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Procurement: 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

on line procurement  and 80% of revenues on the procurement of external goods and services (see Figure 1). Even small cost improvements to these expenditures can quickly yield significant bottom line benefits. And when correctly executed, these improvements can create sustainable year-over-year cost reductions to support continued profitability and growth. Figure 2 illustrates this point by showing the financial impact of a conservative cost reduction when applied to a company with a 15% operating margin and a typical Read More...
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Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding
Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage

on line procurement  bids Sealed bidding relies on a soliciting document, also called an invitation to bid (ITB), or invitation to tender (ITT), that should clearly, accurately, and completely describe the needs, requirements, and constraints related to the requested good, product, construction, or service. Sealed bidding specifications or requirements cannot restrict, or unnecessarily and unduly limit the number of organizations submitting a bid. The invitation should include or reference any document needed by the bidder Read More...
e-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing
This is the transcript of an Audio Conference on e-procurement conducted by TEC during which brief case studies of how companies have improved inventory turns

on line procurement  had previously been Requested On line feedback to Procurement and Suppliers regarding item quality and delivery service Real-time authorization There were more than 30 suppliers to consider but key choices reduced the count quickly to 8. Note, some of the original suppliers did not have the ability to meet key requirements such as: Integration with Financial Accounting Systems Ability to Buy to Stock and Charge at Issue to employee Also note that this was a while ago, but more on this in a bit. Technical Read More...
Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

on line procurement  LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference (or collaborative commerce summit, if you will) by Ariba , an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The conference’s mission remains the same: to be a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, networking with peers, and learning how technology and network insights can drive cost savings, efficiency, risk mitigation, and innovation for businesses big and small. The Read More...
PeopleSoft's Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 2: User Recommendations
Having stashed almost $1.7 billion in cash, PeopleSoft’s thirst does not seem to be quenched by the recent buy-back of Momentum Business Applications, an R&D

on line procurement  PeopleSoft eCenter For details on these announcements see Part One . This is Part Two of a two-part event note discussing recent announcements by PeopleSoft and their impact on the market and users. Challenges However, to put things in the right perspective, one should bear in mind that PeopleSoft's license revenue in 2001 was still 3% less than the corresponding revenue in 1998 (see Figures 1 & 2 below), back when the company was only a mere HR/ERP player. PeopleSoft's big recent success areas are still Read More...
Elevating Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics
For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk

on line procurement  to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity. To do all this, CPOs are turning to procurement analytics—to identify areas of low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement analytics program. Read More...
What On Earth Is Going On With SSA?
In order to avoid sinking into oblivion following its recent acquisition, System Software Associates (SSA) has recently made decisive moves to put itself back

on line procurement  On Earth Is Going On With SSA? What On Earth Is Going On With SSA? P.J. Jakovljevic - December 1, 2000 Event Summary According to the October release of LiveWire , a public electronic newsletter of SSA Global Technologies (formerly SSA Inc.), once a leading mid-market ERP vendor, the company has set out on a major push around the world to reestablish itself as the key supplier of integrated enterprise and e-business enabling solutions for the industrial sector. SSA Global Technologies cites its Read More...
IBM PC Line Redrawn
IBM has decided to combine its entire desktop PC line under one name. The NetVista brand, until last week the name for IBM’s thin clients and appliance desktops

on line procurement  should have no effect on purchasing decisions. Potential buyers should look at feature sets of the new NetVista products and compare them judiciously to competing models from Compaq, Dell, Gateway, and Hewlett-Packard. (See Table 1). Comparisons should include features such as processor, memory, hard drive capacity, number of I/O slots, and of course price. Table 1. Desktop Product Line Comparison   Vendor Segment IBM Compaq Dell Gateway HP Home/Home office A20i A40i Presario Dimension Performance Read More...
First Look: Peregrine Offers Cradle to Grave Procurement
Peregrine's Get.Resources is an E-procurement system that contains features to manage the acquisition of capital assets and track their lifecycle costs. The

on line procurement  desktops. Functionally it rides on top of Asset Center and may optionally use capabilities of Service Center. Capital assets, ranging from real estate to desktop computers, differ from such consumables in that their acquisition cost is typically only one-quarter to one-third of the total lifecycle cost. Additional expenses accrue from such lifecycle activities as configuration, installation, maintenance, monitoring, help desk support, redeployment and retirement. Peregrine's Get.Resources works with the Read More...
Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative
Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

on line procurement  Summary As a $17 billion company, privately held PricewaterhouseCoopers has tremendous leverage when it goes to the marketplace to make purchases. Now the company is offering to share that leverage by creating a purchasing consortium. Its new e.conomy marketplace will offer members the ability to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was launched in the United States and will expand to Canada, Read More...
Security Begins on Your Desktop
The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them

on line procurement  Begins on Your Desktop IT Management Issue Consider this: If the hard drive on your personal computer failed right now: How long would it take for you to be as productive as you were yesterday? Would any clients be inconvenienced? Would you impact the productivity of others in the company? Are you sure that no one else on your corporate network can access the files on your machine? How about when you connect to the internet from home? From a client's site? Is your company providing the proper level Read More...
The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP
For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture,

on line procurement  Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no Read More...
Enterprise Mobility: Executive Perspectives on Mobile Business Applications
Based on a survey of finance executives from across Canada, this white paper offers perspectives of senior financial managers on the widespread use of mobile

on line procurement  Mobility: Executive Perspectives on Mobile Business Applications Based on a survey of finance executives from across Canada, this white paper offers perspectives of senior financial managers on the widespread use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workforce. It also determines what finance executives see as the drivers and benefits of the use of mobile business applications, as well as the most critical challenges and consequences, including cost and risk. Read More...
The Wheres of Electronic Procurement
An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

on line procurement  major business-to-business growth markets on the Internet. As opposed to previous generations of procurement, which have of course been electronic for many years, E-procurement refers specifically to procurement that is based, at least in part, on the use of internet or intranet technology. The final direction will eventually involve all parties - users, approvers, suppliers - working from standard browsers, but not all vendors have moved away from products that require specialized desktop software. Read More...
Managing On-demand Package Implementations
Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help

on line procurement  many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help IT focus on innovation and creating true business value, rather than dealing with network headaches. But along with the benefits there are a number of challenges. Read more about these challenges and how you can manage your on-demand implementation project. Read More...

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