Manugistics and NetVendor Ally

EPO service gets collaborative help

March 5, 2001 -- Manugistics Group, a provider of Enterprise Profit Optimization (EPO) solutions  the combination of supply chain management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions  and NetVendor, a provider of Internet software and services for collaborative B2B supplier enablement today announced a strategic alliance to deliver enhanced capabilities for Manugistics' Web-based order planning, management and execution solution for Global 2000 companies.

Under the alliance, Manugistics will embed NetVendor's E.MBRACE sell-side software solution within Manugistics' NetWORKS. The joint solution will deliver an integrated end-to-end order planning, management, and execution system that allows companies to deploy a single solution to manage new and existing sales channels. E.MBRACE provides a Web interface for optimized order promising, pricing and delivery decisions. Planned joint sales and marketing activities will draw upon the two companies' respective strengths across key industry verticals.

Manugistics announced its new Commerce Management Solutions during its recent Strategy Summit held in San Francisco. Manugistics Commerce Management solutions combine partner offerings with Manugistics' marketplace and collaborative solutions, helping to ensure that the transactional requirements of both private and public marketplaces can be integrated across the supply-demand network. These solutions help satisfy the integrated transaction and collaboration requirements needed for efficient strategic sourcing, e-procurement, product lifecycle management, supplier enablement, order processing, and content management.

NetVendor's E.MBRACE solution delivers a collaborative order management system for complex Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) and direct materials, helping to improve customer satisfaction and reduce custom configuration time. NetVendor's strength lies in providing collaboration, configuration and design capabilities to highly complex vertical markets, said Steve Ely, chief operations officer of NetVendor. Manugistics' selection of NetVendor's E.MBRACE sell-side solution will help provide front-end order management to its Enterprise Profit Optimization solution, giving users a comprehensive set of tools for collaborating with customers and managing their supply chain.