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The Wheres of Electronic Procurement
An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

procurement jobs  Wheres of Electronic Procurement Stating The Problem Electronic procurement is one of the major business-to-business growth markets on the Internet. As opposed to previous generations of procurement, which have of course been electronic for many years, E-procurement refers specifically to procurement that is based, at least in part, on the use of internet or intranet technology. The final direction will eventually involve all parties - users, approvers, suppliers - working from standard browsers, but Read More
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As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

procurement jobs  work. But while the procurement jobs may have grown more complex and demanding, they are increasingly supported by advanced SRM applications that make it easier to conduct strategic activities like sourcing research and vendor selection as well as tactical activities like issuing recurring purchase orders. Such applications can put in-depth information about the supply channel in the hands of procurement personnel in near real-time. The current environment demands that organizations act quickly – and Read More
Commerce One Holds Announcement Festival
Commerce One’s eLink2000 in Las Vegas is less about gambling than it is about sure things. Except, perhaps, for just how close it’s willing to get to SAP.

procurement jobs  is in a buy-side procurement solution will find other vendors anxious for the business. One of these is now SAP, of course. TEC believes that Ariba will not part with its own buy-side software as easily as Commerce One did, both because Ariba doesn't have a partnership that is likely to produce and market a replacement and because the company remains emotionally attached to that part of its business. Although SAP's first shot at e-business, mySAP, fizzled, we expect the new approach to succeed and to Read More
SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy
It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

procurement jobs  Buyer is a collaborative procurement solution that links to the entire supply chain for contract purchases, configurable goods, and catalog-based purchasing. Key application capabilities in Enterprise Buyer 2.0 include real-time supplier communications, workflow efficiencies, support of most types of procurement, integration with collaborative planning and engineering and browser and wireless access. SCM - Through SAP Solutions Subsidiary  After years of wavering, SAP's SCM software, as well as CRM and Read More
SAP's New Level of e-Commerce: mySAP.com
SAP adds functionality to its role-based workplace portals.

procurement jobs  solution, using SAP's Business-to-Business Procurement component, supports multiparty transactions directly or via the mySAP.com Marketplace. SAP Business-to-Business Procurement also supports multiple back-office systems - SAP and non-SAP - as well as catalog content management services. The buying solution will include e-business products that allow real-time integration with legacy systems and non-SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. SAP has also partnered with Requisite Technology to Read More
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

procurement jobs  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
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

procurement jobs  LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference (or collaborative commerce summit, if you will) by Ariba , an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The conference’s mission remains the same: to be a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, networking with peers, and learning how technology and network insights can drive cost savings, efficiency, risk mitigation, and innovation for businesses big and small. The 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  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
Commerce One: First SAP, then Microsoft. But What About Clarus?
Commerce One announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft. Will e-procurement be an integral part of your next operating system?

procurement jobs  that shares of another e-procurement vendor, Clarus dropped 18% on the news - or, to be accurate, Clarus shares dropped and some analysts attributed the drop to the news about Commerce One, reasoning that Clarus' own relationship with Microsoft would be weakened by the Commerce One deal. Market Impact TEC is concerned but somewhat skeptical about the relationship between the Commerce One deal and the Clarus drop. As Figure 1 shows, Clarus' stock problems do predate the Commerce One-Microsoft Read More
Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain
Ariba, a leader in E-procurement software and market management, pays $1.86 billion in stock to acquire TRADEX, a vendor of software that lets its customers

procurement jobs  lets companies engage in E-procurement, and manages marketplaces that bring together its buy-side customers with vendors. Ariba's marketplaces are primarily for MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products. TRADEX sells software that allows its customers to build and manage Internet marketplaces. Market Impact It has been obvious for a while that Ariba needed to make a move into the incredibly fertile arena of vertical markets. The acquisition of TRADEX lets it do that without the pain of developing Read More
Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices

procurement jobs  Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process 1. Ethical Procurement Ethics dictates that business be conducted with integrity , fairness , and openness , which require open communication within and among both buying and supplying organizations, and thereby give any organization a chance to compete for contracts and win. It seems like a week does not go by without one hearing a story demonstrating lapses in business ethics stories, where lucky contract winners share close friends in strategic places, as Read More
ICG Commerce
ICG Commerce provides a range of services for identifying, realizing, and improving procurement savings. The company's services go beyond finding unit cost

procurement jobs  identifying, realizing, and improving procurement savings. The company's services go beyond finding unit cost savings or deploying software, ICG Commerce works with customers to develop multiple, coordinated, cost-saving strategies.Based in Pennyslvania, USA, ICG Commerce gears its products and services to the purpose of reducing procurement costs for customers. They focus on three specific areas of activity:- Identifying savings through effective sourcing - Realizing savings through implementation and Read More
Best Practices: 10 Must-have Metrics and Benchmarks for Better Recruiting
In today’s recruiting environment, measuring the right things is more important than ever. With candidates searching for and applying for jobs from a multitude

procurement jobs  Practices: 10 Must-have Metrics and Benchmarks for Better Recruiting In today’s recruiting environment, measuring the right things is more important than ever. With candidates searching for and applying for jobs from a multitude of sources from all over the world, creating highly effective recruiting strategies has become extremely complicated and challenging. Read up on 10 crucial metrics and benchmarks for more effective recruiting. Read More
Choosing the Right ERP System: How to Avoid the 7 Fatal Flaws
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) should provide all employees with information that helps them perform their jobs. But process manufacturing is very

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