions or clarifications from suppliers.

Buyers should disclose when they will answer any questions or clarifications.

Buyers should list the expected service start date once a supplier is chosen.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Paging Services supply chain?

Paging services are exposed to a moderate degree of supply chain risk, somewhat challenging buyers. Key inputs include pagers, transmitters and wireless telecommunication services. The risk of upstream supply disruptions for these inputs has been negligible, aiding buyer power. Meanwhile, suppliers of telecommunications devices have consolidated or exited the market... Subscribe to learn more.

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