Version 9.5 of IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management Portfolio Released
September 19, 2012
By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor
The ever-increasing use of mobile devices, the Internet and corporate networks has compelled organizations to manage and monitor their communications spend more closely than ever as the cost of delivering these networks—already one of the top five corporate expenses—increases.
IBM (News - Alert) Emptoris Strategic Supply Management solutions enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk. The suite of award-winning and industry-recognized sourcing, contract management, spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, services procurement and telecom expense management solutions are successfully used by Global 2000 companies.
The latest release of the portfolio, the market’s only platform that spans the global enterprise and connects disparate systems to provide complete visibility and control over spend, contracts, and supplier intelligence and processes, version 9.5 of the IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management Portfolio includes new versions of all its flagship products. The release builds on the advances made with Emptoris Suite V9 – “the strategic supply management platform for the future.”
New features in the latest version include improved management of supplier governance, risk and compliance, improved program accountability, new procurement analytics capabilities and enhancements to drive improved adoption, collaboration and productivity.
The underlying Emptoris architecture is also being enhanced with support for IBM DB2, IBM WebSphere and IBM InfoSphere, giving more choice to customers for their on-premise implementations.
In addition to strategic supply chain management, Emptoris offers program management, supplier lifecycle management, spend analysis, sourcing, contract management, services procurement and Rivermine (News - Alert) telecom expense management.
The IBM Emptoris Rivermine Telecom Expense Management solution manages the full mobile and network-related communications lifecycle to deliver immediate impact to your business. It enables users to reduce costs, gain visibility, optimize networks, manage mobility and improve productivity.
The Rivermine Telecom Expense Management solution has been selected by more than 300 enterprises and has been designated a “Leader” in Gartner's (News - Alert) independent research report, Magic Quadrant for Telecom Expense Management and received several TEM industry awards for excellence and product innovation
To learn more about the telecom expense management solution, click here.
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Edited by Rich Steeves