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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 investors’ wing, with a new customer-focused CEO, and with the former Click Commerce's contract and service management (CSM) business as a new major capability, Emptoris has charted a new course recently.

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

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 impressions of its bold entry into Internet B2B.

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

The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

qui bid  our target unless we quickly expand our focus and aggressively target another series of categories for e-sourcing. '' Director, Strategic Sourcing; Global Engine Manufacturer Recommendations for Action The gradual erosion of savings rates from e-sourcing events that we have seen over the past few years will continue. The following strategies will help enterprises maximize their returns: Develop, augment, or outsource process, category, supply market, and technology expertise. Establish centers of 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 the technology services sector, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In naming Mr. Carpenter, the Board has completed an extensive search process for the retiring Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William M. Stuek. Mr. Stuek commented that "Bob Carpenter is an outstanding choice to lead the continued transition of the Company and its drive to profitability."

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

New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released


SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO). The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes.

qui bid  CombineNet product since SciQuest acquired the sourcing optimization company in September .   The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater analytical power and flexibility to evaluate sourcing data, users should be able to gain a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of sourcing activities. New capabilities include the following: Cost Model Analysis Flexibility —Users can now create multiple cost models, including Read More

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II


Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested "winning strategies" by JDA Software Group Inc. that manufacturers (especially of consumer goods) could instantly deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate (malaise). I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and former employees of JDA Software and former

qui bid  terms if feasible.” I quite like this advice (despite falling gas prices of late), and fully agree with it. The offering seems to be the former Manugistics'' transportation management system (TMS) suite. The major product here was NetWORKS Transport , with some of the request for quote (RFQ) and bid management/freight auctioning stuff that Manugistics acquired from Digital Freight in 2002. This also includes modules within the TMS suite like NetWORKS Freight Pay and NetWORKS Routing . In addition, 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 used to bid on future projects, stay within budgeted costs, allocate appropriate resources, and track projects already under way. These solutions deliver more than just attendance tracking systems. They provide tools for understanding the impact of time and resources on project profitability.

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

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and "supplier relationship management (SRM)" monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small

qui bid  discriminatory price auction  is quite similar to the uniform price event, except that all winners pay exactly what they bid. Higher bidders buy the first available items. A first-price sealed-bid (FPSB) auction is an event (either forward or reverse) where the bids (or quotations in reverse events) are hidden from everyone during the bidding process (until the event expires). A Vickrey , also called a second-price sealed-bid event , is a forward event that is operationally equivalent to the sealed-bid 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 shutting out Windows CE.

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

Deltek Announces GovWin Opportunity Assessment for Government Contractors


Deltek, a provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, announced the release of a new interactive, Web-based tool, GovWin Opportunity Assessment (GovWin OA). The tool is designed to deliver the critical information government contractors need to win new business. The tool enables government contractors to make smart bid/no-bid decisions when pursuing new government projects.

qui bid  factors including understanding the requirements, customer relationship, competitive landscape, your team, management capabilities, technical capabilities, and past performance. The other three factors are the cost factors: opportunity funding, award tendencies, and bid price. A sample questions/answers report is shown here: The GovWin OA outputs are presented in a color score bar. Opportunity Assessment used three colors (green, yellow, and red) to easily identify strengths and weaknesses. The overall Read More

IT Services E-Procurement


E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to optimize the service chain. What are these solutions and how do they work?

qui bid  speed of the service acquisition process. The service supply manager is concerned with leveraging the organization''s total buying power, managing the suppliers, and maximizing the efficiency of the entire service chain. The legal, finance, and human resource functions are most concerned with the administrative aspects of the transaction that fall within their scope of expertise. The sell-side stakeholders include independent professionals, professional service companies and staffing agencies. The Read More

The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes


Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering and manufacturing groups as they strive to win business and streamline end-to-end processes. But by capturing engineering knowledge and using it to automate key business processes, manufacturers can increase sales bid and win rates, decrease internal operating expenses, and shorten lead times.

qui bid  these companies, meeting customer requirements entails the quotation and design of brand new components or previously unknown assemblies. According to the ETO Institute''s Web site- ETO companies build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires a unique set of item numbers, bills of material and routings. Estimates and quotations are required to win business. Products are complex with long lead times, typically months or even years. Unlike standard products, the customer is Read More

Logistics.com Might Prove An Internet Success Story After All- Part 2: Market Impact


By being able to address the needs of all stakeholders across the board from shipper to transport provider, and with the marketplace/private trading exchange (PTX) tool in the middle, Logistics.com can connect trading partners at various levels.

qui bid  and other enterprise applications requiring visibility of the e-logistics supply chain. Note : This is Part Two of a two-part Event Note on Logistics.com. Part One is a summary of recent developments that make Logistics.com noteworthy. How Logistics.com Fills A Need  By being able to address the needs of all stakeholders across the board from shipper to transport provider, and with the marketplace/private trading exchange (PTX) tool in the middle, Logistics.com can connect trading partners at various Read More

Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations


There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors provide hosted solutions with out-of-the-box integrations, while integrated PPM solutions provide the complete back-office systems preferred by many larger PSOs.

qui bid  organization. In fact, Peoplesoft (acquired by Oracle) and Epicor have adopted the label enterprise services automation (ESA) to more accurately describe the technological needs of PSOs. ESA focuses on the operational needs of billable services organizations and on the management of the internal and external resources that deliver service contracts. PPM Components for Service Organizations Beyond the core components of managing portfolios, projects, and resources, PPM solutions for PSOs have extended Read More

Xchange Adds To The List Of CRM Point Solutions' Casualties


Xchange's protracted troubles and its recent inglorious demise and subsequent auctioned sellout may prove the fact that the CRM point providers without a clear differentiating value proposition and without enough resources have not much to look for out there in the long run other than to find an honorable exit strategy.

qui bid  and patents to computers, equipment, and office furniture, according to reports. Initially, allegedly over 20 companies expressed interest in buying Xchange''s assets, and in maintaining its products and supporting its customers, including direct competitors Chordiant Software, DoubleClick, SAS and Unica . While marketing management software vendor Unica was initially marked as a very likely buyer of the company, the vendor, however, announced on March 10 that it had elected not to make a bid for the Read More