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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

trading post magazine  and networks ( online trading communities ), purchasing and accounting transactions,  electronic invoice presentment & payment (EIPP) , and cash management capabilities. Emptoris Philosophy Neither is Emptoris in a major consulting business when it comes to  spend management  and sourcing categories (which Ariba has been via its Freemarkets acquisition), rather the company remains focused on delivering a suite of best-of-breed software solutions. For consulting services, Emptoris works closely with a

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