VendorBumper

We gather software product and service information on your behalf.
We serve as your bumper against aggressive sales teams until you decide to engage directly with a vendor.
Comprehensive 25 to 75 page reports, available within 48 hours of request.
We do not participate in your procurement process.  We charge low fixed rates for our deliverables.

See what we\\’re all about

Gathering basic background information about software products and services comes at a cost — your privacy.  We offer simple fixed price services to gather information about software products and services.  We capture information like product features, pricing, user reviews, competitor comparisons, white papers, vendor finances, and investors.  You choose when to engage with a vendor. 

Don Smith\\’s infamous Open Letter to Vendors ranting about time wasting sales and marketing techniques
We contact vendors on your behalf, gather the information you require, and summarize it into an actionable document. Your privacy is preserved until you decide to contact the vendor directly
Quality research takes time.  We put in the leg work to gather and summarize the information you are interested in.  You leverage the final work product to quickly begin your own assessments.
Quality research takes time. We put in the leg work to gather and summarize the information you are interested in. You leverage the final work product to quickly begin your own assessments.

What You Are Up Against

This chart shows that I was tracked by 554 third party sites while I visited 41 sites in one day.  Each little triangle is a tracking cookie that a site left or activated on my computer.  When you research software solutions on the web you leave digital footprints.  Vendors can exploit these trackers to target you for email campaigns, cold calling, and most typically ad re-targeting.   Click here to access the Lightbeam Firefox addon.

What we can do for you…

$75
A quick summary of a target company with links to relevant information.  Usually available in 24 hours.

Quick Summary

$75 A quick summary of a target company with links to relevant information. Usually available in 24 hours.
$125.  A 25 to 50 page comprehensive report that covers the background and history of a company, financial and headcount info, product/service descriptions, technology stack, competitive differentiators, pricing, industry analyst reports, thought leadership content, user reviews, competitive landscape, competitor comparisons, and more.

Private Company Review

$125. A 25 to 50 page comprehensive report that covers the background and history of a company, financial and headcount info, product/service descriptions, technology stack, competitive differentiators, pricing, industry analyst reports, thought leadership content, user reviews, competitive landscape, competitor comparisons, and more.
$150.  A 25 to 50 page report similar to the private company review, but extended with more detail leveraging the contents of 10-K, 10-Q, and Proxy Statements

Public Company Review

$150. A 25 to 50 page report similar to the private company review, but extended with more detail leveraging the contents of 10-K, 10-Q, and Proxy Statements

Sample Quick Summary

An example of a vendor quick summary

Example Private Company Review

A sample of a private company review

Public Company Review

An example of a public company review