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Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris’ headquarters. Under its new

requests for proposals public contracts  simple and low dollar requests for bids that are typical for small and mid-size enterprises (for more information, see  my related 2009 blog series ). Emptoris typically wins a new customer over competitive solutions because of its track record of success with Global 2000 companies that need extensive sourcing, contract, and spend management functionality. The vendor offers the widest coverage in terms of the entire corporate spend (direct and indirect materials), all contracts (on both the buy and sell

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