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Business Process Management (BPM)
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Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, part...
 

 define procure procurement


Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate

define procure procurement  developing processes that clearly define the need before translating that to a specification, companies can avoid unnecessary costs. A simple example would be paper. The paper used to print investor relations and marketing collateral, such as an annual report, needs to accurately display company colors, reflect quality, be durable and support the chosen printing method. These needs should be defined before determining the exact type and grade of paper used, otherwise companies may select a higher grade

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E-procurement RFI/RFP Template

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Logistics.com Might Prove An Internet Success Story After All


As the number of dot-com’s dwindles, we see some examples of highly focused exchanges and hosted applications with growth and a path towards profitability. Logistics.com is an example of one such company.

define procure procurement  Rules, or rules that define the business processes associated with execution of events Event Monitoring and exception management capabilities such as rejected load scenarios Integration of various business processes, which is addressed by tXML (Transportation XML) Logistics.com reportedly developed tXML in conjunction with customers to enable standard application integration among all members of a logistics chain as well as intra-enterprise requirements between legacy and new systems. Logistics chain Read More

Commerce One to Procure for the Antipodes and Elsewhere


Procurement vendor Commerce One and Cable &Wireless Optus sign a deal to establish an electronic marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. Commerce One is reinforcing its presence in the Pacific and in Europe.

define procure procurement  One to Procure for the Antipodes and Elsewhere Event Summary Commerce One (Nasdaq: CMRC), the number two vendor of electronic procurement solutions with 6.5 percent of the market according to Dataquest (See TEC's News Analysis article: Ariba Reaches Out To The Little Guy September 28th, 1999 ) has entered into a partnership with Cable & Wireless Optus (formerly Optus Communications) to establish a trading portal in the Australian region for business to business commerce. Cable & Wireless Optus has Read More

Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 2: Market Impact


Agilisys is also leveraging its former parent's pedigree on professional services and outsourcing, the 'Concept to Customer' and 'Early Upgrade Program' being good examples of the company’s focus on customer engaging product implementations and customizations.

define procure procurement  have banded together to define collaborative business processes that leverage emerging technologies. The most visible and successful example of this cooperation has been the Voluntary Inter-industry Commerce Standards Association's ( VICS ) establishment of the Collaborative Planning , Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) Committee . To that end, Agilisys CR supports the modeling of upfront defined collaborative processes with rule-based and role-based policy definitions (e.g., stocking policies, timing Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two


There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task of selecting complex systems. The record indicates there is much room for improvement. In essence, for complex selections like in the case of enterprise applications, the human-machine combination has to work together to drive the solution.

define procure procurement  buyers still have to define their needs in terms of functions and features. Additionally, vendors will also suggest that the processes available in their software solutions incorporate the best practices of the industry. Consequently, clients who do not accept these processes as is, are intimidated by rejecting these practices, appearing not to be interested in improvements and state-of-the-art solutions. For unprofitable companies, the panacea of best practices may inhibit them from exploring what Read More

Concur Scores A Bingo


Concur took a quantum leap in providing E-procurement services to small and mid-sized businesses by partnering with Nortel Networks and SAFECO. The resulting Concur Business Advantage will provide leveraged buying services to customers.

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INTERAL


For almost 20 years, INTERAL has been providing maintenance, procurement and inventory, and production management solutions; data collection systems; and, more recently, time management solutions. The company serves its North American customers from its corporate headquarters in Quebec City, Quebec (Canada). European and North African customers are served by INTERAL's subsidiary, INTERAL Technological Solutions, Inc.

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Infinium and Elcom Walk Down ASP Aisle


Two companies that are redefining themselves for an ASP future enter into a partnership. Elcom’s eProcurement applications will be the first outsider in Infinium’s new eBusiness unit.

define procure procurement  within about a half-dozen well-defined verticals. It is indisputably the leader within the hospitality & gaming industry. Having experienced a downturn in revenues in 1999 Infinium is pushing hard to reinvent itself. Transforming itself from an ERP vendor to a full-service ASP with system integration capabilities will involve a total change in outlook and culture - not an easy task, although certainly not beyond the capabilities of the company. It is obvious why Infinium wants to build up a strong Read More

Enj


Enj is an enterprise class business process management (BPM) software product, which enables customers to define business processes and automate transactions, documents, flows, and other actions required with every day business processes.

define procure procurement  which enables customers to define business processes and automate transactions, documents, flows, and other actions required with every day business processes. Read More

Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products


Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application.

define procure procurement  about key metrics that define the corporate spending behavior, including enterprise-spending habits for individual commodities and suppliers and on-contract vs. off-contract spending. Ariba, Inc. and Informatica Corp. have announced Informatica CommerceAnalytics (ICA) for Ariba. Available to all customers of the Ariba Buyer product, the ICA similarly extracts information from the Ariba system to feed an analytic application that can be accessed by a variety of decision makers across the enterprise. Read More

Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies


In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes continuous improvement along the indirect supply chain.

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E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how.

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Procurement Outsourcing: 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know


Procurement Outsourcing: The 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services.

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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1


My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief procurement officer (CPO) during prosperous economic times. Or, how different are (or should be) the CPO’s strategies in good versus bad times? Well, the CPO’s fundamental objectives do not change: procure the physical goods and services needed by

define procure procurement  are any rules that define “spend management” as a functional superset and “SRM” as a subset, or vice versa. The real question is, “Do you manage spending and, if so, what solutions do you use to do it?” To my mind, sourcing, procurement, and the above-mentioned spend analysis capabilities (to help with Issue #2) cover most of the spend control needs for mid-sized enterprises. Part 2 of this blog series will drill down into typical sourcing and procurement capabilities. Until then, what are Read More

Dynamic Business: From Aspiration to Reality


Moving forward to the next chapter in the evolution of Microsoft Dynamics, we look at the challenges facing businesses in the future, and define a new vision for how software can evolve to empower people for greater success, predict potential issues and opportunities, and enable organizations to expand the possibilities for competitive advantage.

define procure procurement  in the future, and define a new vision for how software can evolve to empower people for greater success, predict potential issues and opportunities, and enable organizations to expand the possibilities for competitive advantage. Read More