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ROI Case Study: Sterling Commerce and Crowley Maritime
Crowley Maritime, offering a range of services such as shipping and barge towing, needs rapid customer billing and invoicing. The company’s electronic data

van solution sterling  Added Network Solution , VAN Solution . --> THE BOTTOM LINE Deploying Sterling Commerce s Gentran Integration Suite enabled Crowley Maritime to support growth without adding new staff, accelerate the onboarding of new customers, and eliminate costs of participating in a value-added network. THE COMPANY Crowley Maritime provides maritime services, including shipping, barge towing, ship escorting, and ship management. These and other services are provided using a fleet of more than 210 vessels, consisting

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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