Feather in Its Cap

MatrixOne partners with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

Chelmsford, MA  April 6, 2001  MatrixOne, a provider of applications for collaborative commerce, has announced an alliance with management and information technology consulting firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to deliver product collaboration and Net market applications for a variety of industries.

Net market applications, or "networked-based exchanges," foster greater communication and collaboration within an enterprise and in the extended enterprise that includes a company's customers, partners and suppliers. 

The alliance's target industries include automotive, aviation, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, energy, utilities and high tech.

"MatrixOne provides a leadership foundation for companies looking to achieve a competitive advantage in collaborative product development," said Alan Taracuk, vice president of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's collaborative product and service innovation division. "This alliance allows us to leverage our strong process and re-engineering capabilities, our proven methodologies and our investment in the training of approximately 100 professionals on the eMatrix platform."

"This alliance presents a great opportunity for Fortune 500 companies [that] are searching for a world-class combination of consulting expertise and solutions," commented Alberto Costales, vice president of alliances for MatrixOne. "We look forward to partnering with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to develop collaborative solutions in our multiple joint markets."

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and MatrixOne each have major projects underway in the product collaboration and net market space. Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is significantly involved in many of the exchanges and has established an eMatrix center of excellence.