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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

procurement and on line reporting  cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of

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Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On Bigger Players


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On Demand Compensation Management Partnerships for Spiffed-up Success


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SaaS Versus On-premise ERP


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