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SAP and Ariba Synergy
SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer

about ariba  LIVE 2014 conference, either about integrating Ariba to SAP PLM or other PLM offerings, but we should probably expect that down the track, as Ariba expands into more categories and direct materials.   SAP and Ariba are not the only game in town, at least not with IBM’s Smarter Commerce (market, sell, buy, and service) offering, which former Sterling Commerce and Emptoris (Ariba’s longstanding #1 foe) are now part of, around. Coupa Software is a close partner with IBM for e-procurement needs, and

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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