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Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis...
 

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What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?
My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be

accenture sourcing blog  trading transactions. What happened? Accenture acquired the sourcing services and  business process outsourcing (BPO)  business from Ariba for a reported US$51 million price tag (after scrutinizing Ariba’s Form 8K filing with the US SEC , it appears that the actual net purchase price was in the neighborhood of US$40 million). This transaction involved approximately 160 people operating in about 20 countries with notable category expertise, sourcing process expertise, and  strategic sourcing

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Order Management RFI/RFP Template

Order Promising, Inventory Management, Sourcing, Execution Visibility, Inbound and Assembly Coordination or Multi-site Changing, Shipping and Outbound, OM-Specific Technology, Product Tech... Get this template

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accenture sourcing blog  Deloitte Consulting , and Accenture . SignalDemand is privately held and raised a US $20 million round of funding in April 2008, led by new investor InterWest Partners . Existing investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners , General Catalyst Partners , and Catamount Ventures also participated in that round. Despite the tough investment climate, SignalDemand raised the round to spearhead its expansion into new vertical and geographic markets and further enhance its on-demand software as a service (SaaS) Read More

Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One


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Case Study: American Eagle Outfitters


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accenture sourcing blog  Study: American Eagle Outfitters Rapid growth plus the need to continually offer new seasonal products led American Eagle to replace its old sourcing and order management systems while unifying product design, sourcing, and merchant processes. The company didn’t want to completely replace its legacy solution, however; it was important that its global supplier base adopt the solution too. Learn about the Web-based sourcing solution the company chose. Read More

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accenture sourcing blog  a PLM Consulting Force Accenture , a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation , an international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) software technologies. PCO Innovation counts more than 600 consultants and experts within its ranks serving 150 clients in 30 countries in a wide range of industries. The company offers PLM strategy Read More

EquaTerra


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accenture sourcing blog  EquaTerra sourcing advisors help clients achieve sustainable value in their IT and business processes. Our advisors average more than 20 years of industry experience and have supported over 2000 transformation and outsourcing projects across more than 60 countries. Supporting clients throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, we have deep functional knowledge in Finance and Accounting, HR, IT, Procurement and other critical business processes. EquaTerra helps clients achieve significant Read More

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