Vendor Relations

Vendor Relations

Our members decide on which themes we are active. We are working on a balanced relationship between customer and supplier.

We focus on:

  • Creating a level playing field between supply and demand sides through a joint 'Code of Conduct'.
  • Realizing transparency, predictability, flexibility and scalability in contracts. 
  • Reinforced knowledge on contract & supplier management, software asset management and identity & access management.
  • Discussing the perceived bottlenecks in the relationship with large vendors.

In a rapidly changing technology landscape, where cloud demands an ever greater role, it is important to maintain good relations with the supply side. More balance in the rights and obligations of both client and supplier is essential for further development of this relationship.

Vendor relations news

Meeting with vice-president of the European Commission, Margarethe Vestager’s Cabinet

2020-07-01 Vergadering kabinet van Europees vice-president Vestager.pngMonday 06 July 2020 11:17 On Wednesday morning July 1, Arthur Govaert and Ronald Verbeek, along with colleagues from Beltug, Cigref and Voice, spoke to mr. Werner Stengg and mr. Michele Piergiovanni from the cabinet of vice-president of the European Commission (EC), mrs. Margarethe Vestager. full story

CIO Platform Nederland in FD news ‘The stranglehold of the software giants’

2019-10-21 FD Wurggreep.jpgFriday 11 October 2019 14:00 The Dutch business newspaper ‘Het Financieele Dagblad’ (FD) paid attention to a topic that is urgent to CIOs: the need for large software vendors to adapt and balance their behaviour towards customers. The article has now been translated by FD from Dutch into English. full story

Urgent letter CIO Platform Nederland to the DPA’s to test software together

2019-09-23 Brandbrief AP.jpgTuesday 24 September 2019 08:30 Today CIO Platform Nederland has sent a letter to the board of Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP, Dutch DPA) the Dutch Data Protection Authority. In it we call on AP to set up a program together with the other European DPA’s that should lead to better compliance of commonly used software products, services and the associated conditions with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). full story

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Vendor relations events

  1. Virtual meeting CEG Vendor Relations

    Within the playing field of supplier management, CIO Platform Nederland takes an important position in representing the interests of our member organisations. During this meeting you'll get an update on our activities in supplier management and would like to receive your input, which we will then incorporate into our follow-up actions.

    11 Mar
  2. Kick-off 'High performance relations with software suppliers'

    CIO Platform Nederland and NLdigital are joining forces. The members of both associations will actively start to work together this year. We are aiming for a harmonious collaboration in which we strengthen each other and prevent high-flown conflicts. We start with an online kick-off designed for CIOs and general sales managers of software suppliers.

    18 Mar

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