Frequently Asked Questions
There are no upfront fees to review and recommend savings. DCI’s fees are based on the savings we generate for you from our proprietary strategies and analyses. If there are no savings, then there are no fees.
98% of the time we can create an annual savings that is equal to headcount multiplied by $1,000. We can guarantee that the money we DO save you will be very worth your time.
Although your company may have extremely capable people there are specific tools and specialized “10,000 hour” skills employed by DCI that are not widely known nor easily accessed including: specialized tax credits, extensive databases of best-in-class pricing, tariff analysis, audit software, knowledge of unpublished discounts, and the deep understanding of all the negotiating protocols necessary to obtain best pricing. Our work is so specialized and unique that we have never seen our practices duplicated by any company’s in-house staff. This is the reason we can add significant value without risk.
Unpublished rates are the rates that vendors apply only in certain situations. These lower rates can add up to significant savings. The DCI team knows where the highest discounts can be gained and how to obtain them for you.
Most companies prefer to stay with their valued suppliers and not needlessly disrupt those relationships. Our process ensures you get savings while maintaining those quality relationships but we also make you aware of attractive pricing and/or terms from your vendors’ competitors so that you are fully informed regarding all of your best options.
Expect to save a minimum of $1,000/ee/year and increase your profit by as much as 10%.
Reviewing the magnitude and solution path of multiple savings usually takes two full hours of executive time within the first month. Total executive time is limited to ten hours total. Staff time invested is also a manageable ten hours — mostly helping DCI get access to invoice data.
DCI’s best work is done for mid-size companies led by forward-thinking, growth-minded executives who welcome a collaboration with committed experts like DCI. Companies of any size who are willing to discover what “they didn’t know that they didn’t know” will benefit from our service.
No sensitive or confidential information is required and we do not review your processes or books or audit your direct cost of goods sold. The focus will be SG&A vendor invoices and agreements.
We are flexible and adaptable to your needs. We are available to help you only in the areas you would like us to.
DCI provides our full range of services in all 50 states and select cost saving services for Canadian companies.