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Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris’ headquarters. Under its new

qui bid  enterprises (via the Procuri acquisition) , Ariba has a much stronger brand name and is many times larger than Emptoris. Still, Emptoris believes in having plenty of “arable land” remaining in its Global 2000 target market. The vendor has noticed a trend in its target market towards having a broader sourcing and contract management suite on the same  data model . Indeed, there are many customers with multiple Emptoris products. Some customers have first deployed the spend visibility solution to Read More...
Generating Revenue from Service
A CRM solution, to be successful, has to support cross-business processes and a number of operations within the business, from Marketing to Service, including

qui bid  team as potentially better equipped and therefore more able to establish a long term relationship with the customer, than the sales team. The biggest hurdle to overcome is to get the business to realize this as a potential revenue generator. In many businesses, revenue is considered the prerogative of the sales department and is why most sales personnel are measured by volume of sales and not margin. In addition, there is an assumption that as long as the volume of sales is maximized and the rest of the Read More...
i2 Enlists Honeywell in Process Industry Play
i2 Technologies will join forces with process control system maker Honeywell in a bid to expand its presence in the energy, chemicals, and pharmaceutical

qui bid  companies with complex manufacturing requirements spanning multiple enterprises where flexibility is important, i2 has a proven solution and is willing to take on large, multi-phase projects. Users in markets targeted by the new alliance including chemical, energy, pharmaceutical companies, should probably opt for solutions with demonstrated success such as those of Aspen Technology, at least until i2 and Honeywell can fully define the architectural details of the joint solution and demonstrate that it Read More...
Infor Wins Big at BAE Systems Military Air
One industry where the Infor LN enterprise resource planning (ERP) product is undergoing a renaissance of sorts is automotive. Another industry would be complex

qui bid  (i.e., Boeing was Baan’s quintessential customer). The whole Typhoon/JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) assembly line is driven from this highly customized Baan solution, but it appears that Baan’s Infor LN incarnation now has plenty of A&D manufacturing functionality out of the box. MAI needed to consolidate its manufacturing ERP, from Typhoon through to JSF, and one of the reasons for sticking with Infor was likely the desire to minimize any disruption to the Typhoon and F-35 rate production. In the Read More...
Project Costing for Maximum Profitability
By implementing timekeeping solutions for costing, organizations obtain valuable insight into project profitability. Project-oriented timekeeping data is also

qui bid  and project team data quickly. Employees also enjoy more job security because the company has a clear understanding of the resource levels needed for current and future projects - understaffing and overstaffing due to poor planning are virtually eliminated. The benefits to project managers are countless. Through automated time entry project managers have support data to help them plan, coordinate, and complete each phase of the project on time and under budget. With automated project costing, determining Read More...
SCT Corp Previews New B2B Planning, Execution, and eProcurement Suite
SCT Corporation is taking its new business-to-business software solution supply chain for process manufacturers and distributors on a road trip. Find out first

qui bid  planning features from 1998 acquisition Fygir Logistic Information Systems B. V., and ecFoods'' Internet Trading Exchange. The combination neatly unites ERP, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and e-procurement. Adage SCE forms the underlying transaction engine or backbone of iProcess. Optimization is handled by Fygir. From an end-user perspective, however, the most valuable component of iProcess.sct may be ecFoods'' Internet Trading Exchange that serves as a cost reduction medium, allowing companies to find Read More...
Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
Best Software/Sage is a company that delivers products based on savvy understanding of its customers'' needs, of the competitive forces in the market, and on

qui bid  matter of interest). A quite similar situation exists with the Abra HR/Payroll product that, like SalesLogix in the CRM market, has a prominence in the SME HR market, and has been used via many OEM or any other arrangements by a slew of vendors. Also, despite the seemingly well crafted marketing campaign, the Best Software brand is still much less-known than those of its individual products, e.g., ACT! , SalesLogix , or Peachtree . The company will, for some time to come, still likely suffer from either t Read More...
SSA Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony
System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA), announced on September 14 that its Board of Directors has named Robert R. Carpenter, a highly-experienced executive in

qui bid  ($65M of negative stock equity). With that in mind, we find it very difficult to see SSA''s resurrection, despite its large customer base and attractive product portfolio. SSA''s chance of surviving, in a consolidating market, with new competitors arriving from all directions, declining revenues, and continuing losses, are slim without a substantial cash infusion from a big partner or a potential acquirer. User Recommendations Due to their dire financial situation, any organization evaluating SSA should Read More...
Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions
Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article

qui bid  material. The logic is quite simple: Vendors start off with a preset initial bid price, and reduce their bids by multiples of the bid decrement value. The vendor with the lowest price at the closure of the auction is generally the order taker. Prior to the auction going live, necessary parameters, such as quantity on auction, designated date and time of auction, initial bid amount, bid decrement, payment terms, and delivery terms, are finalized and communicated to the participating vendors. More often Read More...
BMC buys ITM Software; HP partnership; SAP Visiprise bid
This week BMC announced it had secured the purchase of ITM Software, a business management provider. BMC is a publically traded data center automation company

qui bid  It’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bengal Acquisition Corporation acquired 96.7% interest in BladeLogic . On the market side, investors have become used to larger companies ingesting smaller ones as IT companies try and expand their market influence. And i nvestor reaction to BMC’s acquisitions in the past have been positive, though somewhat muted, as investors wait and see where these developments go. As one IT blogger points out, BMC’s purchase is another step in the trend of vendors aligning IT Read More...
SAP Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution
While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP. In

qui bid  Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP . In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application , which brings front- and back-end project information transparency into one integrated system. The solution makes available to project Read More...
Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand
On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm''s

qui bid  Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand P.J. Jakovljevic - May 25, 2000 Event Summary On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm''s stock price. Baan shares fell as much as 34% in morning trading, taking their year-to-date slide to 85%. Analysts suggested that the decline might threaten a $135 million debt-for-equity swap with Bear Stearns, which, with a series of asset sales, was designed to keep the Read More...
Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies
TechnologyEvaluation.Com has defined 6 global negotiation categories and macro questions that should be reviewed in preparation for any major technology

qui bid  Vendor Negotiation Strategies Introduction Negotiating a software and services license is a multi-faceted endeavor in which many aspects of the vendors'' strengths and challenges should be leveraged to the purchasers'' advantage. In order to maximize the value and time spent negotiating information technology contracts, a project negotiator should never walk into a vendor negotiation without a clear plan and a prioritized set of goals. With that in mind, TechnologyEvaluation.COM has developed a two Read More...
Buying FOSS Development Labor Online
I received an e-mail notice today about Cofundos, a

qui bid  cost for individual organizations acquiring certain types of software or of solving key issues that dog a particular application for a particular user base. Though it may have its own particular methodology, Cofundos isn''t the first to approach this. SourceForge , for example, implemented a system not too long ago, which allows people to offer services around the development projects hosted on its site. The SF model comes at the problem from a different direction. With SF it seems the project exists, 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

qui bid  understanding of your usage, requirements, and other factors in order to obtain the benefits. Price is rarely the only criteria for selecting suppliers, so be sure to consider multiple factors that are important to you. Leveraging Volume Discussion Achieving lower prices is a major objective of any buyer, of course, and a straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. In a way, these are the Read More...

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