Happy New Year from all of us at KWF Consulting! We hope that your holidays were festive and that your 2018 will be a year of great fulfillment.
As it is in our organization, we expect that January is a time for reassessing and renewal in your organization. One of the most time-sensitive projects we take on for clients is related to publishing assessment and RFP services. Whether your organization is assessing your publishing program to determine the best forward direction, planning to renegotiate existing publisher and or other vendor relationships, or exploring the option of issuing a competitive RFP, beginning work in the first quarter of 2018 is critical to seeing the rewards of your efforts as soon 2019 or even 2020.
KWF Consulting provides a number of services to assist our clients with these decisions.
- We provide critical reviews of publisher and vendor contracts to identify missing protections and negotiate stronger terms.
- We analyze historical revenues and costs, weigh the net returns to publishers and societies, and predict the potential for improved financial arrangements.
- We examine societies’ publishing expenses, processes, and timeliness and compare them to industry averages to identify areas for cost savings and efficiency.
- We issue RFPs, evaluate proposals, coordinate vendor presentations, and negotiate contracts to ease the burden of these activities for our clients.
Since our founding in 2000, we have conducted scores of such services to scores of clients. No other consultancy has secured more winning results for more publishing programs. Our services routinely pay for themselves many times over.
Please email or call us to share the challenges you are facing for 2018, and we will be happy to let you know how we can help you achieve success.