Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and reduce working capital. It also introduced the question what might happen to global trade management (GTM) applications down the track.
Indeed, what about this credit crunch and recession, and how will that affect the global trade
, Avalara , and Vertex ), GTM has always seemed like the ultimate province of the ERP vendors to me. In am not quite sure of the real value of having it outside the ERP system at this point. This ERP vs. Best-of Breed GTM discussion will be the topic of Part III of this blog series. In the meantime, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about the current economic climate in your region, and about the above-mentioned GTM experts' opinions? What are your (best) GTM practices as well as