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Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices

basis only foc  be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; It is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding providers about their bids; and There is a reasonable expectation of receiving more than one sealed bid. Negotiated Procurement (Competitive Proposals) Negotiated procurement is a procurement method used when the best value is expected to result from selection of technically acceptable proposals, with the lowest evaluated price, in other words, when cost is not the most important

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Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding


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basis only foc  be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; it is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding providers because of both the clarity and completeness of requirements; and there is a reasonable expectation of receiving more than one sealed bid. If any one of these conditions is lacking, contracting by negotiation is the selected procurement method. Comparative efficiency of sealed bidding Most prospective providers consider sealed bidding as the fastest and least costly Read More

Enterprise Applications through Personalized Assembly


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basis only foc  Applications through Personalized Assembly Traditionally, software is packaged as a product with rigid functionality with change only possible through the vendor s release plans, or by developing custom solutions from the ground-up. This results in high lead times, high total cost of ownership, and challenging maintenance issues. However, software assembly allows solutions to be constructed from a mix of existing and newly built components that are stored in a repository or library. Read More
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Most small to midsize companies have found business intelligence (BI) solutions to be beyond their financial reach. But now, you don’t have to rely only on spreadsheets for data visibility—with software-as-a-service (SaaS), BI can quickly and easily be set up enterprise-wide. Find out five requirements of a scalable data warehouse strategy, for more effective data analysis and better understanding of business performance.

basis only foc  bye to the Old BI: Business Intelligence for Midsized Companies Most small to midsize companies have found business intelligence (BI) solutions to be beyond their financial reach. But now, you don’t have to rely only on spreadsheets for data visibility—with software-as-a-service (SaaS), BI can quickly and easily be set up enterprise-wide. Find out five requirements of a scalable data warehouse strategy, for more effective data analysis and better understanding of business performance. Read More

Business Basics: Unscrubbed Data Is Poisonous Data


Most business software system changes falter--if not fail--because of only a few root causes. Data quality is one of these root causes. The cost of high data quality is low, and the short- and long-term benefits are great.

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basis only foc  Fashion PLM Lectra Fashion PLM facilitates the management of business processes, task execution, collaborative work, and performance monitoring. It is the only comprehensive, modular and scalable PLM solution designed specifically for fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers to create, develop, produce and manage fashion collections from the designer idea to the final end-product. Read More

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basis only foc  Automation: Coming of Age Slowly Introduction The debate about the future of the marketing automation and management market, as a stand-alone sub segment of the entire customer relationship management (CRM) market, continues, partly owing to mixed signals coming from relevant point solutions providers. On one hand, recent demise, and buyout of Xchange by Amdocs (see Xchange Adds To The List Of CRM Point Solutions' Casualties ) was the last in the array of less-fortunate point players. At the time Read More

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basis only foc  Systems, Inc. Solidcore is a leading provider of change control for critical systems. Solidcore's S3 Control Software is the industry's first and only solution to automate the enforcement of change management policies. Solidcore automatically reconciles infrastructure changes against change tickets, and provides real-time change auditing so enterprises can measure the effectiveness of change management processes and policies. Read More

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