Click Commerce on the Move

Acquires supply chain execution solutions provider Optum Inc., launches new consulting unit focused on RFID and EPC

Chicago — July 6, 2005 — Collaborative extranet solutions provider Click Commerce Inc. announced it has acquired Optum Inc., expanding its solutions portfolio to include Optum's on-demand, open-standards supply chain execution solutions. Optum has more than 600 global deployments of its supply chain and warehouse management systems.

Optum, which lists such customers as Avnet Electronics, Bausch & Lomb, Eagle Global Logistics, Home Shopping Network, Lucent, NCR and Pier 1 Imports, provides solutions that track product information generated from a retailer's point of sale to a manufacturing warehouse or distribution center, and distribute that data to the decision-makers who need it.

Click Commerce said Optum's RFID-ready demand fulfillment solution will complement its existing portfolio of channel management and collaborative commerce solutions.