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Sourcing for Agile
This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing.

SOURCING DEFINITION: Sourcing for Agile Sourcing for Agile Source: Emergn Document Type: White Paper Description: This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing. Sourcing for Agile style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Consulting and Services,   Outsourcing,   Project Management,   Development,   IT
5/17/2012 4:28:00 PM

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.

SOURCING DEFINITION: Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Bill McBeath - December 23, 2005 Read Comments Introduction One of the most important developments in supplier relationships is outcome sourcing—moving from buying things to buying results or outcomes. This concept is expressed in the quote attributed to the president of Stanley Tools, Our customers want holes, not drills. What is new is the actual practical application and methods for achieving it. Performance-based
12/23/2005

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.

SOURCING DEFINITION: the True Cost of Sourcing Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing Bill McBeath and Colin Kessinger - April 23, 2004 Read Comments 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
4/23/2004

The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing
Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps to reconcile these disparate solutions to improve their reaction time and gain maximum leverage from their sourcing activities.

SOURCING DEFINITION: Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing P.J. Jakovljevic - June 28, 2006 Read Comments Dealing with Conflicting Objectives A few major (and often conflicting) objectives have been driving retailers to turn to information technology (IT) to streamline their sourcing and logistics processes. One objective is the pursuit of lower prices, which often involves excessively extended supply chains to remote, lower cost regions. The other is the quest to shorten cycle
6/28/2006

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? – Part 2 » The TEC Blog
it?” To my mind, sourcing , procurement , and spend analysis  capabilities cover most of the spend control needs for midsized enterprises. Sourcing (Global and Strategic) Generally speaking, sourcing is the process of identifying a company that provides needed goods or services. APICS Dictionary  further defines strategic sourcing  as “The development and management of supplier relationships to acquire goods and services in a way that aids in achieving the immediate needs of a business. It is

SOURCING DEFINITION: ariba, auction, direct materials, dutch auction, e procurement, english auction, epicor srm, event pack, indirect materials, mro, on demand, procurement, purchasing cards, reverse auction, RFI, RFP, rfq, rfx, SCM, sourcing, spend management, spot purchase, srm, strategic sourcing, supplier evaluation, supplier relationship management, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
10-07-2009

Emptoris Procures Zeborg s Spend Management ExpertisePart one: Event Summary
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg. However, despite a good fit, enlarged customer base, and improved cross-selling opportunity, some challenges and product gaps will have to be overcome.

SOURCING DEFINITION: that support the strategic sourcing needs of global 5000 companies, which early in 2003 announced the completion of financing from new and existing investors totaling $20.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the third funding round, with participation from new investor HarbourVest Partners and all existing investors, including NETinvest , from previous two funding rounds. Emptoris then pledged to use the funds to finance further expansion of the company in a number of areas, including sales, marketing, product
11/18/2003

PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? – Part 2 » The TEC Blog
tendering/sourcing, and connections to sourcing events) with a single  workflow engine  and with a front-end look-and-feel of what the user will likely want and need. Managing invoice receipts is easy and versatile. There are the following invoice receipt options: “snail” mail, document management systems, fax, e-mail, portal, purchase order (PO) conversion, self-billing, and  purchase card (P-Card) , PDF, etc. The product can handle multiple orders at once, split PO line items, change order

SOURCING DEFINITION: accounts payable, aidc, ariba, basware, catalog management, contract management, e procurement, eipp, emptoris, image integrators, indirect materials, intelligent capture, proactis, proactis intelligent invoicing, proactis p2p, proactis purchasepoint, proactis spend control and eprocurement, procure to pay, SCM, sourcing, spend analysis, spend management, srm, stp, straight through processing, supplier management, unit4, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc..
05-10-2010

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.

SOURCING DEFINITION: A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience P.J. Jakovljevic - October 15, 2007 Read Comments Eqos s valuable engagement-based experiences discussed in the previous part of this series (please see One Vendor s Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem ) were parlayed into the 2006 launch of Eqos 3.0 and the more recent launch of Eqos 4.0 in May 2007. Eqos s Web-based applications help retailers streamline and scale their sourcing operations by allowing every
10/15/2007

Top Business Objectives When Adopting PLM
This PLM research note provides insight on the importance of business objectives when adopting PLM. This article presents research findings on business objectives to adopt PLM based on software selection projects and surveys conducted by TEC. Drawing and product documentation management, product collaboration, and engineering change management are the top priorities that PLM buyers have.

SOURCING DEFINITION: between product design and sourcing is a rewarding area for manufacturers to explore. More and more companies start looking into PLM in order to improve their sourcing performance. As a result, today’s PLM solutions are expanding to sourcing and related functionality that help companies make better decisions on commercial feasibility of products in development. The rating status shown above represents an overall expectation when business users are thinking about adopting PLM. When it comes to a
2/4/2010 1:02:00 PM

Emptoris: Powered Up to Empower Global 2000 Users
TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the functional and strategic details that make Emptoris solutions for spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, and services procurement successful. Since its founding in 1999, Emptoris has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions, and was recently acquired by IBM. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close-up look at the functionality—and at telecom expense management (TEM) in particular—that makes Emptoris solutions a success among Forbes Global 2000 companies.

SOURCING DEFINITION: with high-value and complex sourcing categories (versus straightforward catalog items and staples). Emptoris was a pioneer in the development and use of optimization technology in strategic sourcing (handling complex forward and reverse auctions, requests for proposals, etc.). Since its founding in 1999 it has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions that enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk.
1/10/2012 2:26:00 PM

PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? – Part 2 » The TEC Blog
tendering/sourcing, and connections to sourcing events) with a single  workflow engine  and with a front-end look-and-feel of what the user will likely want and need. Managing invoice receipts is easy and versatile. There are the following invoice receipt options: “snail” mail, document management systems, fax, e-mail, portal, purchase order (PO) conversion, self-billing, and  purchase card (P-Card) , PDF, etc. The product can handle multiple orders at once, split PO line items, change order

SOURCING DEFINITION: accounts payable, aidc, ariba, basware, catalog management, contract management, e procurement, eipp, emptoris, image integrators, indirect materials, intelligent capture, proactis, proactis intelligent invoicing, proactis p2p, proactis purchasepoint, proactis spend control and eprocurement, procure to pay, SCM, sourcing, spend analysis, spend management, srm, stp, straight through processing, supplier management, unit4, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc..
05-10-2010


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