The IT Acquisition KPA is the gatekeeper for the application of all ITAM strategies determined by
an organization, including policies, standards, and lifecycle processes. An effective IT acquisition
process empowers the rest of an ITAM program by applying process, which determines
pathways for exceptions, and generates the initial records for the IT assets before acquisition is
The Acquisition Manager acts as a gatekeeper in the sense that they control and manage the process of acquiring new products, services, or assets for a company. They are responsible for evaluating potential suppliers, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that the company gets the best value for its investments.
He determines what is allowed into the organization using different policies and standards of the organization. He works with all the other stakeholders to ensure the safety of IT assets before they are procured.
The Acquisition Manager monitors requests coming in and acts as a gatekeeper by weighing the request with policy and standards to determine if the product or asset will be purchased. They are involved in multiple areas of the ITAM program.
The Acquisiton Manager has an important role in ITAM and asct as a gatekeeper in a way that he selects criteria, reviews and approves or denies requests by weighing in options. they also work with different teams to identfy standard and non-standard requests. they also have an important role of negotiating contracts.