E-procurement Buyers guide

Details as supplied by vendors by deadlineAribaAriba Buyer 7.0 is an Internet application for the automation and management of corporate sourcing, buying and internal business processes, ranging from requisition and payment to travel and expense.

It lets buyers redirect their purchasing to enterprise procurement portals and access thousands of suppliers and includes features for desktop requisitioning, automated processing, indirect purchasing, direct and indirect sourcing, travel and expense management, and electronic forms.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 8920 0011



Using Borland's technologies, applications can be developed in Java and can operate in the Corba environment and enable integration with existing systems. A business with stock and control systems can set up on the Web and integrate theNet business with each step of an existing operation from virtual shop front to real warehousing and dispatch operations. Products include Visibroker, JBuilder, Delphi, AppCenter and AppServerPricing: VisiBroker, AppServer and AppCenter on application. JBuilder 4 Enterprise $5998 (new user), $4398.00 (upgrade from Pro). Delphi 5 Enterprise $4378 (new user), $3850 (upgrade from Pro)Contact: 1800 632 266borland.com.auCable & Wireless OptusUsing Commerce One enabling technology, Cable & Wireless Optus has developed net Procure Enterprise, an e-procurement solution that automates an organisation's internal procurement processes using technology that is flexible and easily customised, which can be fully integrated with existing ERP or legacy systems. The solution manages business rules and approved buying policies throughout an organisation enabling staff to purchase goods only from approved suppliers at established prices.

Pricing: on application

Contact: 1300 720 720



The Compaq e-procurement solution includes assessment, implementation and ongoing support, Compaq offers a pre-implementation service program, which includes assessment workshops, a planning and design service, a pilot scheme, and an implementation and integration service.

Once Compaq's pre-implementation services have defined the optimum solution, it then provides the elements, from eProcurement applications products, desktops, workstations and servers; an architecture and services including 24x7 hardware and software support, and performance and availability assessments.

Pricing: on application

Contact: 13 2393


Epicor Software

Epicor eProcurement enables the streamlined integration of the procurement process, covering employee-direct purchasing, control of catalogue management and policy enforcement, strategic approach to building supplier relationships and buyer discounts, reporting data to track spending trends, drilldown options Pricing: on applicationContact: (02) 9927 6200www.epicor.comIBMThe IBM MQSeries is a family of three products that integrate the IT infrastructure of the enterprise and its partners and suppliers. MQSeries messaging provides robust middleware that integrates applications across 35-plus IBM and non-IBM platforms. MQSeries Integrator is a message broker that centralises the operating rules of an enterprise, integrates information from databases and other sources, includes dynamic publish and subscribe, and intelligently performs message routing and dynamic message-content transformation and formatting. MQSeries Workflow automates business processes.

Pricing: on application

Contact: 13 2426



Movex MRO Procurement utilises the Internet for multiprocurement tasks and minimises the gap between buyers and suppliers and manages the purchasing cycle, from browsing supplier catalogues to making requisitions and payment.

Combined with Movex Web Shop B2B, it provides a platform for corporate trading over the Internet.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 8437 5600



Mro.com links an online community of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) suppliers and buyers to a group of Internet-based desktop requisition and online procurement software products that reduce purchasing and inventory costs.

Maximo Extended Enterprise is an enterprise asset maintenance solution that allows access to resources via the Internet including maintenance standards, vendor catalogues, and real-time pricing and parts availability.

Maximo Extended Enterprise's e-procurement features are designed specifically for MRO.

Benefits include streamlining supply chain from the machines that drive the bulk of MRO spend; automatic checking of existing storerooms - in any company location; access to the aggregated supplier catalogues; linking demand planning to purchasing.

Pricing: on application

Contact: 1800 037 788

http://www.psdi.com, http://www.mro.com


Oracle's Internet Procurement solution leverages the combined power of Internet Procurement, Oracle Supplier Network, and Oracle Exchange. These offerings automate and centralise procurement functions such as sourcing, approval routing, and payments while decentralising the requisition and receiving process, enabling procurement and accounting staff to analyse total spend and manage supplier relationships across all types of purchases - production, nonproduction, capital, MRO, service and administrative.

Pricing: depends on factors such as user numbers and contract durationContact: (02) 9491 1000www.oracle.comPeopleSoftPeopleSoft eProcurement enables B2B procurement over the Internet, and is designed to decentralise, automate, and control the procurement of products and services within a company.

The application operates as either a stand-alone e-procurement solution or can be tightly integrated with the PeopleSoft eBusiness or other backbones. PeopleSoft eProcurement connects to Global Trading Web Marketsites, such as CWO and the PeopleSoft MarketPlace, and automates the entire procure-to-pay process.

Pricing: on application

Contact: 1800 641 165


Peregrine Systems

Get.Resources!, part of the Get.It! suite of employee self-service solutions, is an e-procurement solution that allows organisations to evaluate the total lifecycle cost of assets.

Accessible via Web browser or wireless devices, such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants, employees can buy, lease, or take from existing stock the resources or services they need. The solution lets organisations buy products and resources from a range of suppliers, add new procurement channels as needed, and automate the procurement process.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9959 1945



QAD eQ is a suite of business-to-business (B2B) applications for any sized enterprise, enabling Web-based procurement. The suite is a bridge between the company Web site and multiple back-end enterprise systems using Java and XML technologies. The model allows the system to recognise how to deal with an incoming B2B transaction and pass it to the appropriate distributed ERP system, Using personalised profiles that reflect supply chain roles and organisational policies, QAD eQ executes each transaction based on agreements and preferences.

Pricing on application

Contact: (02) 9857 3000



RightWorks offers solutions from e-procurement to integrated e-business and provides an audit trail. RightWorks eMarketplace - a foundation platform that helps in the building of global trading communities. RightWorks Global Commerce Intelligence - offers querying, reporting and OLAP capability to e-business network participants.

RightWorks Universal Content Manager is a scalable and secure catalogue server designed with a standards-based, extensible architecture.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9006 1350


SAP Australia

SAP Business-to-Business Procurement, an e-commerce component of mySAP.com, is an open, inter-enterprise procurement solution covering all process steps from requisition to the payment of the invoice.

The solution facilitates all processes associated with the procurement of goods and services for maintenance, repair and operations, and office supplies.

Pricing: on request

Contact: (02) 9935 4500


SSA Global Technologies

SSA Global Technologies' Smart/Web is a B2B tool that provides Web-based functionality to the company'senterprise resource planning backbone offering, BPCS.

The mid-range ERP solution is a result of SSA GT's partnership with Australian developer LANSA, to improve customer service and reduce costs.

Seamlessly integrated with BPCS, Smart/Web enables access to the latest product stock levels, payment and pricing details, as well as supporting the placement of customer orders over the Internet.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9855 7100


Sun Microsystems-Netscape

iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun Microsystems-Netscape alliance, is a software environment designed to help companies build and deploy online trading communities that tie together customers, partners, and suppliers and leverage existing systems internally and cross corporate boundaries.

The solution provides a flexible, open-standards approach to automate the e-procurement process.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9409 1700



Tibco ActiveExchange line of e-business infrastructure products enables secure and real-time transactions directly with other enterprises and through B2B commerce intermediaries.

Based on Tibco's ActiveEnterprise infrastructure, TIB/BusinessConnect interconnects a company's systems and processes directly with partners, customers and vendors.

TIB/BusinessPartner is an application that organisations can distribute to partners, customers and vendors that don't have B2B commerce systems.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9266 3334



Integration infrastructure is necessary as companies prepare to integrate with trading partners. Viewlocity's Integration Broker enables real-time information between trading partners, enabling organisations to manage mission-critical events within a public or private exchange.

Integration Broker is neutral, which allows integration between different applications, platforms, databases and communication protocols.

Contact: (02) 9965 0700

Pricing: on application


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