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CDC Software Wins at the Pivotal Auction. Now What? Part One: Event Summary
While Pivotal might have temporarily mitigated its protracted troubles by having the privilege to choose between three potential suitors, the time for some

bid cactus auction  proposal, since its initial bid was originally rejected by the Pivotal board which cited there were too many conditions attached to the deal. Therefore, for the reason of clarity and to gain some insight about the competitive space, it might be useful to chronologically review the turns of events that have led to the final sale of Pivotal, which did not exactly occur in a first come, first served fashion. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the market impact. Part Three will

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Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist


Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements.

bid cactus auction  strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements. Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and "supplier relationship management (SRM)" monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small

bid cactus auction  “for sale”) and posted bid (reverse “wanted to buy”) events are similar to advertisements in the classified section of a newspaper, with the discretion of the seller to sell (or not) to whomever they see fit. An English event  is an open ascending-price event; as time goes on, the price is bid up by buyers who are willing to pay more than other bidders. In contrast, a reverse English event is a descending price event because the price is bid down by sellers willing to sell for a lower price than Read More

Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article presents a framework to structure and gain maximum mileage out of the RA process.

bid cactus auction  with a preset initial bid price, and reduce their bids by multiples of the bid decrement value. The vendor with the lowest price at the closure of the auction is generally the order taker. Prior to the auction going live, necessary parameters, such as quantity on auction, designated date and time of auction, initial bid amount, bid decrement, payment terms, and delivery terms, are finalized and communicated to the participating vendors. More often than not, a pre-auction quotation is also requested. RA Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume


A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This part addresses the implications of using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing.

bid cactus auction  the buyers continue to bid up the price for a given item or service until only one buyer remains. Technically, e-procurement uses reverse auctions or downward auctions, where the bidders are the suppliers and prices continue to fall until only one bidder remains, who then has the right and obligation to supply the requested goods or services at the low bid price. The initial entrant in this field, FreeMarkets, Inc. , began five years ago with an auction for plastic parts for Frigidaire refrigerators, Read More

New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released


SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO). The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes.

bid cactus auction  flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater analytical power and flexibility to evaluate sourcing data, users should be able to gain a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of sourcing activities. New capabilities include the following: Cost Model Analysis Flexibility —Users can now create multiple cost models, including historic cost models, in a single sourcing event while electing which cost model to apply in “what-if” scenarios for bid analysis Read More

The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products


Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) announced it had acquired 90% of Finnish company, Progma OY. Progma is a service provider offering facility management, application service providing (ASP), and Internet Hosting.

bid cactus auction  be supported if the bid is accepted. The feature is similar to some search engine results that give percentages indicating degree of relevance for each item found. Other features are patterned after earlier products from vendors such as SAP and i2. The browser interface can be personalized in a variety of ways. Alerts inform users when a commit date falls through or a new order is received. The requisite world map displays the user's supplier network. Though much of the functionality could be seen as Read More

Transportation Management System (TMS)


Transportation Management System (TMS): The ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, tender shipments, manifest parcel, track their progress, and manage claims can reduce transportation costs by 10 to 30 percent. Freight Audit & Payment: By allowing experts to manage your contracts, audit your bills, allocate the charges, make the payments, and report the results, you are assured of paying the correct amount. Business Intelligence: Having the online tools to dynamically report, graph, map, trend, and model your entire operation provides the performance reporting, key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards, and insight for continuous process improvement and maximum savings. Global Consulting: With the information derived from these technologies, CTSI-Global is able to extend client savings by consulting in all key areas of interest including benchmarking, KPI management, global network design, bid preparation, and negotiations.

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Dedicated Offshore Outsourcing


IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore client services manager. IXION provides VoIP phone service, support tools, and issue tracking systems to facilitate communication. IT infrastructure/offshore operations: IXION will design and manage the creation of a wholly owned offshore operation for your organization. All aspects of setting up the offshore operation and creating the subsidiary are delivered within a fixed budget and timeframe. IXION will transition the operation over to you after a designated training period. This is a build-operate-transfer (B-O-T) model. IXION has a dedicated and experienced senior management team. The company's development resources, offshore infrastructure, and customer base helps support its professional onshore and offshore services.  

bid cactus auction  and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore client services manager. IXION provides VoIP phone service, support tools, and issue tracking systems to facilitate communication. IT infrastructure/offshore operations: IXION Read More

Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding


Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage federal acquisition methods and processes can grow from scratch to a profitable bottom line, whatever their size.

bid cactus auction  document called invitation for bid [IFB]) prospective providers for submitting offers, called sealed bids . Precedence of sealed bidding US federal regulations give preference to a procurement process based on sealed bids over competitive proposals if certain conditions are fulfilled: time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids; the award will be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; it is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding Read More

Off-loading Some Green Compliance Burdens: Can Enterprise Applications Meet the Challenge?


The European Union’s WEEE Directive requires electronics manufacturers of member states to manage and pay for electrical and electronics waste recycling. Yet some prospective business service providers are waiting for the legislation and market to mature before offering their solutions.

bid cactus auction  is maximized through competitive bidding. The audit trail of products listed, products sold, and registered bidders can be included in the tracking and reporting of take-back and recovery programs. However, ensuring complete WEEE compliance is essentially a network management problem. It entails managing the collection of products via licensed carriers and the coordination of sorting and disposing of products within authorized facilities. It also includes managing the resale of products to ensure the Read More

How to Cope When Your Service Provider is Acquired


Challenges are aplenty when a vendor is acquired. Financial health is no longer a safe indicator to gauge a vendor's future during this mega merger era. Knowing the challenges facing big vendors, like Oracle and PeopleSoft, and their competitors can give users a negotiating edge, whether in or entering a contract.

bid cactus auction  Oracle finalized its takeover bid in December, paying approximately $10.3 billion (USD) for PeopleSoft. Part Seven of the While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse—Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused series. Though the trial is over, scrutiny of Oracle has continued. Oracle, PeopleSoft, and J.D. Edwards customers are somewhat bemused, to put it mildly, about what the new number two applications provider will offer in terms of application services and functionality. The competition is Read More

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bid cactus auction  collaboration, construction administration, bid management, and buying. Visitors to buzzsaw.com will be able to access industry information, purchase products and services, develop secure areas for members of a project team to share information, including blueprints and specifications, and conduct real-time meetings. Autodesk states that in the $672 billion construction industry it is common for almost 30 percent of the project cost to be attributed to administrative inefficiencies. Ourhouse.com is Read More

Ariba Dances for Joy in Quarter Time


Ariba, Inc., E-purchasing's prima ballerina, trotted out its latest financial figures, showing a quarterly revenue increase of 243% over the previous year.

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