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Collaborative Application Framework
The Sockeye CAF technology platform enables adaptive supply chain collaboration, which is a supply chain transformation methodology for reaching throughout

competitive framework  supply network to gain competitive differentiation. This methodology addresses the needs of complex trading networks. Adaptive supply chain collaboration requires a versatile, robust, and flexible technology platform. Sockeye has utilized a combination of technology concepts and advanced open standards to obtain scalable and robust application performance. Characteristics of the Sockeye platform are: 1. Configurable application templates 2. Dynamic meta-schema versioning 3. Persistence of the

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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