The different ways to engage...

One of the key things Strategic Blue does is buying from the cloud vendor on different terms to what's offered to the end customer. To allow for this, Strategic Blue can work with organisations in multiple different ways, these predominantly fit into two categories, direct and indirect.

The difference is whether Strategic Blue is engaged directly with the end customer. If you're looking at using Strategic Blue as an extension of your own cloud resale capability then indirect is probably the way forward for you, you can find out more information about that on our partnerships page.

Direct Engagement Models

Advanced Resale

Advanced resale is Strategic Blue's standard form of engagement with organisations.  We use our years of experience and financial expertise to step into the billing chain to help customers achieve improved savings on their cloud spend, as well as a greater understanding of their usage.  We use our experience of managing portfolios to allow our customers to benefit from the buying power of our consortium of customers.

Outsourced FinOps

For organisations who may already have a resale partner, or have a requirement for a direct relationship with their cloud providers, Strategic Blue has found a way to still offer our suite of services. We call it "working at the side", where we manage cashflows to still allow us to offer the tailored pricing solutions that our customers love.

How they compare

Advanced Resale

Strategic Blue step into the billing chain while leaving the technical relationship intact with the cloud vendor intact for the customer.
  • There are no upfront costs
  • Simple process of moving accounts to Strategic Blue supported by our FinSA team
  • Technical relationship remains intact between customer and cloud vendor
  • Gain access to deeper and more flexible savings than would be available direct with the vendor
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Outsourced FinOps

No change to your current billing or technical relationship whether they be with vendors or other partners, while gaining the benefit of Strategic Blue's services.
  • We are complementary to your relationships
  • Gain access to deeper and more flexible savings than available direct
  • Very little technical onboarding required, only financial/procurement.
  • Can be used to achieve quicker savings before moving to Advanced Resale
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Save Your Customers’ Money

Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

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Save Your Customers’ Money

Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

Learn More

Save Your Customers’ Money

Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

Learn More

Save Your Customers’ Money

Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

Learn More

Save Your Customers’ Money

Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

Learn More

Save Your Customers’ Money

Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

Learn More