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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...
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...
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...
Will Oracle’s Freebie Shot Hurt (Or Only Graze) Siebel?
Oracle will not rest until it comes close (or even overtakes) Siebel in the CRM market. Its latest gimmick from its bag of tricks was the recent launch of the

commodity contracts  and enterprises looking for commodity CRM products integrated with the ERP system may find the Oracle product very attractive. Users are also advised to consider both the maturity and the functionality of the product in their evaluations and make comparisons to competitive offerings. Future clients are also advised to request Oracle''s written commitment to promised functionality, length of implementation, and seamless future upgrades, particularly for the recently released products and the products whose 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...
Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Four: Deltek''s Differentiators
Deltek has focused on addressing the unique business needs of project-oriented organizations. Its product line has expanded from applications for managing the

commodity contracts  Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Four: Deltek''s Differentiators Event Summary Deltek Systems, Inc. ( www.deltek.com ), the leading provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-based businesses and professional services firms, remains committed to a potentially unique, high level of investment in product development as compared to other software companies. According to Kenneth E. deLaski, Deltek President and CEO, the average public software company only invests Read More...
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

commodity contracts  more sense for the commodity level infrastructure tools such as operating systems and databases. NL : For a pure open source license, I think so. Generally speaking, the more horizontal the software, the more appropriate pure, free open source is—because the software is more commoditized, by and large. TEC : What are some examples of how your clients are using your software where access to the code works to their advantage? Perhaps not the end user clients but the VARs, where it sounds like you think Read More...
Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT
From Agilisys'' fresh start illustrated in new account wins, a profitable quarter, and new product enhancements; the market should expect at least a continuation

commodity contracts  for actual lot costing, commodity pricing and agreements, and multi-company and inter-company transactions, among other enhancements. Furthermore, Agilisys believes it deploys a unique development methodology, which embraces collaboration with customers called Concept to Customer , and which centers on collaborative requirements development, design reviews, customer testing of pre-release software, and an Early Upgrade Program . The process is part of a three-point approach to strategic development Read More...
A Sharp ASP
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has selected Harbinger as their Application Service Provider of choice. The multi-year contract will allow Harbinger to

commodity contracts  Sharp ASP A Sharp ASP A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Event Summary On June 14, 2000, Harbinger Corporation, a supplier of business-to-business (B2B) e-Commerce solutions, announced it has been selected by Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) as its Application Service Provider (ASP). Under the multi-year contract, Harbinger will begin work to expand Sharp''s e-Supplier community and integrate e-Procurement transactions via a suite of applications hosted for Sharp Microelectronics on Harbinger''s e-Commer Read More...
SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Four: Application Analysis & Development Environment
This is a complete service management system that is comprised of four specific applications to help companies manage service contracts, track service histories

commodity contracts  dynamics software,enterprise resource planning,enterprise resource planning vendors,equine software,erp accounting software,erp accounting system,erp application,erp applications,erp baan,erp comparison,erp consulting,erp crm,erp for retail,erp for small business,erp ii Read More...
PROMYS
PROMYS PSA includes modules for - CRM, opportunities, and quoting; - order fulfillment, purchasing, inventory, and invoicing; - project management

commodity contracts  PROMYS PSA includes modules for - CRM, opportunities, and quoting; - order fulfillment, purchasing, inventory, and invoicing; - project management, project assignments, time sheets and expenses; - service management, help desk, and support contracts; and - customer and subcontractor self-service portals. PROMYS service management functionality helps answer questions such as: - Why aren’t my field resources more billable? - Which active projects are in trouble against their cost budget? - Are my Read More...
Eka Plus
Eka is the global leader in providing Smart Commodity Management software solutions. Eka@s analytics-driven, end-to-end Commodity Management platform enables

commodity contracts  leader in providing Smart Commodity Management software solutions. Eka’s analytics-driven, end-to-end Commodity Management platform enables companies to efficiently and profitably meet the challenges of complex and volatile markets. Read More...
Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street?
Vendors'' traditional pricing strategies aren''t going to work much longer. Sooner or later, prices will be determined by what the market is ready to bear rather

commodity contracts  User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? A series of articles published at the end of 2005 highlighted at great length a conundrum on price per value that has long affected enterprise application vendors and their users. Specifically, while vendors would like to have well-oiled business models that promote stable and recurring revenue streams (which in turn would ensure future product and service enhancements), users favor freedom of choice (in terms of which vendors Read More...

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