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On-demand IT Asset Management: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How You Can Benefit.


You probably know that managing your IT assets and infrastructure is becoming increasingly more complex, as your company operates on a broader, more global scale. But do you know what IT asset management (ITAM) is and how it can benefit your company? Learn about ITAM solutions that can help your organization gain greater control over the various components, including software and hardware, within your IT architectures.

un procurement guidelines  confidential financial data from unauthorized access, breach, or misuse. But, most importantly, ITAM solutions help companies to dramatically reduce risk in their IT environments. By allowing organizations to quickly identify vulnerabilities – such as illegal/unauthorized software, outdated software, games and other downloads, ITAM applications make it easier to see where potential risks may exist, so they can be prevented before major problems arise. ITAM Benefits: Alignment ITAM helps align IT with Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1


My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief procurement officer (CPO) during prosperous economic times. Or, how different are (or should be) the CPO’s strategies in good versus bad times? Well, the CPO’s fundamental objectives do not change: procure the physical goods and services needed by

un procurement guidelines  all of its spend under management. That’s why it is critical to gather those expenditures that occur outside of procurement (including even financial books showing expenses transferred from one account to another), and to show them to requisitioners and approvers during the requisition process. Some ERP vendors call that capability “budget and commitment checking” and do it very well because they have comprehensive integration to the back-office applications, including A/P, purchasing, and GL. 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.

un procurement guidelines  Depot, Inc (Nasdaq: ODP) announced a strategic relationship to capture the purchasing dollars of corporate America''s small and mid-sized businesses. Under the terms of the arrangement, Office Depot will be featured as the preferred provider on PurchasePro''s business-to-business marketplace, and Office Depot will mass market PurchasePro''s software. In addition, Office Depot, which already held 500,000 shares of PurchasePro, will make an additional equity investment of up to 600,000 shares. Market Impact Read More

Travel and Procurement: The Convergence


With the globalization of business, the rise of virtual offices, and an increase in traveling employees, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is ever increasing. While business travel is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why.

un procurement guidelines  is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why. Read More

Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help


Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines. But which software offerings are best placed to help drug manufacturers comply with the new guidelines?

un procurement guidelines  published July 19, 2006. Counterfeit and adulterated drugs are an increasing problem, particularly in the United States. Not only do these activities strip profits from legitimate drug manufacturers, but they can also pose a health risk to the consumer. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines covering cradle-to-grave tracking requirements that pharmaceutical companies must comply with for the drugs they produce. We''ll look at a brief description of the pedigree Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains 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 offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

un procurement guidelines  with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company''s cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are Read More

Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative


Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

un procurement guidelines  marketplace Capabilities of the underlying procurement software Ease of integration with existing back-end, legacy or ERP systems Ease of integration with other marketplaces Likely financial stability and viability of the marketplace Experience of other users, including ease of use and speed of delivery These factors must be determined for every candidate marketplace or E-procurement company. Read More

Procurement Savings with SAP SRM Rapid-deployment Solution: Get Fast Results with Preconfigured SRM Software and Services




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CompuSoluciones


CompuSoluciones es una empresa mexicana con más de 25 años de experiencia en el mercado, nuestro modelo de negocio es el de un mayorista de valor que integra soluciones de TI que incluyen hardware, software y servicios, basados en distintas plataformas y en alianza con socios estratégicos de negocio. Somos una empresa basada en principios y valores, orientados a un esquema de Ganar- Ganar y a relaciones de largo plazo con clientes, asociados, empleados y proveedores.

un procurement guidelines  negocio es el de un mayorista de valor que integra soluciones de TI que incluyen hardware, software y servicios, basados en distintas plataformas y en alianza con socios estratégicos de negocio. Somos una empresa basada en principios y valores, orientados a un esquema de Ganar- Ganar y a relaciones de largo plazo con clientes, asociados, empleados y proveedores. Read More

Oracle is Word One at Ford


Ford Motor Company and Oracle Corporation announced the formation of the AutoXchange, an integrated electronic procurement supply chain to be created and run as a joint venture.

un procurement guidelines  a much less important announcement for the E-procurement market at large than the similar one from GM and Commerce One (See TEC News Analysis article: Commerce One Meets GM: Web Now Has A Really Big Parts Department , November 10th, 1999). That is because the latter is a more open arrangement that is likely to attract vendors and buyers outside of GM''s direct relationships. Since this arrangement is designed at empowering the extended supply chain (See TEC Technology Research Note: The Essential Read More

Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing.

un procurement guidelines  marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing. In the graphs that follow, each circle or dot Read More

A Couple of "Five Procurement Commandments" in a Down Economy


As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the "latest-and-greatest" product capabilities (and other marketing "fluff") to tastefully asserting competence and educating the market about specific issues. One example of the latter would be Emptoris' April 2008 PR on the findings  of a panel of financial and procurement experts that have

un procurement guidelines  and consulted with leading Fortune 1000 companies. These experts offered their advice to chief procurement officers (CPOs) on actions to take to weather, and even excel in, a potentially uncertain economic environment. The expert panel participated in a brainstorming session with leading financial, technology and procurement consultants to offer a list of immediate and intermediate steps that companies can take to gain greater control over spending and effectively reduce costs. The panel discussion was Read More

Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain


Ariba, a leader in E-procurement software and market management, pays $1.86 billion in stock to acquire TRADEX, a vendor of software that lets its customers build their own Internet marketplaces.

un procurement guidelines  the date of the announcement. Ariba sells software that lets companies engage in E-procurement, and manages marketplaces that bring together its buy-side customers with vendors. Ariba''s marketplaces are primarily for MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products. TRADEX sells software that allows its customers to build and manage Internet marketplaces. Market Impact It has been obvious for a while that Ariba needed to make a move into the incredibly fertile arena of vertical markets. The acquisition Read More

Guidelines for Best Practice in Integrated Talent Management


Some of the distinctive issues involved in implementing or refining a talent management strategy include careful alignment with the business strategy, reliable measurement, and, increasingly, the effective use of information technology (IT). The aim of this guide is to highlight a range of best practice principles and lessons learned in the implementation of talent management processes.

un procurement guidelines  people intelligence,talent management strategy,talent management solution,SHL,talent management best practices Read More

Procurement at the Helm: Steering for Success


As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years.

un procurement guidelines  at the Helm: Steering for Success As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years. Read More