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Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 1
The 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference’s expo floor in Boston in late June featured many of the “usual suspects,” such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Adobe

on line forums to support shared working  modified offering), facilitating voting on ideas by customers and partners, and matching ideas to experts and product teams. In this social innovation process, there would be the following steps: an issue identified, an idea contributed, a discussion ensues, a vote takes place, the best idea surfaced, an expert located, expert review, enter a release lifecycle, a new offering released. To this end, key Saba social capabilities are Saba IdeaLab, Saba Expert Search , and Saba Social Forums , and these will

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Transportation management systems should provide the basic components of a shared information system to support collaboration, rates, routes, roles, transaction sets, documents, and information exchanged to facilitate the booking, execution, and settlement of transportation movements. 

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