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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

bpo consultants procurement  Zycus, one of the BPO consultants (Accenture has just acquired Procurian), or, longer term, potentially from any of several of other vendors (given all of the turmoil in this sector.) IBM partners with Coupa for spend management with a handful of customers; could Coupa be a future acquisition? How Strategic Sourcing and Smart Commerce are Serving IBM With all of IBM’s focus on marketing and thought leadership, one cannot help but wonder if execution—which means more than being in a constant state of

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Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

Business process outsourcing (BPO) services manage critical front- and back-office processes that can include human resources and accounting as well as customer-related services such as contact center services. 

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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3


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bpo consultants procurement  and business process outsourcing (BPO) practices, IBM is the most logical vendor to step in and acquire a spend management solution provider like Ariba (which offers a somewhat non-traditional combination of software, services and supplier network enablement). Given that i2 Technologies has lately, prior to the JDA Software merger agreement , groomed itself into a more specialized SCM consultant for complex environments, with a possibility of offering its software tools where appropriate, I was at some Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1


My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief procurement officer (CPO) during prosperous economic times. Or, how different are (or should be) the CPO’s strategies in good versus bad times? Well, the CPO’s fundamental objectives do not change: procure the physical goods and services needed by

bpo consultants procurement  and business process outsourcing (BPO) arrangements might be attractive for some SMEs, but certainly not for all (and maybe not even for most). Some of them will not go for such offerings at any price, at least not in the near future. Namely, there are still too many risks (whether real or perceived) for them to wrap their heads around. What of This Do SMEs Really Need? I personally don’t think there are any rules that define “spend management” as a functional superset and “SRM” as a subset, Read More

TEC’s Quick Start Program for Consultants


For over 15 years, TEC has been helping private- and public-sector organizations in a variety of industries choose best-fit enterprise software solutions. Now, you can partner with TEC and use our extensive research, industry-leading decision support technology, proven selection methodology, and industry expertise to broaden your consulting firm’s services portfolio.

bpo consultants procurement  Quick Start Program for Consultants For over 15 years, TEC has been helping private- and public-sector organizations in a variety of industries choose best-fit enterprise software solutions. Now, you can partner with TEC and use our extensive research, industry-leading decision support technology, proven selection methodology, and industry expertise to broaden your consulting firm’s services portfolio. Read More

Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating messaging criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of competing vendors such as Microsoft, Lotus, and Novell.

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What Makes Process Process?


The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest to acquire due to the unique issues of the process enterprise.

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Demand Generation Programs for Consultants


IT consulting is a tough business. No matter how good your services are, you can’t afford to wait for potential clients to take notice. You need to get the word out early, reach interested prospects, and let them know what your firm brings to the table. TEC can help. Our comprehensive programs for consultants include demand generation services that put you in touch with a global audience of IT decision makers from Fortune 1000, Global 2000, midsize, and small enterprises.

bpo consultants procurement  Generation Programs for Consultants IT consulting is a tough business. No matter how good your services are, you can’t afford to wait for potential clients to take notice. You need to get the word out early, reach interested prospects, and let them know what your firm brings to the table. TEC can help. Our comprehensive programs for consultants include demand generation services that put you in touch with a global audience of IT decision makers from Fortune 1000, Global 2000, midsize, and small Read More

Assessing the Role of IT and Enterprise Software in BPO


IT plays a critical role in any business process outsourcing (BPO) effort—it’s the backbone that supports the transactional operations of outsourced business processes, as well as analysis, tracking, and quality control efforts. Given the importance of IT, organizations pursuing BPO must ensure that they take the time to adequately assess their skills and IT options—before committing to a service provider.

bpo consultants procurement  and Enterprise Software in BPO IT plays a critical role in any business process outsourcing (BPO) effort—it’s the backbone that supports the transactional operations of outsourced business processes, as well as analysis, tracking, and quality control efforts. Given the importance of IT, organizations pursuing BPO must ensure that they take the time to adequately assess their skills and IT options—before committing to a service provider. Read More

Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics


Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of challenges involved in unsaleables management and provides a comprehensive operational roadmap for tackling them. It also lays out specific strategies addressing shelf-life management, product rotation execution, product dating variances, consumer confusions, and demand chain management. Find out more. Download this study now.

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First Look: Peregrine Offers Cradle to Grave Procurement


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With Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp


Commerce One has announced a broad range of initiatives aimed at extending its E-procurement solutions and technology across the supply chain. The company announced that this completes its procurement offerings; what will it do next?

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Transaction Based Pricing in BPO


Increased maturity in business process outsourcing (BPO) has led to the emergence of transaction-based pricing and outcome-based pricing models, which can provide broader business value to customers. This white paper focuses on the transaction-based pricing model for BPO services, its suitability in meeting present-day BPO objectives, and its superiority over the traditional full-time-equivalent (FTE)-based pricing model.

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Procurement at the Helm: Steering for Success


As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years.

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Procurement Savings with SAP SRM Rapid-deployment Solution: Get Fast Results with Preconfigured SRM Software and Services




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Coupa: Spend Management Software Leader or Challenger?


Coupa was born more than six years ago out of the need to provide cloud procurement software that was affordable and easy to install and use. Today, Coupa enables organizations to harness every online transaction to optimize spend—providing a true cloud SaaS application that offers rapid deployment and reduced IT burden. Get the details on Coupa in part 1 of a two-part vendor feature from TEC’s own P.J. Jakovljevic.

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