With hundreds of software vendors vying for the attention of buyers, system selection has become a full-time job in many banks, and hedge funds. Moreover, the plethora of solutions and systems offering with similar functionality has made it increasingly difficult to tell the vendors apart. "Red Spies offers a tremendous amount of value by offering the one-stop shop. Companies come to us to get answers. Who should we go with? Why? And how much will it cost? If you are spending that kind of money, on an application that will serve you for at least 6 years, you better do your homework." says Shabnam Rezaei, President and CEO of Red Spies.
Procurement typically includes information gathering in the form of RFIâs from a large group of vendors, system and functionality gap Analysis, short-listing of vendors through an RFP, and final system recommendations. In addition to these services, Red Spies also offers period market research, project management, and vendor ratings in an effort to bring transparency to the industry.