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Negotiating the Best Software Deal
TechnologyEvaluation.COM analysts have separated the software negotiation process into three discrete categories. All three are critical individually, yet

negotiating contracts  Best Software Deal Introduction Negotiating a software and services license is a multi-faceted endeavor in which many aspects of the vendors' strengths and challenges may be leveraged to the purchasers' advantage. Perhaps the most basic software negotiation tip is to treat the process as a combined system rather than a discrete set of individual point negotiations. In other words, do not walk into the negotiation without a plan. Rather, the lead negotiator must have a definitive structure in mind that Read More
Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

negotiating contracts  to—without any strings attached. Negotiating Software Costs Software customers recognize that traditional software licenses give the software vendor astonishing control over the relationship. The enterprise software industry has enjoyed decades of selling killer apps that customers eagerly bought on the vendor's terms, without asking too many questions. But with first generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) products implemented poorly throughout most of the market, prospective manufacturers and Read More
Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors
When negotiating a contract with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor the guiding principals and definition of the project must first be

negotiating contracts  negotiations. Many people find negotiating contracts intimidating, regardless of which side of the table you happen to be on. This is understandable given what's at stake — a price, quality of product and service to be provided, and a long-term relationship. As a result, some companies prefer to retain a lawyer, accountant or consultant to help them through the process. The following are some key elements found in a typical contract with a CMMS vendor. This by no means, however, constitutes a legal Read More
Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service
Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance

negotiating contracts  Executing the RFP process. Negotiating the transaction. Developing the Request for Proposal (RFP) Successful development of a hardware maintenance RFP depends on two major tasks: gathering a complete and accurate hardware inventory and clearly defining your required service levels. As stated earlier, the inventory positions service providers to provide their best pricing. Complete and accurate inventory data should minimize the contingency buffer the service providers build into their pricing. Clearly Read More
Ten Key Legal Concerns in E-Commerce Ventures and Contracts
IT managers must understand the legal issues – at least well enough to know when there is an issue. E-commerce is so new that lawyers (and the law) are having

negotiating contracts  a premium placed on negotiating contracts that adequately cover the likely scenarios that will arise out of an e-commerce relationship, to the extent that those scenarios can even be predicted. For example, application service providers, were largely unknown even a year ago and novel e-commerce arrangements and relationships are announced on a regular basis. Think of a co-branding venture where one party handles backend supply and fulfillment, the other party operates the front-end web site, and both Read More
New Approaches to Software Pricing
Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of

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CallidusCloud Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money”
This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite

negotiating contracts  Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money” This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite. While the incentive and compensation and configure price quote (CPQ) modules remain two main entry points for most customers, at the conference the vendor focused on the ability of the suite to make sales and marketing work as one in order to close deals faster. Read More
Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm
There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for

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The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space Part Two: Sorting and Selecting SRM Software
No vendor provides all (if even a majority) of the required solutions for a full SRM initiative at this stage, so almost all solutions will involve best-of

negotiating contracts  Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space Part Two: Sorting and Selecting SRM Software Sorting the SRM Software Suppliers Given the enthusiasm from early adopters, it is hardly surprising that a wide range of software suppliers is adopting the SRM acronym. There are several dozen vendors that are offering suites of SRM functionality and coming from different worlds, based on their origins. A great part of these logically hail from the SCM space such as i2 Technologies , Logility , and Manugistics Read More
Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions
Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article

negotiating contracts  which vendors, instead of negotiating with the buyer or strategic sourcing specialist, compete amongst themselves for supply of the auctioned input material. The logic is quite simple: Vendors start off with a preset initial bid price, and reduce their bids by multiples of the bid decrement value. The vendor with the lowest price at the closure of the auction is generally the order taker. Prior to the auction going live, necessary parameters, such as quantity on auction, designated date and time of 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

negotiating contracts  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 entirely new sourcing application designed to bring sourcing to the masses by intelligently guiding users to select the best sourcing opportunities to save money based on real-time analysis of their current spend. It further enhances the capabilities of Coupa’s suite of organic cloud-based procurement Read More
Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors
Suppliers to the oil and gas industry are under more pressure than ever before to increase quality, collaborate closely with the customer, and take on more

negotiating contracts  ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors IFS Applications gives suppliers to the oil & gas industry an integrated standard solution designed for discrete manufacturers of oil & gas equipment. With the complete product and project lifecycle in focus, from design and mixed-mode manufacturing to after-sales support, IFS Applications helps you manage all the business-critical processes within your enterprise and global organization. Source: IFS Resources Related to Selecting ERP for Oil Read More
Double Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services
IT systems company Cap Gemini has been dropped from some large contracts and is being sued for allegedly refusing to perform on another.

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10 Reasons You Should Care about Software Mergers & Acquisitions
Like it or not, the enterprise software industry shifts constantly as vendors merge or acquire one another. But how does it affect you? Here are ten reasons.

negotiating contracts  first place. If you're negotiating purchase of a product that is the result of a merger, you may suddenly find that you have more leverage than you thought. After all, the vendor's competitor is negotiating from a position of perceived stability, if not strength. back to the doom and gloom... 7) Changes and delays in the product development roadmap The roadmap that one company plans for its future product development takes into account many of the requirements of its user base. When the company merges Read More
Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part II
Part I of this blog series tried to analyze not only the opportunity but also the many related strings attached stemming from the American Recovery and

negotiating contracts  Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part II Part I of this blog series  tried to analyze not only the opportunity but also the many related strings attached stemming from  the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) , a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of  the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May , where Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a  separate “track” that was entitled “Stimulus & Beyond Read More

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