Afternoon Coffee: MetalMiner Launches Benchmarking Service, Stride Health Partners With Uber

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Our sister site MetalMiner today launched a new benchmarking service that allows manufacturers to compare the price of the materials they source defined by alloy, grade, form and size. MetalMiner Prices offers world's first and only resource for systematically comparing mill/manufacturer direct and distributed metal prices to the actual prices paid by hundreds of similar buyers in real time. Head over to MetalMiner today and learn more!   

Stride Health, a benefits platform for independent workers we have covered in recent months, partnered with Uber to launch an app that helps drivers manage their tax deductible expenses. Called Stride Drive, the app offers tools to for managing rideshare-related expenses and daily income.  

Tipalti, a provider of automatic supply payment solutions, announced it has added tax compliance support for suppliers in Brazil and Argentina. The new capabilities enable businesses working with suppliers and partners in those countries to ensure tax compliance by recording tax information for those payees, as well as validate tax information to combat fraud.

And finally, the World Bank and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) formalized in August a partnership to help developing and emerging nations implement sound procurement practices and policies. Under the program, the USTDA will train public procurement officials “in developing and emerging economies on how to establish strong, efficient procurement practices and policies in a fair, transparent manner.”

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