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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...
The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products
Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) announced it had acquired 90% of Finnish company, Progma OY. Progma is a service provider offering facility

qui bid  order is received. The requisite world map displays the user''s supplier network. Though much of the functionality could be seen as derivative, the new products are a bold leap for Manugistics and could revive its image. User Recommendations So far Manugistics has found three clients for its exchanges, including FreightWise and Canadian Tire Corporation. Clearly, the products are still largely untried. For high profile companies considering an online trading exchange, Manugistics might be willing to offer 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...
The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions
It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities

qui bid  telephone sales and support quite extensively, in addition to the web chat and self-service options of late. Internal sales and support staff share many of the same frustrations as their colleagues in the field, and need similar solutions. However, there are some specific issues that need to be addressed if complex or customized products are to be dealt with in a satisfactory manner via the telephone. While communication may be bidirectional, one must realize the limitations of a solely verbal Read More...
i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story
i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

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Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding
Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage

qui bid  Introduction The US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) defines methods and processes for the contractual acquisition performed by any federal entity of any asset, whether material (goods, products, or construction) or immaterial (services). Although these policies and procedures differ in essence, they share the same procurement standard, that''s to say the promotion of competition to the maximum extent: so-called full and open competition (FOC). Competitive Procurement and Sealed Bidding Procurement is Read More...
Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply
Industrial equipment manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors can’t afford to miss bidding deadlines, delivery dates, product

qui bid  their ability to innovate quickly and leverage their specialized expertise to deliver next generation, customer-driven solutions. Many are expanding into specialty and high performance product lines for greater competitive differentiation and higher margins. Most have built long term relationships with their customers and are considered trusted partners. Therefore, they can t afford to deliver anything less than the highest quality products, parts and services necessary to ensure their customer s Read More...
How PPM Provides Direction in Uncertain Economic Times
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a process to obtain project management information of all resources, time, budget, and labor skills in order to align

qui bid  implications of these tasks require that the IT managers be aware what resources are available to complete a task at any given time. As business looks for ways to reduce operating expenditures during the current economic slowdown, delaying and reducing IT project spending may not be the best long-term approach. A PPM solution equips an IT manager with the ability to measure an organization''s available resources (primarily, time, labor, and budgets) against pending projects, and align resources with Read More...
ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot
Focused on the sourcing needs of the food and beverage industry, ecFood has announced $50 million in transactions during the first quarter of 2001 with its

qui bid  corn syrup, stretch wrap, liquid sucrose, apple juice, pallets, and diesel fuel. A recent auction for 1.2 million pounds of rice resulted in a savings of 12.3% for one SKU and 10.8% on a second SKU. An auction for navy and pinto beans resulted in bids from 10 suppliers over a half hour bid period and resulted in savings of 15%. Discussions with sellers indicate that they are reaching customers who would be unavailable to them without the use of ecSourcing. Buyers using e-sourcing have included Bordens , 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...
Successfully Managing Contract Risk
Contractors and subcontractors are both exposed to risk within a project. Thus, it is equally important to both parties that formalized risk management be

qui bid  Reader. Oracle has acquired Primavera Software , Inc.Oracle''s Primavera Risk Analysis is a full lifecycle risk analytics solution integrating cost and schedule risk management . Source : Pertmaster Resources Related to Successfully Managing Contract Risk : Risk Management (Wikipedia) Successfully Managing Contract Risk Risk Management is also known as : Risk Assessment Management , Risk Management Alternatives , Risk Management Analysis , Risk Management Article , Risk Management Assessment , Risk Read More...
Sony Picks Palm OS
Sony announced plans to build new Palm OS-based hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information, thereby

qui bid  Picks Palm OS Event Summary Associated Press, 11/16/99 LAS VEGAS - In a major snub to Microsoft Corp., Sony unmasked plans yesterday to build new hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information - without the help of the Windows operating system. The Japanese consumer electronics giant instead chose the Palm operating program to run the basic functions of the devices, advancing the 3Com Corp. unit''s bid to spread its software into the far reaches of 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

qui bid  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 was the case of Halliburton, which was awarded billions in federal no-bid contracts during the years when Dick Cheney was its chief Read More...
Emptoris
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

qui bid  opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references. The merger has some merits similar to the also recent merger of indirect e-procurement counterparts Perfect Commerce and eScout . Emptoris''s Contribution As mentioned earlier, Emptoris''s legacy and core competence lies within the manufacturing organizations and complex decision support for sourcing large numbers of complex direct line items, and in subsequent deriving of awards Read More...
Andersen Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie
Andersen Consulting has announced plans to deploy $1 billion of its privately-held wealth for the purpose of providing venture capital to Internet start-ups.

qui bid  Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie Andersen Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie S. McVey - December 15th, 1999 Event Summary Andersen Consulting recently announced plans to deploy $1 billion of its privately-held capital to foster growth in web start-ups and new technology companies. Up to half of the stake will be in cash and half in access to intellectual property. The new venture will operate from Silicon Valley, home of Andersen''s research facility in Palo Alto, CSTaR Read More...

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