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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 1
Undoubtedly, the recent major event at Epicor Software (despite concurrent unfortunate occasional and distracting shareholder power struggles, takeover bids

bids rfq or bfp  shareholder power struggles, takeover bids, and CEO departures ) was the launch of the next-generation Epicor 9 product suite  in late 2008. Epicor hails Epicor 9 as an entirely new generation of business application that redefines how enterprise systems are both built and used. For one, Epicor 9’s functional footprint is based on the best of everything Epicor has developed (and acquired) since its inception. The “converged” product consists of a unity of cherry-picked components from existing Read More...

Discrete Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX)
Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you

bids rfq or bfp  Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing Read More...
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Siemens and TCS Offer Joint ETO Solution
Siemens and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have announced ETO2Win, a new joint software and services solution for automating complex engineer-to-order (ETO

bids rfq or bfp  win rate of their bids, while trying to lower order engineering lead time and optimize resource utilization in manufacturing. ETO2Win is designed to capture, manage, and reuse corporate intellectual property to automate engineering processes for such manufacturers. The aim is to simplify business processes associated with custom-built complex products, improve proposal accuracy and win rates, and increase the predictability of costs, margins, and on-time delivery.   The deal seems to be a win-win for Read More...
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

bids rfq or bfp  bidding, relying on competitive bids (also called sealed bids ), submitted in response to an invitation for bids (IFB) Contracting by negotiation, relying on competitive proposals in response to a request for proposals (RFP) Simplified acquisitions, relying on quotations in response to a request for quotation (RFQ) The category of simplified acquisitions is reserved for small acquisitions (FAR Part 2.101 defines this as less than $100,000 [USD]). Contracting by negotiation is reserved for acquisitions Read More...
Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?
While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing

bids rfq or bfp  extensively reported controversial takeover bids & counter bids, lawsuits & counter lawsuits tug-of -wars amongst the three renowned Tier 1 application vendors, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), almost unnoticed or only briefly reported by market observers have been recent moves of some much smaller and less visible enterprise software providers globally (albeit not necessarily within their sweet spots) in their bids for Read More...
Stemming the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Canadian Manufacturers
The clock is ticking for Canadian manufacturers to come up with a solution to the ongoing loss of knowledge capital. Natural employee attrition, such as

bids rfq or bfp  to projects and alternative bids developed to deliver improved customer service. Manufacturers should shift return on investment (ROI) metrics from product-centric measurements to customer-centric. Silos of information are preventing Canadian manufacturers from shortening production cycles, which threatens their competitiveness. A lack of workflow collaboration across business units has created a communication disconnect. For example, since the shop floor and assemblers often work in silos, separate from Read More...
Coupa 10 Heralds Sourcing for the Masses
Coupa Software, a provider of cloud-based spend optimization solutions for finance, recently announced the release of Coupa 10. The new release features an

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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

bids rfq or bfp  e-RFx that accepted final bids in sealed bid format from 20 suppliers. The sourcing team then utilized the bid optimization engine to create various award scenarios for the 6,000+ data points based upon different combinations of allocation and business constraints including container size, number of suppliers per region, and cost. Results: While the award decision was not the lowest cost scenario, significant savings were achieved. The sourcing team now has a full view into the different cost components Read More...
IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
IBM still suffers from the image problem of being associated with products and services for very large organizations, and it will need to muster a major

bids rfq or bfp  make IBM Global Services' bids too rich for all but the largest organizations. Overcoming the Microsoft barrier entry will likely be the major challenge, given Microsoft's ubiquitous position within the SME segment, particularly with products like Office , Exchange , Visual Basic and SQL Server . Also, while the price is indisputably important to SMEs, the service & support and easy administration of the product is often of much more importance. It is still quite early to judge WebSphere Express ' proven Read More...
Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact
Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading

bids rfq or bfp  and proposals (RFQ/P), conduct bids and reverse auctions, etc., see The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space ). To do these things effectively, they require a consistent method to capture transactional data for all suppliers and monitor and track supplier performance, which cannot be achieved with antiquated paper processes, but rather in an institutionalized electronic manner, where MBN too seems to fit the bill. This concludes Part Two of a four-part note. Part One detailed recent events. Read More...
Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 1
Some signs of a modest economic recovery and cautious optimism are shyly popping out, although they might be only be crumbs of comfort for many unemployed

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What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II
Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested

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The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing
The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all

bids rfq or bfp  find qualified factories, solicit bids, place purchase orders, inspect the factories, monitor quality, handle logistics, customs, and duties, and so on, all on its own, which is not a small feat. Any merchant nowadays has to manage numerous details on how private label brands are sourced, produced, and delivered, which can be quite daunting to deal with, especially when trading partners are scattered all over the world. The momentum of private labels in the retail industry (from grocery stores to major Read More...
Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 3: IBM
IBM still needs to convince users that it is nimble enough to handle the smaller projects prevalent in today’s cost-conscious market, which may be a concern

bids rfq or bfp  make IBM Global Services bids too rich for all but the largest organizations. IBM Software Developments On the software front, IBM is expanding the range of application areas for DB2 with version 8 with a number of new features relating to XML integration, ready for the inevitable world of web services. This includes automatic XML schema validation and automatic transformations via eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), while all XML documents can be stored (as XML columns in a table) and recomposed when Read More...
Deltek Going Private Again


bids rfq or bfp  delivers actionable insight on bids, pipelines, win rates, revenue forecasts, and other critical data for government contractors so they can quickly adjust their strategies, prioritize activities, and deploy resources to effectively track and win more business. Given its top-of-the-line market share in government contracting, Deltek has been a thorn in the flesh for SAP, Infor , and Oracle in the overall public sector market—any one of them might decide to snatch up the company at some stage. Or Read More...

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