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If you are thinking about implementing SAP's supplier relationship management (SRM) system, you will want to read this white paper to learn about a new

initiates new year before previous year is closed  Facelift for SAP MM Shakes Up the SRM Ecosystem If you are thinking about implementing SAP's supplier relationship management (SRM) system, you will want to read this white paper to learn about a new consumer-like user interface (UI) specifically developed to dramatically simplify the shopping experience within SAP's Materials Management (MM) module. This UI provides a self-serve solution that saves time and money, and increases user adoption and compliance.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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