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Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part I
I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions

total utility economics  help enterprises deal with total landed cost calculations, export/import tariffs calculations, making sure that rogue countries and companies are not involved in their business, etc. The expected boom for these solutions has not yet happened in earnest, and the earlier TEC article entitled “ Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?” provides a good analysis and explanations why not. Still, a few leading vendors in the space have had decent times

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Corning Data Services Inc


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