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Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious


Although end-user companies should continue to track the financial health of their vendors to possibly discern if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected, the latest torrid 'love triangle' affair involving Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards may prove that even a seemingly stable vendor can involuntarily end up being acquired. If your vendor is acquired, do meet the new owners, given their motivation in buying your vendor was the install base and that is you. Showing interest is your part in keeping the relationship the way you want it.

qui bid  The enterprise applications entail quite a bit more then to e.g., know when your most profitable customers'' important life events are, as to blast them with a promotional marketing campaign. How about making sure these offers can be seamlessly delivered and invoiced, which goes hardly at all without integration with ERP and/or SCM systems? The plummeting license revenues (i.e., over 90% year over year in its most recent quarter) should have long enticed Siebel in acquiring a notable ERP vendor (e.g., Read More

How to Cope When Your Service Provider is Acquired


Challenges are aplenty when a vendor is acquired. Financial health is no longer a safe indicator to gauge a vendor's future during this mega merger era. Knowing the challenges facing big vendors, like Oracle and PeopleSoft, and their competitors can give users a negotiating edge, whether in or entering a contract.

qui bid  Your Service Provider is Acquired Challenges Proving that the applications market would remain competitive and innovative was key to Oracle winning the antitrust lawsuit launched against it by the US government. The government spent a year before launching its suit to determine if Oracle''s hostile takeover of PeopleSoft would result in a duopoly, thereby violating US antitrust laws. After months of expert testimony, US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that competition was pervasive enough in the Read More

Software Vendor Red Flags


So you’re well on your way in terms of deploying the enterprise software. With great care and diligent planning you have assembled your team and despite your best efforts in securing resources and communicating schedules and responsibilities your Project Schedule is falling behind. You wonder if only I had selected the other vendor I wouldn’t have to be preparing this project update for first

qui bid  something large, it will require an embarrassing renegotiation with the client. No Transparency There is difficulty in tracking progress, prioritizing critical decisions and maintaining accountability of key players. Decisions must be made on the basis of complete information rather then just the assumptions of the software vendor’s integration partner. Lack of role definition for team members If there is confusion about who is doing what or who is responsible for what, it could lead to serious 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

Podcast: What the Revolution in ERP for Distribution Means to Your Organization


Today, globalization is becoming a way of business. With big-box retailers, supplier relationship management (SRM) has become an important component in how organizations conduct business. In this podcast, Rodney Winger from Epicor discusses ERP - distribution software and SRM solutions.

qui bid  have adopted quite as quickly. DP: From our research, we''ve identified that Epicor delivers very strong SRM functionality. Being that SRM is on an increase again, what type of competitive advantage [does] SRM provide for distributors? RW: It really comes back—and this is cost containment—[to] you can only be so efficient. You can only take efficiency to a [certain] level, and then it sort of plateaus. Then your only other option there is to look at cost—be that base cost or purchased cost. And Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

qui bid  their software and services acquisition costs. IONA Certified for OpenWorld Network Program Still on partnerships front, on November 28, IONA (NASDAQ: IONA), an e-Business Platform provider for Web Services Integration, announced that it has entered into an OpenWorld Network Program Alliance agreement with Baan. The OpenWorld Network Program certifies IONA Orbix E2ATM with the iBaan OpenWorld integration technology framework. The alliance agreement will enable IONA to build new, certified Baan adapters, 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

Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal


PurchasePro and Office Depot have begun a strategic relationship that will make the PurchasePro marketplace available to customers from within Office Depot stores.

qui bid  will make an additional equity investment of up to 600,000 shares. Market Impact This is not simply about more business for Office Depot, as it might first appear. By joining the PurchasePro network, businesses will be able to buy from and sell to any other company belonging to the network. The network provides them with a venue to advertise, bid, buy, sell and source. While many details remain to be worked out, it is clear that buyers will interact with the marketplace from computers or kiosks 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

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 carried out, not to eliminate project uncertainty, but to understand the potential impact of risk events and to plan risk responses.

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

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

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


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 growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

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

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 for reaching manufacturing clients have opened up, and new sales opportunities have become available.

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

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

Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy


The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller—from buying and selling things to buying and selling outcomes.

qui bid  parts needed and the required service levels (parts availability). However, what the DoD really wants is not parts, but planes that are ready and able to fly when needed. Their PBL contracts specify aircraft uptime requirements, rather than spare parts availability levels— and make the manufacturer responsible for that uptime . As a result, aircraft manufacturers have a much more direct financial incentive to make their airplanes and parts more reliable and easier to maintain. Improving uptime provides Read More