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The Starter PKI Program: How to Get the Time-saving Convenience of a Multiple Digital Certificate Account
Some companies need to secure multiple domains or host names for their Web sites. The Starter PKI program from thawte provides a system that enables the

saving account  How to Get the Time-saving Convenience of a Multiple Digital Certificate Account Some companies need to secure multiple domains or host names for their Web sites. The Starter PKI program from thawte provides a system that enables the purchase and renewal of multiple secure socket layers (SSLs) and code signing certificates. Cut the red tape involved in adding domain names: find out how The Starter PKI Program works, as well as how to enroll, the costs involved, and how it can benefit you.

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saving account  TXU's vision for creating cost-saving efficiency was similar for both internal and external transactions. It wanted to eliminate the manual, paper-based process for submitting, processing and reconciling procurement transactions through web-based automation and enable a unified approach for automating spend transaction for vendors and employees, whether the purchases are product or service oriented. According to TXU, it was able to leverage Apptricity's solutions to process approximately $1 billion (USD) Read More

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Demantra Demand Management solution lets you sense, plan for, and proactively respond to demand by sharing a one-number plan that aligns your organization across departments and users. Demantra Demand Management allows you to model new products based on the lifecycle of existing products, or you can model new products or versions that supersede existing products. Demantra Real-time Sales & Operations Planning gives planners and managers the information and planning tools they need to take command of day-to-day planning processes. Demantra Real-time Sales & Operations Planning provides the foundation for a responsive sales and operation planning process that enables the current and emerging best practices in adaptive demand-driven planning. Demantra Predictive Trade Planning gives you unparalleled accuracy and sophistication in volume forecasting, pre-event simulation, and post-event evaluation, all at account managers' fingertips. Demantra Predictive Trade Planning provides a comprehensive sales and account planning environment that allows account managers to manage all routine sales forecasting and account planning activities from a single screen.

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