Client Cost Savings Examples

Areas that CMI has helped our clients achieve cost savings in contingent labor include CMI’s Vendor Consolidation & Bulk Buy Programs, Hybrid Offshore Contingent Workforce Program (CWP) and University Partnership Program. 

These initiatives have differentiated CMI from other vendors serving our clients, helping us to establish a strategic relationship with them through a better understanding of their business and support of their contingent workforce initiatives. The following are just a few examples of how CMI has achieved significant cost savings in contingent labor for our clients. 

Vendor Consolidation & Bulk Buy Programs

Hybrid Offshore Contingent Workforce Program

University Partnership Program

 

Vendor Consolidation & Bulk Buy Programs

Consolidating requests for common contingent labor needs into a single requirement can provide additional savings in your costs through bulk buy discounts of 20% or more.  Consolidating existing common contingent resources under a single vendor can also provide similar savings in your costs.  CMI has worked with several of our clients to achieve these savings.

  • Seamless CWP Vendor Consolidation – CMI provided a seamless transition for 40 contingent labor resources from numerous vendors providing software testing for this client to a consolidated group under CMI.  The sourcing for this project occurred through the combination of recruiting our own resources and assuming responsibility for those working for other firms.  The resource transition and knowledge transfer program was executed without issue.  The client reduced their operating costs by 20% through the consolidation to CMI.
  • Major CWP Program to Reduce Cost and Improve Speed-to-Market – CMI was selected to provide the contingent labor to support the replacement of this client’s existing billing platform to reduce cost and improve speed-to-market.  CMI delivered onsite “just-in-time” software testing resources, ramping up to 120 resources in less than six months and closing the program after 18 months, providing the necessary staffing flexibility and cost savings required for this major initiative.

Hybrid Offshore Contingent Workforce Program

Benefit from offshoring economics combined with U.S. based program leadership for your software development and testing contingent labor needs.  With locations in India, CMI supports a program that allows you to take advantage of highly skilled developers and testers with strong technical expertise and a wide-array of capabilities in helping you build, modify, fix and text your software projects, large and small.  Typical savings for these programs are between 40% – 60% in contingent labor costs without compromising quality.

  • 45% Savings with Hybrid Offshore CWP – using our Hybrid Offshore CWP, CMI provided the software development and testing resources to support this telecommunications equipment manufacturer.  CMI provided the resources to support the fixing and testing of software for their carrier ethernet edge and aggregation solutions saving them over 45% in their contingent labor costs.

University Partnership Program

Establishing a relationship with local universities provides the opportunity to tap into a new pool of resources by using students to perform straightforward, but critical software development, testing and other IT tasks.  These resources provide high quality support at a significantly reduced cost basis.  CMI has established University Partnership Programs for clients in several geographic areas to provide excellent resources at a much lower cost per hour.

  • $17M Savings in Operational Costs – CMI as a value added part of providing the contingent resources to support our client’s IT operation, engaged our Executive Team to partner with our client to evaluate the current team of resources and the work assignments. CMI made recommendations for streamlining the work and modification of the contingent labor mix to include resources from local universities to lower their total cost.  The implementation of these recommendations resulted in operational cost savings of over $17M over a five year period for this client.