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Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 1
Good news is scarce these days across the board, and I am always keen on reporting on rare bullish enterprise applications businesses, especially if the

post auction phase  InBev, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, Deutsche Post , GlaxoSmithKline, Heinz, Kraft, Royal Dutch Shell , and the US Postal Service (USPS ). The CSM acquisition also sheds some light on the differing philosophies between Emptoris and its archrival Ariba . Namely, Emptoris has always stayed away from offering routine and structured  e-procurement  of catalog-based items, supplier connectivity and networks ( online trading communities ), purchasing and accounting transactions,  electronic invoice presentment &

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

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Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?


Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business service provider, helping companies find buyers to sell their products to and increase inventory asset recovery.

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The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is the world’s largest financial services post-trade infrastructure organization, having cleared and settled more than $1.4 quadrillion (USD) worth of securities in 2005. In the highly competitive financial services industry, the secure processing of transactions is vital to DTCC's success, which is why DTCC integrated security testing into the application development processes.

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Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2


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