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Template: Questions for Procurement Software Implementations

This workbook contains questions for qualifying providers of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Procure-to-Pay (P2P), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools. 

Sample: RFP for Accounting-Procurement Software Solution and Implementation

This sample RFP is for the implementation of a solution for account and procurement and includes the following scope: The supply, implementation, ongoing support, and licensing of a comprehensive accounting...

Sample: RFP for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Solution

This sample RFP for consultancy services to implement an ERP solution includes the following scope:  The goal [of this RFP] is to secure a qualified successful Proponent to provide consultant...

What is the COBIT Framework: Benefits and Components

Resource Origin: Simplilearn "COBIT stands for Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology. It is a framework created by the ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) for IT governance...

Executive Dashboards: What They Are And Why Every Business Needs One

Resource Origin: Forbes "An Executive Dashboard is a visual representation, such as the image below, that gives executives a quick and easy way to view their company’s performance in real-time....

Role and Responsibility Charting (RACI)

Resource Origin: By Michael L Smith and James Erwin "Responsibility Charting is a technique for identifying functional areas where there are process ambiguities, bringing the differences out in the open and...

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Resource Origin: Kezner, H. via Academia.edu "The bestselling project management text for students and professionals—now updated and expanded This Eleventh Edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management maintains the...

The Change Curve: Accelerating Change, and Increasing Its Likelihood of Success

Resource Origin:  Mind Tools "You've invested time and dollars in the latest systems and processes, you've trained everyone, and you've made their lives easier (or so you think). Yet, people...

Innovation versus Transformation

Resource Origin: Xonitek By Joseph Paris "If you want your business to survive, you need to innovate.  If you want your business to have a chance of thriving, you need transformation.  Certainly,...

What is Business Case?

Resource Origin: By Margaret Rouse via Whatis.com "A business case is a written or verbal value proposition that is intended to educate a decision maker and convince them to take some...

The Project Workout: The Ultimate Guide to Directing and Managing Business-led Projects

Resource Origin:  Robert Buttrick "This interactive text takes the reader step-by-step through project management, acting as a valuable executive companion to delivering successful projects and managing portfolios of projects to drive...

Developmental Sequence in Small Groups

Resource Origin: Tuckman, B.W. / American Psychological Association "Editor's Note As group facilitators we are often concerned about the development of the groups with which we work. Frequently we make reference to...

10 Guiding Principles for successful Supplier Relationship Management

Resource Origin: David Atkinson  "The media has been dominated by horror stories of supply chain failure over the past several weeks. Boeing’s Dreamliner lithium battery fiasco caused worldwide groundings of aircraft...

Best Practices in Change Management

Resource Origin: Prosci "Prosci has researched change management best practices for twenty years. For every edition of Best Practices in Change Management, we ask our study participants, “What has been...

Executive Sponsor’s Importance and Role

Resource Origin: Prosci "Executives and senior leaders play an essential role in times of change. An organization looks to its leaders to be visible sponsors of change and to demonstrate...

Improving strategic decision making

Resource Origin: CIMA "Effective strategic business decisions bring together the right resources for the right markets at the right time. Timing is crucial. For example, Tesco developed its online ordering...

What is MSP or VMS in staffing?

Resource Origin: OnContracting "What is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Vendor Management System (VMS) in temp staffing? If you work as a recruiter, contractor or hiring manager in staffing,...

What Is Continuous Improvement?

Resource Origin: Planview "Continuous improvement, or Kaizen, is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. The practice was formalized by the popularity of Lean / Agile...

Practical Compliance – Why Written Policies and Procedures Matter

Resource Origin: Lewis Kinard "Over my career, I have worked with a number of organizations. The ones that were the most effective, had highest employee morale and fewest compliance failures had...

Supplier Relations – Benefits, Cost, Supply Chains and Partnerships

Resource Origin: Reference for Business "Good purchasing practices are integral to small business success, and few factors are as vital in ensuring sound purchasing methodologies as the selection of quality...
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