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Why Product Activation for Software Is Becoming Widespread
Software vendors have used license management for many years. Older approaches, such as key-file-based licensing or dongles, do have a number of drawbacks for

purchasing policy and procedure  extending a subscription, or purchasing additional features or modules, the vendor simply updates the record for that user in the hosted activation system, and the user clicks a menu command to update their license, causing the new limits to immediately take effect. Product activation systems therefore meet the software vendors' need to protect against piracy, offer a range of license models, and automate operations, but remove many of the inconveniences and costs of older license management systems.

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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is gaining prominence in boardrooms, many companies do not yet fully comprehend the risks they face. But understanding risk is the first step to managing it—and using the right IT tools can help. Learn what steps you can take to better address your supply chain risks.

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The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers


What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive. Indeed, compliance is transforming the companies that have taken the time to re-architect the many processes used for managing suppliers, channel partners, resellers, and customers. For manufacturers that ignore compliance, on the other hand, the costs can be steep.

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Automotive Industry and Food, Safety, and Drug Regulations


Enterprise application providers wanting to address the distinct regulatory requirements of the automotive, food, safety, and life sciences industries need to offer enterprises industry-oriented enterprise resource planning systems that are sound and compliance-ready.

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Quality Management


In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not always easy. For success, quality awareness must begin at the conception of the product and continue throughout the various stages of its development. To improve in this area, many manufacturers are now adopting the total quality management (TQM) approach.

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Commerce One Meets GM: Web Now Has A Really Big Parts Department


General Motors will use Commerce One's E-commerce systems to build a global purchasing marketplace for its buyers and suppliers.

purchasing policy and procedure  that will bring GM's purchasing expertise to a marketplace consisting of GM's suppliers and dealers and of other businesses. The new venture, dubbed GM MarketSite, is expected to begin operation in the first quarter of the year 2000. GM MarketSite will be a member of Commerce One's Global Trading Web, a loose network of purchasing portals (See TEC News Analysis article: Commerce One to Procure for the Antipodes and Elsewhere , October 5th, 1999). Participants in GM MarketSite will be able to use a Read More

Centralized Management for UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and Database Platforms


Integrating UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and database platforms includes securing all systems with the same authentication, authorization, and group policy services you use for Windows. How can this be done, without intrusive reconfiguration of your existing systems, while still providing the necessary granular administrative control? Learn how to leverage a centralized identity management tool leveraged with Active Directory.

purchasing policy and procedure  Management for UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and Database Platforms Integrating UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and database platforms includes securing all systems with the same authentication, authorization, and group policy services you use for Windows. How can this be done, without intrusive reconfiguration of your existing systems, while still providing the necessary granular administrative control? Learn how to leverage a centralized identity management tool leveraged with Active Directory. Read More

Road Map to Developing a Successful Tax Policy: Nine Critical Components


Sales and use tax compliance is serious business. To reduce your risk of facing a costly audit, you need to invest time and effort up-front by formulating a transaction tax policy. Responding effectively to audits involves knowing about your company, your operations, and your resources. Find out why a tax policy is important to your organization and how to make it part of your business process and procedures.

purchasing policy and procedure  your processes (sales order, purchasing, etc.) in line, before you get to an audit, so you have easy access to the complete and accurate data you need. You also need to be able to verify the accuracy of your data, and ensure that it is in a format that allows you to easily report and prepare responses to audits. And you want to pay attention to how easy it is to obtain archived data, and be prepared to influence company policies regarding data retention so that the data you may need down the road is sure Read More

Pop-up Purchasing Agents


OutPurchase.com provides a full-service purchasing solution, including vendor and transaction management, for companies that have real business purchasing requirements but do not want to create their own purchasing infrastructure.

purchasing policy and procedure  up Purchasing Agents Event Summary OutPurchase.com announced a full range of purchasing services for small and mid-sized companies; these are typically companies with between ten and 500 employees. OutPurchase.com offers more than a connection to a purchasing marketplace. They promise the same services that larger companies get from in-house purchasing departments, including Sourcing Vendor Qualification Pricing Fulfillment Management Decision Support Returns and Servicing Financing Reporting The Read More

Concur's Customers Can Network Now


Following the path of other E-procurement vendors, Concur announced a purchasing network for large companies. At the same time, Concur announced that its entire suite of products, including access to its purchasing network, will be available to small and mid-sized companies as an outsourced, Web-based product.

purchasing policy and procedure  also announced that electronic purchasing and the rest of its Concur eWorkplace suite of products will be available as an outsourced service to small and mid-sized companies. Using Concur Procurement, such companies will have access to the Concur Commerce Network through Concur eWorkplace.com. In addition to purchasing, Concur also offers travel and expense reporting, self-service Human Resources and travel booking. Market Impact Concur wants its name to be spoken in the same breath as industry leaders Read More

Inventory on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is?


Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity.

purchasing policy and procedure  and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity. Read More

TriForce.NET


Our TriForce suite integrates finance and accounting with purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and shipping while addressing your emerging electronic commerce needs. It ensures transparency across companies, divisions and physical locations and seamlessly integrates all business processes. It breaks down functional barriers so information flows easily and instantly throughout the organization.      

purchasing policy and procedure  finance and accounting with purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and shipping while addressing your emerging electronic commerce needs. It ensures transparency across companies, divisions and physical locations and seamlessly integrates all business processes. It breaks down functional barriers so information flows easily and instantly throughout the organization. Read More

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM/CMMS) RFI/RFP Template


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How Does Fortiva Meet FRCP Requirements?


Does your business have a records management policy that addresses e-mail? Well if it doesn’t, now’s the time to consider adopting one. To meet Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) requirements, businesses must create and enforce a clear corporate messaging policy. With Fortiva’s on-demand archiving solution, your legal team can easily develop e-mail policies—making compliance with legal discovery demands much easier.

purchasing policy and procedure  Does Fortiva Meet FRCP Requirements? Does your business have a records management policy that addresses e-mail? Well if it doesn’t, now’s the time to consider adopting one. To meet Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) requirements, businesses must create and enforce a clear corporate messaging policy. With Fortiva’s on-demand archiving solution, your legal team can easily develop e-mail policies—making compliance with legal discovery demands much easier. Read More

How to Cut Costs in the Cloud


The success or failure of spend and savings initiatives depends largely on the purchasing processes and technology platforms that support them. To ensure success, organizations need to build a flexible foundation that can adapt to savings measures as needed. Discover five best practices for spend management, inspired by innovations in cloud computing, and learn how they can help your company save money.

purchasing policy and procedure  depends largely on the purchasing processes and technology platforms that support them. To ensure success, organizations need to build a flexible foundation that can adapt to savings measures as needed. Discover five best practices for spend management, inspired by innovations in cloud computing, and learn how they can help your company save money. Read More