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Administering Responsible Inheritance Engineering
For many projects, the transition from initiative to production is chaotic and lacks a pragmatic framework for ongoing support. Inheritance Engineering offers a means for carrying out change in a reliable fashion and retaining as much value as possible throughout the life of the software. Unfortunately, this does not occur for a variety of reasons. Find out what those reasons are, and how to address software maintenance.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: Administering Responsible Inheritance Engineering Administering Responsible Inheritance Engineering Source: Certellus LLC Document Type: White Paper Description: For many projects, the transition from initiative to production is chaotic and lacks a pragmatic framework for ongoing support. Inheritance Engineering offers a means for carrying out change in a reliable fashion and retaining as much value as possible throughout the life of the software. Unfortunately, this does not occur for a variety of
10/8/2009 4:04:00 PM

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.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: stable forecast, the SMI program offered by the first supplier clearly dominates by minimizing inventory. How unstable does the forecast have to be before the second supplier dominates by decreasing the risk of having excess material in the pipeline? A well-implemented framework for quantifying and measuring this work will answer these questions. How Risk-adjusted Cost is Calculated As with quality and other metrics included in the total cost calculation, risk metrics are also easier to visualize than to
4/23/2004

Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller—from buying and selling things to buying and selling outcomes.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: as performance-based logistics (PBL) programs or power by the hour. In aircraft maintenance, for example, their traditional approach is to specify the parts needed and the required service levels (parts availability). However, what the DoD really wants is not parts, but planes that are ready and able to fly when needed. Their PBL contracts specify aircraft uptime requirements, rather than spare parts availability levels— and make the manufacturer responsible for that uptime . As a result, aircraft
12/23/2005

The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes P.J. Jakovljevic - August 15, 2007 Read Comments The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and
8/15/2007

PowerTrieve, A LEAP For CRM?
Although CRM applications, Portals, and Contact Centers are contributing to the improvement of customer relationships and the effectiveness of employees; in many cases they remain convoluted to users whether they are customers or company employees. Will LEAP (Language Enabled Application Platform) products like the PowerTrieve solve the problem?

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: for specialized resources and programmers and to enable non-technical users to produce ad-hoc reports and better perform their duties. However, the reality goes beyond that. The real challenge for companies with disparate and distributed databases is how well internal and external systems are integrated. Many Enterprise CRM applications, for instance, have shown weak and lengthy reporting capabilities and, as you add queries from other systems, the process gets even more complex. You may want to spell
5/17/2003

XML Hits the Spot for Dell
Dell Computer chooses webMethods to provide the XML link to corporate purchasing systems

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: XML Hits the Spot for Dell XML Hits the Spot for Dell D. Geller - October 25, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL) has chosen privately held webMethods to supply the missing link in its e-Commerce technology. At present, a corporate buyer using Dell s website must re-enter all details of the transaction into the corporate financial systems. With the adoption of webMethods B2B XML-based middleware, it will be possible for Dell to transmit order and tracking information
10/25/1999

Compaq and IBM Alliance for Storage
Compaq and IBM will now cross-sell each other’s storage products, and will work together to make their storage hardware and software interoperable.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: Compaq and IBM Alliance for Storage Compaq and IBM Alliance for Storage R. Krause - August 3, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - August 3, 2000 Event Summary [Source: IBM Press Release] In July, Compaq Computer Corporation and IBM announced a strategic agreement to accelerate customer acceptance of open storage networking solutions. Both companies are committed to interoperability of each company s storage hardware and software, and will also sell significant products from each other s storage portfolios. The
8/3/2000

Time for an A/P Makeover
As with payroll before it, the actions of larger enterprises and early-adopters have made it possible for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to benefit from accounts payable (A/P) automation and outsourcing. It’s important to recognize, however, that you now have several choices if you are an SMB leader that hopes to address this challenge. Find out more.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: Time for an A/P Makeover Time for an A/P Makeover Source: Anybill Document Type: White Paper Description: As with payroll before it, the actions of larger enterprises and early-adopters have made it possible for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to benefit from accounts payable (A/P) automation and outsourcing. It’s important to recognize, however, that you now have several choices if you are an SMB leader that hopes to address this challenge. Find out more. Time for an A/P Makeover
8/6/2010 4:33:00 PM

RFID Basics for Retailers
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: RFID Basics for Retailers RFID Basics for Retailers Source: Intermec Document Type: White Paper Description: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of
7/25/2007 12:01:00 PM

Informatica Heads for E-Business
Informatica Corp. (Nasdaq: INFA) today announced the acquisition of Influence Software, a leading provider of analytic applications for the e-business value chain. Informatica is acquiring Influence Software for roughly $80 million in a stock transaction that will be treated as a pooling of interests. The acquisition marks a realization of Informatica's vision to become a leading provider of packaged analytic applications for B2B e-business.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: Informatica Heads for E-Business Informatica Heads for E-Business M. Reed - January 5, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Informatica Corp. (Nasdaq: INFA), the company whose software provides the infrastructure powering some of the world s most advanced business intelligence systems, today announced the acquisition of Influence Software, a leading provider of analytic applications for the e-business value chain. The combination of the two companies products will
1/5/2000

Is the SaaS Model Right for You?
Is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model right for you? The best-kept secrets in software on demand, secrets revealed! Free download. For IT departments drowning in complex and expensive software maintenance chores, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model can ease the burden. SaaS reduces complexity by outsourcing most of the infrastructure needed to run software applications, and reduces costs by charging only for what is consumed. But you can also adopt a hybrid SaaS model, in which some systems are outsourced and others are kept in-house. Learn more.

PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: Is the SaaS Model Right for You? Is the SaaS Model Right for You? Source: Focus Research Document Type: White Paper Description: For IT departments drowning in complex and expensive software maintenance chores, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model can ease the burden. SaaS reduces complexity by outsourcing most of the infrastructure needed to run software applications, and reduces costs by charging only for what is consumed. But you can also adopt a hybrid SaaS model, in which some systems are
12/14/2009 11:55:00 AM


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