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Baan Introduces E-Procurement Application

Baan announced its entry into the crowded online-procurementsoftware market yesterday, joining the fray with enterprise resource planning competitors Oracle and SAP, as well as procurement-application vendors Ariba and Commerce One. Baan E-Procurement, which will be available in December, lets companies delegate routine purchasing of nonproduction goods, such as office supplies and equipment, to employees via a self-service Web site.

The package, which is ties closely into the Baan ERP purchasing module, includes components for electronic catalog management, requisitioning, approval routing, order management, and analysis of purchasing history. Like similar offerings from competitors, Baan E-Procurement promises to cut the costs of the procurement process, better ensure purchases are made with contracted suppliers, and free purchasing managers to focus on supplier selection and negotiation.

But analysts say that while the product is technologically sound, it doesn't offer anything uniquely different from competitors, who've have already staked out the market. "There's a lot of product already out there that has tremendous momentum. That's a huge problem for Baan," says Joshua Greebaum, principle of Enterprise Application Consulting.

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