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E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II
Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise

procurement department structure  contingency Purchasing - establishes procurement sources and coordinates standard product selection, supplier qualification and financial controls. There is a tendency to automate the traditional Purchasing function rather than re-defining it with an e-procurement system. E-procurement systems are designed to eliminate most of the traditional Purchasing department work and enhance the value of the rest. Purchasing services include: Catalog management Purchase contract management Service contracts Order Read More...
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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The Post-implementation Agility of Enterprise Systems: An Analysis
Very few companies really run standard software applications as

procurement department structure  complex requirements involves divisional procurement departments with requisition self-service capability and intrinsic review and approval processes. These might arise from delegated budgets, different authorization rules, different locations, different ways of information access, different types of users, external partners and outsourcing (subcontractors), and many other complicating factors. Furthermore, systems supporting these requirements need to support casual users with a little computing Read More...
Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations
The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically

procurement department structure  to monitor the actual procurement and production that goes into a project against an estimate both in dollars and hours. These departments should now be able to sum up material, labor, overhead, subcontract, and other direct charges for each individual project and compare those costs against the total estimate for the project, whereby multiple budgets could be provided—original, revised, and current. As costs are collected in WBS accounts, earned value calculations indicate whether each activity and Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

procurement department structure  cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply 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 Read More...
Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the

procurement department structure  Enterprise Messaging evaluation and procurement conducted on May 2, 2000. Overview Hello, my name is Patrick Hayes and I head-up the messaging and wireless research areas for TechnologyEvaluation.Com. This morning we are going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and selecting an enterprise messaging solution. During the presentation, we will utilize TechnologyEvaluation.Com's patented online selection engine, WebTESS , to guide you through a live, real time, messaging evaluation Read More...
How Modern Code Generation Works: An Insider’s Guide
To meet high user expectation for applications, your IT department must find ways to improve productivity and complete projects according to the latest

procurement department structure  Modern Code Generation Works: An Insider’s Guide To meet high user expectation for applications, your IT department must find ways to improve productivity and complete projects according to the latest standards—often with a reduced head count. In this environment, wasting time on code writing and other repetitive tasks is agonizing. But application generators can automate and manage your development processes. Learn about the functionality that can benefit your company. Read More...
AMERICAN EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network
TRADEX product will simplify the adoption of Internet procurement solutions for American Express corporate customers and their supplier.

procurement department structure  benefits of their existing procurement applications with online payment tools, supplier services, content management services and advanced sourcing capabilities. American Express selected the TRADEX platform as the foundation of its B2B Commerce Network. TRADEX enables the customization of the B2B Commerce Network to reflect each buying organization's purchasing policies and negotiated prices, and provides flexible commerce transaction processes from requisition through payment. American Express' B2B Read More...
Basware
Basware provides open, secure, cloud-based purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions to organizations of all sizes, for greater efficiencies in procurement

procurement department structure  for greater efficiencies in procurement, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Basware was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. With a deep knowledge of B2B financial processes with intelligent cloud connectivity Basware connects millions of business users in 900,000 companies across more than 100 countries. Read More...
Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

procurement department structure  areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing. In the graphs that follow, each circle or dot represents a vendor option. The size of the dot indicates how a particular vendor performed overall. High-level criteria that contributed to the overall ranking were corporate viability, strategy, services and support capabilities, product functionality, and technology. Though 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

procurement department structure  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 Read More...
e-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing
This is the transcript of an Audio Conference on e-procurement conducted by TEC during which brief case studies of how companies have improved inventory turns

procurement department structure  On line feedback to Procurement and Suppliers regarding item quality and delivery service Real-time authorization There were more than 30 suppliers to consider but key choices reduced the count quickly to 8. Note, some of the original suppliers did not have the ability to meet key requirements such as: Integration with Financial Accounting Systems Ability to Buy to Stock and Charge at Issue to employee Also note that this was a while ago, but more on this in a bit. Technical review of the eight Read More...
Ariba Reaches Out To The Little Guy
Electronic procurement wunderkind Ariba presents its strategy for selling to small and medium-sized businesses.

procurement department structure  Exchange is an internet procurement application based on the company's Ariba Network, which brings together vendors and services into a single purchasing portal. ORMX is a version of Ariba's buyer-side procurement application that is designed for application service providers (ASP's), who will offer it on a subscription basis. Market Impact These announcements are important in three ways. First, by simplifying its buyer-side features, Ariba moves into a fragmented market that does not have a clear 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

procurement department structure  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 context, Direct Materials refer to the components of a finished manufactured item. Thus, for a chair manufacturer that manufactures its own wooden parts but purchases hardware, fabric and decorative ornamentation, the latter three items would be considered Direct Materials. PRTM, a Massachusetts-based supply chain consultant that Read More...
Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (Part 2: 1010data and Illuminate)
Although information analysis continues to be vital for insights into a company’s health and future, the traditional data warehouse structure may already be

procurement department structure  Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (Part 2: 1010data and Illuminate) Although information analysis continues to be vital for insights into a company’s health and future, the traditional data warehouse structure may already be past its best-before date, due to major and radical transformations in the market. It may just be a matter of “Evolve or Die”. . . Indeed, in my last blog post Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (LiveDashBoard and QlikView) , I talked about how some software Read More...

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