Vendor Due Diligence

Establish Objectivity in the Pre-Contract Assessment Process

Unfortunately, facts rarely speak for themselves. By itself, a set of accurate data and truthfully answered questions—sourced from requestors, independent reviewers, or your internal due diligence team—remains open to interpretation. Subjectivity can insert itself into what should be a standardized process, creating inconsistencies that undermine the integrity of the due diligence process.

Automated Objectivity Ensures Integrity

Vendor Cloud enforces objectivity within your vendor due diligence process. Our business rules engine clarifies the review process in two ways:

  • Questions lead to precise data points: Our system helps you create questions that produce specific data points the can be meaningfully evaluated. For example, instead of asking for a credit score, it produces inquiries that determine whether the vendor’s credit score falls within an acceptable range.
  • Risk evaluation based on company policy: The criteria for evaluation—pass, fail, or request clarification—is based on parameters consistent with company policy. Following the previous example, a submitted credit score would be automatically examined and assessed objectively against the company’s formal policy demands.

Vendor Cloud allows users to configure the scoring for each vendor self-assessment question.

Accelerate due diligence with integrated checkpoint services

Reduce your burden: Vendor Cloud can integrate with third-party checkpoint services to accelerate review.

 

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