IBM’s new PowerLinux servers appeal to Linux buyers? Linux buyers are driven by the price advantages that Linux offers as compared with other operating environments (Linux is free open source code) Windows and Unix are chargeable licensed code). Linux buyers, therefore, look first and foremost at the total cost of acquisition of Linux based servers. Linux buyers also want rapid time to value (fast deployment); they often use decentralized procurement processes; they want their Linux servers to be simple to use and manage."
Smarter spend management is lacking in most organizations, largely due to the tools being used to manage their procurement processes. Oracle Procurement Cloud combines cloud, best-of-breed functionality, and native connectivity. Deploying Oracle Procurement Cloud can resolve pain points with transactional and strategic procurement.
SAP Supplier Management Software (SAP SRM) rapid-deployment solution delivers fast results to optimize operational procurement. Reduce costs with essential SAP software that is preconfigured to support your core procurement processes and implemented at a fixed price by SAP Consulting.
Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics increases visibility into the complete procure-to-pay process, including comprehensive spend and procurement analysis, supplier performance and payables analysis, and employee expense analysis. Find out more now.
Published By: CFO.com
Published Date: Sep 21, 2011
CFO magazine explored trends in the procurement of technology, financial services and other services by U.S. corporations. The study, "The Senior Finance Team and Corporate Purchasing Decisions: Product and Service Investment Plans, Vendor Selection Process, and the Impact of Media on the Decision Making Process" identifies the extent and types of purchases that companies will make, the role of the finance team in corporate purchasing decisions, the criteria used for vendor selection, and the trends and influence of various types of media on vendor choices.
Watch this two-minute video to reveal three key strategies that many companies, including 15 of the 20 most profitable Fortune 100 companies, are employing to realize even more savings from their procurement process.
In today's highly-competitive markets, more and more procurement and sourcing professionals are looking to streamline processes and drive superior performance. In the quest for higher savings, more spend under management and increased compliance, sourcing executives must turn to their own repository of spend data to effectively identify opportunities for savings and gain a deeper understanding of their corporate spend.
For most electronics and high tech companies, the bill-of-materials (BOM) is the central hub of product definition activities. It conveys the information needed by various departments, such as Engineering, Procurement and Manufacturing, to get the product built. However, current BOM development processes are not well-suited to today’s realities.