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Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing


Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This can result in improved profitability throughout the entire supply chain and add value to the final product or service.

strategic plans  the two business entities, strategic sourcing allows opportunities for realigned (meaning improved and redesigned) and collaborative business processes, information flows, and workflows to eliminate redundancies and non-value-added work. Collaborative design and execution of plans for forecasting and replenishment allow supply chain partners to coordinate work and purchasing plans with customer demands. This helps in avoiding unpredictability in stock levels (the so-called bullwhip effect) upstream. The Read More

Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon?


3Com Corporation (COMS) and Extreme Networks (EXTR) have entered into a partnership where 3Com customers will be given an enhanced migration path from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the Extreme BlackDiamond 6800. This offering coincides with 3Com’s announcement that they will no longer compete in the Enterprise networking market.

strategic plans  Merger on the Horizon? Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon? G. Duhaime -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March 3Com Corporation and Extreme Networks announced they would be entering into a strategic alliance for all existing 3Com customers to migrate away from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the more robust BlackDiamond 6800. For existing 3Com customers, this migration path will not only allow them to obtain up to a 70 percent discount on a new BlackDiamond chassis, but also to enhance their Read More

Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach


A secure and accurate flow of information in your supply chain operations has never been more critical—and complex. Digital transfer of unstructured information is a security risk, for both confidentiality and compliance, and traditional file transfer methods are now falling short. A managed file transfer solution combining hardware, software, and networks can meet your demands for visibility, security, and compliance.

strategic plans  The Need for a Strategic Approach Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis provides a Managed File Transfer (MFT) platform that is backed by our Tier IV Data Center which offers the highest accredited service level in the industry. Source: Inovis Resources Related to Managed File Transfer (MFT) : Managed File Transfer (MFT) (Wikipedia) Managed File Transfer: The Read More

Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013


The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail

strategic plans  on the following four strategic priorities: global expansion, cross-channel execution, and continuing investments in both POS and enterprise cloud technology. Global Presence The key initiatives aligned with new and emerging requirements in the retail sector, starting with globalization. According to a survey of 326 major international retailers conducted by CBRE , the globalization of the retail sector continued to gain steam in 2012, with almost half (47 percent) of the retailers in the survey having a Read More

Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships


If good partnerships seem to be a rarity, true and lasting relationships that benefit both parties are downright unique. How to avoid a Barney relationship and create a partnership that really works!

strategic plans  Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships Introduction You may not have heard the term, but the concept of Barney relationship brings the same image to everyone. I love you, you love me, and we dance off into the sunset together. But, so what? What does it really mean to either one of us? In a Barney relationship, the answer is that it means nothing: all fluff and no substance. Unfortunately, that is also a good description of most of the partnerships that are formed in our world of software Read More

Tactical Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management


In contrast to traditionally investing in automation technologies for better use of tangible assets, enterprises have begun to invest in optimizing human capital. Human capital management, or talent management, is a set of human resources practices focusing on the acquisition, management, and optimization of the enterprise workforce.

strategic plans  Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management Originally published - September 27, 2006 Given the examples of the changes in human resource (HR) management discussed in Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better , and the mushrooming number of point solution providers, many enterprises have realized the significant shortcomings of traditional HR (in terms of technology, beliefs, processes, and practices) that require a strategic-level mind-set change. This is particularly relevant during Read More

Compaq Plans Direct Sales. DTja vu All Over Again?


Compaq Computer told financial analysts it plans to start selling more of its computers directly to customers, and this time the company says it means it.

strategic plans  Plans Direct Sales. DTja vu All Over Again? Event Summary Speaking to financial analysts in Houston, Compaq Computer stated it plans to start selling more of its computers directly to customers, and this time the company says it means it. Compaq executives predicted that approximately 60 percent of its PCs for the commercial market in North America will be sold directly to customers - rather than through distributors or dealers - by the end of the year. Currently, 85 percent of its PCs go through Read More

Workday Plans to Deliver Workday Payroll for UK and France


Workday, Inc., the provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today announced its plans to deliver Workday Payroll for the UK and Workday Payroll for France. Workday continues to build out on the offerings in its completely cloud-based financial suite by offering these full-featured payroll solutions. The announcement states that general availability of Workday

strategic plans  Plans to Deliver Workday Payroll for UK and France Workday, Inc., the provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today announced its plans to deliver Workday Payroll for the UK and Workday Payroll for France. Workday continues to build out on the offerings in its completely cloud-based financial suite by offering these full-featured payroll solutions. The announcement states that general availability of Workday Payroll for the UK will come in 2015 and Workday Read More

PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the major (blockbuster of a sort) announcements at PTC’s PlanetPTC Live 2011 annual user conference, which was held in mid-June 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. These announcements were as follows: General availability (GA) of nine PTC Creo 1.0 design applications. Showcasing the Windchill 10.0 product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. The acquisition

strategic plans  as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about the major (blockbuster of a sort) announcements at PTC ’s PlanetPTC Live 2011 annual user conference, which was held in mid-June 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. These announcements were as follows: General availability (GA) of nine PTC Creo 1.0 design applications. Showcasing the Windchill 10.0   product lifecycle management (PLM)  suite. The acquisition of MKS Inc. and its flagship Read More

New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment


The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, with the emergence of important new technological advances, executives are now expanding these traditional formulas to account for new opportunities. Learn more about their new methods for measuring ERP value.

strategic plans  world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment New-World Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today''s Corporate Environment If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. As the world''s leading provider of business software*, SAP delivers products and services that help accelerate business innovation for our customers. Source : SAP Resources Related to Read More

How HR Can Help Executives Get the Big Picture: Becoming a Strategic Partner to the C-Suite


Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology, human resources (HR) teams have their hands full without the specter of a dissatisfied C-suite. There is one key factor within HR’s control, however. Employee engagement. Improving engagement can help organizations transcend poor economies, attrition, and skill gaps by creating a rich employee experience, one that powerfully influences retention, performance, loyalty, motivation, and productivity. Learn about the top three keys to helping HR departments become the C-suite's strategic partner.

strategic plans  Big Picture: Becoming a Strategic Partner to the C-Suite Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology, human resources (HR) teams have their hands full without the specter of a dissatisfied C-suite. There is one key factor within HR’s control, however. Employee engagement. Improving engagement can help organizations transcend poor economies, attrition, and skill gaps by creating a rich employee experience, one that powerfully Read More

Macromedia Shocks with Flashy E-commerce Plans


Macromedia, best known for its Shockwave and Flash technologies that bring animation to the browser, has announced a sweeping series of moves to make it a powerhouse provider of E-commerce software.

strategic plans  now embarked on a strategic plan - the Ebusiness Infrastructure -- to become a one-stop provider of tools needed to develop leading-edge E-commerce products. Macromedia''s announcements include the following: Acquisition of Andromedia, developer of software that tracks and analyzes website users and their behavior and can personalize their experience on a website Announcement of Project Whirlwind, a complete site production platform enabling the management, verification and deployment of website Read More

FSN and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud


This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications.

strategic plans  officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications. Read More

Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics


Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk assessments are accurate, trustworthy, and complete.

strategic plans  Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk assessments are accurate, trustworthy, and Read More