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The Wheres of Electronic Procurement
An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

hotel extranet  PurchasePro's customers is the hotel operating chain Meristar. In the middle are the Marketplaces, third party sites that bring buyers and sellers together into their own market space. Marketplace sites do provide the unity of a single catalog, but are less integrated with backend systems and the buying company's own policies. Naturally, many vendors in this space are putting significant effort into making their solutions look as much as possible like buy-side solutions. There are actually two variants of

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 1


As the era of traditional telephony draws to a close, the doors to the next generation in communications open. Chapter 1 of this 4-part e-book discusses electronic human voice communication and its importance in business today. It documents the underlying beliefs, philosophies, and observations of the future of telephony, and provides the basic concepts readers will need to guide them through the rest of the series.

hotel extranet  the author’s anecdotal experience, hotel room phone charges are much higher than the 10 or so Euros per night saved on an average 20-hotel nights per month. My own calculation is that at least 30 Euros per night would be saved, except by the most frugal and disciplined engineer, who always makes calls from a lobby phone with a phone card and does not use the room phone. If this were the case, the ROI would be 1.6 months. TCO Although the TCO calculation shown below could easily be challenged by any comp Read More

Manugistics Lays Groundwork For Talus Integration


This $152 million SCM vendor should make e-commerce the focus of its integration effort.

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Six Steps to Manage Data Quality with SQL Server Integration Services


Without data that is reliable, accurate, and updated, organizations can’t confidently distribute that data across the enterprise, leading to bad business decisions. Faulty data also hinders the successful integration of data from a variety of data sources. But with a sound data quality methodology in place, you can integrate data while improving its quality and facilitate a master data management application—at low cost.

hotel extranet  A customer of a hotel and casino makes a reservation to stay at the property using his full name, Johnathan Smith. So, as part of its customer loyalty-building initiative, the hotel's marketing department sends him an email with a free night's stay promotion, believing he is a new customer — unaware that the customer is already listed under the hotel's casino/gaming department as a VIP client — under a similar name John Smith. The problem : The hotel did not have a data quality process in place to Read More

Vendor Viability (Size) vs. Customer Intimacy


After almost a decade of following the enterprise applications market via insightful, sometimes exhaustive (and exhausting) free research articles (which will continue to go on in earnest and continue to be rated by our readers), the time has come for me to be in tune with the Web 2.0 and related social networking. In other words, the time has come for my blog at TEC, and the dilemma was then what

hotel extranet  of a Las Vegas hotel was miniscule compared to the like events of ERP giants with thousands of attendees. However, what has impressed me most at this event was to see the Webcom's founder and CEO, Aleks Ivanovic, stand up every day for a few hours and demonstrate to the users every new product feature as well as the 18 months product roadmap and the rationale why something (a customer or partner suggestion) was slated for now vs. pushed out for future developments. Such hands on involvement of a CEO Read More

A New Customer Relationship Management Framework: Twenty-first Century Necessity, or Blowin' in the Wind?


The business ecosystem has shifted focus from corporation to customer, and the location of value has changed with it. Where value had historically been located in products and services, it is now located in the value produced by the customer.

hotel extranet  think— I loved that hotel ? or I hated that hotel ?—and that can color your perception of an entire vacation. Imagine that thinking going on about all products, services, and companies these days. That means that you have to differentiate yourself by providing customers with a personalized experience that they can find some meaningful value in. And that meaningful value could just be the satisfaction of outright coolness. Think that's an overstatement? After all, it's not easily metrically Read More

USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place


USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and organic growth. The expansion is directed at providing end-to-end services, for which the merger with Whittman-Hart is a key component. For users, this means that USWEB/CKS can address high-end projects and leverage its position as a leading internet creative services provider. However, it faces issues of staff retention and retaining its technology agnostic stance.

hotel extranet  Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place D. Geller - February 4th, 2000 Event Summary USWEB/CKS (NASDAQ USWB) announced its fourth quarter results for 1999 on January 25, 2000. The results show strong growth and closely predicted performance, including a clear net profit. As well, USWEB/CKS reports changes in the market place that place it in a position of strength as the market moves from the mid- toward high-end. Read More

Experience Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge, II


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Business Intelligence and Database Management Services


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Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains


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The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success


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Case Study: Peerless Pump


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