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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

bids rfps  or reverse) where the bids (or quotations in reverse events) are hidden from everyone during the bidding process (until the event expires). A Vickrey , also called a second-price sealed-bid event , is a forward event that is operationally equivalent to the sealed-bid event except that instead of the highest bidder paying what he/she actually bid, he/she pays the second highest bidder’s price (unless there is only one bidder, in which case he/she pays the reservation price). This sort of event is a Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Software Evaluation and Software Selection
Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an

bids rfps  solutions, and from there, bids are placed, and a decision is made. Unfortunately, throughout this process, the selection teams face a number of difficulties in their projects. First, because of the great appreciation on product functionality and product technology requirements, other criteria that can determine the eventual success or failure of a new system are left out. For example, vendor corporate strategy; service and support capabilities; financial viability; cost and qualitative measures with Read More
How One Sourcing Vendor's Offerings Are Bolstered by a Wealth of Services
Eqos is especially proud of its complementary services portfolio, which stems from a decade's worth of direct experience in providing some of the world's

bids rfps  requests for proposal [RFPs], bids, purchase orders, invoices, etc.). The team must also develop custom training programs for administrators, super or power users, end users, etc., and develop customized documentation and “quick reference” materials. Other possible deliverables of the Eqos sourcing implementation with a full ROI include the deployment of global best practices, development of a business case, establishment of process standards, creation of a global training program, definition of Read More
The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably

bids rfps  the suppliers and solicit bids, by supporting a number of different types of negotiation processes, including sealed bids, reverse auctions, and supplier qualification. The module also provides the capability to create RFP templates, so that users can address certain industry-specific requirements through structured data elements, which can be reused in any other template within the suite through the above-mentioned Smart Data feature. For example, if one wants to create an RFP template for the mining Read More
Siemens and TCS Offer Joint ETO Solution
Siemens and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have announced ETO2Win, a new joint software and services solution for automating complex engineer-to-order (ETO

bids rfps  win rate of their bids, while trying to lower order engineering lead time and optimize resource utilization in manufacturing. ETO2Win is designed to capture, manage, and reuse corporate intellectual property to automate engineering processes for such manufacturers. The aim is to simplify business processes associated with custom-built complex products, improve proposal accuracy and win rates, and increase the predictability of costs, margins, and on-time delivery.   The deal seems to be a win-win for Read More
How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

bids rfps  to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript) Become a performance manager in your department using integrated reports, metrics and plans based on proven sweet spots of information. Discover new and more effective ways to cut costs, boost margins and manage risk. Source: IBM Resources Related to How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript) : Performance Improvement (Wikipedia) Business Performance Read More
Software Selection Processes-Accelerating Vendor Identification
Software selection is complex and time-consuming. Taking shortcuts or skipping steps in the process increases the risk of making the wrong choice. But attending

bids rfps  Selection Processes-Accelerating Vendor Identification Originally published - September 11, 2006 In Alice in Wonderland , Alice gets lost and stops to ask the Cheshire Cat which path to take. The Cat asks, “Where are you going?” Alice replies, “I do not know.” The Cat answers, “Then any path will get you there.” The same logic can be applied to the software selection process: without a clear plan, the endeavor can be intimidating, overwhelming, and time-intensive. The Selection Process Read More
SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction
SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace by restructuring to develop flexibility and forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind

bids rfps  information about planned shipments, bids, rates and conditions in order to negotiate an agreement. SAP is delivering the mySAP.com components through personalized functionally rich portals based on the mySAP.com Workplace. The portals tie together market intelligence, sales execution, groupware, product information, order fulfillment and engineering-to-order information. The interface is designed to provide users access to the internal and external applications, business content and services required Read More
TEC Saves Software Buyers Even More Time and Resources with its Certified RFI Express Service
TEC's Certified RFI Express Service offers prospective enterprise software buyers access to pre-filled request for information documents (RFI), significantly

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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

bids rfps  As an example, carrier bids on a posted shipment request are qualified by how well overall goals would 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 Read More
The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

bids rfps  find qualified factories; solicit bids; place purchase orders; inspect factories; monitor quality; handle logistics, customs, and duties; and so on, all on its ownwhich is no small feat. All merchants nowadays have to manage numerous details on how private label brands are sourced, produced, and delivered, which can be quite a daunting task, especially when trading partners are scattered all over the world. The momentum of private labels in the retail industry (from grocery stores to major apparel Read More
A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works
TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can

bids rfps  bids. Once all the bids are in, the buyer would use TradeStone to compare them based on projected landed costs, using the HTS codes to determine the duties (with the system normalizing and synching all the data in the background, so as to avoid any awkward apples to oranges comparisons. When the buyer eventually decides to award an order, the data already in the system can be leveraged to generate a purchase order, transmit it to the supplier, and even apply for a letter of credit (LoC). Through a Web Read More
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business

bids rfps  company may decline all bids if not satisfied with the pricing). FreeFlow handles all credit, collection, settlement, and logistics, and the inventory can be out of the host company's warehouse almost immediately. More details of how the likes of FreeFlow can help companies improve recovery on excess components include Ensuring competitive bidding across the entire preapproved broker audience Providing market intelligence on fair market value of the excess inventory (the user company receives a monthly Read More
Service Level Agreements for Manufacturers and Software Vendors in the Supply Chain
Supply chains are very complex, as is discrete manufacturing and the software that addresses its needs. To ease the complexities, service level agreements are

bids rfps  thus not winning future bids for software implementation projects. Suppliers are also subject to the above repercussions. Suppliers within the supply chain that are negligent in providing products on time and within budget can receive poor recommendations from the manufacturers, thus losing bids to supply components to other discrete manufacturing companies. Such issues can be avoided if every component of the SLA is clearly defined during the negotiation process and closely followed during the Read More
The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions
It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities

bids rfps  thousand hours on high-complexity bids. However, attaining a perfect order in such environments is certainly not impossible (if seamless integration and visibility is achieved within the entire supply chain), and it can result in a much more satisfied customer than in the case of mass produced products' sales. The real key to successfully selling complex products and services lies in addressing the underlying issue—the need to capture knowledge (intellectual property) from wherever it is held in the Read More

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