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Emptoris
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg

compare customer relationship aerospace and defense  ability to identify and compare supplier cost drivers and capabilities Enhanced bid analysis by incorporating item and bid attributes into optimization constraints In version 4.0 of the Sourcing Portfolio, Emptoris has also made substantial enhancements to existing modules, such as: New buyer-side consoles with intelligent data display and alerts put critical real time information in front of buyers when they need it. Enhancements to Emptoris' Decision Support Module , the industry's reportedly first bid

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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This is part two of a note describing an opportunity TEC had to evaluate and compare the four top ERP vendors for a client. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

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