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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

rfq benchmark  types include RFI, RFP, RFQ, tender, reverse auctions, and one-to-one or one-to-many negotiations. Key to achieving sustainable results in e-sourcing is the ability to leverage category, process, supply base, and technology expertise into every online negotiation. Many systems now offer robust knowledge management capabilities, including RFx template creation, document repositories, and standardized workflows that enable rapid event creation. Competitive Framework Key The Aberdeen Competitive Framework 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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Is Fourth Shift Succeeding in Providing 'Complete Customer Care'?
On July 25, Fourth Shift Corporation and SupplierMarket.com announced a partnership that will enable purchasing professionals to locate ideal trading partners

rfq benchmark  ideal trading partners, submit RFQs for new contracts, and receive the results of reverse auctions, all from their familiar Fourth Shift vendor operations, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and product definition screens. As a company incorporating the Internet into our core business strategies, Fourth Shift's progress is evident, stated Keith Vincent, Fourth Shift's VP of 'e'. It's staggering to imagine the tremendous time and cost savings that this e-procurement option will bring to our Read More...
An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process
The TechnologyEvaluation.Com’s (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor’s tactical, strategic and qualitative

rfq benchmark  and services desired. The RFQ is provided to the finalists (typically at the Bidder's Conference) to allow them to prepare their cost proposal in parallel with the other process activities. This timing provides the opportunity to dovetail all the process elements together to permit a comprehensive analysis of all factors that affect a recommendation without impacting the schedule. Vendor responses to the RFQ are entered into the decision support model and analyzed. Each finalist is compared relative to Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

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Some Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with me lamenting my inability to attend the Deltek Insight 2010 conference. However, I recently had an in-depth post-event

rfq benchmark  Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  started with me lamenting my inability to attend the Deltek Insight 2010 conference. However, I recently had an in-depth post-event recap instead with Deltek’s in-the-know staff members. What then followed in Part 1 were descriptions of the major developments that transpired at Deltek Insight 2010 in terms of already released products and those that were only sneak previewed (but will be released down the track ). Read More...
Ariba Goes Direct To (And From) The Source
Ariba will extend the capabilities of its B2B Commerce Platform by providing capabilities for buyers and sellers of direct and indirect materials to negotiate

rfq benchmark  sellers, based on the RFQ (request for quotation) posted by the buyer and the posted qualifications of the sellers. A matching capability is provided to help buyer and sellers find each other, but there are also browsing capabilities that companies can use to make their own identifications of likely business partners. Once suppliers are matched to an RFQ the system schedules and hosts a live auction. The system provides auxiliary services, such as bulletin boards to facilitate communication and, through Read More...
SAP Starts Pushing - “Politely”
SAP and BackWeb Announce Strategic Alliance To Bring New Push Technology to mySAP.com™ Marketplace For Complex RFPs and RFQs.

rfq benchmark  and requests for quotes (RFQs). The new alliance means mySAP.com Marketplace portal visitors and customers will benefit from push-enabled applications to politely deliver and receive business information, content, and software. BackWeb's solutions allow companies to deliver vital or time-sensitive information to users, complete with unique attention management tools that ensure important information is noticed and acted upon. The new agreement with SAP also means that BackWeb technology can be Read More...
How Healthy Is Your Data Center?
IT pros managing hospital data centers with mixed network environments, long lists of remote access protocols and applications, multiple user interfaces, and

rfq benchmark  Healthy Is Your Data Center? IT pros managing hospital data centers with mixed network environments, long lists of remote access protocols and applications, multiple user interfaces, and what often feels like way too many tools, are searching for remote access management solutions that are efficient, secure, and cost-effective to deploy. Learn which criteria to use as a benchmark when choosing a remote access solution for a health care environment. Read More...
Five Steps to Business Intelligence Project Success
Many business intelligence (BI) projects fall short of expectations. Unless organizations implement a methodology and benchmark the success other organizations

rfq benchmark  Steps to Business Intelligence Project Success Originally published - June 18, 2007 Successful business intelligence (BI) projects encompass more than implementation of a solution on time and within budget. True success should be measured by how the BI solution improves the organization's overall performance through increased efficiency in reporting, planning, financial functions, and performance measurements. This will help ensure organizations' BI projects fall into the estimated 30 percent success Read More...
Tactics for Tomorrow: An IAG Business Analysis Benchmark Report Extract
Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes—not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the

rfq benchmark  for Tomorrow: An IAG Business Analysis Benchmark Report Extract Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes—not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the deliverables of requirements are far more successful than those that focus on documentation quality alone. After all, it’s the quality of the document development process that creates an economic advantage. Find out what you can do for immediate and tangible benefits. Read More...
Product Review: Ramco HCM
Many HR issues, including talent management, are common points of interest for HR (and related software) vendors. As such, many are designing their products to

rfq benchmark  Review: Ramco HCM I had the pleasure recently—along with fellow Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst Leslie Satenstein—to sit in on a product briefing and certification session with Steven Goldberg (VP, HCM practice leader for Ramco Systems Corporation ). The product was a human capital management (HCM) solution which includes basic payroll, staffing, workforce planning, compensation management, and integrated talent management. Ramco HCM is part of a complete suite of products Read More...
IBM Netfinity Server Division
IBM’s Intel-based Netfinity servers currently hold third place in the server wars with Dell and Compaq. What are their chances for improving their position?

rfq benchmark  Netfinity Server Division IBM Netfinity Server Division R. Krause - May 15 , 2000 Vendor Genesis International Business Machines was formed in 1924, although its origin lies in the formation of C-T-R, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co., in 1911. The company changed its name to IBM while under the leadership of Thomas Watson, Sr., who ran the company until 1956, when his son Thomas Watson, Jr. became CEO. IBM's primary products in the 20s and 30s were, as its name suggests, business machines such as Read More...
United States 2009/2010 Manufacturers: Executive Summary
Get insight into manufacturing production metrics and best practices in the US, and benchmark your operations to better understand how to improve in today’s

rfq benchmark  States 2009/2010 Manufacturers: Executive Summary Get insight into manufacturing production metrics and best practices in the US, and benchmark your operations to better understand how to improve in today’s difficult economic climate. The Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) presents its findings, comparing and contrasting the responses of plants that rate themselves closest to—and furthest from—world-class status. See how your manufacturing facility stacks up. Read More...
What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?
Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision

rfq benchmark  All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway? What's All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway? R. Krause - Februrary 12, 2001 Overview   In the world of high performance computing, everyone wants to know how well a system performs before deciding to buy it. Benchmarks provide a relatively objective way of determining how well a system will perform under given conditions. What customers need to know is: which benchmarks are relevant to their particular needs, and which ones don't matter? In this article, we will go 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

rfq benchmark  materials. While the pre-auction RFQ went off well, vendors refused to submit bids in the actual event. This was because the initial bid price was much lower than what the vendors had indicated in the RFQ. Eventually, the auction had to be cancelled and fresh quotations were invited which were, predictably, at much higher rates. Yet another Asian FMCG company found its cost savings quickly evaporate as the lead vendor (chosen on a least price basis) could not adhere to scheduled timelines. Another vexing Read More...

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