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Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their

strategic sourcing specialist  Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements.

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article presents a framework to structure and gain maximum mileage out of the RA process.

strategic sourcing specialist  with the buyer or strategic sourcing specialist, compete amongst themselves for supply of the auctioned input material. The logic is quite simple: Vendors start off with a preset initial bid price, and reduce their bids by multiples of the bid decrement value. The vendor with the lowest price at the closure of the auction is generally the order taker. Prior to the auction going live, necessary parameters, such as quantity on auction, designated date and time of auction, initial bid amount, bid Read More

Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies


In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative to outsourcing or offshoring. This white paper explores the primary business benefits of the co-sourcing model and provides key information for evaluation.

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PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced PROACTIS, a UK- and US-based specialist vendor of spend control and e-procurement solutions with accredited partners worldwide. I had the chance to meet the company during my attendance of UNIT4’s UK user event in early 2010, where PROACTIS was an exhibiting partner. The article then expanded on the company’s history, its procure-to-pay

strategic sourcing specialist  by balancing between the strategic value of the supplier to the customer and the suppliers’ IT capability. In other words, catalog access to place a PO via the online portal may be appropriate for one group of suppliers, P-card for another, e-invoicing/EDI for others, fax and email for others, and so on and so forth. Having millions of suppliers in the cloud does not necessarily tackle the whole supplier management challenge, especially across multiple geographic territories. How many of those Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part 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.

strategic sourcing specialist  solutions 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, Read More

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


A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage), and about their (un)intended audiences. These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers, and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here

strategic sourcing specialist  In fact, given that strategic sourcing software vendors like Emptoris offer supplier evaluation and selection tools based on the multi-attribute utility theory quite like our eBestMatch software selection tool does, maybe this could be good food for the thought for TEC's business development folks? But, enough shameless plugging of our selection and decision-making capabilities... From Whence Came the Findings? Back to the main premise of this blog post. More than 800 individuals, predominantly senior Read More

Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting: Enabling the Corporate Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor


The first role of the corporate controller has been to ensure corporate financial controls and—as a distant second—make strategic business contributions. But the installation of on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting software meant that controllers’ roles now involve financial software know-how. To achieve financial transformation, controllers need guidance and practical strategies. Learn more.

strategic sourcing specialist  Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor Today's finance and accounting requirements for businesses represent a quantum leap in complexity from what was required even 10 years ago. For growing companies and nonprofit organizations, the high-quality accounting and financial expertise that they require are often beyond their means. Source : Corefino Resources Related to Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting: Enabling the Corporate Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor : Accountancy Read More

Computer Associates, Baan Japan and EXE Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Total Supply Chain Management Solutions


On October 4, Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), Baan Japan, and EXE Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to enable Japanese companies to create total solutions for the rapidly growing supply chain management (SCM) field. The companies will jointly market the new solutions, which will be built on Unicenter TNG, CA's industry-leading enterprise management software.

strategic sourcing specialist  Japan and EXE Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Total Supply Chain Management Solutions Event Summary On October 4, Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), Baan Japan, and EXE Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to enable Japanese companies to create total solutions for the rapidly growing supply chain management (SCM) field. The companies will jointly market the new solutions, which will be built on Unicenter TNG, CA's industry-leading enterprise management software. The new SCM Read More

Do You Know How to Evaluate Your Strategic Technology Provider?


Project teams constantly face a barrage of new products and technologies, and have a difficult time differentiating marketing slides and grand promises from deliverable products when making strategic IT acquisitions. The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them.

strategic sourcing specialist  How to Evaluate Your Strategic Technology Provider? Introduction Issue: Project teams constantly face a barrage of new products and technologies, and have a difficult time differentiating marketing slides and grand promises from deliverable products when making strategic IT acquisitions. Flat IS budgets and limited internal IS resources further exacerbate the selection problem. Problem: Project teams state that they struggle with a number of critical issues when selecting enterprise technologies: Project Read More

Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller’s Jobs More Strategic? - Part 1


While setting down the thoughts for my recent “SaaSy discussion” blog series To SaaS or Not: Is that a Question?, something else related to software as a service (SaaS) and on-demand applications crossed my mind. Namely, it is a fact that SaaS and business process outsourcing (BPO) providers have largely liberated human resource (HR) and payroll managers from the drudgery of performing menial and

strategic sourcing specialist  focus more on the strategic and more important tasks of managing the talent and human capital of the company. How about the liberation of chief financial officers (CFOs) and controllers from their daily grind of mindless chores? Transitioning the Financial Personnel Job: Can SaaS + BPO Amount to a Strategic Super Role? IT has long been described as an enabler, and mostly in a positive sense. IT is also referred to as an enabler by those who see its proven potential to streamline tasks and connect 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.

strategic sourcing specialist  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

Meeting Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing


Analysis of the tasks and time in information technology (IT) projects invariably reveals the presence of a familiar recurring burden: testing—often still performed manually and inefficiently, yet accounting for a substantial proportion of the budget. Can some simple and effective focused measures have a dramatic and positive impact on the success of key projects? That depends on your approach.

strategic sourcing specialist  Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing Analysis of the tasks and time in information technology (IT) projects invariably reveals the presence of a familiar recurring burden: testing—often still performed manually and inefficiently, yet accounting for a substantial proportion of the budget. Can some simple and effective focused measures have a dramatic and positive impact on the success of key projects? That depends on your approach. Read More

Strategic Communications, Inc.


Strategic Communications (StratComm) is a management and content development company. Content StratComm specializes in includes training, skill assessments, and editorial services.

strategic sourcing specialist  Communications, Inc. Strategic Communications (StratComm) is a management and content development company. Content StratComm specializes in includes training, skill assessments, and editorial services. 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 sourcing specialist  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 technology partner of choice for thousands of retailers—from Read More

Strategic Systems International


Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies.

strategic sourcing specialist  Systems International Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies. Read More