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Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

indirect procurement categories  analogy comparing direct and indirect spend and how ERP systems generally control these. You’ve just spent a long time clearing out the garage, and it is now all clean and tidy, with everything well labeled and all the junk removed. But then your wife says “Honey, now that you’ve done that, can you take a look at the attic?” The dark and dirty attic is even worse than the garage, full of unlabeled boxes, stuffed in the space haphazardly. The garage (direct spend) is fine, but the attic (indirect Read More

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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

indirect procurement categories  chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of alternatives can be confusing. This article outlines some of the major recent developments in e-procurement and the important strategic and tactical choices that companies need to make in order to answer these questions and to take full advantage of new buy side e-commerce 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

indirect procurement categories  sift out their above-mentioned indirect procurement spending, and then attain savings in those specific categories. Filling Emptoris' spend management capability gap, Zeborg focuses on the front of the sourcing process by providing turnkey data cleansing, cross-referencing and category classification services, and an advanced analytics engine for detailed spend data management and analysis. Its premier module, ExpenseMap , aims at giving a granular view of spending as a means to uncover better supply Read More
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

indirect procurement categories  a 5% reduction in indirect expenses alone generates a 34% improvement in earnings per share for a company with a 10% operating margin. While the financial impact of procurement is dramatic, the associated risks and costs are relatively low, especially when compared to other cost reduction initiatives such as decommissioning plants or layoffs. Rather than contending with the negative impact created by more drastic cost-cutting measures, procurement initiatives generate the best kind of results: positive Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

indirect procurement categories  initially focused mostly on indirect materials and support services, since they were arguably the items that are critical to a business and least risky to buy through these new methods. However, there has been a rapid expansion of categories that are covered, and now just about anything a business needs, including critical raw materials, components, subassemblies, and even basic commodities such as fuel and agricultural products can be bought using horizontal or vertical exchanges. Dealing With Multiple Read More
Basware provides open, secure, cloud-based purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions to organizations of all sizes, for greater efficiencies in procurement

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5 Signs It’s Time to Gain Control of Your Spend
Indirect spend—the cost of goods and services that are not directly incorporated into your product—is a blind spot for most companies. And the more quickly you

indirect procurement categories  Control of Your Spend Indirect spend—the cost of goods and services that are not directly incorporated into your product—is a blind spot for most companies. And the more quickly you grow, the faster indirect spend gets out of hand—and the more it affects your company’s bottom line. How do you know when to upgrade your spend management system and gain control of your spend? Here are five signs that the time is now. Read More
Can ERP Speak PLM?
Because product lifecycle management (PLM) offers a host of benefits to manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise

indirect procurement categories  product lifecycle management,PLM,computer-aided engineering,CAE,product data management,PDM,supply chain management,SCM,customer relationship management,CRM,enterprise resource planning,ERP,product design,engineering change process Read More
Comparison Guide for Enterprise Phone Systems
This guide provides a chart that compares 22 enterprise phone systems, in categories such as product and buyer types, pricing, how to purchase the systems, and

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Negotiating the Best Software Deal
TechnologyEvaluation.COM analysts have separated the software negotiation process into three discrete categories. All three are critical individually, yet

indirect procurement categories  software maintenance,negotiating seminars,negotiating training,negotiation lewicki,negotiation seminar,negotiation seminars,negotiation workshops,contract negotiator,negotiator career,negotiation training,negotiation consultant,negotiating seminar,negotiation skills seminar,negotiations training,software maintenance fees Read More
With Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp
Commerce One has announced a broad range of initiatives aimed at extending its E-procurement solutions and technology across the supply chain. The company

indirect procurement categories  to access information about indirect suppliers S4, S5, and S6 directly or would be assured that S1, S2, and S3 were giving reliable estimates because they were using the same software. There are other software systems that attempt this same level of information integration, but Commerce One's approach, if successful, will be an order of magnitude more effective. This is because existing systems may be able to integrate planning information but do not provide a mechanism for the purchase of goods. Such a 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

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If Software Is A Commodity...Then What?
Many, if not most categories of software have become commodities. Vendors hate to hear it, but most of the products in a category produce the same results

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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

indirect procurement categories  erp vendors,erp software,infor software,hosted crm,erp fashion,syteline software,erp software vendors,erp providers,erp saas,erp products,syspro erp,web erp,online erp,free erp,companies crm Read More
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

indirect procurement categories  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement Recommendations for Improvement Take a Guide Software evaluation and selection is a learning process. The selection team will learn a great deal about itself, the company requirements, external software vendors, application software tools, and outside consultants. During this journey of discovery it is often helpful to take a guide someone who has been there before and can lead you through the process. When looking Read More

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