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The Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder
TradeStone will introduce several planning capabilities that bind existing sourcing and order execution functionality, and featuring significant enhancements to

e business request for quote  execution, global order management, e-document generation, invoicing, financing, dynamic trace and track, global cost calculator, and data normalization; a Trade Tools Center , to provide StepBuilder business processes, composite views across multiple systems, and collaboration across multiple parties; an Information Center , with vast data on standard codes, currency information, trade risk reports, government information, centralized corporate libraries, and international documentation templates; and a

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