SAS Institute last week launched Version 3.0 of its SAS Supplier Relationship Management suite. In this version, the business intelligence software company is splitting the product into four modules to let customers manage costs and phase in deployments of the software.
The modules include Spend Analysis, for analyzing how much is being spent and on which suppliers; Sourcing Data Quality, for managing supplier data gathered from transactional systems; Procurement Scorecard, for tracking supplier performance through a dashboard interface with key performance indicators customized to a companys business; and Sourcing Strategy, to recommend future spending levels with each supplier.
The version is built on the SAS 9 business intelligence platform, which adds better data extraction and cleansing capabilities and improved database management.
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