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Our Services

Strategic Sourcing

Increase leverage with your incumbent or move to a best in market solution by engaging Cannon Group to handle your carrier negotiations or manage your RFP. We are experts in legacy and new technologies, and the rates, terms and conditions of all major carriers. Cannon Group ensures that you are getting the right services at the cost you deserve.

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Planning Vendor Negotiations RFP Management Retained Sourcing

Project Management

Cannon Group's team of expert project managers will create and manage the project plan, place orders, handle vendor coordination and oversee all communications.

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Enjoy the Benefits

With Cannon Group’s telecom sourcing expertise, you can:

Improve leverage in negotiations

Outsourcing frees up your in-house resources

Faster adoption of new technologies

Better Results - Better Relationships

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"Despite a very tight timeline to complete our WAN transition, we were able to finish the whole transition in lightning speed with Cannon Group’s help. Cannon developed the RFP, interacted with vendors, and managed the entire negotiations process through the final contract stage. All of this happened in a comparatively short time – less than five months."

- Vice President of Infrastructure
Global Staffing Company

Strategic Sourcing Overview

Within 12 months of a carrier services contract expiration, Cannon Group leverages our industry and provider knowledge to help you develop a plan, negotiate new agreements with incumbents or fully manage the RFP process. Some clients retain us for ongoing negotiations support.

Our sourcing experts ease the strain on your in-house resources, shorten the bid process by as much as 2 to 4 months, and save you money.


To ensure a positive outcome, it is essential to develop a strategy.  Cannon Group helps clients:

  • Build a business case
  • Assess contracts for their competitiveness
  • Develop a migration strategy to newer technologies like SIP or SD-WAN

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Vendor Negotiations

For clients that know who they want to provide their services - incumbent or new carrier, Cannon Group serves as your advocate:

  • Finding leverage points within the contract
  • Negotiating for best in class outcomes

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RFP Management

Other clients would like to understand what their options are, so Cannon Group provides a comprehensive, turnkey solution that includes:

  • Documenting requirements
  • Releasing and managing the RFP through a web-based platform
  • Soliciting vendors
  • Awarding the bid
  • Negotiating the final contract

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Retained Sourcing

Cannon Group is often retained by clients to be stewards of their largest  carrier contracts.  In this case, we own:

  • Lifecycle of contract amendments
  • Vendor management
  • Comprehensive reporting

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Project Management Overview

The power of our lifecycle approach for managing migrations is that we provide a full spectrum of support including business case development, vendor negotiations, implementation and ongoing management. Our experienced project managers will ensure that orders are placed, vendors are kept on track and any issues that may arise are resolved immediately.

Our flexible engagement model gives you the option to have us manage your entire migration - or supplement your team where you have gaps.


The first and often challenging step in any technology migration is knowing what you have today compared to what's available in the market.  Cannon Group helps clients:

  • Document current telecom environment - services & contract commitments
  • Research vendors and their solutions
  • Create a business case with the findings

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Transitioning to a new technology can be major strain on in-house IT resources, so Cannon Group offers services for:

  • Project managing the implementation
  • Communicating with vendors and internal stakeholders
  • Ensuring that all orders including disconnects are done on a timely basis

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