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The Impact of the 'Assembler Strategy' in the Enterprise Applications Field


Infor's latest acquisitions and vertically-focused "assembler strategy" are furthering its goal to be number three (after SAP and Oracle) in the world of enterprise resource planning vendors.

sap procurement primer  management products (such as SAP or PeopleSoft solutions), and lacks US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliance for pharmaceutical companies. For that reason, a helpful target division of products would involve using Adage for larger companies in the food and beverage, and chemical sectors, and Blending for smaller companies in the pharmaceutical and consumer products sectors. In the short term, which means by the end of 2006 (or even earlier), the products are slated for user interface Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

sap procurement primer  Software , IFS , SAP , Oracle , Infor , Cincom Systems , SoftBrands , i2 Technologies , etc. Readers are advised to peruse all the above vendors'' collaterals and discern their lean manufacturing capabilities, which should be either fairly apparent, or buried under a pile of traditional ERP and SCM functionality. For example, Oracle has long had the standalone Oracle Flow Manufacturing product, as well as access to the lean capabilities of the former PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see PeopleSoft Gathers Read More

Applications Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities


Previously price management was an overlooked area by vendors because they lacked the native capabilities to meet this need. However, through partnerships and acquisitions, they are creating viable products, which are enabling enterprises to see greater return.

sap procurement primer  KhiMetrics (now part of SAP AG [NYSE: SAP]) Grocery and general merchandise pricing, promotions, markdowns, demand forecasting, and demand intelligence. Manugistics Expanded into many industries'' pricing provision, after the acquisition of airline and hospitality pricing specialist Talus in 2000. See Manugistics Lays Groundwork for Talus Integration . pVelocity Profit management for process manufacturers. It supports a combination of customer segmentation and offers profitability analyses of the 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 develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

sap procurement primer  true industry leader. Today, SAP employs more than 35,000 people in more than 50 countries. Our professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and support. For additional information on SAP: 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073 1-610-661-1000 www.sap.com Verticalnet is a leader in end-to-end Supply Management solutions available On Demand. With the Verticalnet XE Supply Management suite, large enterprises and mid market customers can now have powerful On Demand Read More

ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide


The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and choosing the best vendor for you are critical to a successful ERP implementation. As a decision maker, you need to quickly identify your ERP requirements, effectively communicate these needs to vendors, and successfully compare various product alternatives. Learn how.

sap procurement primer  other hand, charges for SAP on-demand ERP solution for mid-size businesses, i.e., SAP Business ByDesign starts at $150 per user per month, with minimum requirements of 25 users. How Different Buyers Approach Cost Consideration   Parameter Buyer Type Attributes to be Considered Modularity Module Buyer - Should expect moderate to high total costs per ERP module when compared to the suite buyers - Additional costs for integration of the modules with other systems Modularity Suite Buyer - Should expect Read More

802.11n Primer


The 802.11n standard promises to extend today’s most popular wireless local area network (WLAN) standard by increasing reach, reliability, and throughput. The final standard, predicted to be ratified later this year, is expected to trigger broad-scale deployment of bigger and faster networks. Find out about the essential new technologies used by 802.11n, and their impact on network planning, installation, and operation.

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SAP HANA-Curing Cancer (for real), and More


At the recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer.

sap procurement primer  recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer. Read More

SAP ERP Market Analysis for SMB'S


As you'll discover in SAP ERP for SMB, SAP offers a range of ERP solutions for small and midsized businesses including a SaaS-based version called...

sap procurement primer  As you''ll discover in SAP ERP for SMB , SAP offers a range of ERP solutions for small and midsized businesses (SMBs)—including a SaaS-based version called SAP Business ByDesign. In this Aberdeen market analysis , you''ll also learn about the major trends and drivers in the ERP SMB market, and how SAP ERP solutions are helping SMBs streamline and standardize their processes and operations—with functionality so robust that even larger corporations are buying in. Learn how working with the world’s Read More

New Partnerships Add to Remedy’s E-Procurement Strengths


Remedy addresses both catalog competence and channel capabilities with a pair of procurement partnerships.

sap procurement primer  products by Oracle and SAP, among others. Remedy has also partnered with FutureNext Consulting, Inc. FutureNext is a mid-market systems integrator specializing in e-commerce. FutureNext will integrate Purchasing@Work into its consulting practice and provide implementation and best practices consulting to Remedy customers. It also has partnerships with Ariba and Concur. Market Impact Each of these partnerships is an incremental addition to Remedy''s total offering in the e-procurement arena. Neither Read More

E-procurement: From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché


Electronic procurement has moved from a nice idea to a stampede in just a few years. Growing at Internet speed it spawns business models faster than the market can reasonably evaluate them. Some settling and shaking out is likely in the next year, but there are also crowds pushing to get in on the action, and the innovation is far from over.

sap procurement primer  core feature of the SAP product. Trend Midrange companies will vote their E-procurement dollars for corporate portals , but the candidates will undergo many transformations Trend Overview: Companies need a wide variety of internet-enabled desktop applications to reduce (labor) costs. E-procurement is the one application that also reduces spending on items that can be 30 percent or more of the average company''s budget, so it is likely to be a significant decision driver. But the current offerings from a va 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. 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.

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E-Procurement Energizes Energy


In the space of one week, three separate announcements paired E-procurement companies and energy companies in the creation of Internet marketplaces. Ariba, Commerce One and SAP paired with Chevron, Shell and Statoil.

sap procurement primer  hat for SAP. While SAP certainly has the stamina to keep fighting on new fronts, it is less clear that Ariba and Commerce One can keep up a fast pace of engagements of this magnitude without straining themselves. User Recommendations When giants fight over food, the little people should stay out of the way and grab for any crumbs that are thrown off. While there is nothing in these announcements that directly affects the procurement software choice for any individual company (except one in the energy Read More

Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization


Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are using.

sap procurement primer  Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are Read More

E-procurement RFI/RFP Template


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