Top links about Procurement week #6-2007

Zycus Redefines Spend Analysis into an Actionable and Result Oriented ProcessActionable Analytics 4.0 is a flexible tool that can be designed, within limits, to align and monitor balanced scorecard objectives. The application can quickly drill down to detail, but also functions at a higher level through the use of a dashboard (pipeline) that gives management easy and timely oversight of the spend analytics activity of buyers and any other users. (…)”

Green purchasing The impact of environmental legislation and heightened awareness on the procurement world by David Fertal, Ariba. Published on Line56 in February 2007

Master Category List A ‘fairly new’ Wiki from David Rotor (Based in Canada) about product and service categorisation

ProcurementInvestor Blog The Blog from David Rotor

Procuri announce the release of ‘Procuri TotalSpend’ Procuri’s spend analysis module: ” TotalSpend automates and streamlines the spend management lifecycle, including advanced spend data extraction and classification, spend visibility and analysis, spend category management, and purchasing-team knowledge management.”

E-Procurement Head to Head The report, authored by Vance Checketts, channel director for global supply management at Aberdeen, compares Best of Breed Procurement Solutions to SAP and Oracle Elephants: Ariba wins in nine out of 10 metrics (supplier enablement; Spend under management …)! The only area where SAP and Oracle customers clearly scored ahead of Ariba customers was in integration to other systems. Checketts offers as well several recommendations for ensuring e-procurement success… nice research brief to read.

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