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Impactiviti is happy to announce the finalized version of the very first pharmaceutical Training Vendor Map template (static screen shot below).

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This comprehensive spreadsheet will enable any training department to fully map out its landscape of outsource suppliers, by category and sub-category, in order to better classify existing vendors and identify needs for new suppliers.

How many times have people asked, “Who’s a good vendor for _____?” The Vendor Map allows you to bring all this scattered information together!

Used in conjunction with the Vendor Funnel, we now have a comprehensively designed approach to rationalizing the entire vendor selection process – saving a ton of time, trouble, and needlessly duplicated effort.

There are 10 major buckets (spreadsheet tabs) under which your vendors can be arranged:

  • Training Development
  • Strategy
  • Live Training
  • Technology Platforms
  • Sales Skills
  • Management & Leadership
  • Compliance & Human Capital
  • Trainer Skills
  • Specialized Training
  • Specialized Services

…and under each of those buckets there are sub-categories. For instance, under Specialized Training, there are columns for: Managed Markets | Federal Government Accounts | Marketing Training | MSL/Medical Affairs Training | Direct to HCP or Customer Training

BONUS: There is also a template for arranging your content development vendors by therapeutic specialty – making it much easier for members of your department to select potential suppliers based on areas of proven capabilities.

Want a copy? Just e-mail me (stevew at impactiviti.com) and I’ll send it along.

I extend thanks to the many folks – on both the client and vendor side – who contributed valuable input during the development of the Vendor Map tool. It is a version 1, so it’s not perfect; but, since it’s a spreadsheet, you can adapt it to the needs of your department. And, because Impactiviti’s business is to make vendor recommendations, I am happy to assist you in filling out your map, including making recommendations of targeted vendors for any needs you identify.

By the way, if you have colleagues attending the upcoming SPBT (Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers) conference, this is a great tool to help intelligently plan, in advance, targeted visits in the vendor exhibition hall. Impactiviti can help you with that process as well.

>> Speaking of Vendor Selection/Management – did you know that SPBT and Impactiviti are sponsoring another public Successful Vendor Management full-day workshop for biopharma training professionals on May 9th? Go here for all the details, and to register your training managers!

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As we launch into 2013, I’m going to ask you to do me a very simple favor.

>>When you need advice on a vendor for training, compliance, or digital marketing needs, let’s talk. That’s it! Easy enough, right?

You have a need. I apply my expertise (and that of my vast network) to find you the optimal vendor/partner. Everyone wins.

The Impactiviti network exists to make targeted vendor recommendations. I do the work of intelligently identifying the best resources for you.

You win. The (most suitable) vendor wins. I win when my client and partner win. No tricks, no hard sell. Just expert advice to make your job easier. At no cost to you (I work on a referral fee basis with vendor/partners – a win for them, replacing the overhead cost of new sales).

And every time we brainstorm together, and identify top resources, the entire network gets better. Avoiding faulty decisions and weeding out lousy suppliers – that’s a win, too.

What’s the catch? Well, in 6+ years, I haven’t been able to find one. Nor have the many clients who’ve benefitted from the Impactiviti referral network. But if you really want to put in more time and effort on your own, and not look at recommended options…maybe calling Impactiviti isn’t your best move. ;>}

So, do us both a favor – let’s talk. Whatever need you’re planning for, Ask Steve (phone: 973-947-7429) – I’m happy to brainstorm with you and save you time (and headaches). If you’re within NJ/NY/CT/Philly area, I can also come in and chat.

Outsource failures are far too common. I’m here to help you win!

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What types of training needs can we assist you with? Glad you asked! Download this quick cheat sheet! Impactiviti Vendor Advice

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