DEFINITION: According to John Del Vecchio writing for Fool.com, a value chain is "a string of companies working together to satisfy market demands." The value chain typically consists of one or a few primary value (product or service) suppliers and many other suppliers that add on to the value that is ultimately presented to the buying public. Microsoft and its Windows operating systems, the nucleus of the personal
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This resource explores how your business can transform B2B transactional information into valuable insights in near-real-time, enabling you to operate a high-performing value chain without the cost and complexity of maintaining in-house analytics infrastructure.
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