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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report

Source: SAP
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.


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Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
Source: Pronto Software To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More...
7 Signs You Need Advanced Analytics for Salesforce.com (or any CRM) and Why They Matter
Source: Birst If you rely on the built-in analytic capabilities of CRM, you’re leaving money on the table. Because that’s what the information in your CRM system is; it’s money. But you can’t extract the true value of that information without an analytics application that does the heavy lifting without putting your sales team through hell. Read this white paper to see the seven signs that you are not operating efficiently and making reporting and analytics more difficult for your sales team. Don’t ignore these seven warning signs. They all carry one message: Yes, you need advanced analytics! Read More...
Creating an Effective Social Recruiting Strategy—A Guide
Source: Oracle This white paper explains how to best use social media (e.g., Facebook and LinkedIn) to reach highly qualified candidates and passive job seekers, build company brand recognition, and reduce sourcing costs to meet company objectives. Read More...


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