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IT Services E-Procurement
E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to

procurement sourcing definition  services across the entire procurement lifecycle for finding, hiring, and managing contract workers. eWork Prosource www.ework.com General 7 modules providing a front-end sourcing and candidate management system combined with a back-end processing system XiSource www.xisource.com IT Solution facilitates the quality-centric, cost-effective and timely execution of IT service outsourcing. CoFix www.cofix.com IT Builds, hosts, and operates online marketplaces and exchanges for automated IT maintenance

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Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing


In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short.

procurement sourcing definition  The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total landed cost calculations and strategic Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


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procurement sourcing definition  (41 percent), manufacturing and procurement (36 percent), and other functional roles (23 percent). These manufacturers still use manual, time-consuming processes such as phone calls, faxes, and emails with spreadsheets. The high occurrence of errors that often result from these methods can lead to hard-dollar costs that ironically eat up the very savings companies are trying to achieve by outsourcing manufacturing in the first place. In fact, over 52 percent of the companies in the study had suffered Read More

Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement


Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives. Procurement opportunities are significant—translating directly, with no dilution, into measurable, hard dollar profit increases.

procurement sourcing definition  a portion of a procurement strategy. For instance, low quality spend data can cause companies to minimize their own buying power. Some companies conduct strategic sourcing initiatives but may fail to implement a procurement system to facilitate compliance. While other companies may be leveraging the latest procurement technology only to realize that they don’t have the tools or resources to enable suppliers and manage catalog content. A comprehensive approach focused on the highest value opportunities Read More

Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation


Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value leakages in procurement functions must be resolved in a systematic, progressive, incremental, and formalized manner.

procurement sourcing definition  Strategic Procurement Processes Operational Procurement Processes Spend analysis Ordering and fulfillment Supplier determination and assessment Receipt and return Sourcing Invoice and payment Supplier performance management At the process level, in order to achieve incremental benefits, several factors should be considered when aiming for excellence: The organization needs visibility of the spend in terms of category, vendor, and location, for all their units. This means seeing how their money is spent Read More

Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative


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procurement sourcing definition  Capabilities of the underlying procurement software Ease of integration with existing back-end, legacy or ERP systems Ease of integration with other marketplaces Likely financial stability and viability of the marketplace Experience of other users, including ease of use and speed of delivery These factors must be determined for every candidate marketplace or E-procurement company. Read More

e-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing


This is the transcript of an Audio Conference on e-procurement conducted by TEC during which brief case studies of how companies have improved inventory turns and reduced procurement costs through Internet enabled collaboration with suppliers were presented.

procurement sourcing definition  On line feedback to Procurement and Suppliers regarding item quality and delivery service Real-time authorization There were more than 30 suppliers to consider but key choices reduced the count quickly to 8. Note, some of the original suppliers did not have the ability to meet key requirements such as: Integration with Financial Accounting Systems Ability to Buy to Stock and Charge at Issue to employee Also note that this was a while ago, but more on this in a bit. Technical review of the eight Read More

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 entirely new sourcing application designed to bring sourcing to the masses by intelligently guiding users to select the best sourcing opportunities to save money based on real-time analysis of their current spend. It further enhances the

procurement sourcing definition  suite of organic cloud-based procurement applications with record user adoption. The key messages behind Coupa Sourcing include the following: Self-Service Sourcing (Event Management) : Until now, sourcing products and services has been the domain of highly trained specialists using complicated solutions to get buy complex categories. Coupa has applied its aforementioned intuitive DNA for user experience into the sourcing world. Now it should be easy for business users to conduct sourcing events for a Read More

One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem


Having started as a business-to-business integration provider for a few major retailers in the United Kingdom, Eqos has evolved into a full-fledged, worldwide provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions.

procurement sourcing definition  for a Non-vanilla Music Procurement Solution 2005 also marked the major engagement of Virgin Megastores , where Eqos developed a special contract management solution named OTIS (standing for Online Trading Information System ) for 200,000 active product lines, and on average, 400 specific one-off (nonstandard) deals per month. Virgin operates over 120 megastores (it also has a lesser number of Virgin XS factory outlets) in the UK and Ireland, with additional outlets in the US, France, Australia, Greece, Read More

E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how.

procurement sourcing definition  Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how. Read More

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Requirements Definition For Package Implementations


How do you go about defining the requirements of large package systems, particularly those with the all-encompassing scope of ERP, EAM, and CRM software, and still satisfy the needs to the project team, the user community, and executive management? It’s a balancing act rivaling the circus performer trying to keep all of the plates spinning at once. While it is difficult to say one aspect of a project plan is more important than another, accurately and completely defining the needs to be fulfilled by the software is critical to the overall success of the implementation and the longevity of software. This article outlines a logical process for defining the requirements and keeping the plates spinning.

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AspenTech Searching for Definition in FY2000


Founded in 1981 as a developer of computer-aided chemical engineering software, Aspen's growth has resulted in a wide variety of applications for management and execution-level process manufacturing. Hit hard by flagging revenues, Aspen is distilling its product suite down to its most profitable elements in hopes of invigorating its business and capturing a share of the supply chain management market.

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A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience


Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos supports some of the world's top retailers, hosting thousands of users and enabling their collaboration with as many suppliers.

procurement sourcing definition  worldwide, empowering sourcing and procurement executives and clerks to improve time to market, increase customer value, improve margins, decrease operating costs, and scale private label business. In other words, the idea is to enable customers to increase their span of control over their global supply bases, thereby driving competitive advantage and promoting collaborative product and supplier innovation. This is to be achieved by simplifying, standardizing, and scaling the processes associated with Read More