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Levelling the Playing Field: How Companies Use Data for Competitive Advantage
Nearly all companies realize the way to gain a competitive advantage is to obtain better data, interpret them quickly, and distribute them in easier-to-use formats. But there are many obstacles to the effective use of data, resulting in unused corporate data in many companies. How are companies using information to beat their rivals and create a more level playing field? Find out how business practices are evolving to this end.

BID LEVELLING: Levelling the Playing Field: How Companies Use Data for Competitive Advantage Levelling the Playing Field: How Companies Use Data for Competitive Advantage Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Nearly all companies realize the way to gain a competitive advantage is to obtain better data, interpret them quickly, and distribute them in easier-to-use formats. But there are many obstacles to the effective use of data, resulting in unused corporate data in many companies. How are companies using
3/21/2011 3:08:00 PM

Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding
Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage federal acquisition methods and processes can grow from scratch to a profitable bottom line, whatever their size.

BID LEVELLING: document called invitation for bid [IFB]) prospective providers for submitting offers, called sealed bids . Precedence of sealed bidding US federal regulations give preference to a procurement process based on sealed bids over competitive proposals if certain conditions are fulfilled: time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids; the award will be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; it is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding
6/22/2006

SSA Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony
System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA), announced on September 14 that its Board of Directors has named Robert R. Carpenter, a highly-experienced executive in the technology services sector, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In naming Mr. Carpenter, the Board has completed an extensive search process for the retiring Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William M. Stuek. Mr. Stuek commented that

BID LEVELLING: New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony SSA Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony P.J. Jakovljevic - September 24, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Languishing enterprise software vendor System Software Associates (SSA--Chicago, IL) named Robert Carpenter as its new Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board. Carpenter succeeds the retiring William Stuek, the former IBM executive put in charge of SSA s turnaround several years ago. While Stuek was able to stabilize the company during
9/24/1999

BMC buys ITM Software; HP partnership; SAP Visiprise bid » The TEC Blog
HP partnership; SAP Visiprise bid » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more about TEC s

BID LEVELLING: acquisitions, BladeLogic, business management, CA, data center management, HP, ibm, ITM, manufacturing execution systems, MES, SAP, Visiprise, VMware, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
20-06-2008

GE GXS: Part and Parcel of B2B Exchange
General Electric’s GXS provides the infrastructure for a new digital marketplace. The announcement sheds light on the possibility that GXS can leverage its traditional infrastructure business into a lead position within the new economy.

BID LEVELLING: accept or decline the bid or offer a counter-proposal, perhaps based on quantity pricing. When a firm offer to buy is accepted the marketplace generates a purchase order and arranges for shipping. Payment is not released to the seller until the expiration of a five-day buyer inspection period. GE Global eXchange Services (GXS), the successor to GE s information services unit GEIS (see GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be? ) provides infrastructure and services to this venture. In
11/1/2000

How to Cope When Your Service Provider is Acquired
Challenges are aplenty when a vendor is acquired. Financial health is no longer a safe indicator to gauge a vendor's future during this mega merger era. Knowing the challenges facing big vendors, like Oracle and PeopleSoft, and their competitors can give users a negotiating edge, whether in or entering a contract.

BID LEVELLING: Oracle finalized its takeover bid in December, paying approximately $10.3 billion (USD) for PeopleSoft. Part Seven of the While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse—Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused series. Though the trial is over, scrutiny of Oracle has continued. Oracle, PeopleSoft, and J.D. Edwards customers are somewhat bemused, to put it mildly, about what the new number two applications provider will offer in terms of application services and functionality. The competition is
6/2/2005

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume
A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This part addresses the implications of using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing.

BID LEVELLING: the buyers continue to bid up the price for a given item or service until only one buyer remains. Technically, e-procurement uses reverse auctions or downward auctions, where the bidders are the suppliers and prices continue to fall until only one bidder remains, who then has the right and obligation to supply the requested goods or services at the low bid price. The initial entrant in this field, FreeMarkets, Inc. , began five years ago with an auction for plastic parts for Frigidaire refrigerators,
1/4/2013 4:23:00 PM

Should SAP Buy PTC? » The TEC Blog
group and cannot even bid on new business without going through the Big Blue buracacy Nexus on 10 November, 2008 at 2:10 pm # The ERP vendors have poor underlying technology, multiple modules, hard to integrate, complex and rediculous licencing models that screw clients for every cent. The point made above is a valid one - once acquired these new more agile technologies will die as they do not fit into the ‘ERP’ (or IBM) way of doing things. In fact the ERP way of doing things is what we should get ri

BID LEVELLING: CAD, CAx, plm, product lifecycle management, PTC, SAP, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
04-11-2008

Successfully Managing Contract Risk
Successfully Managing Contract Risk.Secure Documents and Other Complex System to Use In Your Organization for 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 LEVELLING: 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
12/22/2005 9:59:00 AM

The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes. Papers and Other Software Program to Use In Your Complex System Related to some Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering and manufacturing groups as they strive to win business and streamline end-to-end processes. But by capturing engineering knowledge and using it to automate key business processes, manufacturers can increase sales bid and win rates, decrease internal operating expenses, and shorten lead times.

BID LEVELLING: manufacturers can increase sales bid and win rates, decrease internal operating expenses, and shorten lead times. The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Engineer-to-Order (ETO),   Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Related Industries:   Manufacturing Source: RuleStream Corporation Learn more about RuleStream Corporation Readers who downloaded this white paper also read these popular documents! Best
3/7/2007 2:02:00 PM

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software
TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises. Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

BID LEVELLING: are stemming from formal bid processes, negotiated agreements, and account relationships. B2B models often require cross-departmental collaboration between sales, marketing, and accounting. There are also rigorous deal management processes to communicate, to enforce pricing policies and handle exceptions. Moreover, B2B sales cycles tend to have relatively higher transaction costs and longer sales cycles than B2C transactions. By using specialized pricing software products, enterprises can gain deeper
10/13/2011 4:18:00 PM


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