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Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies
TechnologyEvaluation.Com has defined 6 global negotiation categories and macro questions that should be reviewed in preparation for any major technology

negotiation in purchasing  with the more detailed negotiation tips outlined in its Software Negotiation Tips report. The lead negotiator should review and consider the six categories documented below in preparation for any major technology negotiation. All six are critical individually, yet should always be pursued within the context of the larger negotiation discussion. Selection Process Scope Can I add to or subtract from the overall scope of products and services up for bid to lower the overall cost? Can I link necessary Read More
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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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Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation
Most articles about the pitfalls of software implementation projects highlight the mistakes made during implementation. Examples include poor project management

negotiation in purchasing  Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation s If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. TSI helps companies select the Financial, ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM and other software packages that are the best fit for current and future needs. Due to the complexities of these projects and the risks of selecting the wrong package, clients look to us to provide expertise in this critical evaluation . TSI is unique among consulting firms in Read More
A Couple of
As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

negotiation in purchasing  supplier innovation during the negotiation process, creating win-win situations that create value for both parties (not just squeezing supplier margins as usual), and addressing multiple (and often) conflicting objectives during their decision-making process to identify the optimal solution. Given the down economic environment that is again highlighting the important role of procurement in driving profitability for companies, CPOs and procurement VPs additionally have to achieve more actionable, Read More
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

negotiation in purchasing  , Negotiation Strategies , Negotiation Strategy . Executive Summary In retrospect, the initial e-sourcing waves that began a decade ago resembled a corporate crash diet, leaving an immediate and noticeable impact on the enterprise, but also a daunting challenge to develop a new and different program that could sustain these benefits and keep the weight off. As the use of basic sourcing strategies has reached saturation levels with certain categories, enterprises must utilize advanced sourcing Read More
E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II
Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise

negotiation in purchasing  factors to support price negotiation and vendor selection. Selecting an E-Procurement Partner(s) The marketplace for e-procurement systems is quite broad and complex. Products range from complete application suites to highly configurable tool kits. Similarly, suppliers range from capable technologists to experienced business automation professionals. To make things more confusing, there are often multiple suppliers involved in the process, each providing product components or integration services. Read More
Learning in the Cloud for Regulated Industries
Does a multitenant SaaS learning management system (LMS) have a role in a compliance-driven, highly regulated work environment? Organizations in regulated

negotiation in purchasing  in the Cloud for Regulated Industries Does a multitenant SaaS learning management system (LMS) have a role in a compliance-driven, highly regulated work environment? Organizations in regulated industries, such as life sciences, struggle with adopting SaaS learning solutions due to the need to comply with a range of good practice requirements. This paper explains how regulated companies can address these compliance challenges and deliver a validated environment with a multitenant SaaS LMS. Read More
Seeing through the Fog: Managing Application Performance in the Cloud
Much of a network professional’s time is spent in the weeds—fixing what breaks and trying to keep infrastructure humming so users don’t call the help desk

negotiation in purchasing  through the Fog: Managing Application Performance in the Cloud Much of a network professional’s time is spent in the weeds—fixing what breaks and trying to keep infrastructure humming so users don’t call the help desk. Climbing out of the weeds to take in the big picture and lay the groundwork for better future performance seems a luxury. This report introduces best practices for improving the performance of mission-critical networked applications and provides pointers for what to look for in Read More
In-memory Analytical Platform
Kognitio Analytical Platform is a high performance in-memory analytic solution that delivers high-speed data access to large data volumes using low-cost

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Leadership When It Really Matters: A Closer Look at Investing in PLM Technology to Profit in a Down Economy
Loss of strategic vision and leadership can pose a greater threat to organizations than dramatic economic downturn. Companies that invest in technology wisely

negotiation in purchasing  When It Really Matters: A Closer Look at Investing in PLM Technology to Profit in a Down Economy Loss of strategic vision and leadership can pose a greater threat to organizations than dramatic economic downturn. Companies that invest in technology wisely will gain a competitive advantage and even prosper during hard times. Achieving financial results hinges on finding a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that delivers business benefits not only in the short-term but also long into the f Read More
Microsoft Throws in the Towel in the Instant Messaging Wars
REDMOND, Wash. (Bloomberg) - Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, has stopped linking its instant messaging system with America Online Inc.'s

negotiation in purchasing  Throws in the Towel in the Instant Messaging Wars Event Summary REDMOND, Wash. (Bloomberg) - Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, has stopped linking its instant messaging system with America Online Inc.'s instant electronic-mail program, the companies said. Market Impact Microsoft has been striving for an open standard for Instant Messaging with AOL that would allow MSN and AOL users to Instant Message or IM one another without hindrance. Microsoft developers have been trying Read More
The Role of Human Resources in Managing Absence
Almost four in ten employers say the recession has increased their organization’s focus on reducing absence levels and costs. For these companies, human

negotiation in purchasing  Role of Human Resources in Managing Absence Vizual specialises in workforce management software that enbales you to Record Attended Time, Manage Employee Absence, run a well managed Flexitime Scheme, electronically store Employee Records, restrict Access to secure areas, Cost Jobs and automatically transfer data to Payroll. Source: Vizual Management Solutions Ltd Resources Related to The Role of Human Resources in Managing Absence : Human Resources (Wikipedia) The Role of Human Resources in Managing Read More
10 Steps to Purchasing a Web Conferencing Solution
To help you out, here's a handy white paper called 10 steps to purchasing a web conferencing solution.

negotiation in purchasing  Steps to Purchasing a Web Conferencing Solution So you're interested in purchasing a Web conferencing solution. Good idea. Web conferencing can reduce your travel costs, and enable your organization to work more flexibly , efficiently , and productively . But before you choose the right one, it's best to have a clear idea of your company's needs. To help you out, here's a handy white paper called 10 Steps to Purchasing a Web Conferencing Solution . It will help you through the process of determining Read More
BPM in Retail
Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to

negotiation in purchasing  in Retail Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry. Read More
Garbage In, Garbage Out
We have all heard the phrase: “garbage in, garbage out.” When any company evaluates a customer relationship management (CRM) system, this is always one of the

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Why Demandware Is Out in Front in the Digital Commerce Sector
Whether you call it e-commerce, e-retailing, digital commerce, or something else entirely, there is a veritable revolution going on in the internet commerce

negotiation in purchasing  Demandware Is Out in Front in the Digital Commerce Sector Whether you call it e-commerce, e-retailing, digital commerce, or something else entirely, there is a veritable revolution going on in the internet commerce space. While consumers continue to seek and expect near-perfection in the digital commerce experience, vendors have been struggling to deliver what should be a seamless experience across channels. Demandware has been particularly assertive about tackling this, developing from a SaaS newcomer Read More

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