ATLANTA, GA BUSINESSWIRE February 8, 2001 It must be busy down at the Clarus office today. The B2B procurement software provider announced two new deals, the first of which is with Union Pacific Corporation, the railroad behemoth. Union Pacific will deploy the Clarus eProcurement, Auctions and Settlement software to spearhead its e-commerce initiatives.
As a leader in the transportation industry, Union Pacific must liquidate certain inventory at the best price and source crucial services and materials at the lowest cost possible, said Mark Davis, assistant vice president of e-business for Union Pacific. Clarus will help us to achieve those goals and automate many of our processes.
And Union Pacific does have some pretty hefty e-business goals. In addition to their Clarus deployment, Union Pacific staked its claim as a founding member of RailMarketplace.com, an online B2B consortium. Fellow co-founders include Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Railway and Norfolk Southern.
But while some Clarus execs were busy working on the railroad, others were hammering out the final details of a deal with Deloitte & Touche's Management Solutions and Services Group. The two companies entered into a strategic alliance that will provide buy-side e-commerce software and services offerings designed for the large to mid-sized enterprise market.
The two companies will leverage Deloitte & Touche's business experience in various vertical industries including financial services, health care, manufacturing and advanced technology for more targeted solutions. Clarus will immediately begin training Deloitte's U.S. Solutions consultants dedicated to this space on the entire Clarus B2B e-commerce suite.
Together, Deloitte & Touche and Clarus deliver a compelling solution to companies seeking strategic assistance in procurement, said Greg Ehr of Deloitte & Touche. Clarus provides a comprehensive B2B software solution from sourcing procurement all the way to settlement, which is required to meet the demand we see from our clients.