Silicon.com has some good detail on how Royal Mail is using e-sourcing.
The SAP application went live in June after a relatively short two-phase implementation of just over three months and is being used [as at 1 November] by more than 100 Royal Mail staff.
Those timescales are pretty good in SAP terms – 3 months to get the system up and running and then getting to 100 users in 4 months. Read on …
The application being used is from SAP’s 2006 acquisition of Frictionless Commerce.
So it’s using the SAP badge but is really a standalone piece of software?
“We are looking to make it more connected with what already exists here in the SAP landscape.”
So the 3 month installation process was to get a basic, hosted e-RFX/e-auction system up and running?
Read the full story at http://www.silicon.com/publicsector/0,3800010403,39168959,00.htm