Cost Reduction

We soften the impact of your hard costs.

Every company has overhead expenses. And every company seeks to reduce those costs to improve its bottom line. It’s often a constant battle that’s time-consuming to fight. That’s why you need an expert. At Cost Reduction Analysts, we’ve been winning that overhead battle for our clients for the past 20 years. We streamline your costs by creating efficiencies and obtaining the most competitive pricing. We don’t sacrifice quality and we don’t cut staff. Instead, we create savings by meticulously analyzing your expenditures to determine your needs and spending patterns. Then we utilize our cost expertise, knowledge of the marketplace and bargaining leverage to reduce your routine overhead expenses. More importantly, you retain complete control and decision-making authority. We are simply a source of information, knowledge and expertise working in your best interest.

Plus, you only pay us if we succeed. Our fee is a percentage of your savings that’s paid over time as savings are realized. This payment structure reflects our belief that we can reduce your overhead through our savvy for efficiency and our purchasing power with vendors. We’re confident you’ll save money. If we don't save you money, you pay nothing.

Typically, we save companies 10-20% or more by cutting costs for:

  • Office Supplies
  • Kitchen, Soda & Coffee Service
  • Computer Supplies
  • Copier Leases and Supplies
  • Credit Card Merchant Processing Services
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Internet Services
  • Audio & Web Conferencing
  • Wireless Communication Services
  • Fax Broadcasting and E-Mail Blasts
  • Banking Services
  • Insurance
  • Service Contracts
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Printing
  • Fulfillment
  • Off-site Storage
  • Express Delivery Service
  • Courier Service
  • and more

FAQS

How will my company be billed after CRA finds savings?

Your company only pays CRA after we save you money. We are paid a percentage of the savings realized. This fee is paid over time as your savings are realized. If we do not save you any money, we never get paid. No results, no fee. It's that simple.

What happens if we decide not to implement CRA's recommendation?

That is your choice. You are under no obligation to implement our recommendations. In fact, we do not get paid unless you implement our recommendations and save money as a result.

What information do you require?

We simply need your vendor invoices for the cost areas included in the analysis, underlying vendor agreements when applicable, and a brief discussion with the staff member responsible for making the purchases.

How long will the analysis take?

Not very long. Generally, we can gather all the necessary information from you in less than a day. To avoid taking up valuable staff time, once we are shown where vendor files are maintained, we do this work on our own. We deliver our comprehensive Cost Reduction Recommendation Report about six weeks later in a face-to-face meeting with you.

How does CRA choose which vendors to contact?

In addition to contacting your current vendors, we select vendors that can provide the quality products and services that you require at a competitive price. Because we provide our cost analysis services for so many companies and have been in business successfully for 20 years, we are familiar with the practices and pricing of many different vendors in the cost areas we review.

Will your recommended vendors provide the same products and services that we are currently receiving?

Yes. We do an "apples-to-apples" comparison of the same quality products and services, not less.

Will we purchase products or services through CRA?

No. CRA does not act as a middleman. You will continue to purchase directly from your chosen vendor, whether it's your current vendor or a prospective vendor. We simply negotiate the price and monitor future purchases to ensure pricing accuracy.

Does CRA receive any compensation from vendors?

No, we do not accept fees or commissions from vendors. This is spelled out in our simple Letter Agreement. If a vendor offers us compensation, we direct them to pass those savings on to you.

Does it really work?

Yes, very well and successfully for 20 years. CRA's service is unique in that we are only paid when your company realizes savings. Few companies are so confident in their services to make their fee dependent upon the success of their service.