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The U.S. Marine Corps signs deal with Frictionless Commerce

Cambridge, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE)  March 26, 2001  Frictionless Commerce has further extended its partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense. The strategic sourcing software company recently announced that it will be working with the U.S. Marine Corps to automate its sourcing processes. This announcement comes only weeks after Frictionless finalized its relationship with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.

The Marine Corps plans to use the software company's Frictionless Sourcing solution, a licensed software that automates the sourcing process across all expenditure categories. Among Frictionless Sourcing's benefits are it's integrated approach, automated supplier negotiation capabilities, as well as visibility capabilities across the entire organization.

"We are always looking for ways to increase efficiency within our acquisition and sourcing processes," said Maj. Paul Mangum, director of regional contracting office SW, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. "Automated solutions like Frictionless Sourcing enable optimization of purchasing processes and help justify purchasing decisions."

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with the Marine Corps," said Kent Godfrey, chairman and CEO of Frictionless Commerce. "Our software is an ideal application for government agencies because of their unique way of looking at purchasing. The Marine Corps, like our other major government customers, the Army and the Air Force, have to justify every purchase they make and are focused on securing the best overall value. By using Frictionless Sourcing, the Marine Corps can create an audit trail regarding selection. Not only can we help the Marine Corps save money, but we can help them do business better."