It’s not uncommon at eWorld for exhibitors to use their speaking slot as an advertisement – but sometimes we can forgive that, as on this occasion, because a) it gave a back-to-basics look at cloud P2P for anyone today still not sure about implementing it and b) it focused on the actual direct benefits felt by existing customers – which others can expect to achieve. So this was a close look at what ‘cloud’ means, and how it can be harnessed in terms of improving supplier collaboration and mutual transparency. Probably a bit basic for anyone already at the forefront of this technology, but surprisingly there are many firms out there that still don’t understand/are scared of – ‘the cloud’ apparently.

i2B is a P2P provider based in the northeast. It has more than 25,000 users across 20 or more countries. And if that isn’t testimony enough of their take-up and success, they boast an impressive implementation time of only 28 days. That, we have found, is one of the more attractive and most common drivers behind provider selection – a quick implementation that will cause the least possible friction to the business.

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