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Paradoxes of Software Estimation


Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Perhaps it's time to focus efforts on resolving the key paradoxes of software estimation.

qui bid  arrive at the resource requirements for each of these activities. And by summing up the individual requirements, we can arrive at the total resource requirements for the project. Software estimation becomes contentious, however, when we estimate for software pricing. We need to arrive at an estimate that is understood by the client''s purchaser, who is to be assumed not to be a software developer, and who is expected to be unfamiliar with software estimation. Typically, the scenario is as follows: There Read More

One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part II


Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment. The continued cash-generating operation has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. The previous blog post also talked about the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely

qui bid  complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. The previous blog post also talked about the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely represented by Deltek Vision [ evaluate this product ]. Parts II & III will analyze the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s remaining lines of business. Government Contracting (GovCon) Market Deltek has invested in a lot of 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 part addresses the implications of using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing.

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

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

NetSuite SRP—Catering to Both Service and Product Companies


At SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite announced its new services resource planning (SRP) solution, which addresses all the needs of both services- and product- based businesses. Get all the details in P.J.'s fourth write-up from the conference.

qui bid  OpenAir , which it acquired several years ago ( read article ). That product, which competes with Deltek, FinancialForce PSA, Autotask, Tenrox , etc., will continue to be sold and maintained separately, and is aimed at pure service businesses. NetSuite SRP, which includes cherry-picked Open Air functionality, rewritten on the SuiteCloud and SuiteScript technologies (see figure 4), will be aimed for mix service-product business, as depicted above.   Figure 4. NetSuite SRP Project Dashboard Read More

TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


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qui bid  competitors, SYSPRO continues to quietly do well based on its relentless focus on a select few manufacturing verticals, by nurturing its global channel (K3 in this case), and by delivering tremendous value to its mid-market customers. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst Press release Read the Jan 2012 TEC article: SYSPRO—Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter? Saks Incorporated selects Oracle E-Business Suite Retail/BI/analytics/health care Luxury retailer Saks Incorporated has Read More

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

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 constant adaptability. It is still standing on top of the hill in many SME markets, and it is typically a much more difficult task for anyone to capture the hill than to defend it.

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

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

Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist


Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements.

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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 management, application service providing (ASP), and Internet Hosting.

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

Amazon Debuts Redshift, a Petabyte-scale Data Warehouse in the Cloud


Amazon is pulling out all the stops in its bid to get ahead in the highly competitive data warehouse market by announcing the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, Amazon´s new data warehouse offering. Redshift is a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon customers will be able to deploy their data warehouse solutions and analyze large amounts of information by

qui bid  Debuts Redshift, a Petabyte-scale Data Warehouse in the Cloud Amazon is pulling out all the stops in its bid to get ahead in the highly competitive data warehouse market by announcing the limited preview of Amazon Redshift , Amazon´s new data warehouse offering. Redshift is a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon customers will be able to deploy their data warehouse solutions and analyze large amounts of information by using the same set of business intelligence 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 presents a framework to structure and gain maximum mileage out of the RA process.

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

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

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