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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then

allow price quotation at bid creation  weighted-attribute event, dynamic events allow for the creation of user-defined weighted attributes (special qualities or factors that can drive the selection of a buyer or seller by means other than price alone). Single-price RFBs and s ingle-price RFQs are respectively forward and reverse events that use only one predefined weighted attribute of price. Finally, s ourcing RFB and s ourcing RFQ events are those in which sourcing agents are called upon to assist in the actual purchase or sale, or to

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