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Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates
While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep

bid tv  future consulting engagements are bid in a fair and competitive atmosphere, while challenging the current service provider to prove its competency at designing robust and easily audited processes. Be aggressive during negotiating risk allocations, price parity and general terms and conditions. Fixed project prices (as opposed to time and material pricing), milestone payment schedules linked to deliverables, and penalty clause for late deliveries (as well as the profit sharing incentive for early

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A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience


Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos supports some of the world's top retailers, hosting thousands of users and enabling their collaboration with as many suppliers.

bid tv  through to product specification, bid management and assessment, landed costs estimation, packaging, sampling, testing, and final order confirmation. Hosted by Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ), the solution includes critical path management, workflow management, reporting analytics, and an alerts-and-exceptions function. Pertinent information, including product images, can be entered into a master repository, which reduces duplication and errors, and provides a single view of the supply pipeline—accessible Read More

Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad?


Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates, limited education and training, implementation tools, attractive support programs and hosting services with catchy names, all aimed at making it faster, simpler and cheaper for enterprises well under $500 million to use them. Is this approach good or bad for the user?

bid tv  will remember it. Contestants bid for the right to Name That Tune by bidding lower and lower the number of notes they would hear as a clue. I can name that tune in five notes , said the first player. I can name that tune in four notes , said the second. Three , said the first, and so on. This old game reminds us of the selling game played by ERP players a few years ago and now being played by most vendors in most software categories. They claim that they can implement their solution faster than the Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


At Deltek’s Insight 2009 user conference last May, the host software vendor did a notable thing. Namely, besides merely putting on an all-too-common multi-day conference chock full of product announcements, functional breakout sessions, and industry best-practice discussions, Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a separate “track” that was dedicated to

bid tv  to see the “no bid contract” cronyism of the former administration gone) card Check: Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (EFCA) Whether necessary and useful or not, these policies and laws will impose even more stringent reporting requirements on contractors in addition to the already stringent “regular” ARRA reporting requirements that will be discussed later in this blog post. Other Major Obama Platform Items Arguably related to stimulating the economy is the abovementioned highly emotional Read More

Building Niches


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bid tv  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

The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

bid tv  final bids in sealed bid format from 20 suppliers. The sourcing team then utilized the bid optimization engine to create various award scenarios for the 6,000+ data points based upon different combinations of allocation and business constraints including container size, number of suppliers per region, and cost. Results: While the award decision was not the lowest cost scenario, significant savings were achieved. The sourcing team now has a full view into the different cost components of their global Read More

Tired Of Losing Your Oil Derricks?


Asset management maven iVita announced both its newest software release, Commander 3.0, and a partnership with wireless specialist PinPoint. PinPoint’s wireless technology will tell iVita where a company’s capital assets are. iVita will tell the company what to do with them.

bid tv  have been submitted for bid and disposal on iVita's energy marketplace partner Figure 2. In Figure 3 we see that the software will detect both problems and solutions. It has detected that one side of the operation has a surplus item - surplus because of the number of days it has been inactive - that could be deployed to a different division. Figure 3. Market Impact We expect that iVita will develop a considerable following fairly quickly now that the product has gone into general availability The company Read More

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 tv  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

Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply


Industrial equipment manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors can’t afford to miss bidding deadlines, delivery dates, product specifications, or service level agreements. They also can’t afford the penalties of non-compliance with regulations. Learn how some businesses are leveraging integrated enterprise infrastructures to maximize profits while minimizing exposure to risks.

bid tv  bid. It is to bid profitably. Most mid-market companies don t have the systems in place to determine if they are bidding with accurate information. As a result, companies are exposed to losing money on projects or long-term contracts. Bidding on capital contracts involving engineered-to-order equipment has always been complicated. It has become far more difficult due to the added service component of a solution, often based on specified Service Level Agreements (SLAs) . SLAs identify the performance Read More

Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: Cloud Confusing… I Mean Computing


Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, Private Clouds and Fluffy Clouds? That was the first thought that came to mind after attending this year’s IBM Rational Conference at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. I believe Dr. Danny Sabbah, General Manager of IBM Rational Software, said it best in his keynote presentation to thousands of conference attendees when he stated, “Vision without Execution is

bid tv  Your Head Out of the Clouds: Cloud Confusing… I Mean Computing Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, Private Clouds and Fluffy Clouds? That was the first thought that came to mind after attending this year’s IBM Rational Conference at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. I believe Dr. Danny Sabbah, General Manager of IBM Rational Software, said it best in his keynote presentation to thousands of conference attendees when he stated, “Vision without Execution is Hallucination.” This year’s theme “As Read More

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 decisive moves is now, given that competitive pressures will not go away, but rather will intensify.

bid tv  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 Read More

Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage


Manufacturers face a challenging environment with scarce credit, pricing pressures, and increasing costs. Critical to success is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that aligns operations and production with finance—allowing manufacturers to deliver quality products at competitive prices. Discover the key areas necessary for creating value and profitability through real-time monitoring of financial conditions.

bid tv  is lower than the bid proposed to the customer, companies risk losing business to a lower priced competitor. If the actual cost is higher than the quote, the company loses money on the order. Because the company's ERP system tracks and records all physical events (receiving, production, inventory status changes, scrap, subcontract, shipping, etc.) on the shop floor, it's ideal for tracking cost. How much does it cost to make a certain part? Which parts are more profitable? How low a price can they afford Read More

Buying FOSS Development Labor Online


I received an e-mail notice today about Cofundos, a "community innovation @ funding" site, which launched last week. Cofundos looks like one possible solution to an often murky area in the open source software space: how to continue fueling development. Suppose you find some open source software useful but it doesn't have commercial backing devoting regular developers (for example, Red Hat or

bid tv  it enables others to bid on elements of the project, apparently integrating those requests into the project roadmap. There is also the Open Source Experts site, which provides job listings and seems to formalize some of the requester/requestee interactions based on the funding scope. In other words, Open Source Experts identify projects as funded by a bid, call for tender, or grant. The identification depends on whether there is a minor feature, a full project, or if there is already a fund to promote Read More

HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products


With approximately 180 employees, HighJump Software is in growth mode with total revenue up 40% in fiscal 2002 and with current year over year revenue growth of 33%. More impressively, license revenue was up 60% last year and running at growth rate of 60% year to date. How does the relatively small SCE vendor accomplish it? Adaptability and broad functional footprint would be the keys to the answer.

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