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The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what

rfq basics  the request for quote (RFQ), gets back the official proposal from the seller, eventually places the purchase order (PO), and receives the product and accompanying documentation (customer data pack). The marketing department captures the requirements and validates the configuration, then generates a proposal, prepares the order entry form to enter the order, and prepares the customer data pack. After this, the manufacturing planners have to plan the order based on the factory load and order necessary Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (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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Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration
Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes

rfq basics  side request for quotation (RFQ) management. This function usually revolves around a few key experts that have direct knowledge of the product or who can manually pull together the diverse sources of information into a unified document, including quotes, pricing, detailed product information, data sheets, and CAD drawings. These manufacturers invest a significant amount of money in product design and have lengthy sales and manufacturing business processes. This often requires collaboration between the Read More...
That’s No Ordinary RFI-Why BPM and the TEC RFI Are So Important to Your Software Selection Project
If you’re currently involved with your company’s software selection and implementation project, then I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult this process is

rfq basics  or request for quotation (RFQ). Why TEC’s RFIs Can Help You TEC’s RFI and RFP templates do a lot of the tedious work for you. They are created in a manner that allows an organization to easily define which features and functions it would like from the software and how important each of those features and functions are to the business. These industry-standard RFI and RFP templates also help ensure accurate responses from vendors. The RFI templates contain thousands of functional and technical criteria Read More...
Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
In plain, easy-to-follow language, finance accounting solutions buyer's guide for small to medium enterprises will bring you up to speed in the bas...

rfq basics  and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises Business software may be one of the greatest productivity tools you can get your hands on. But if you're not an expert, selecting the right software can be a real nightmare. Here's an excellent buyer's guide to help you out if you're a small to medium business (SMB) interested in a finance and accounting enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. In plain, easy-to-follow language, Finance Accounting Solutions Buyer's Guide Read More...
Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing
TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline

rfq basics  provide quotations. The comprehensive RFQ Builder walks merchants and buying professionals through workflows to build RFQs from the product brief repository, and attaches drawings, designs, and technical packages. Vendor collaboration is enabled to allow users to consider design suggestions from vendors, and answer any questions as they come in. The module then compares offers from multiple suppliers (which have all first been harmonized for language, currency, and lead times), to then select suppliers Read More...
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

rfq basics  Chain Management 101 I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter ( go to Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade Read More...
Commerce One Tries Harder
E-procurement's number two firm announced a fleet of new products and services across its entire product line.

rfq basics  create various forms of RFQ (request for quotation) and reverse auction. The new version also includes support for multiple languages and currencies within a single firm or transaction. This is a step forward from the previous version where separate systems were required to support multinational companies. On the sell-side, Commerce One showed its Commerce One MarketSite Portal Solution 3.0, which is used by Internet market makers and individual enterprises to build open business-to-business Read More...
Big ERP vs. Tier 2 ERP - Is the Gap in Functionality as Big as it Appears?
Recently, we have witnessed Infor’s aggressive advertising campaign against its bigger rivals that are conjointly called “Big ERP,” where it is blaming them for

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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

rfq basics  a request for quote (RFQ) immediately against the awarded amount. Proactive Savings Recommendations : Because it is a unified suite of applications, Coupa leverages the information across all of its applications to make recommendations for further savings. Examples would be alerts that specific contracts are about to expire or about an extraordinary increase in a certain area of spend. In addition to sourcing, Coupa 10’s plethora of multifaceted enhancements spans the entire suite of products while Read More...
WBS Primer
The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques.

rfq basics  Primer The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques. Formerly called C/SCSC (Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria) by the contract industry, an understanding of WBS basics is essential for any US contractor wishing to be selected for new major systems contracts over a certain funding threshold. Read More...
Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology
Many aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of early adoption of lean manufacturing tools. However, considerable

rfq basics  Lean Adopters Embrace Technology Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Source : SAP Resources Related to Lean Manufacturing : Lean Manufacturing Read More...
How 5 Companies Increased Revenue and Profitability with Leadership and Customer Relationship Management Software
Small to medium businesses (SMB) want to stay competitive, increase revenue, and remain profitable at the same time. This can be a challenge. Whether companies

rfq basics  5 Companies Increased Revenue and Profitability with Leadership and Customer Relationship Management Software How 5 Companies Increased Revenue and Profitability with Leadership and Customer Relationship Management Software If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Maximizer Software is a leading provider of simple, accessible, customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, providing the best value for small and medium-sized Read More...
Rethinking, Revisiting, and Removing Obstacles in Process Manufacturing
In today’s hyper-competitive markets, the process manufacturer/distributor faces extremely challenging opportunities that require re-visiting the once-thought

rfq basics  Revisiting, and Removing Obstacles in Process Manufacturing In today’s hyper-competitive markets, the process manufacturer/distributor faces extremely challenging opportunities that require re-visiting the once-thought basics in their industry. Global competition, with information technology riding on a backbone of totally new communications infrastructure can return great rewards for the early adoptors, users, and masters. We will explore the set of economic drivers specific to process Read More...
ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP

rfq basics  Origins, Developments, and Trends Introduction History teaches everything, including the future. —Lamartine The names for new technology systems continue to change, but the promises they make remain the same: improve the bottom line. This is the first installment of Back to the Basics , an intermittent series that will unearth the core definitions of buzzwords and key application systems, and chart their evolution. Understanding their evolution is essential to knowing their current use, future Read More...
User Recommendations for the Food and Beverage Industry
Software systems must be able to handle your business basics. A focus on the details is essential. Look meticulously for the fatal flaws. If you don't select a

rfq basics  food and beverage manufacturers,food manufacturers,food distributors,ERP,enterprise resource planning,SCM,supply chain management,fatal flaws,software selection,decision-making considerations Read More...

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