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Ascend Performance Materials Chooses GEP’s AI-Driven Procurement Software for All Its Indirect and Direct Spend Globally

Fremont, CA: Recent technological advancements have had a significant impact on many business activities. Back-office operations, in particular, such as supply chain management and procurement, are rapidly changing as a result of digital transformation. Organizations that have gone digital reduce costs, increase efficiency, and adapt to rapidly changing customer expectations.

GEP®, a leading provider of procurement software and procurement services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, has been selected by Ascend Performance Materials as the industry’s premier procurement software platform after a thorough selection process.

Ascend Performance Materials, headquartered in Texas, employs 2,600 people across nine manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe, and China. The company’s products enable cleaner energy, safer vehicles, better medical devices, smarter appliances, and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods. GEP SOFTWARETM will be used by Ascend to transform its source-to-pay processes.

GEP SMART is a unified, cloud-native source-to-pay platform built on a data-centric foundation and user-first design. GEP SMART allows Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients to achieve maximum ROI by driving maximum efficiency, visibility, agility, and actionable intelligence into all procurement and purchasing functions while eradicating burdensome infrastructure and support costs.

“We went through a very thorough selection process and GEP came out the strongest in meeting our requirements and scored the highest on ease of use,” remarked Carole Wendt, chief procurement officer for Ascend.


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