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Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1
Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing

procurement jobs uk  functional capabilities: Financial Management; Procurement Management; Human Resources (HR) & Payroll ; Business Process Automation (BPA); Reporting & Analytics; and Project Costing & Billing. More recently, Field Service Management was added as an in-house developed product. Moreover, via selected acquisitions Agresso has lately added the modules for customer relationship management (CRM ), human capital management (HCM ), and governance, risk management & compliance (GRC) . These products, many of Read More...
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Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud
Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network

procurement jobs uk  an enterprise, such as procurement and human resources (HR). And with it came the advent of enterprise operating systems, also known as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This is the wave that Ariba rode in on, with the idea of streamlining the procurement process and taking costs out of the supply chain. The company introduced its initial product, Ariba Buyer , in June 1997, and began to operate the Ariba Supplier Network (ASN) in April 1999. Ariba has continued to provide enhancements to its Read More...
Wrong ERP Demise Predictions Have (Only Partly) Created Skills Shortage
With so much frenzy surrounding e-business and CRM applications, ERP may be a far cry from its halcyon days. However, ERP implementation skills are still in

procurement jobs uk  in the sky'. If procurement systems are not integrated with sales, manufacturing and logistical systems, ATP is just a teasing hallucination. A lot of e-commerce vendors cannot provide it at this stage, despite their highly Web-enabled applications. Therefore, the merits of ERP will prevail for a long time to come. Problems Persist Our belief is that the current shortage of quality ERP consultants is only partly attributable to wrong ERP demise predictions and subsequent (in)voluntary defections of Read More...
KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

procurement jobs uk  , a large engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) equipment provider from Houston, Texas, talked about a different angle of using Kronos Workforce Central. Namely, it uses Kronos’ Workforce Activities product in managing the company’s engineering activities (drafting, estimating, training, etc.) on a per-project basis and for more detailed activity-based project job costing. Last but not least, the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois, uses Kronos for Read More...
Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

procurement jobs uk  load optimization, and others. Procurement and sales may also benefit from introducing some flexibility into delivery windows or order quantities. Beyond freight, transportation costs will accrue for employees to travel. There are two main categories of essential travel that show up directly for the company: Direct cost associated with engineering visits to honor service contract obligations Sales visits, which show up as an SG&A expense In both situations, there may be opportunities to achieve major Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits 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 jobs uk  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...
PROACTIS Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector
PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline

procurement jobs uk  directives for public sector procurement where the value exceeds an annually updated threshold).  My understanding is that one of the large European-based providers with origins in accounts payable (A/P) automation, a major consultancy, and the incumbent systems provider, plus others, were involved in the contest. PROACTIS’ track record in the public sector plus proven integration to Infor FMS Masterpiece software must have been the winning factors in this particular case. TEC blog post  (Oct Read More...
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 jobs uk  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 the company at the best possible mix of price and performance (non-price features). The focus can shift at Read More...
Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics
Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products

procurement jobs uk  of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of Read More...
Concur's Customers Can Network Now
Following the path of other E-procurement vendors, Concur announced a purchasing network for large companies. At the same time, Concur announced that its entire

procurement jobs uk  player in the hot E-procurement market. The Concur Commerce Network will give Concur's E-procurement customers a marketplace to display and purchase their wares. The company claims that its network already offers thousands of suppliers. Concur also announced that electronic purchasing and the rest of its Concur eWorkplace suite of products will be available as an outsourced service to small and mid-sized companies. Using Concur Procurement, such companies will have access to the Concur Commerce Network Read More...
First Look: Peregrine Offers Cradle to Grave Procurement
Peregrine's Get.Resources is an E-procurement system that contains features to manage the acquisition of capital assets and track their lifecycle costs. The

procurement jobs uk  Offers Cradle to Grave Procurement Product Background Peregrine Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PRGN) has been known for applications that automate the management of complex, enterprise-wide information and infrastructure assets. While staying in that general territory, it is building a new field with its Get.It application suite. The first team member is Get.Resources, an E-procurement application that is being pitched at companies that acquire capital assets. The company's existing products in this area, Asset Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement
The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement

procurement jobs uk  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Introduction A 1995 Standish Group research study based on over 8000 software implementation projects found that nearly one third of the projects were canceled before completion. And over 50% of the projects cost nearly twice their original estimates. The study further concluded that only 16% of all software projects are completed on time and on budget (only 9% for large companies) 1 . With these grim statistics firmly in hand, a plethora of books, white Read More...
PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced PROACTIS, a UK- and US-based specialist vendor of spend control and e-procurement solutions with accredited partners

procurement jobs uk  achieved with an effective procurement system in place. The objective here is to have incoming purchase invoices that require as little subsequent manual  matching  and paying effort as possible. Intelligent Capture is a process-focused organization that benchmarks the A/P performance to provide metrics from its existing customers to the prospective ones (i.e., to prove the potential touted benefits). The partnership with PROACTIS unifies and streamlines the whole purchase-to-pay process and ensures Read More...
Qurius UK Ltd
Qurius UK markets, sells, installs and supports Microsoft Dynamics, specifically tailored for the Wholesale and Distribution Market, Recycling & Waste

procurement jobs uk  Qurius,Qurius Navision FAQT Axapta Microsoft ERP WMS TMS PSA Semi-process Read More...
Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not Your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 1
I often wonder how well-known is the fact that the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)-based Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) is a leading global provider of business management

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