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Why Should Enterprises Manage their Contracts Closely?
For companies handling many contracts, ensuring trading partners adhere to contract details is often too cumbersome to be executed without enabling technology

commodity contracts  dollar value, type of commodity, type of contract, date ranges, and codes for specific cost centers. To be successful in enterprise CLM, companies need functionality to support both buy-side and sell-side types of contracts. There is immense value in having one solution cater to all departments within an enterprise due to a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), lower audit costs, fewer systems to maintain, reduced training costs, etc.   Contract Lifecycle Steps Experts have defined the steps typical to a Read More...
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

commodity contracts  on the basis of commodity profiling, the procurement specialist knows that there is a surge in demand of the base raw material, the auction can be timed appropriately. Vendor base and selection of suppliers should be done while keeping in mind that although supply cost reduction is important, it is not the only parameter. While the basic premise of an auction is to obtain the maximum savings, it is not always prudent to award contracts just on the basis of least cost . For one, if the least cost supplier Read More...
Differences in Complexity between B2C and B2B E-commerce
Business-to-business (B2B) selling has proven to be more intricate than business-to-consumer (B2C) selling, as B2B involves dealing with longer-term contracts

commodity contracts  to move from mere commodity procurement into product design, financial settlement, fulfillment, resellers and channel management, logistics, and many other value-adding collaborative trading functions, in addition to integrating all that functionality into a corporation''s back-office systems, which could potentially be the most value-adding proposition. The fact was also that many business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce providers had rushed into a then seemingly more prosperous B2B space after the B2C Read More...
A Couple of
As is the case with white papers, vendors'' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

commodity contracts  the combination of tight commodity markets/inflation and reduced demand, it is not a normal (traditionally good or bad) economic environment. In anticipation of such a down market even back in 2007, Jason has already written a blog post series about the importance of investing in supply risk management , re-sourcing and more aggressively sourcing existing categories , and moving from fixed to variable cost structures . In the fourth part of his blog series , his attention was turned to the need for com Read More...
The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space Part Two: Sorting and Selecting SRM Software
No vendor provides all (if even a majority) of the required solutions for a full SRM initiative at this stage, so almost all solutions will involve best-of

commodity contracts  suppliers, lack of standardized commodity codes, etc. are all too common practices. Thus, while planning the long-term SCM technology architecture, enterprises should rationalize their data and refine their spending analysis iteratively. To rationalize the supplier master data, establish a corporate commodity-coding schema, and get contracts in line, by possibly leveraging specialized service providers (e.g., audit firms, etc.) would be first steps toward near real time reliable reporting to provide the c Read More...
Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm
There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for

commodity contracts  erp systems,infor software,erp fashion,syteline software,erp comparisons,erp software vendors,erp products,erp providers,erp saas,free erp,web erp,on demand erp,online erp,syspro erp,navision software Read More...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises'' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

commodity contracts  and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s Best Kept Secret ? For the longest time, the traditional pricing strategies of software vendors have included a reliance on support and maintenance (S&M) contracts, which is where most vendors could be assured of meeting, if not surpassing, their margins. The sizable profit made from S&M contracts (with customers paying more over time) has been one of the software industry''s best kept secrets. Furthermore, user enterprises have not had the option Read More...
E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS
E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS

commodity contracts  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing Read More...
Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness
Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have

commodity contracts  volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have significantly increased the risk of doing business. Knowing your inventory positions, delivery dates, and fill rates is not enough. You must also understand the impact of supply chain changes on total cost or cash flow and optimize supply chain effectiveness for better corporate results. This requires end-to-end visibility into factors that drive performance - such as Read More...
Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 1: Recent Events
While Oracle''s declining revenue and profit continue across main businesses, SAP and Siebel have been extending their leads in respective enterprise application

commodity contracts  Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 1: Recent Events Event Summary On March 27, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, announced it reshuffled the responsibilities of two key executives with a view to revive precipitously dropping sales of its business software applications. Senior vice president Mark Barrenechea will now lead the company''s new market development group, which will track Read More...
6 Secrets to Simplify Field Service
Field service can be complex: scheduling technicians, inventory and repair, service contracts, work order management, and more. There are a lot of moving parts

commodity contracts  field service,field service management,FSM software,field service software,field service scheduling software,ServiceMax Read More...
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template
Maintenance Management, Customer Contracts (Agreements), Customer Orders, Customer Quotations, Work Orders, Product Technology

commodity contracts  Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template The Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 782 features and functions found in Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) software solutions. This Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Read More...
Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor
After decades of father-son stewardship, Deltek has been transformed by a New Mountain Capital LLC majority capital investment. Already a recognized enterprise

commodity contracts  Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor Event Summary To say that the last several years were interesting times for doing business would be a huge understatement for Deltek Systems, Inc . And while it intends to stay true to its roots, the period ahead promises to be equally fascinating. Lately, owing to new ownership and leadership, there has been a sense of a new era at the privately held, Herndon, Virginia (US)-based principal provider of enterprise software and Read More...
WBS Primer
The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques.

commodity contracts  Primer The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques. Formerly called C/SCSC (Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria) by the contract industry, an understanding of WBS basics is essential for any US contractor wishing to be selected for new major systems contracts over a certain funding threshold. Read More...
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