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Exact Faces Challenges
Exact Software faces significant challenges ranging from competitive challenges to user education, and product definition. Nonetheless, it is still a stalwart

strategic procurement challenges  January 912, explored Exact's strategic groups and global aspirations; and its BPM strategy and products. Part Five presented Exact's acquisition of Vanguard. Challenges Though it has notable strengths, Exact is not without hurdles. In addition to brutal competition from both above and below, the vendor has lower stature and brand recognition compared to its foes, Microsoft , and Sage . Exact also has a smaller channel because it has fewer resellers, and with revenue of close to $300 million (USD), its Read More
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The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively an...
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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

strategic procurement challenges  e-procurement and the important strategic and tactical choices that companies need to make in order to answer these questions and to take full advantage of new buy side e-commerce developments. This part explains the Benefits of e-procurement and includes examples of major corporations that are pursuing e-procurement. About This Article This article will appear on this site in five parts. Each part will contain links to the preceding parts. Part 2 will discuss the potential Efficiency Gains of e-procure Read More
IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing
Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition

strategic procurement challenges  its focus more on strategic procurement lessens the immediate need for this, however the company prides itself on having a portfolio to cover the entire agenda of the chief procurement officer (CPO), and so there will continue to be speculation about what IBM eventually does in this area. (Might we see IBM absorb Kinaxis, and marry this with ILOG and Sterling Commerce to compete with E2open?) How IBM Emptoris is Changing the Strategic Sourcing Landscape The sourcing landscape has been at least as interest Read More
Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges
Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure

strategic procurement challenges  and perhaps even at strategic alliance levels, while keeping some suppliers at the procurement relationship level. Figure 2. Strategic relationships in SRM. At its basic level, a purchasing transaction involves buying a product or service from a seller one time only and without any expectation of a repeat transaction. Buying items from a department store or gas at a gas station are examples of this type of transaction. The next level is where an expectation of repeat transactions and a resultant business Read More
Today's Discrete ERP Landscape: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
With web-enabled technology, business intelligence, and supply chain management becoming integral parts of the manufacturing environment, discrete enterprise

strategic procurement challenges  software market. The most strategic and long-term set of evaluation criteria, it rates how effectively the vendor's three-to-five year product, support, and sales strategy maps to the overall market direction. The Final Word SOA is becoming an integral part of the discrete ERP landscape. Manufacturers considering an ERP software package now have more options because discrete ERP software vendors are now meeting the challenges of the changing manufacturing environment. Discrete manufacturers are also lever Read More
FSN and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud
This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response

strategic procurement challenges  officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications. Read More
Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative
Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

strategic procurement challenges  Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative Event Summary As a $17 billion company, privately held PricewaterhouseCoopers has tremendous leverage when it goes to the marketplace to make purchases. Now the company is offering to share that leverage by creating a purchasing consortium. Its new e.conomy marketplace will offer members the ability to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was lau Read More
E-procurement RFI/RFP Template
Buying Entity Features,Selling Entity Features,Consulting services,Marketplace,Asset Management,Product Technology

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Privacy Challenges for Data Providers
Ensuring the quality, accuracy, and security of customer data has never been more important than it is today. The growing potential for privacy breaches and

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How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

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Strategic CFO and Supply Chain Planning
From being gatekeepers of financial and accounting operations, chief financial officers (CFOs) are now expected to have a holistic view of the organization that

strategic procurement challenges  CFO and Supply Chain Planning From being gatekeepers of financial and accounting operations, chief financial officers (CFOs) are now expected to have a holistic view of the organization that goes far beyond shareholder value. This white paper discusses how CFOs need to be actively involved in supply chain initiatives, supporting them with operational policies for better performance and business sustainability, and the role of analytics in driving this transformation. Read More
Turn Your Call Center into a Strategic Asset
Successful organizations ensure that customers receive accurate answers and efficient follow-through on all commitments. Their call center agents are equipped

strategic procurement challenges  Call Center into a Strategic Asset Successful organizations ensure that customers receive accurate answers and efficient follow-through on all commitments. Their call center agents are equipped to handle all incoming and outgoing transactions, and their managers can make decisions based on timely administration, maintenance, and reporting analytics. Learn how new technologies can help you improve your call center and reduce costs without losing customers. Read More
How to Navigate Today’s Supply Chain Challenges
Traditionally, enterprise resource planning (ERP) served as a system of record and managed common tasks, transactions, and disparate business processes across

strategic procurement challenges  ERP,Epicor,enterprise resource planning,supply chain management,SCM 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

strategic procurement challenges  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 executive officer (CEO). Recognizing this longstanding problem, the US government launched the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) more than twenty years ago, to help federal agencies manage procurement more efficiently. FAR is an official document setting forth procurement policies and procedures that US federal agencies should Read More
Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

strategic procurement challenges  goals Long-term business objectives; strategic vision Short-term business goals; quarter or year profit−based Ultimate business success calculation base Maximal value created for customer; minimal waste processes Maximal profit margin; minimal product cost Stance on business complexity Simplified business processes Complicated business processes Stance on improvement Continuous improvement process Discrete improvement projects Ultimate goal at the process level Elimination of waste and unnecessary Read More

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