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Case Study: Achieving a 99.7% Guaranteed IT Asset Tracking Rate
Learn how Grant Thornton achieved a 99.7% guaranteed IT asset tracking rate across a nation-wide network of leased computers to tightly control network

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Life Cycle Phases | Procurement Life Cycle | Life Cycle Asset Management | Information Life Cycle Management | IT Asset Management | Software Life Cycle Management | Product Life Cycle Management Software | Project Life Cycle Management | Data Life Cycle Management | Information Life Cycle Management | Life Cycle Costing | Application Life Cycle Management | Systems Management | Project Management | Information Life Cycle Management | Product Life Cycle | Product Life Cycle Software | Management IT Life Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of Read More...
BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management
The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU) and the buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword life cycle

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Buzzword Life Cycle Management Executive Summary The IT industry is alive with buzzwords. The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU, for example vendors, analyst and consultants) and buzzword consumers (BC, mostly end users). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied to this crying need within the software industry. What is a Buzzword? A buzzword is a word or phrase that enters the collective mind of the Read More...
Managing the Aches and Pains of Long Cycle Times: Automating Controls for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  the Aches and Pains of Long Cycle Times: Automating Controls for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for research and development (R&D) and product approval. This is particularly a challenge for manufacturers of generic drugs, for which cycle times can average 20 months or more (and the full time-to-market period upwards of 12 years). Why are long Read More...
Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System?
Getting ERP transaction data into a summarized form that is useful to knowledge workers is one way to extend the value of your ERP system. This article

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  You Add New Life To an Old ERP System? Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System? Featured Author - * William R. Friend - October 31, 2003 Introduction Recently, TEC featured an article by Olin Thompson titled, The ''Old ERP'' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on which discussed options available to companies who want to add business functionality to their Old ERP systems. Certainly, there are many options now available in new business functionality that run the gamut from Supply Chain Planning (SCP) to Read More...
Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements
A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In Part Two we examined the motivations for a process company to undertake a PLM project. In this part, we explore the requirements for PLM in the process enterprises. In Part Two of this series, we stated that a comprehensive approach was required in order to Read More...
Extending Document Life Cycle Management to the Desktop
Given ever-increasing regulatory pressures, document life cycle management is clearly an issue every enterprise must resolve. Until now, documents stored on

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Document Life Cycle Management to the Desktop Given ever-increasing regulatory pressures, document life cycle management is clearly an issue every enterprise must resolve. Until now, documents stored on local machines and e-mailed outside the organization have presented a particularly thorny challenge. Fortunately, new technologies make it possible to extend document life cycle management to the desktop and enforce document retention policies across every computer in the enterprise. Read More...
E-Procurement in What Language?
PeopleSoft recently announced general availability of eProcurement 2.0. The latest release touts multi-language and multi-currency capabilities powered by XML

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  opportunity to dramatically reduce procurement costs. PeopleSoft''s has taken a slightly different approach in comparison to its competitor SAP. SAP''s mySAP.com has chosen to build and define their own marketplace based on existing clients. Through their Business Directory SAP intends to create its own exchange with connectivity to outside exchanges as a secondary objective. In contrast, PeopleSoft''s eProcurement 2.0 is actively addressing and leveraging connectivity to external marketplaces. In the Read More...
''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is ''Collaborative Commerce'', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study ''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study R. Garland - September 13, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90''s, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Read More...
Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process
Process industry companies could benefit from many of the PLM concepts that have accrued to discrete industries. But PLM has had minimum penetration into the

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process Introduction Product Life Cycle Management is a series of business processes, enabled by application software, which has proven to generate business valuein a variety of industries. Discussion with end-user companies reveals a consistent list of benefits including reduced time to market, gains in engineering productivity, increased revenue, increased reuse, reduction of redesign activity and more. A review Read More...
The Intelligent Customer Experience Life Cycle
Whether you’re a manufacturer, vendor, or customer service company, the increasing pressure to make sales and decrease service costs affects you. The key to its

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Intelligent Customer Experience Life Cycle Whether you’re a manufacturer, vendor, or customer service company, the increasing pressure to make sales and decrease service costs affects you. The key to its success is to look at your customer experiences as repeatable life cycles. Instead of viewing sales and service as independent challenges—solved by using disconnected software packages—an integrated solution that accelerates the total life cycle may be the answer. Read More...
A Unified Approach to Workload Life Cycle Management
Traditionally, data centers have been seen as a mix of servers, operating systems, applications, and data. Moreover, the data, applications, and operating

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Unified Approach to Workload Life Cycle Management Traditionally, data centers have been seen as a mix of servers, operating systems, applications, and data. Moreover, the data, applications, and operating systems have been inextricably tied to the hardware on which they reside, impeding the optimal use of server resources, whether physical or virtual. Find out how to adopt a more unified approach to managing workloads in the data center—today. Read More...
Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation
This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In this part, we explore the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the Read More...
Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation Introduction About a decade ago, the procurement function was viewed primarily as a cost centre and a routine operation. More recently, it has been considered as a revenue-generating centre because of value-adds in the function. The procurement function now plays a key role in terms of improving the organization''s performance, and any improvement in procurement operations can bring tremendous results in a firm''s financial Read More...
Simplifying Life at Special Metals Welding Products
Special Metals Welding Products needed to adapt an actual cost methodology in order to effectively compete in the erratic nickel market, where profits are

procurement life cycle computracecomplete  Life at Special Metals Welding Products Special Metals Welding Products needed to adapt an actual cost methodology in order to effectively compete in the erratic nickel market, where profits are measured in pennies per pound. It was clear that cost management was a critical application. By implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as its integrated business system, its profitability doubled in less than two years. Read More...

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