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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1
Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market, and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in

commodity contracts  Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1 Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market , and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in the business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing and distribution segments:  Zilliant and Vendavo . Look for similar write-ups down the track on DemandTec , Symphony Metreo , and on the Servigistics pricing solution (whereby the last will focus solely on spare parts pricing and planning ). While I do 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...
Microsoft Dynamics: ERP as a Platform
As ERP becomes more and more of a commodity, vendors are faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable core offering by delivering just the right mix of

commodity contracts  and more of a commodity, vendors are faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable core offering by delivering just the right mix of “standard” back-office capabilities and the vertical-specific capabilities demanded by the customers they serve. In light of this reality, some vendors have positioned themselves as best-of-breed ERP vendors that serve certain key verticals or microverticals by delivering comprehensive solutions to meet the specific needs of their clients; while other vendors 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...
Analyzing MAPICS’ Further Steps After Frontstep
The former staunch IBM AS/400-based ERP supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, has become quite a larger vendor and with a wider choice of

commodity contracts  MAPICS’ Further Steps After Frontstep Event Summary For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX), possibly the largest global provider of extended enterprise applications for solving the challenges of discrete manufacturers following the acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ), has shown both the signs of significant changes but also a persistence of a number of its historically recognizable invariant tenets of operation. The Read More...
Triple Point Technology
Triple Point Technology@ is the leading global provider of in-cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software that delivers advanced analytics to optimize

commodity contracts  of in-cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software that delivers advanced analytics to optimize end-to-end commodity and energy value chains. The company provides real-time, innovative solutions to competitively address the complex and volatile commodities supply chain: trading, procurement, enterprise risk management, logistics, scheduling, storage/inventory, processing, settlement, and accounting. Read More...
SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and

commodity contracts  history, channel demand forecast, commodity price history, commodity futures, customer hierarchy, cost of goods, overhead cost, activity costs, inventory positions, bills of materials (BOMs), plant hours calendars, plants, production lines, resources, product hierarchy, materials options, plant utilization data, corporate goals, supplier availability, intuitive (empirical) input, etc. This holistic supply chain network-based pricing is the only way to take advantage of pricing applications to improve 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...
If Software Is A Commodity - Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage?
An application product can never provide competitive advantage by itself, it is a function of how and how much is implemented. A good implementation of a

commodity contracts  Software Is A Commodity - Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage? The Question If most application software is a commodity (see If Software Is A Commodity...Then What? ), why do some companies gain more benefit and competitive advantage than others (see Commodity Software, Best Practice and Competitive Advantage )? Why do two companies in the same industry, using the same application product see two very different results? One gains competitive advantage and the other sees no change or even a loss Read More...

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