Cellular Sourcing

Motorola deploys Emptoris solution across entire enterprise

Burlington, Mass. May 20, 2002¾ Emptoris, Inc., a provider of collaborative strategic sourcing solutions, today announced that Motorola Inc. has selected Emptoris ePASSä as one of the key platforms for Motorola's global strategic sourcing systems architecture, which is one of the first real global deployments of e-sourcing software. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola will implement ePASS, a web-based portfolio of collaborative strategic sourcing solutions, across all of its business sectors to support production and non-production sourcing.

ePASS will enable Motorola to conduct the entire range of strategic sourcing processes¾such as collecting supplier information; aggregating demand; managing requests for quotes (RFQs), reverse auctions, and multi-stage negotiations; and analyzing complex supplier bids¾online, resulting in significant cost savings and process efficiencies.

Motorola is pleased to team with Emptoris  the Emptoris solution complements our existing sourcing solutions and will allow us to manage our spend more efficiently, said Robert K. Harlan, director of Motorola Internet Negotiations.  By implementing ePASS, Motorola will be able to conduct multi-stage, Internet-based negotiations across a wide range of commodities.

As a global leader in electronics and communications, Motorola has gained a reputation as a company that is constantly seeking ways to improve business processes through sophisticated technology, said Avner Schneur, president and CEO of Emptoris.  The selection of ePASS by Motorola is very rewarding since it came after a lengthy evaluation of a number of competing solutions.  Motorola's goal was to find an integrated eSourcing solution that would enable the company to experience significant cost savings across all of its business units.  We are excited that Motorola has given ePASS its full vote of confidence and we look forward to building a strong and rewarding relationship with them.