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5 Key Terms to Know for Vendor Contracts

By on May 24, 2016 in Commercial, Contracts

CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, and other risk and security professionals should familiarize themselves — or refresh their recollections — around Price and Payment, Proprietary & Confidential Info, Changes in Scope and Deliverables, Termination and Remedies, Disclaimers and Indemnifications, advises in CIO.

“Several obstacles affect and often limit successful negotiations in this area,” he writes. “The risk itself can be a moving target. For example, in the acquisition of an IT services subscriber base (regardless of industry), how will customer attrition, revenue projection revisions, and loss of key personnel affect the price paid (value)?”

“One way to prepare for and better engage in such negotiations is to develop a contract negotiation playbook,” he adds. “While each set of tactics and strategies will necessarily reflect the internal business rules of the individual company, the five areas discussed here should form a part of any playbook.”

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