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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...
Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry
In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited

commodity contracts  invoiced in different currencies. Commodity traders are well aware that contracts to supply over a twelve-month period can severely erode profit margins if currency exchange rates fluctuate significantly, so they buy or sell their currencies forward to protect their margins. Some retail chains share the risk in exchange for lower shelf prices by negotiating sales contracts with built-in currency clauses. If the exchange rate fluctuates outside predefined tolerances, the food distributor can adjust the cus 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...
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...
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...
CallidusCloud Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money”
This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite

commodity contracts  Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money” This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite. While the incentive and compensation and configure price quote (CPQ) modules remain two main entry points for most customers, at the conference the vendor focused on the ability of the suite to make sales and marketing work as one in order to close deals faster. 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...
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...
Boosting Process Industry’s Supply Chain Performance: A Case for Visibility and Control
Economic volatility over the past several years has been illustrated by the highly unstable raw material, fuel, and commodity prices, and has been the cause of

commodity contracts  raw material, fuel, and commodity prices, and has been the cause of a majority of supply chain disruptions over the past year. This white paper highlights the challenges and solutions in complex industry supply chains, and best practices in multi-enterprise visibility and supply chain intelligence. Read More...
Emptoris
The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably

commodity contracts  the right contracts or commodity managers. This concludes Part Two of a three-part note. Part One detailed the event. Part Three will present challenges and make user recommendations. Read More...
Triple Point Technology Acquires WAM Systems
Commodity value chain and supply chain planning (SCP) software apps merged yesterday when Triple Point Technology acquired WAM Systems. Triple Point is a global

commodity contracts  Technology Acquires WAM Systems Commodity value chain and supply chain planning (SCP) software apps merged yesterday when Triple Point Technology acquired WAM Systems . Triple Point is a global provider of cloud and on-premises commodity management software that delivers advanced analytics for optimizing end-to-end commodity and energy value chains. Its solutions manage volatile commodity trading, procurement, enterprise risk management, logistics, scheduling, storage/inventory, processing, settlement, 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...
Oracle Announces a Slew of New In-Memory Applications
While SAP has lately given huge publicity to in-memory computing via its incessant promotion of SAP HANA, the technology has been around since the late 1990s

commodity contracts  twenty times faster than commodity hardware. These tools can achieve these impressive speeds by transforming batch processing to real-time and shortening response time with improved user interface (UI) rendering. Contrary to popular belief that in-memory computing is a niche technology designed mainly to run analytics faster, many critical applications and workflows for businesses such as financial close, cost management, what-if projections, and planning often take hours or days to execute. In fact, enti Read More...
BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I
I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for

commodity contracts  Getting Bigger and Better - Part I I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US) . During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for various  customer relationship management (CRM)  software vendors. One of the vendors that attended the conference was  BigMachines , a provider of inventive  software-as-a-service (SaaS)  configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/ quote-to-order (Q2O)  solutions. Generally speaking, Web-based  product Read More...

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