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Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Procurement: a Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement. Get Free Knowledge and Other Software to Define Your Diagnosis Related To a Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement. Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives. Procurement opportunities are significant—translating directly, with no dilution, into measurable, hard dollar profit increases.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: They must address the entire procurement value chain from savings identification, to negotiation, and most importantly, realization. The five essential steps are described below: 1. ASSESS for insight and opportunities. Any savings initiative should start with a thorough understanding of what a company buys, and from whom they buy it. A complete spend assessment will provide immense visibility into a company’s needs, their total buying power, and the degree to which they are leveraging that power.
5/2/2006 3:42:00 PM

Usability
Poor usability leads to irritation and fatigue and it has an adverse impact on the usage experience. In an on-line shopping web site, it can lead to loss of revenues. Poor usability in business applications leads to increased help desk costs. On the other hand, better usability makes our usage experience more fun and can increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: Usability Usability S. Ketharaman - February 15, 2004 Read Comments Introduction There have been several reasons given over the years to explain the success of Microsoft s software products. Rarely has usability featured in these discussions. Many of us would recall how painful it was to draw a table in WordStar or WordPerfect . Microsoft Word made it simple, intuitive and fun to draw tables. The same goes for text formatting, mail merge, envelope printing, and so on. Extra wide screens in many software
2/15/2004

A Sharp ASP
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has selected Harbinger as their Application Service Provider of choice. The multi-year contract will allow Harbinger to integrate e-Procurement and business applications across Sharp's e-Supplier community.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: A Sharp ASP A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Read Comments A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Event Summary On June 14, 2000, Harbinger Corporation, a supplier of business-to-business (B2B) e-Commerce solutions, announced it has been selected by Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) as its Application Service Provider (ASP). Under the multi-year contract, Harbinger will begin work to expand Sharp s e-Supplier community and integrate e-Procurement transactions via a suite of applications hosted for Sharp
7/14/2000

Can ERP Speak PLM?
Because product lifecycle management (PLM) offers a host of benefits to manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise applications.But a PLM system needs to work hand-in-hand with an enterprise resource planning system, so how can an organization integrate these two enterprise applications, which

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: Can ERP Speak PLM? Can ERP Speak PLM? Jim Brown - September 5, 2008 Read Comments Product lifecycle management (PLM) promises significant benefits to manufacturers, and the market is full of vendors claiming to provide faster new product introductions, reduced product costs, reduced product development costs, increased revenue, better quality products, enhanced product innovation, and other valuable benefits. Because of the high appeal of these benefits and their associated return on investment (ROI), PLM
9/5/2008

Captured by Data
The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary to explore how asset data can be used to further the aims of maintenance.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: Captured by Data Captured by Data Daryl Mather - August 23, 2006 Read Comments Enterprise Asset Management Systems and the Aims of Modern Maintenance Since the late 1980s, enterprise asset management (EAM) vendors throughout the world have pitched their products based partly on the ability to capture, manipulate, and analyze historical failure data. Part of the stated benefits case is often the ability to highlight the causes for poor performing assets, provide the volume and quality of information for
8/23/2006

Leave No Farmer Behind
Insights on the evolving policies and socioeconomics of the two largest countries in the world--China and India--and the impact for global business.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: Leave No Farmer Behind Leave No Farmer Behind Lucy West - July 31, 2004 Read Comments Liberalizing the Global Economies While the US sports our leave no children behind , which ultimately could impact US competitiveness, by making sure we educate our youth to a higher standard , Asia problems are more systemic. The economic engines on China and India that so dazzled and frighten the US have left the rural populaces out of the picture. In fact, rural citizens are literally willing to live on the streets
7/31/2004

Sony Picks Palm OS
Sony announced plans to build new Palm OS-based hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information, thereby shutting out Windows CE.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: Picks Palm OS R. Krause - November 17, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Associated Press, 11/16/99 LAS VEGAS - In a major snub to Microsoft Corp., Sony unmasked plans yesterday to build new hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information - without the help of the Windows operating system. The Japanese consumer electronics giant instead chose the Palm operating program to run the basic functions of the devices, advancing the 3Com Corp. unit s bid to
11/17/1999

Dynamic Ariba Trades Up
Ariba Inc., a leader in electronic purchasing systems for the Internet, has acquired Trading Dynamics, a maker of applications that support business-to-business trading.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: believe that there is enough customer base in this area to make both Ariba and Commerce One happy, we see some differences between the two moves. Where both Ariba and Commerce One currently manage their own trading hubs, we think that Commerce One is more likely to create its own trading markets than is Ariba. We predict (probability 60%) that Ariba will shy away from creating markets itself, and will be content to take its toll fees from those who do. However, we believe that Ariba has another market in
12/13/1999

Intel Server Trends
The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: Intel Server Trends Intel Server Trends R. Krause - May 9, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - May 9, 2000 Introduction: The product space being examined is Intel-based servers (still known as PC servers in some areas). In this note, we will examine how five key trends affect users, vendors, and the product(s). In the Intel-based server market, there are five trends of note: Market consolidation Consolidation of servers within a company Focused functionality, e.g., server appliances Movement toward
5/9/2000

The Technology Choices
In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

E PROCUREMENT ARTICLES: The Technology Choices The Technology Choices P.J. Jakovljevic - August 27, 2005 Read Comments Microsoft s Uncontested UI Supremacy In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L) for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor. The previous parts of this note detailed the strategies of these two major vendors and analyzed how the market would respond. But, going a mile further, there are some
8/27/2005


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