Book News: September 20th, 2004

The Department of Trade and Industry has published a series of guides to help councils and their 800,000 suppliers to develop e-procurement systems. The guides look at e-procurement from the point of view of technology, customers and suppliers and cover business processes from development to final delivery. There is also an introduction to e-business which looks at the benefits of using technology in all areas of a business and an introduction on creating and maintaining a co-operative and mutually beneficial relationship with customers and suppliers.The guides have been produced by bringing together in one place the knowledge and experience gained by the DTI over a period of time in promoting best practice as a way of helping businesses become more efficient, competitive and profitable.

Guide are available free of charge from Publications Orderline on 0870 150 2500 or the DTI publications site at