Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains

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Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to handle the complexities of promotion causing false reports and inaccurate invoices. Small and medium businesses (SMB) have had limited choices, until now.

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An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story

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