In this excerpt from our book, we remove the fog around pricing models by providing a basic vocabulary and set of definitions that companies can use to determine which pricing model and what types of incentives are best for them. In addition, we provide a framework to help companies understand the key attributes of pricing models and determine which model to apply to which type of contract. Acquired equity or acquired shares means that an employee has acquired the right to the company`s shares by achieving a type of performance specified in the acquisition plan. A form of acquired shares or acquired shares consists of restricted share units or UAR. SRUs, unlike stock options, are held directly by the employee after they are acquired. One of the main disadvantages of a reimbursement contract is that the outsourcing provider does not really have an incentive to control its costs. If the fees are calculated as a percentage of the supplier`s cost, they will also increase as the costs increase. The problem is that with this type of agreement, outsourcing providers are not intrinsically motivated to reduce costs for their customers. If the supplier succeeds in reducing costs, it will effectively be punished by a reduction in revenue and profits.
For options, this means that the employee now has the right to exercise the acquired options he or she has acquired. Exercising stock options means that you buy the shares at a predetermined price with the idea that they are worth more than the purchase price. Acquisition can cause many people to own small parts of the business at once, making future legal work more difficult. With Cliffs, you can try a partner in the form of a co-shareholder or motivate a new employee with a stake without parting with a stake in advance. If the invested person walks during the cliff, or perhaps fails to achieve certain performance goals that could be part of the company, he will not get a stake. The dressed person gets everything he would have accumulated during the cliff period when the cliff ends. Include « exit ramps » and reopening clauses in the contract. A central principle of acquired outsourcing is mutual trust between the contracting parties. Instead of putting considerable effort into negotiating detailed clauses to cover all possible contingencies, an acquired outsourcing relationship is based on a shared commitment to agreed and desired outcomes and a willingness to tackle challenges together. Reimbursement contracts are often referred to as « cost plus » contracts because the company reimburses the outsourcing provider for its costs and pays them a profit. Some reimbursement contracts estimate the total cost for budgeting purposes and to help the company provide funds to pay the outsourcing provider. An acquisition plan is a term that is included in the employee compensation plan.
A plan of exercise may apply to stock options, restricted shares and eligible pension plans. The acquisition schedule describes the requirements that the employee must meet in order to become acquired. Importance of stable demand and funding The final element of the contractual structure should be a mutual understanding of the stability of the provider`s demand for services and the financing of the agreement over the duration of the contract. Service providers will be reluctant to invest in the business if they feel their potential revenue streams could be reduced over the life of the contract. The price that the service provider ends up charging is then directly correlated with its confidence in its ability to generate future revenue. We are often asked whether it is appropriate to use several types of incentives for a single contract. The answer is that it is not only possible, but in our opinion desirable. A well-structured agreement should balance multiple incentives, ensure that no perverse incentives are created, and force the outsourcing provider to make compromise decisions that align with the desired outcomes.
In addition, a good contract will use balanced incentives to promote an environment where the outsourcing provider does not strive to maximize the achievement of a goal at the expense of overall performance. In fact, I believe that contract management is a bad term. At the very least, it`s outdated, dotted with decades of contract laws and precedents that struggle to explain what happened and what can happen in the real world. A pricing model for acquired outsourcing should include contractual incentives that are mutually beneficial for both the outsourcing of the company and the service provider. Linking incentives to a contract is not new, but it`s easier to get it right than done. The challenge with an acquired outsourcing contract is to find the right incentives to motivate service providers to make decisions that ultimately lead to the company`s desired results. For this purpose, incentives are usually used for: Fixed-price contracts In a fixed-price contract, the outsourcing provider`s price is agreed in advance and is not subject to any adjustment. Therefore, the price that the customer pays is fixed and includes the cost and profit of the supplier.
A fixed-price contract therefore eliminates budget fluctuations for the outsourcing of the company. Fixed-price contracts are also the easiest type of contract to manage, as the company does not need to track actual costs to determine payment. Reimbursement contracts Under a reimbursement contract, a company pays its outsourcing provider the actual cost of providing a service. By definition, a reimbursement contract is a variable price contract, with fees based on the amount of services provided over a given period. This type of contract is appropriate if it is too difficult to estimate a fixed price with sufficient precision and/or if the outsourcing provider is not willing to bear the risks associated with unknown persons. Reimbursement contracts are often used for the development of a new product or service because the work cannot be clearly defined or when external forces (para. B weather conditions) determine how often the service is provided (e.g.B. snow removal). When to use what type of contract We are often asked, « Which pricing model is best? » There is no one right answer. In our work, we have seen how companies have succeeded with each solution. The parties must work together to determine what type of contract will best help them avoid outsourcing mistakes and reach the « pony ».
The pony is the difference between the value of the current solution and the potentially optimized solution. .