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NPI Recognized as One of 2016’s Most Promising Procurement Solution Providers
ATLANTA – December 22, 2016 – NPI announced today it has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Procurement Solution Providers of 2016 by CIOReview. Read more >
Technology Industry Leader Don Addington Named President of NPI Technology Industry Leader Don Addington Named President of NPI
ATLANTA – December 5, 2016 – NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has appointed Don Addington as President... Read more >
NPI Again Recognized as One of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work Spend management firm receives 2016 Best Places to Work honor from Atlanta Business Chronicle
ATLANTA – September 8, 2016 – NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has once again been named as one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work... Read more >
NPI Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2016 Spend management advisory firm receives honor four years in a row
ATLANTA – June 28, 2016 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected NPI as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2016... Read more >
NPI CEO Jon Winsett Named 2016 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Recognized for helping companies reduce supply chain IT and shipping costs despite volatile pricing environments
ATLANTA – February 29, 2016 NPI, a leading spend management advisory firm, has announced that CEO Jon Winsett has been named a 2016 Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.... Read more >
NPI Named to 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Spend management advisory firm receives honor for third year in a row
ATLANTA – June 3, 2015 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has been named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100... Read more >
NPI Sees Uptick in Demand for IT Price Benchmarking and License Optimization Services License audits, on-premise to cloud transition, and licensing complexity pushing enterprises to seek expert guidance
ATLANTA – May 14, 2015 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has reported a sharp uptick in demand for IT price benchmarking and license optimization services in 2015. This increase in demand is being driven by rapid adoption of cloud services across the enterprise IT ecosystem, new licensing and pricing models, and increased audit activity from technology vendors... Read more >
ISG and NPI Partner to Help Enterprises Navigate Cost and Service Complexities of Cloud Migration Joint advisory services will provide end-to-end sourcing and contract management
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 14, 2015 Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, said today it has formed a strategic partnership with NPI, a leading spend-management consulting firm, to help clients of both firms understand the true costs of moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud.... Read more >
NPI Advises Retailers to Prepare Now for Holiday Shipping Delays Tight carrier capacity, short holiday retail season to increase risk of holiday delivery delays
ATLANTA – September 4, 2014 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises online retailers to take steps now to avoid widespread shipping delays in the final days of the holiday season... Read more >
NPI Advises Sourcing Professionals on Methods to Reduce Shadow IT Cost and Risk Rogue technology spending rooted in sourcing processes that are not designed for speed
ATLANTA – June 26, 2014 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises enterprises to make fundamental changes to sourcing processes and behavior in an effort to rein in shadow IT spending. Experts estimate that unsanctioned, decentralized IT purchasing in the average enterprise amounts to as much as 20 percent of the entire IT budget... Read more >
  NPI Named to 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Spend management advisory firm recognized again for supply chain spend optimization services
ATLANTA – May 21, 2014 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced that it has been named to the 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The honor recognizes NPI for its transportation spend management services, which have helped the world’s largest retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers save millions of dollars on shipping. This is the second year in a row that NPI has been named to the prestigious list for its supply chain spend optimization services.... Read more >
  Increased Spending Oversight Necessary to Mitigate Rising Network Costs in 2014 Sourcing intelligence plays larger role in network and IT cost control
ATLANTA – April 29 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, warns that enterprise network overspending is expected to increase in 2014. NPI’s team of telecom expense management analysts has cited the top culprits for network overspending in the coming year – including misleading cost savings models, overbuying and poor vendor pricing transparency.... Read more >
NPI Identifies Areas Where Shippers May Overspend on Small Parcel Services in 2014 Shipping rates 27 to 32 percent higher than five years ago
ATLANTA – February 18 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has identified five areas where shippers are at greatest risk for cost increases with FedEx and UPS in 2014. With general rates 27 to 32 percent higher compared to five years ago, NPI advises companies to mitigate these increases by continuously tuning mode optimization, packaging, service selection, carrier contracts and other factors that, in the aggregate, can yield material cost reductions... Read more >
  NPI to Advise 2013 SEMA Show Attendees on How to Reduce Shipping Costs in 2014 NPI to exhibit at booth 30269 at 2013 SEMA Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, November 5-8
LAS VEGAS – November 5 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, will join more than 60,000 members of the specialty automotive products industry in Las Vegas for this week’s 2013 SEMA Show. Located at booth 30269, in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, NPI will be on-site to educate suppliers and manufacturers on how to reduce their shipping costs in 2014... Read more >
NPI Warns Enterprises of Information Security Overspending Risks in 2014 Research shows companies will overpay $10.1 billion for IT security solutions in 2013, and even more expected for 2014
ATLANTA – October 17 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises enterprises to prepare for greater overspending risk on their information security projects in 2014. The firm’s recent research cites seven purchasing, contracting and vendor management mistakes that can result in spending more than necessary for information security products and services... Read more >
NPI Honored as One of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work Spend management firm named as one of Atlanta’s top 100 places to work by Atlanta Business Chronicle
ATLANTA – September 24 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has been named as one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work. The prestigious listing, published annually by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, celebrates companies that demonstrate a commitment to fostering job satisfaction and career growth... Read more >
NPI Says Shippers at Risk for Spike in Shipping Costs in 2014 Carriers expected to announce significant rate increases, stricter contract terms to increase profits
ATLANTA – August 26 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises shippers to prepare for higher shipping costs in the second half of 2013 and into 2014. With carriers lowering earnings forecasts, as well as the arrival of stricter labor regulations, NPI estimates that carriers will turn to higher rates and surcharges to make short- and long-term profitability gains... Read more >
NPI Says IT Sourcing Practices Undergoing Rapid Transformation in 2013 Research exposes trends driving new IT sourcing risks
ATLANTA – July 23, 2013 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises CIOs to prepare for greater risk in IT sourcing throughout the remainder of 2013. Informed by the analysis of IT sourcing challenges and best practices in nearly 600 enterprise organizations, NPI has identified four trends that are injecting new risk into the IT purchasing and vendor management process... Read more >
NPI Named to 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Supply chain spend management services recognized for excellence and measurable ROI
ATLANTA – May 16, 2013 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced that it has been named to the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. This prestigious list recognizes NPI for its supply chain IT spend management services, which have helped market-leading retailers, manufacturers and suppliers save millions of dollars on their technology spend... Read more >
IT Vendor Audits, Mobility Disruption and New Licensing Models Fuel Record Performance for NPI Demand surges for IT and telecom spend management expertise
ATLANTA – May 13, 2013 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, is achieving record performance in new client acquisition for 2013, growing 140 percent through April as compared to the same four-month period in 2012... Read more >
NPI Advises Enterprises on Five Ways to Self-Fund New Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud IT Initiatives Higher maintenance costs to challenge funding for SMAC innovations in 2013
ATLANTA - April 17, 2013 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, warns that the cost to support and maintain existing IT systems is eroding companies’ ability to fund new investments in social, mobile, analytics and cloud IT initiatives (SMAC). Out of the $3.8 trillion expected in worldwide IT spending in 2013 (Source: Gartner), NPI estimates there will be $760 billion in unnecessary overspending in non-value creation areas like maintenance and support, over-subscription, license program misalignment, and sub-optimal contract negotiation and management... Read more >
NPI Chief Executive Named 2013 Supply Chain “Pro to Know” Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine Honors Jon Winsett
ATLANTA - February 27, 2013 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine has named CEO Jon Winsett as one of its 2013 “Pros to Know” award winners. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is an international B2B publication that provides mission-critical editorial to address the issues and challenges of the supply chain... Read more >
Mitigating the Cost Risks of BYOD in 2013 NPI estimates the average enterprise overpays for wireless services by 38 percent
ATLANTA - January 16, 2013 Carrier contract complexity and a lack of visibility into wireless usage can negate the cost savings of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in the enterprise, advises spend management consulting firm NPI. To fully realize the operational and cost savings of BYOD, the firm’s wireless spend management experts have identified several cost and contracting risks that should be managed and neutralized... Read more >
NPI Sees Increased Overspending on Enterprise Telecom as Mobility Proliferates in 2013 Spending pitfalls predate, compounded by mobility trends
ATLANTA - January 16, 2013 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, predicts increased overspending on enterprise wireless investments in the coming year. As the number of wireless devices in the enterprise grows, companies will suffer from reduced visibility and increasingly decentralized management of wireless costs... Read more >
NPI Advises Companies to Prepare for Higher Costs, Less Flexibility Microsoft Licensing and Support Costs to be More Challenging for Businesses to Manage in 2013
ATLANTA - December 12, 2012 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises Microsoft customers to prepare for rising license costs and less usage flexibility in 2013. As a result of significant changes in Microsoft’s licensing programs, as well as software and server price increases, many enterprises will see their Microsoft expenditures grow in the coming year... Read more >
NPI Nominated as Finalist for Supply Chain Distinction Awards Recognized for Best Collaboration
ATLANTA - November 8, 2012 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Supply Chain Distinction Awards North America in the Best Collaboration category. This award honors supply chain professionals and advisors that have improved business performance based on a mutually beneficial collaborative partnership... Read more >
NPI's IT Spend Management Practice Posts Over 50 Percent Growth in 2011 Pricing disparity, strained IT budgets drive high demand for third-party sourcing assistance and objective benchmark data
ATLANTA - March 6, 2012 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced that its IT spend management practice grew by over 50 percent in 2011. The company attributes this growth to NPI's ability to deliver savings on nearly every IT purchase reviewed... Read more >
NPI Named as Finalist for Supply Chain Distinction Awards North America Nominated in coveted Sourcing Excellence Award category
ATLANTA – December 1, 2011 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced that it has been nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Supply Chain Distinction Awards North America in the Sourcing Excellence category... Read more >
NPI Honored at Healthcare IT Summit by Leading Healthcare CIO's NPI Wins Coveted “Best Demonstration of Value/ROI for 2011 Healthcare Innovation” and “Best of Show” Awards
ATLANTA – November 18, 2011 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded the 2011 Healthcare Innovation Awards’ Best of Show and Best Demonstration of Value/ROI awards. Bestowed at this week’s annual Healthcare IT Summit... Read more >
NPI Identifies Most Common Areas of IT Overspending in Financial Services Industry Financial services industry is one of fastest-growing verticals for NPI
ATLANTA – October 20, 2011 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, has identified the most common areas of IT overspending for enterprises in the financial services industry. The company, which works... Read more >
NPI and xPeerient Partner to Transform Information Technology Sourcing and Eliminate Overspending NPI Brings Benchmarking and Spend Management Services to Social Procurement Platform for IT Buyers and Sellers
BOSTON AND ATLANTA – September 6, 2011 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, and xPeerient, the world’s first social IT procurement platform, announced today that they are partnering to reshape the way enterprises buy technology... Read more >
NPI Helps Radiant Systems Cut Millions from Supply Chain Spending Spend management consulting firm reduces shipping expenses, improves carrier pricing visibility
ATLANTA – August 18, 2011 NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, today announced that its transportation spend management services have helped Radiant Systems, Inc. save millions of dollars in shipping costs. Radiant Systems is a global provider of innovative point of sale (POS) technology to hospitality and retail businesses... Read more >
How to Minimize the Impact of Mideast Tensions on Transportation Costs NPI estimates 15 percent cost increase for shippers, shares tips
ATLANTA – April 19, 2011 NPI, a spend management consulting firm that delivers savings in IT, telecom, transportation and utilities for its clients, today revealed several ways that shippers can minimize the impact of Mideast tensions on transportation spending... Read more >
NPI Expands Telecom Expense Management Practice Matt West, telecom expert, joins NPI as senior analyst
ATLANTA – January 26, 2011 NPI, a spend management consulting firm that delivers savings in IT, telecom, transportation and utilities for its clients, today announced the appointment of Matt West as Director, Telecommunication Services... Read more >
NPI Wins Healthcare IT Summit 2010 Innovation Award Category of “Best Demonstration of Value/ROI” for Healthcare Providers Reflects NPI’s Spend Management Mission
ATLANTA – December 7, 2010 NPI, a spend management services firm focused on delivering savings in IT, telecom, transportation and utilities, today announced it has been named a winner of the Healthcare IT Summit 2010 Innovation Award in the category of “Best Demonstration of Value/ROI – Provider... Read more >
NPI Identifies Top Areas of Supply Chain Overspending in 2010 Study indicates $415 billion in wasteful supply chain spending
ATLANTA – September 1, 2010 NPI, a spend management services firm focused on delivering supply chain savings, has identified the top areas of overspending for today’s supply chain organizations in three categories: transportation, technology and telecom, and energy... Read more >
NPI Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for Supply Chain Spend Management Expertise Honored for cutting supply chain costs in post-recession climate
ATLANTA – May 18, 2010 NPI, a premier spend management services firm focused on reducing costs in complex spend categories, today announced that the company has been named to the 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list... Read more >
NPI Appoints Heather Barclay to Grow Technology Spend Management Practice High Performing Technology Executive Brings Deep Industry and Community Ties
ATLANTA – April 19, 2010 PI, a premier spend management consultancy focused on delivering technology and transportation savings, today announced the addition of Heather Barclay to its technology practice... Read more >
CVS/Caremark, Plantronics and Others Partner with NPI to Negate 2010 Shipping Rate Increases, Expedite Economic Recovery Leaders in healthcare, real estate, wireless, medical device and manufacturing industries choose NPI
ATLANTA – February 16, 2010 NPI, a premier management consultancy firm focused on spend management in technology and transportation savings, today announced that it has partnered with five new companies to help reduce transportation spending... Read more >
NPI Announces Energy Spend Management Practice to Reduce Costs for Large Corporations and Facilities Recognized spend management experts to help companies drastically reduce rising power costs
ATLANTA – January 12, 2010 NPI, a premier spend management services firm focused on reducing costs in complex spend categories, today announced the launch of its Energy practice. In addition to its technology, telecommunications and transportation advisory services... Read more >
NPI Financial Saves Companies $400 Million in Technology and Transportation Spend Atlanta-based firm adds 50 of the world’s top retail, healthcare and financial services companies to client portfolio
ATLANTA – March 9, 2009 NPI Financial, a premier spend management advisory firm specializing in technology and transportation savings, today announced that it has added more than 50 new companies to its client portfolio despite a sluggish economy... Read more >
Triton Value Partners Chooses NPI Financial to Reduce Transportation Costs for Growing Customer Base Business advisory and private equity firm turns to NPI’s spend management services to deliver immediate savings and improve strategic positioning
ATLANTA – May 19, 2008 Triton Value Partners, a business advisory and private equity firm, today announced that it has selected NPI Financial to deliver transportation spend management services to its growing customer base... Read more >
Spend Management Critical to Counterbalancing Hefty Transportation Rate Increases NPI transportation spend management experts help companies lessen impact of carrier rate increases, prevent offset of rising costs to consumers
ATLANTA – October 30, 2007 Transportation spend management experts at Atlanta-based NPI predict recent carrier rate increases will deal a powerful and negative blow to companies that rely on parcel shipping... Read more >
NPI Launches Transportation Spend Management Practice to Reduce Logistics Costs, Increase Profitability
ATLANTA March 27, 2007 NPI, the leader in technology spend management and fair market value analysis, today announced the launch of its Transportation Spend Management practice. NPI’s Transportation Spend Management services reduce corporate shipping and logistics costs... Read more >
Atlas Van Lines, International Speedway Corporation Implement NPI's Level 5 Spend Management Framework to Immediately Reduce Technology Spend, Double ROI
ATLANTA February 6, 2007 By providing an insightful view of market data, pricing flexibility and vendor collaboration best practices, NPI substantially decreased each company’s IT costs in as little as 30 days... Read more >
NPI Level 5 Spend Management Saves More than $27 Million in Technology, Telecom and Transportation Spending for New Clients NPI yields substantial savings for more than 30 new clients in second half of 2006
ATLANTA – November 3, 2006 PI today announced that its Level 5 Spend Management framework has saved more than $27 million for its newest clients. NPI, the leader in technology spend management and fair market value analysis, signed approximately 30 new clients... Read more >
NPI Defines Best Practices, Standards for Technology Purchasing and Procurement with Level 5 Spend Management Combination of market pricing analysis and purchasing methodology prevents overspending pitfalls in technology purchasing
ATLANTA – February 7, 2006 NPI, the leader in technology spend management and fair market value analysis, today announced the introduction of its Level 5 Spend Management framework. Designed to prevent overspending for enterprise technology purchases, Level 5 Spend Management is a combination of best practices... Read more >
NPI Achieves 100th Customer Milestone Growing Need for IT Expenditure Control Fuels Demand for New Technology Procurement Best Practices
ATLANTA – September 6, 2005 NPI, a leader in technology value expertise, announced today that the company has passed the 100 customer mark.Organizations such as Forbes, Marriott, Hitachi, Lands’ End, Atlas Van Lines, Rock-Tenn, La Quinta Inn’s, Under Armour, Harcourt Education... Read more >
NPI Wins Unprecedented Fourth Straight Award at Gartner Conference Award-Winning Solution Catapults Technology Spending to the Forefront of IT Executive Priorities
ATLANTA – May 5, 2005 NPI, a leader in technology value expertise, announced today that it is revolutionizing the practice area of technology spending with the company’s unrivaled Fair Market Value™ offering. This offering includes.... Read more >
NPI Wins Unprecedented Third Straight "Best Solution" Award at Gartner Conference Unique Technology Procurement Service is Top Pick of CIOs
ATLANTA – September 28, 2004 NPI, a leader in technology value expertise, announced today that the company’s Fair Market Value™ offering for technology procurement services was recognized as the Best Solution: Services at the Gartner Midsize Enterprise Summit... Read more >
NPI Wins Award for Best Solution at April Show NPI Awarded for 2nd Straight Year Including Nomination for Best Execution of IT Solution
ATLANTA – April 23, 2004 NPI’s unique cost-cutting service earned this rising technology procurement advisor top honors at the prestigious Gartner Vision Events Midsize Enterprise Summit held in Nashville, TN this month... Read more >
Savings are in Season This Year NPI Grows Client Roster With Awards And Innovation
ATLANTA – March 24, 2004 2003 has been a big year for the Atlanta-based high-tech financial advisor, NPI. After taking home the Best Solution award at the Gartner Enterprise Summit in Austin back in September 2003... Read more >
NPI Wins Midsize Enterprise Innovation Award for Best Midmarket Solution Growing Need for IT Expenditure Control Fuels Demand for New Technology Procurement Best Practices
ATLANTA – September 6, 2005 NPI, a leader in technology value expertise, announced today that the company has passed the 100 customer mark. Organizations such as Forbes, Marriott, Hitachi, Lands' End, Atlas Van Lines, Rock-Tenn, La Quinta Inn's, Under Armour, Harcourt Education, Mercy Healthcare and more have driven millions of dollars out of their IT spending with NPI... Read more >

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