Dial for Integration

Dial Corp. integrating to UCCnet community

Redwood Shores, CA  April 16, 2002  Looking to support growth while increasing efficiencies across its supply chain, consumer products goods producer The Dial Corp. will use a technology platform from SeeBeyond to enable information flow across Dial and its customer base.

Through implementation of the unified integration platform from SeeBeyond, Dial will initially connect to UCCnet, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council that provides data synchronization and item registry services based on industry developed standards.

Dial is continuously expanding its core business with new products, and the company recognized that it needed a scaleable integration backbone that could enable enterprise-wide integration as well as connectivity with trading partners. With retail partners moving to integrate UCCnet services within their supply chain communities, Dial made its own connectivity with UCCnet an initial priority toward facilitating the development of these relationships.

"As a growing company focused on continuous innovation, our goal is now on driving efficiencies through cost management, process management and automation," said Daron Binkley, director for e-business at Dial. "Standardizing on SeeBeyond for connectivity to our customers through UCCnet, as well as internal business process optimization, will enable Dial to fuel our growth, while maintaining a leadership position in the consumer packaged goods marketspace."

As a preferred solutions partner for UCCnet, SeeBeyond will provide Dial with the ability to directly link inventory, data management, item management and order tracking systems via the Internet to the UCCnet community, which includes many of the world's largest retailers. SeeBeyond's Business Integration Suite provides the ability to access real-time product updates and changes to trading partner profiles. These capabilities will allow Dial to integrate with the community, providing opportunities to measure performance and improve processes.