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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

ariba strategic sourcing  acquire Emptoris rather than Ariba (which has since been acquired by SAP). By not acquiring Ariba, IBM missed an opportunity to add a supplier network along the lines of that offered by SciQuest, TradeShift, E2open, and others. IBM would say that 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 Read More...
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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

ariba strategic sourcing  seen in similar acquisitions)? Ariba maintains that this was a strategic decision. The company has a Global Services Organization with over 400 category experts and spend management professionals. Ariba is retaining many of these spend management experts who are focused on adoption, implementation, and value enablement to continue its mission to help companies buy, sell, and manage cash more efficiently and effectively. Cynics would question whether this is part one of a shedding-off of assets and Read More...
Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud
Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network

ariba strategic sourcing  rapid results, and include: Ariba Strategic Consulting—enables strategic decision making, organization assessment, process design, and performance improvement Ariba Implementation Services—executes installation and set-up of software Ariba Supplier Enablement Services—helps to ensure that buyers and suppliers transact in a cost-effective, scalable manner Ariba Customer Support Services—supports customers’ direct usage of software (training and product support) Ariba has over 700 global Read More...
Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

ariba strategic sourcing  management.   SAP acquired Ariba for strategic reasons, and is investing with a longer-term view, especially with regards to powering the business commerce network. A separate article entitied SAP and Ariba Synergy analyzes how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.   Related Reading:   AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2 (June 2012) Read More...
The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
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

ariba strategic sourcing  He joins Aberdeen from Ariba, where he was a Senior Manager in its Consulting Practice. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross College and an M.B.A in Finance from Indiana University. Vance Checketts, Channel Director Global Supply Management AberdeenGroup, Inc. Vance Checketts is a recognized expert in the areas of procurement and supply management with a deep background in the application of technology and the underlying business process. Prior to Aberdeen he was at Oracle where he was Read More...
Achieving Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success
Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working

ariba strategic sourcing   Read More...
Computer Associates, Baan Japan and EXE Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Total Supply Chain Management Solutions
On October 4, Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), Baan Japan, and EXE Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to enable Japanese companies to

ariba strategic sourcing  Associates, Baan Japan and EXE Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Total Supply Chain Management Solutions Event Summary On October 4, Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), Baan Japan, and EXE Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to enable Japanese companies to create total solutions for the rapidly growing supply chain management (SCM) field. The companies will jointly market the new solutions, which will be built on Unicenter TNG, CA's industry-leading enterprise management Read More...
Mahindra Satyam and IFS Enter into Strategic Global Partnership
The agreement between Mahindra Satyam and IFS reportedly covers all territories, so it is truly a global alliance. The solution focus will be on both product

ariba strategic sourcing  Satyam and IFS Enter into Strategic Global Partnership The agreement between Mahindra Satyam and IFS  reportedly covers all territories, so it is truly a global alliance. The solution focus will be on both product/project and asset lifecycle support, so it will cover a broad range of solutions, supporting processes from design/engineering, via build/make, install/construct, and through operations and maintenance, which is a differentiator for IFS since the vendor can support the full lifecycle Read More...
The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management
The appeal of global sourcing is understandable given the benefits of seemingly lower costs. But without discerning hidden challenges and eliminating potential

ariba strategic sourcing  Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management As discussed in The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing , for anyone who has not spent the last several years in hibernation or stranded on a remote island, it has become apparent that several market-driving forces have come together to create a perfect storm, one that makes control of the supply side more important to overall business success than ever before. Some of these driving forces include globalization (the prospect of new Read More...
Industry Perspectives: Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry
There’s a buzz in the automotive industry around the concept of “strategic workforce management”—getting the right people, for the right job, at the right time,

ariba strategic sourcing  Perspectives: Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry Vurv Acquires People Business Network. ( Read More ) Taleo Acquires Vurv Technology. ( Read More ) Leading organizations worldwide use Taleo on-demand talent management solutions to assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce for improved business performance. Source : Taleo Resources Related to Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry : Workforce Management (Wikipedia) Automotive industry Read More...
TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements
TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements EOH Technology Consulting (EOH) and

ariba strategic sourcing  Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa (PRWEB) October 21, 2005 TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements EOH Technology Consulting (EOH) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the Read More...
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)
Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled

ariba strategic sourcing  PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market, starting with the rampant offshoring of facilities Read More...
The Strategic CFO
Financial pressures can strain even the most efficient and lean company. So forward-thinking companies should now turn to the chief financial officer (CFO

ariba strategic sourcing  Strategic CFO Corefino customers gain quality accounting, professional expertise, and access to a wide range of partner solutions. Customers' CEOs and CFOs can focus on strategic responsibilities with the reassurance that their books are in order and they are ready for any business event, diligence process, or audit. Source : Corefino Resources Related to The Strategic CFO : Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Wikipedia) The Strategic CFO Strategic CFO is also known as : Corporate Strategy Manager , Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

ariba strategic sourcing  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More...

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