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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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Coupa 10 Heralds Sourcing for the Masses


Coupa Software, a provider of cloud-based spend optimization solutions for finance, recently announced the release of Coupa 10. The new release features an entirely new sourcing application designed to bring sourcing to the masses by intelligently guiding users to select the best sourcing opportunities to save money based on real-time analysis of their current spend. It further enhances the

coupa sourcing  The key messages behind Coupa Sourcing include the following: Self-Service Sourcing (Event Management) : Until now, sourcing products and services has been the domain of highly trained specialists using complicated solutions to get buy complex categories. Coupa has applied its aforementioned intuitive DNA for user experience into the sourcing world. Now it should be easy for business users to conduct sourcing events for a large selection of items that they need to purchase. If sourcing is no longer just Read More

Coupa Expands Supplier Network via Alibaba.com


Coupa, a provider finance cloud solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com, the leader in cross-border wholesale trade. Read about the benefits of Coupa's supplier network expansion.

coupa sourcing  Alibaba.com At its recent Coupa INSPIRE 2014 conference, Coupa Software announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com , a leading platform for cross-border wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the globe. Through Alibaba.com, small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries and source merchandise from abroad.   On the other hand, Coupa is a bullish provider of user-friendly cloud applications for finance, including sourcing, procurement, expense Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been

coupa sourcing  On the other hand, Coupa and Proactis can be limited on scalability and the ability to handle multi-business unit deployments. Spend analysis –  given that Spend Radar , Zycus , BravoSolution , and Rosslyn Analytics tout more ease in data import handling, implementation, and use. To be fair, Ariba is the only solution that offers market and supplier data enrichment as an integral part of the solution along with an assigned country based project manager. The Ariba Spend Visibility provides quality and Read More

IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it).

coupa sourcing  handful of customers; could Coupa be a future acquisition? How Strategic Sourcing and Smart Commerce are Serving IBM With all of IBM’s focus on marketing and thought leadership, one cannot help but wonder if execution—which means more than being in a constant state of restructuring—is getting lost in the shuffle. IBM itself pointed to execution issues in its latest quarterly call. Among all of the points made by IBM’s Mark Loughridge (senior vice president and chief financial officer) in the Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

coupa sourcing  now part of, around. Coupa Software is a close partner with IBM for e-procurement needs, and Coupa’s consumer-like cloud UX is likely behind Ariba’s recent focus on its own UX improvements. SciQuest is also a well-rounded spend management provider based on its slew of recent acquisitions, on top of its strength in sourcing optimization and direct materials.   On the business network side, there will always be some regional and/or industry niche providers that can do more or better than Ariba Read More

Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home


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coupa sourcing  Looking Closer to Home Nearshoring, Looking Closer to Home If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Crimsonwing provides IT solutions to clients in the UK, Holland and Malta. Whether it involves training or consultancy, design or development, implementation or hosting (SaaS/ASP): Crimsonwing provides flexible services and support across the entire range of activity. Crimsonwing has won the award within the category of Read More

The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space Part Two: Sorting and Selecting SRM Software


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coupa sourcing  Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space Part Two: Sorting and Selecting SRM Software Sorting the SRM Software Suppliers Given the enthusiasm from early adopters, it is hardly surprising that a wide range of software suppliers is adopting the SRM acronym. There are several dozen vendors that are offering suites of SRM functionality and coming from different worlds, based on their origins. A great part of these logically hail from the SCM space such as i2 Technologies , Logility , and Manugistics Read More

Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 1


Good news is scarce these days across the board, and I am always keen on reporting on rare bullish enterprise applications businesses, especially if the company is in my neck of woods. Recently, I had an upbeat and constructive business update meeting in person at Emptoris’ headquarters. The Burlington, Massachusetts, US-based company was founded in 1999 as a strategic

coupa sourcing  Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 1 Good news is scarce these days across the board, and I am always keen on reporting on rare bullish enterprise applications businesses, especially if the company is in my neck of woods. Recently, I had an upbeat and constructive business update meeting in person at Emptoris ’ headquarters. The Burlington, Massachusetts, US-based company was founded in 1999 as a  strategic sourcing software  company, pioneering the use of optimization in  strategic Read More

Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry


Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world experiences in implementing lean supply chain strategies that are designed as a road map to achieving a more collaborative and profitable future.

coupa sourcing  Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. Read More

The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels


Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly higher percentage of private label merchandise than their competitors do.

coupa sourcing  Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels Collaborative supply chain networks may benefit their participants in many ways. Information-sharing initiatives can increase profitability throughout the supply chain by way of cost reduction, demand augmentation, and better ability to respond quickly and accurately to market changes. For more background, please see The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management and Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing . As for the retail Read More

No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy


The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few information technology systems fully support the complexities and unique requirements of global trade.

coupa sourcing  One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy For all the reasons detailed in The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes , the issue of how to achieve more transparent and cohesive sourcing processes has become a frontline concern for many retailers, driven by boardroom directives to boost margins through the direct sourcing of lower priced international products. For more information and background, please see The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management , Distinctions and Benefits of Read More

A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works


TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

coupa sourcing  Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works The Technological Foundation Explained TradeStone Software, Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ) has displayed consummate perseverance in becoming a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies. The vendor offers what is possibly the first composite application to the retail global sourcing market that leverages an organization''s information technology (IT) infrastructure. This Read More

TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 2


Part 1 recapped TradeStone Software's user conference, STARS 2013. TradeStone’s Core Capabilities TradeStone Software’s bread-and-butter capabilities continue to be sourcing, supplier management (including quality testing, inspections, and social, legal, and compliance-based supplier performance as exemplified in Guitar Center’s case study), and order management, which includes global trade

coupa sourcing  Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 2 Part 1 recapped TradeStone Software''s user conference, STARS 2013.   TradeStone’s Core Capabilities TradeStone Software’s bread-and-butter capabilities continue to be sourcing, supplier management (including quality testing, inspections, and social, legal, and compliance-based supplier performance as exemplified in Guitar Center ’s case study), and order management, which includes global trade management (GTM) as well. Enterprise resource planning Read More

New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released


SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO). The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes.

coupa sourcing  Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released SciQuest , a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO) . This is the first upgrade to the flagship CombineNet product since SciQuest acquired the sourcing optimization company in September .   The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater Read More