White Paper

Statement of Work (SOW)/Services Management and the Future of Work: Why Organizations Can’t Ignore This Critical Aspect of Contingent Workforce Management

Thursday, April 25, 2019


The world of work is changing. Businesses are tapping into on-demand sources of high-quality talent, while others have advanced beyond simple automation and now leverage interconnected processes to optimize how their work is addressed. Today’s enterprise executives find themselves facing an overarching pressure to become truly agile and thrive in a more globalized and competitive marketplace. However, while the majority of business attributes have a link to innovation, be it technology or strategic thinking, one major operational piece of contingent workforce management has not been standardized, much less optimized: Services Procurement and Statement of Work (SOW) management.

This research report by Ardent Partners highlights the critical importance for leading organizations to transform the management of the largest component of their non-employee workforce spend. In this report, you will learn:

  • Why Services Procurement and SOW are critical to the Future of Work.
  • The role of the modern Contingent Workforce Management program in managing and optimizing Services-based spend.
  • The impact of enhanced SOW and Services Management on overall corporate spend, cost-savings, productivity, and alignment of key enterprise projects and organizational goals.
  • And much more.


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