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The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space
Given ever-shorter product life cycles and companies' ever-increasing reliance on third parties to increase customer satisfaction, the need for some form of

adding abstract words  e-procurement vendors have been adding functionality for enabling purchase officers to better select vendors through sourcing features, and support suppliers through catalog management tools and portals. Now that back-to-basic reality has indisputably triumphed, almost every company has been closely scrutinizing closely their relationships with suppliers and figuring out how best to reach, leverage and nurture them. Supplier participation remains an important consideration for surviving e-procurement

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The Alignment-focused Organization


To close the gap between strategy, risk, and execution, companies need to build strategic alignment across all aspects of the business. Learn how your company can benefit from deploying strategy management software as part of a larger corporate performance management solution—encompassing business planning and consolidation, profitability and cost management, spend analytics, and governance, risk, and compliance.

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