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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1
My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief

tier 1 supplier define  to gel. Now, if Tier One SRM vendors like Ariba, Emptoris, SAP, or Oracle choose to dumb-down and reprice their SRM offerings for the mid-market, they are going to have to do something extra to reduce the operational costs of the model too. Namely, having a stable of savvy category buyers and sourcing experts (consultants) available at all times for all customers is not cheap (and Ariba might heavy-heartedly admit that ). As pointed out earlier, in the mid-market there are many companies that don't have Read More

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A Matter of Trust
When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making

tier 1 supplier define  and attachment points with Tier 1 suppliers. High Tech OEMs give designs to contract manufacturer. Component suppliers share product roadmaps. Stolen IP —Example: Huawei Technologies Co., a well-known network equipment company in China was sued by Cisco Systems last year for copying Cisco's software and source code (right down to the bugs). U.S. losses to piracy in China alone are nearly $2 billion and over $10 billion worldwide. Run rate, Backlog, Inventory Positions Lower Inventory + Higher Service Read More
Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations.
Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and

tier 1 supplier define  acquisitions. Especially the remaining tier-two BI vendors (e.g., Informatica , MicroStrategy , Information Builders , Silvon Software , etc.) could find themselves in a very shaky position of either being acquired or joining forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor ( IBM , Oracle , Microsoft, Computer Associates , Sybase , Progress , etc.) via alliance or acquisition. A good example thereof would be recent acquisition of Sagent by Group 1 . Competition from ERP Vendors As usua Read More
Exact Software--Working Diligently Towards the
While most traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are task-driven, by adding structure to processes that are typically handled inconsistently

tier 1 supplier define  matter of course of tier-one ERP solutions, most smaller ERP providers have yet to introduce these into their software suites, particularly in such an integrated and closed-loop manner. On the other hand, workflow and BPM are highly complex and difficult systems to implement within most tier-one solutions, which as shown earlier, is not the case with the Exact Software's offering. To be fair, however, these large vendors offer much more comprehensive BPM solutions, given the myriad of interconnected com Read More
Pronto Xi-The ERP from “Down Under” Becomes TEC Certified
Introduction to Pronto SoftwareI’m pleased to say that the certification for the PRONTO-Xi enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has been completed by TEC

tier 1 supplier define  lower cost alternative to tier 1 suppliers. 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

tier 1 supplier define  industry watch, supply chain, scm, procurement, sourcing, spend management, supplier network, accounts payable, coupa, alibaba Read More
10 Steps to Justifying a Learning Management System for Your Partner and Supplier Training
Consistency is a common challenge for partner and supplier managers across industries and around the world. How can companies instill common messaging, brand

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Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 1
Late 2009 and early 2010 were characterized by a number of mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the vibrant and buoyant business process management (BPM

tier 1 supplier define  2001 the product featured multi-tier architecture  with separate presentation, business process, and integration layers. Savvion BPM Server is the runtime environment  of the BPM suite that is written in Java and able to run on multiple operating systems, databases, and application servers. The product consists of three runtime engines (one each for processes, rules, and Web services), a repository manager, and integration and portal frameworks. In 2002 the BPM platform introduced support for Read More
Leading UK Grocer Extends Collaboration to a Broad Supplier Base - and Drives Exponentially Greater Operational Improvements
Provide suppliers with simple, motivational tools that help them proactively improve their own performance, and engage in collaborative work processes to

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HP Selects E2open for Global Supplier Collaboration
After being recently selected by Yanfeng Visteon, E2open continues to prove that supply chain management (SCM) solutions lend themselves well to cloud

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Has KANA Gotten Its Mojo Back? - Part 1
In this service economy it is not surprising to hear about smart innovative companies whose businesses have been blossoming due to the superior customer service

tier 1 supplier define  KANA Gotten Its Mojo Back? - Part 1 In this  service economy  it is not surprising to hear about smart innovative companies whose businesses have been blossoming due to the superior  customer service  they provide. Zappos and its “Powered by Service” tagline is a crown example. Many vendors that offer customer service software solutions, especially  those that bundle customer relationship management (CRM) with business process management (BPM) capabilities  and  even infuse knowledge in the Read More
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 1
At the time when my recent “SaaSy Discussions” series was already being published, I had an update briefing and great discussion with Colleen Niven Smith, vice

tier 1 supplier define  vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 1 At the time when  my recent “SaaSy Discussions” series  was already being published, I had an update briefing and great discussion with  Colleen Niven Smith, vice president of software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives at Progress Software . Smith and Progress Software’s findings on SaaS industry dynamics concur with my assertions that growth of SaaS-based offerings is expected to outpace traditional on-site enterprise applications business in the Read More
PeopleSoft's Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 1: Market Impact
The year 2001 was an exceptional year of financial performance for PeopleSoft, including record total revenue, record profit, and more than $500 million of

tier 1 supplier define  s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 1: Market Impact Event Summary At the beginning of February, PeopleSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the largest enterprise applications providers indicated its continued interest in rounding out its product portfolio through favorably priced acquisitions. According to the Financial Times, Craig Conway, PeopleSoft's CEO, somewhat enigmatically said there were a number of well priced firms out in the market today that he and Read More
Dell Takes Over the #1 Spot in the U.S. PC Market
Dell Computer takes #1 position in US PC market share, passing Compaq.

tier 1 supplier define  Takes Over the #1 Spot in the U.S. PC Market Event Summary Latest figures show that Dell Computer Corporation has now passed Compaq Computer Corporation, and taken the top spot for U.S. PC market share. This is the first time Dell has reached this position for the overall PC market, and symbolizes the leadership fight between Compaq and Dell. The numbers for the market, both US and worldwide, are shown in Tables 1 and 2, below. In addition to gaining the top US spot, Dell has increased its share of Read More

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