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Logility releases Express CPFR, which will comply with VICS

Atlanta  June 25, 2001  B2B collaborative commerce solutions provider Logility today announced its Express CPFR (collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment) program, which is designed to accelerate the benefits of CPFR. To drive results in 20 business days, the Express CPFR program combines the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS) Association's nine-step CPFR process with the Logility Voyager Collaborate product, collaborative best-practices consulting, and implementation and hosting services.

The Express CPFR program leverages Logility's five years of expertise in developing and deploying collaborative trading partner networks as well as the company's demand chain planning solution suite. Through rapid deployment, Logility customers will realize measurable benefits in inventory reduction, increased revenue, decreased cycle times and improved customer service.

The Express CPFR program brings together the business processes, application, people and infrastructure resources required to accelerate the results achievable with CPFR, said Mike Edenfield, Logility president and CEO. In today's economy, companies can't afford stock-outs, misaligned promotions or excess inventory, which increase costs and deter customer loyalty.

The Express CPFR program is immediately available and includes access to Logility Voyager Collaborate, consulting expertise, and hosting services and requires that the appropriate data be available for each collaborative trading partner relationship. To properly measure the success of the Express CPFR program, Logility will benchmark each customer's current business processes and assess the ROI impact once collaboration begins.