Vendor Management

Information Technology Vendor Management deals with the intelligent sourcing of IT goods (procurement) and services (contracting/consulting). Vendor management requires familiarity with business needs and transforming those needs to goods and services from qualified and accredited suppliers. In investing in vendor management, organisations would look for the best way to get value out of the investment.

Companies typically spend between 2–5% of revenue on IT & 25–30% of this on software.​ SLMaaS (Software License Management as a Service) often provides savings of 10–30% by repurposing licenses to optimize software spends and maintaining compliance to reduce or eliminate risk ​of audit. Software audits typically cost 0.004% of revenue.


Steve Johnstone

Steve Johnstone

CIO Advisor

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Phone: 1-604-644-8403

I take pride in being a dynamic and versatile leader with a proven ability to deliver the benefits of technology to diverse businesses in order to drive growth, performance and profitability. Throughout the years I’ve used my expertise to manage geographically and technically diverse teams as well as to consult with leading providers across industries such as aviation, manufacturing, telecommunications, food & beverage, real estate and travel. 

Delivering solutions of the highest standard requires implementing best practice methodologies and building high performance teams. I work with team members and partners that also see the value of innovation and focus on developing flexible, scalable solutions, that allow organizations to grow quickly and securely, while managing risks and costs.

Select Accomplishments

Provides strategic planning and business & technology consulting to help companies maximize and protect their IT investments.

Builds highly competent, agile and cost-effective IT teams.

Streamlines business processes.

Partners with strong vendors to facilitate rapid business growth.

Professional Highlights
  • Inspired and led large-scale global IT projects for multi-national organization.
  • Established an Innovation Centre for major travel organization

Avantage's SLMaaS is specifically designed to help organizations control, manage and maintain software licensing compliance without adding resources or expensive toolsets.​ We have extensive experience helping businesses maximize their IT investments in the following key areas of Software License Management.

Contact Norman today and get your vendor management in order.