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GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

evaluate eai  foolish for GE to evaluate whether Purchasing Expert will stand up against Ariba or Commerce One. If not, a different strategy might be appropriate. Attempting to partner with Commerce One (which we think unlikely) or to purchase a second tier vendor like Concur could be the best way for GE to keep from being relegated to the children's table. User Recommendations A user looking for a hosted E-procurement solution, especially one with existing ties to GE or one that is heavily reliant on EDI can expect GE

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