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E-Sourcing Implementation Challenges: Cause Versus Symptom

13OCT

E-Sourcing Implementation Challenges: Cause Versus Symptom

13. 10. 2014 15:54 Jan Šlachta

In a recent survey of supply management professionals, Topline Strategy Group investigated the perceived value gap associated with sourcing and procurement software applications. The question of realized value is rooted in whether companies are “getting their money’s worth” from such technology. The stakes are real, and they are high, as in the resulting report, Topline Strategy Group cites a 2014 report by Gartner that puts the annual North American corporate investment in sourcing and procurement solutions at $1.4 billion. [1]

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19% Savings Anyone???

13OCT

19% Savings Anyone???

13. 10. 2014 15:28 Jan Šlachta

Reverse Auctions are an unfamiliar negotiation tool in the UAE region, especially at Public Sector procurement level. Buyers are hesitant to implement any new process that has not been clearly defined by local procurement laws, even if the overall mandate of the public sector and buying organizations is cost optimization, efficiency and transparency.

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The Aims of the New EU Procurement Directives

13OCT

The Aims of the New EU Procurement Directives

13. 10. 2014 15:11 Jan Šlachta

Earlier this year, the EU voted in a new set of Procurement Directives to update and add to the existing set originally published back in 2004.

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Presentation in Zagreb - Live eAuction

23MAY

Presentation in Zagreb - Live eAuction

23. 05. 2014 15:54 Jan Šlachta

The Zagreb Forum conference centre on April 10th was the venue for the latest installment of the ongoing programme of PROebiz presentations featuring live eAuctions. The eAuction was carried out using PROebiz software from NAR marketing in Ostrava to aid its promotion in Croatia with the help of the municipal authority of Daruvar.

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New EU-procurement rules

03FEB

New EU-procurement rules

03. 02. 2014 15:51 Jan Šlachta

to ensure better quality and value for money.

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Sandwell Council undertakes first ever eAuction

03FEB

Sandwell Council undertakes first ever eAuction

03. 02. 2014 15:15 Jan Šlachta

...and saves over £3.9m!

On 15th October Sandwell Council undertook their first ever e-Auction which was for the provision of Home to School Transport. It consisted of 34 Home to School Transport Routes split into 2 e-Auction sessions of 17 Routes each.

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How to survive an e-auction

03FEB

How to survive an e-auction

03. 02. 2014 15:07 Jan Šlachta

E-auctions were invented not by procurement people but by their I.T. colleagues. They were originally intended for the bulk buying of low-value, frequently purchased, commodity items such as office stationery, widgets and component parts. Some clients are now using them to drive down the price of marketing fees and costs.

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A cost-saving inspiration for businesses

03FEB

A cost-saving inspiration for businesses

03. 02. 2014 14:13 Jan Šlachta

Even though the economy has begun to pick itself back up again, the struggle for survival continues for many businesses, large and small. Not only have businesses had to deal with decreased demand, but they have also had to absorb increasing costs. Many of these cost increases have their origins in the commodity price spike that has driven revolutions in the Middle East. Many, however have been driven by a slow, natural inflation and suppliers lacking competitive pressures.

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