The New Kids in the Space

Primix announces e-procurement and e-fulfillment offerings

WATERTOWN, MA  January 29, 2001  Primix Solutions, a strategic Internet services firm, has a new initiative: they're moving into the B2B space. Their new offerings, e-Procurement and e-Fulfillment, are part of Primix's new supply chain management (SCM) practice. They target small-to-mid-sized manufacturing businesses and are designed to work with clients' existing ERP solutions and back-end legacy systems.

Manufacturing clients want to improve their competitive position, said George Skillin, managing director of the Primix SCM practice. As such, they're closely evaluating their supply and demand processes, whether it's collaborating with suppliers or tracking orders and inventory. The bottom line is manufacturers want to reduce overall costs and improve their cash flow and revenue.

The Primix e-Procurement offering is based on Microsoft technology and the Primix Asset-Based solution. Like most e-procurement systems, it automates a client's procurement processes and reduces procurement cycles. Their e-Fulfillment offering helps clients coordinate and integrate the process for fulfilling their customers' orders. So far, Primix has successfully implemented e-fulfillment-related projects at companies such as Lucent Technologies, Baker Oil, Hughes Christensen, Gillette and Pergo.

This solution leverages the significant experience Primix has with Asset-based services and the intelligence we receive from other clients, said Dirk Mahling, Primix' chief knowledge officer. These offerings will provide a rapid solution to our mid-market clients, providing them with a lower cost of ownership, based on a proven technology currently in use at clients such as Data General, A.T. Cross, Greenfield Online and Waters Corporation. Both our new e-Procurement and e-Fulfillment solutions complement Primix' other offerings in Knowledge Management and Customer Relationship Management.