SMART by GEP: Re-Platforming a Procurement Suite – Risks, Rewards and Observations [PRO]

With the release of SMART by GEP, a comprehensive sourcing and procurement application encompassing spend analysis, e-sourcing, contract management, e-procurement, e-invoicing, and supplier management, GEP has committed to a unified platform strategy. SMART is client-agnostic (notebook, tablet, phone, etc.) software delivered on Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform. GEP hopes it will further accelerate its application sales. GEP designed the new platform such that the sum of the parts is intended to be more powerful than the individual modular components. A user is likely to access capabilities without giving a second thought to where they are in the application. Click through to read our initial thoughts and analysis.

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