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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

flows chat  Smoother Interoperability, Faster Information Flows, More Productivity, Smarter Decisions.”   As a leading provider of hosted business to business (B2B) integration services, Crossgate enables companies to fully integrate and network with trading partners, clients, and suppliers, allowing electronic data exchange (EDI) with any business partner regardless of their technical capability. As a result of this acquisition, SAP will enable networking at the enterprise level, providing an easy way for

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