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Deltek, We Hardly Knew Ye: New Deltek at Insight 2011
Deltek has been a software provider that does the job as promised (and more), but the company and its products, with its focus on government contracting, have

bid contracting  bid, and what the bid status is. We’ve also created solutions that allow contractors to collaborate with each other. The challenge in all of that is to listen very carefully to all of our customers and look back inside Deltek and try to figure out how we can innovate, create, and combine with other technologies to bring value to our customers. Their needs are very expansive. Their appetite for technology is very strong, and that keeps us moving forward. TEC: Given your sizeable research and development

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E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II


Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise of e-procurement and the potential is there for the taking - but not without risk. Extensive preparation is necessary and full integration with related business processes is essential to realize the full value from an e-procurement investment.

bid contracting  Commitment levels Expiration dates Bid Management - involves a series of steps from Request for Information to Purchase and Post-Acquisition activities. These steps leading up to a Purchase Order are time consuming and highly prone to contention. Bid Management is concerned with: Request for Bid posting (Open and Directed) Supplier response posting Standard Terms & Conditions Approval & Automated Authorization - are two distinct process steps. Approval is a statement of concurrence that no known Read More

One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part II


Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment. The continued cash-generating operation has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. The previous blog post also talked about the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely

bid contracting  responding to the right bids and winning business are more important processes than ever. With this upcoming release, GovWin will manage the complete business development lifecycle, from opportunity identification and management, to contract award. The product follows this specialized sales lifecycle from gathering and tracking competitive, market and human intelligence to opportunity identification and management, pursuit decision management (bid/no bid), capture planning and proposal management.  The Read More

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 during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

bid contracting  known as invitation to bid [ITB], or invitation to tender [ITT]) and involves the following steps: Preparation of invitation for bids Publicizing of invitation for bids Receipt of bids Public opening of bids Evaluation, and comparison of bids Selection of the lowest-priced technically acceptable solution Award of contract Sealed bids are normally solicited if Time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids; The award will be made on the basis of price and other price-related Read More

Deltek Announces GovWin Opportunity Assessment for Government Contractors


Deltek, a provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, announced the release of a new interactive, Web-based tool, GovWin Opportunity Assessment (GovWin OA). The tool is designed to deliver the critical information government contractors need to win new business. The tool enables government contractors to make smart bid/no-bid decisions when pursuing new government projects.

bid contracting  funding, award tendencies, and bid price. A sample questions/answers report is shown here: The GovWin OA outputs are presented in a color score bar. Opportunity Assessment used three colors (green, yellow, and red) to easily identify strengths and weaknesses. The overall scores for Management/Technical and Cost factors are shown along with the probability of win (Pwin). A report example is shown here. With these capabilities, government contractors can now standardize on an effective opportunity Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

bid contracting  Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements Meeting Federal Requirements Companies that are not already offering the capabilities described in Part Two will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users—government contractors—who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 8)


Welcome to Week 8 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer.The story so far: Mike

bid contracting  been to let vendors bid outrageous sums in order to stay on TurtleSpice’s virtual shortlist, but that obviously hasn’t worked out. That's why I’m asking you to decide. Which five vendors should stay alive, and which should be cut loose? Make your selection below! I’ll be taking the top 5 for next week’s episode of TurtleSpice ERP. Don’t forget, this vendor list was derived from TEC’s eBestMatch tool, and corresponds to requirements as defined in TurtleSpice ERP, Week 1 . Based on your Read More

Lawson Software Expands Vertically As Well


On October 12, Lawson Software announced the formation of a new vertical market initiative for the telecommunications industry, its sixth and newest vertical market. On October 9, Lawson Software announced 'the best quarter of contracting activity in the company's 25-year history'.

bid contracting  Software Expands Vertically As Well Lawson Software Expands Vertically As Well P.J. Jakovljevic - November 6, 2000 Event Summary On October 12, Lawson Software, a provider of Internet-enabled business applications, announced the formation of its sixth vertical market initiative. This one is for the telecommunications industry, and joins Lawson's established vertical markets in healthcare, retail, professional services, public sector and financial services. Lawson plans to bring to the telecommunicati Read More

Successfully Managing Contract Risk


Contractors and subcontractors are both exposed to risk within a project. Thus, it is equally important to both parties that formalized risk management be carried out, not to eliminate project uncertainty, but to understand the potential impact of risk events and to plan risk responses.

bid contracting  will force a higher bid by the subcontractor which, if backed up by a risk analysis determining why the work (hence the higher bid) is high risk, will often be the difference between a winning and loosing bid. More importantly it can be the deciding factor when determining whether to enter a bid or not. Additionally, when negotiating incentives and bonuses, being able to determine whether the proposed schedule is realistic or not is key. The most lucrative bonuses are irrelevant if they can never be Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations


The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.

bid contracting  Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations P.J. Jakovljevic - January 26, 2005 Project Oriented Organizations Relevant Business Systems , ( http://www.relevant.com ), a privately-held San Ramon, CA-based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that helps mid-size and large aerospace and defense (A&D), engineer-to-order (ETO), Read More

Amazon Debuts Redshift, a Petabyte-scale Data Warehouse in the Cloud


Amazon is pulling out all the stops in its bid to get ahead in the highly competitive data warehouse market by announcing the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, Amazon´s new data warehouse offering. Redshift is a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon customers will be able to deploy their data warehouse solutions and analyze large amounts of information by

bid contracting  the stops in its bid to get ahead in the highly competitive data warehouse market by announcing the limited preview of Amazon Redshift , Amazon´s new data warehouse offering. Redshift is a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon customers will be able to deploy their data warehouse solutions and analyze large amounts of information by using the same set of business intelligence and analytics applications they regularly use. Using a wide variety of  innovations, such as Read More

The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric


Cost, time, resources, cash, and risk have always been the basics of project management. But as business as a whole becomes more project- rather than process-oriented, management technologies must in turn become more project-centric.

bid contracting  Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric Originally Published - July 25, 2008 The need for agility in business grows ever more pressing. Reacting in real time is vital, and time is a commodity always in short supply. Many companies are currently heavily focused on financial measures, especially how the numbers look at the end of accounting periods. While financial reports are important, relying on them too heavily can lead to a business geared to analyze the past rather than one driven to Read More

i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story


i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

bid contracting  companies beyond the first-generation bid/ask marketplace model prevalent today, to a second-generation model that enables e-marketplaces to model, plan and transact across all participants in a value chain. Market Impact i2 has cleverly chosen to side-step direct competition with the big ERP players by labeling its solutions the second-generation, distancing it from so-called first generation or enterprise-centric solutions. In doing so, it bypasses SAP APO, Oracle APS, JD Edwards xtr@ and other ERP Read More

Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat


Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for an ASP. Surprising, however was that an even more significant number of incumbent mid-market vendors by not addressing this trend have been handing over a big opportunity to their bigger brethren.

bid contracting  have chosen not to bid because they do not currently support the ASP delivery model. As a result, in all ERP software selection gigs where ASP delivery was a critical criterion, the usual suspects that made the final round were the Tier 1 vendors, lead by the ubiquitous SAP , and some nimble mid-market vendors like IFS . Our belief is that the majority of smaller vendors have, therefore, been handing over a big piece of opportunity to their bigger brethren by taking the wait-and-see attitude. Read More