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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

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 By allowing organizations to quickly identify vulnerabilities – such as illegal/unauthorized software, outdated software, games and other downloads, ITAM applications make it easier to see where potential risks may exist, so they can be prevented before major problems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...
ICG Commerce
ICG Commerce provides a range of services for identifying, realizing, and improving procurement savings. The company''s services go beyond finding unit cost

un procurement guidelines  services go beyond finding unit cost savings or deploying software, ICG Commerce works with customers to develop multiple, coordinated, cost-saving strategies.Based in Pennyslvania, USA, ICG Commerce gears its products and services to the purpose of reducing procurement costs for customers. They focus on three specific areas of activity:- Identifying savings through effective sourcing - Realizing savings through implementation and transaction management - Continuously improving savings through ongoing Read More...
Ariba Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction
Two recent partnership announcements, with InterWorld and Siebel, reveal how E-procurement wunderkind Ariba thinks about the future of electronic purchasing.

un procurement guidelines  they will have a uniform interface for all purchasing activities. Sally can still work out a sole source contract with a customer; and that customer will see only Sally''s products in the Marketplace catalog. Sally may lose a small transaction fee to Ariba, but gets to acquire or keep a customer that might otherwise have been lost. This of course can spread further. When a different vendor approaches one of these new customers that Sally has steered to Ariba, say Rich''s Racks and Shelving, that vendor may Read More...
Commerce One: First SAP, then Microsoft. But What About Clarus?
Commerce One announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft. Will e-procurement be an integral part of your next operating system?

un procurement guidelines  modest approval of the announcement, with Commerce One going up fifty-six cents. More interesting is that shares of another e-procurement vendor, Clarus dropped 18% on the news - or, to be accurate, Clarus shares dropped and some analysts attributed the drop to the news about Commerce One, reasoning that Clarus'' own relationship with Microsoft would be weakened by the Commerce One deal. Market Impact TEC is concerned but somewhat skeptical about the relationship between the Commerce One deal and the 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

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 direct Read More...
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

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 direct Read More...
Commerce One Goes High, Wide and PeopleSoft
E-procurement powerhouse Commerce One creates business-to-business marketplaces in Canada and Latin America It has also launched a phalanx of portals in

un procurement guidelines  Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) announced a broad range of initiatives in E-procurement. Continuing in its apparent strategy to dominate E-procurement outside of the United States (See TEC News Analysis article: Commerce One to Procure for the Antipodes...and Elsewhere ), the company will partner with TD Bank Financial Group (NYSE/TSE: TD) to build an electronic marketplace and trading portal in Canada. TD Bank Financial Group is a Canadian firm that has already developed a number of Internet-based Read More...
Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the

un procurement guidelines  of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and that once selected, over 50% of the implementations fail to meet functional and total cost expectations. So what''s the solution? The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them. Best practices drawn from TechnologyEvaluation.Com client organizations that have completed internal technology selections suggest that project teams should examine six key criteria Read More...
Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

un procurement guidelines  that IT managers must undertake that present so much uncertainty and risk as is involved in the selection of a new technology product. The list of questions is seemingly endless: Do I have all of the customer requirements? Have I identified a good set of suppliers? Do the suppliers really understand my needs? Am I asking the right questions? Do I really understand the answers that I am getting? Which factors should drive my decision? Do we have consensus around the decision? Am I getting the best price? 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

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

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...
Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products
Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica

un procurement guidelines  Sagent Technology, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of the BuySite Business Intelligence Kit. This add-on to Commerce One''s BuySite provides corporate buyers with information about key metrics that define the corporate spending behavior, including enterprise-spending habits for individual commodities and suppliers and on-contract vs. off-contract spending. Ariba, Inc. and Informatica Corp. have announced Informatica CommerceAnalytics (ICA) for Ariba. Available to all customers of the Ariba 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

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...
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

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...
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

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...

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