Noble Eightfold, was founded on the idea of building a comprehensive Technology Negotiations firm that distinguishes itself by the elite experience it offers. Our goal is to ease the complicated and lengthy process of vendor selection and negotiation.
FOCUS & RELATIONSHIPSWe also seek to preserve our client’s long-term vendor relationships by engaging in respectful collaborative negotiations.
HOW WE WORKNoble Eightfold understands the importance of gaining trust by getting to know our client ‘s business culture and goals.
COMMUNICATION IS KEYWe have built our reputation and credibility by engaging in a client-centered approach, listening to each client.
GAINING TRUST BY GETTING TO KNOW OUR CLIENT’S BUSINESS CULTURE & GOALS
We have built our reputation and credibility by engaging in a client-centered approach, where our clients feel we take the time to listen, understand their needs, and implement plans and strategies that will successfully achieve their goals. We also seek to preserve our client’s long term vendor relationships by engaging in respectful collaborative negotiations.
As we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its impact on our daily lives, we at Noble Eightfold are committed to the safety of our researchers, clients, and vendors. As such, until further notice, all negotiations will be conducted virtually. This will not affect our commitment to the white glove service experience we offer, or impact our ability to continue to create greater gains for our clients.
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"Negotiating is an ancient craft, a delicate mix of art and science, style and substance. It prizes intuition as highly as intellect, good sense as much as hard numbers. It requires emotional detachment and a high aspiration level. It can be a game of power, real as well as imagined. Some people play the game masterfully while others only dimly understand it."
Common misunderstandings when managing technology expenses:
My existing vendor contacts are enough to ensure competitive pricing
I can squeeze in my technology vendor negotiations 30 minutes before lunch
Haggling is negotiation
Contract Negotiation benchmarks, analytics and advice are enough
I do not need anyone to help me with vendor negotiations. I am pretty good at “beating the vendors down
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