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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Warehousing: Best-in-Class Processes from Cat Logistics

    Read how a leading service parts organization has optimized its warehousing processes, along with the IT infrastructure supporting them. By so doing, the firm operates at a new level of flexibility, efficiency, and responsiveness that enables it to proactively address customer demands and drive profitable growth.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    It's a Whole New World for Manufacturers: Preparing Your Company to Adapt

    Since the start of the recent economic crisis, companies have seen the global manufacturing market shift greatly. See 4 Operational Strategies to Help Companies Thrive in a Changed Market.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Business Transformation Study: LUKOIL MID-EAST

    LUKOIL MID-EAST LTD. (LME) operates the West Qurna-2, a large oil and gas field in Iraq. Tight field development timelines and ongoing construction demand a precise but flexible supply of materials. Facing a large number of operational routines and procurement processes and a new market of Iraqi suppliers, LME turned...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Business Transformation Study: Nippon Paint

    The SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) application provided NIPPON PAINT (China) Co. Ltd. with support for strategic and operational procurement and supplier collaboration. The software helped the company streamline procurement, reduce trading cycle time, and cut process costs, while enabling it to efficiently manage the rapidly growing company's many...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Detecting Irregularities in Blog Comment Language Affecting POS Tagging Accuracy

    Studying technology acceptance requires the survey and analysis of user opinions to identify acceptance-relevant factors. In addition to surveys, Web 2.0 poses a huge collection of user comments regarding different technologies. Extracting acceptance-relevant factors and user opinions from such comments requires the application of Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods, particularly...

    Provided By RWSoftware

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Security Configuration Management: Foundational Security with Tripwire Enterprise

    SCM provides the most security "bang for the buck" against today's threats, which is why the SANS Institute places so much importance on using it. With Tripwire Enterprise as your SCM solution, that foundational control extends across the enterprise infrastructure.

    Provided By Tripwire

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Telecom Contract Negotiations: 6 Critical Provisions to Avoid

    Negotiating an enterprise telecom contract can be a daunting task. Most companies focus on language around new pricing for current services, improved SLAs, ordering or deployment timeframes, reporting and incident resolution, or escalation. While these contractual items are necessary to obtain cost reductions and improve supplier performance, they are not...

    Provided By Cass Information Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2012

    Andalusia Cash and Carry: Hardware and Lumber Store Point of Sale (POS)

    Andalusia Cash and Carry and Luverne Cash and Carry are hardware and building material stores located in Alabama. A Home and Hardware retail chain in Alabama struggled with manual transactions at each of their three locations, inflexible pricing capabilities, and little insight into their inventory and supplier information. They partnered...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Manage Social Content

    The business application of social technologies, both within the enterprise, and with customers, suppliers and partners, has created a new paradigm of interaction and contribution, and is creating a new competitive edge for early adopters. The biggest organizations have been the first to see the benefits of improved collaboration, knowledge-sharing...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Oracle Crystal Ball Download - 30 Day Free Trial

    Oracle Crystal Ball is the leading spreadsheet-based application suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. It gives you unparalleled insight into the critical factors affecting risk. With Crystal Ball, you can make the right tactical decisions to reach your objectives and gain a competitive edge under even the most...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Webcasts // Apr 2012

    On-Demand Webcast: Cost-Effective Performance for Midsize JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Deployments

    JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications drive business velocity by enabling a more productive, world-class workforce, and only Oracle can provide a scalable, cost-effective infrastructure to run your JDE EnterpriseOne solutions. Ideal for midsize deployments, the Oracle Optimized Solution for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solves IT challenges while delivering quantifiable business value for...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    CPO Rising 2011 -- Innovative Ideas for the Decade Ahead (Ardent Partners Report Sponsored by SAP)

    This independent research report presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world of procurement today. By drawing on the experience, performance and perspective of nearly 250 Chief Procurement Officers and other Procurement executives the report explores; The state of the CPO, The State of Procurement, Procurement...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    End of Life Reporting and Beyond - A challenge that keeps on growing

    This paper provides an overview of key global trends and regulations relating to packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and batteries. It lays out the challenges of compliance and consequences of non-compliance, and warns that the approach many companies are taking today will not scale with the rapid growth and increased...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    How are you elevating Procurement's role in your enterprise? The tools and techniques to help you make the leap

    New innovations are changing the role procurement plays within the enterprise. SAP's Chris Salis, Global Vice President of Procurement Solutions, and Emily Rakowski, Senior Director and Head of Procurement Solutions Marketing discuss how SAP Procurement Solutions deliver a technology platform that empower procurement organizations with strategic differentiation and innovation.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Retail Week on Promotion

    Consumers usually find they are offered special prices or promotions depending on their relationship with a company for certain purchases, such as renewing a mobile phone contract or insurance. But until now, retailers tend to offer the same price and promotions to all. With the increasing sophistication that multichannel brings,...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Ardent Partners CPO Rising 2011 - Performance, Risk and Information - The State of Supplier Management

    Read this report from procurement analyst firm Ardent Partners to learn the nuances of supplier Information Management, supplier performance management, and supplier risk management. Hear how each of these supplier management principles play a key role in mitigating risk and getting the most out of your supply base.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Future of Loyalty

    Gain insight into how the changing face of loyalty and what this means now and in the future, how retailers can gain advantage from more adept use of technology and data, and the importance of effective customer insight to stay attuned to fast-changing customer behavior and sentiments. The paper also...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Strategic Supplier Mandate: Three Principles to Deliver Transparency Across the Supply Base

    Read this article to learn about the three supplier management initiatives that have become mandates for market-leading procurement organizations. Learn how effectively deploying supplier information management, supplier performance management, and supplier risk solutions can drive innovation, increase productivity and mitigate risk for your business.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    When Evaluating e-Sourcing Solutions, Consider On Demand (SAP Insider Article)

    Between 25% and 50% of most companies' revenue goes toward purchasing goods and services, so the ability to keep these costs down is paramount. Applying strategic sourcing methodologies to pinpoint spend categories and select qualified suppliers allows organizations to reduce expenses and positively impact the bottom line.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Zions Bancorporation: Zeroing in on Profits

    How did analysts at this banking group turn unprofitable client relationships into profitable ones? By building a modeling tool designed to pinpoint the most profitable offerings. See how Zions improved pricing competitiveness with help from SAP.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Power Your Procurement Evolution with SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP Solution Brief)

    Businesses are seeking to increase bottom-line cost savings through sourcing and procurement functions. To generate value, forward-looking organizations are strengthening supplier relationships and making procurement a more strategic focus in the organization. High-performing organizations employ spend analysis tools, sourcing and process automation, and standardized procurement operations, while a centralized model...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Procurement Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn (SAP Insider Article)

    There are few positives to an economic recession. But one silver lining lies in the lessons learned from those companies that survive despite such challenging business conditions. These lessons are especially helpful to procurement depart?ments, whose budgets are often constrained even when the economy is not in turmoil. So, how...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Procurement Solutions from SAP: Enabling Excellence for Procurement Organizations

    Learn how you can drive efficiencies and infuse best practices across the entire procurement lifecycle with SAP solutions that span spend analysis, sourcing, contract management, operational procurement, invoice management, and supplier management. This brochure outlines SAP's comprehensive portfolio of procurement solutions, and describes how your organization can leverage SAP solutions...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Reverse Auction Best Practices (SAP Thought Leadership Paper)

    Reverse auctions are a key tool that sourcing organizations can use to bring about huge success if executed along with a well-defined sourcing process. Careful thought and planning must precede an auction event in order to achieve double-digit price compression

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Choose the Procurement Software Licensing and Deployment Model That's Right for You

    Due to funding constraints, fast-paced business environments, and the ever-evolving procurement landscape, a one-size-fits-all approach to deploying and managing best-in-class procurement solutions no longer meets the market's needs. Read this article to understand the business and technology factors that you should weigh when considering procurement solutions, and learn about the...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    SAP HANA Demystified, an Overview of SAP's Game-Changing In-Memory Technology

    It's both ironic and unfortunate: Across organizations, decision makers are swimming in information, yet they still struggle to really "know" their business. They cannot access relevant data easily, navigate it quickly, organize it meaningfully, or make decisions with any degree of certainty. At SAP, we believe business analytics should enable...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    An On-Demand Sourcing Solution for Rapid and Sustainable Savings (SAP Solution Brief)

    To support profitability in the face of global competition, procurement organizations like yours must find ways to reduce costs and generate additional savings from procured goods and services. Most likely, your group struggles to meet savings goals with an overworked staff using time-consuming, manual processes or outdated systems. As a...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Six Steps to Sourcing Excellence

    Achieving excellence in strategic sourcing requires companies to consolidate spend for better visibility and to drive savings to the bottom line. Read this article to learn the six key steps to achieving sourcing excellence: executive sponsorship, key stakeholder collaboration, process automation, access to key data, tight spending controls and policies.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Spend Performance Management Solution Brief (SAP Solution Brief)

    How do you effectively rationalize your company's supply base to generate visible savings and limit the introduction of risk while meeting the needs of your stakeholders? As executives prepare for growth in a recovering economy, their top initiatives include reducing spend, increasing cost savings, and managing supplier risk. To accomplish...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Supply Chain Planning Save Time and Money and Satisfy Customers

    Learn how to transform your supply chain into a responsive supply network in which demand-driven companies share knowledge; adapt to changing market conditions; and proactively respond to shorter, less predictable lifecycles. Find out how you can be up and running in a matter of weeks with rapid-deployment solutions.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Retail Week Tearing Up the Rule Book

    The past decade has seen significant changes in the experience that customers have when they interact with a retailer. The development of multichannel retail has been crucial to this. Whether it be consumers researching purchases online, accessing customer support via a social networking site or having a staff member assist...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2012

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd: Cruise Line Improves Business Insight and Employee Efficiency With Intelligent System

    Royal Caribbean International wanted to gain better insight into customer behavior and enhance workflow for processes such as food-safety inspection through a technology environment that would complement its innovative cruise ships. To improve operations, Royal Caribbean deployed a Windows Embedded powered solution from Agilysys and ParTech (PAR) that includes Point-Of-Sale...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics

    Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics, part of the Oracle BI Applications product line, enables you to optimize supply side performance by integrating data from across the enterprise value chain?enabling executives, managers, and frontline employees to make more informed decisions. Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics increases visibility into the complete procure-to-pay...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Oracle Exadata Database Machine Warehouse Architectural Comparisons

    Exadata is Oracle's fastest growing new product. Much of the growth of Exadata has come at the expense of specialized data warehouse appliance vendors. These vendors have published competitive comparisons to Exadata, claiming: Architecture is what really matters for performance Purpose-built data warehousing architectures perform best ...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Oracle Exadata Case Study: TDWI "What Works" Reprint

    This white paper presents two case studies that illustrate how Oracle Exadata increased storage capacity for data warehouses by 150%, reduced operational and database running costs by 50%, and on average improved database query performance by 10x. It concludes with a lesson from the experts that details the top three...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Download the IDC Ten Best Practices Report

    The As a Service landscape can be overwhelming, so let CSC help you through the process. Start by reading this complimentary IDC Ten Best Practices Report for Cloud Service Selection and Management.

    Provided By CSC

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Get the Strategic Partner Advantage

    Why are infrastructure and operations personnel embracing strategic business partnership models over those that offer cheaper wares? Learn why Forester Research, Inc. found that dual-sourcing your network may result in a low-cost, low-value infrastructure. Read Report

    Provided By Cisco Systems, Inc

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Business Intelligence using Software Agents

    This paper presents some ideas about business intelligence today and the importance of developing real time business solutions. The authors make an exploration of links between business intelligence and artificial intelligence and focuses specifically on the implementation of software agents-based systems in business intelligence. There are briefly presented some of...

    Provided By Academy of Economic Studies

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Multichannel customer engagement - Building an online marketing strategy to drive campaign effectiveness and business success

    Digital channels are now competing with offline channels as profit drivers. In fact, websites are neck and neck with in-person channels for profitability, and they are now the top priority for future investments. In a recent Forrester Research survey, 66% of eBusiness and channel strategy professionals ranked websites as an...

    Provided By Adobe Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    The Impact of Information Technology Application on Supply Chain Performance

    Huge advances in information technology, has already taken place, the industry has developed both changes, including changes in the supply chain. A fast data transfer and information technology in supply chain resulting in increased cooperation between the supply chain and finally, increased efficiency throughout the supply chain. An effective supply...

    Provided By Islamic Azad University