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Emptoris
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg

define procurement specialist  by enabling users to define multi-step projects, define teams and assign roles, manage tasks through completion and save project-related information as templates. Key touted benefits of the project management module include: Improved process repeatability and knowledge capture Better management of the overall sourcing project schedule Centralized control of all sourcing programs Real-time data visibility The Emptoris Supplier Assessment Module was designed to help category and supply managers assess the

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Exact Software faces significant challenges ranging from competitive challenges to user education, and product definition. Nonetheless, it is still a stalwart vendor within the small and mid-markets of accounting, manufacturing and distribution software.

define procurement specialist  and its ventures to define business processes (workflows) across multiple systems. Despite e-Synergy's lack of modeling and composite applications capabilities, the best results often come from deploying other BPM components that execute, manage, and analyze business processes. e-Synergy is very capable in this area. This is Part Six of a multipart note. Parts One through Four, published January 912, explored Exact's strategic groups and global aspirations; and its BPM strategy and products. Part Five Read More

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Many corporations have failed the customer; they focus on transactions, rather than customers. Ann Grackin recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin, co-authors of The Support Economy, Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and The Next Episode of Capitalism, who have inspiring and radical ideas, as well as a proposal for the new corporation.

define procurement specialist  People's needs are not defined by a predefined product or service. People want help to live their lives the way they want to. But for companies to understand this, they have to get out of organizational space and get into individual space. Ann: Now, that is an irony, since the concept of multi-channel services was to provide customer intimacy, it has actually done the opposite. Instead of more hands to help' or a have it your way' (web, catalogue, store, etc.), there is less care for customers in many Read More

Getting It Right: Product, Quality, Timing, and Price


The most important factor in industry is no longer the mere price of the product. Increasingly, the purchaser's task has become to obtain the right product of the right quality at the right time—and for the right price.

define procurement specialist  and users can also define relationship checks for each segment; there is also a budgeting and forecasting system containing the revisions facility. There are also many standard reports within Jeeves Enterprise (such as income statements and balance sheets), and they can be modified or personalized with Jeeves Report Editor . One can also use Crystal Reports and integrate these reports into Jeeves. Once users have defined what they want to see in the report, and have defined any calculations on the data, Read More

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What started out as a set of applications to better manage customers' projects, astutely allocate staff and monitor their utilization rates has become an important foundation for coordinating a full range of business activities amongst increasingly virtual teams both within and outside the four-walls.

define procurement specialist  track services requests and define approval processes and allows for incorporation of best practices and facilitation of project accounting and internal billing. Lawson Services Automation for Professional Services, on its hand, helps professional services organizations, such as consulting firms, improve their balance sheets with faster cash flow and increase resource utilization and bid management. It aims at providing greater visibility into service businesses by helping customers determine which Read More

Ariba Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction


Two recent partnership announcements, with InterWorld and Siebel, reveal how E-procurement wunderkind Ariba thinks about the future of electronic purchasing.

define procurement specialist  Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction Event Summary Ariba Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) announced two partnership agreements. Ariba will integrate its cXML language into both the eSales product from Siebel Systems Inc (Nasdaq: SEBL) and the Commerce Exchange product from InterWorld Corporation (Nasdaq: INTW). Both arrangements will give newly developed vendor, manufacturer and distributor websites nearly instant access to Ariba's purchasing Marketplace. Market Impact Ariba gains both tactically and strategically as a Read More

Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk


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define procurement specialist  only when a well defined information technology architecture and application deployment strategy are in place to guide its efforts. Magic Response #2 - IT suppliers know their products, how other companies employ them and what their competition is doing as well. Good relationships with a small number of suppliers can provide ready access to state of the art product information. Suppliers can also provide access to their customers who have considered other products and can provide insight into the most Read More

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Commerce One has announced a broad range of initiatives aimed at extending its E-procurement solutions and technology across the supply chain. The company announced that this completes its procurement offerings; what will it do next?

define procurement specialist  Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp Event Summary Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) has announced a wide-ranging collection of partnerships and offerings whose net effect is to place the company in a central position in the industrial supply chain. The purpose of the newly announced Commerce One MarketSite Portal is to add capabilities for procurement of Direct Materials and Mission-Critical Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MCMRO) materials for the company's current offerings. In this Read More

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With the globalization of business, the rise of virtual offices, and an increase in traveling employees, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is ever increasing. While business travel is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why.

define procurement specialist  and Procurement: The Convergence With the globalization of business, the rise of virtual offices, and an increase in traveling employees, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is ever increasing. While business travel is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why. Read More

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define procurement specialist  business case or Poorly defined business case Inaccurate projection of: Costs Benefits Alternatives Risks Assumptions etc. Cost overruns due to poor planning Lack of business benefits Lack of Ownership of each individual benefit Erosion of project support Affected departments not part of selection team One-sided evaluation of software fit Unidentified software gaps Poor software fit Cost overruns due to unplanned work to resolve new software gaps Erosion of project support Increased user resistance Read More

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IMMIX Solutions is a specialist in the design and delivery of adaptable, integrated technology solutions for business management, based on the Microsoft Dynamics and Sage product lines.  We implement tailored ERP, CRM, and XRM solutions for customers in the mid-, upper mid– and enterprise markets. We focus on the following industries: Manufacturing, Distribution, Professional Services, Transport and Media & Entertainment. We seek to first understand your business objectives, then uncovering the hurdles preventing you from achieving these objectives, and then we find a way together to overcome the hurdles by implementing value-adding IT business solutions, tailored to fit your company and processes.

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