TeleCentric Snags Big E-Fish

i2 to power TeleCentric's telecommunications marketplace

January 4, 2001 -- Marketplace solutions provider i2 Technologies recently announced that TeleCentric, a neutral e-business solutions provider focused on the telecommunications industry, has partnered with i2 to power its Internet-based, private marketplace solution. TeleCentric provides telecom-focused, private marketplaces that are architecturally open. The solution enables companies to more effectively collaborate on network designs, procurement and deployment of telecom equipment and services.

TeleCentric's neutral private marketplace is designed to provide e-business solutions that span network design through deployment. As part of its solution, TeleCentric's offerings will include i2 TradeMatrix Solutions in the fulfillment and supply chain management areas. TeleCentric and i2 will collaborate on bringing these solutions to the worldwide telecommunications industry, bridging the business inefficiencies between telecom service providers and their suppliers.

There is a tremendous opportunity to make the telecommunications industry more efficient by establishing a uniform trading and information sharing platform, said Gary Slagel, CEO of TeleCentric. Our relationship with i2 further demonstrates our commitment to enable companies to optimize their role in the supply chain by tailoring our services to the needs of our participants. In addition to their powerful supply chain management solutions and intelligent e-business tools, we selected i2 based on their ability to clearly understand the needs within the telecommunications industry."

The Internet has opened up enormous opportunities for companies to collaborate with key suppliers, as well as the ability to seek out new, innovative suppliers very quickly and efficiently, said i2 executive vice president Pallab Chatterjee. We are pleased to team with a company like TeleCentric that delivers a full range of online services to optimize critical business processes and deliver measurable value. Our solutions, coupled with their telecom industry expertise are designed to radically improve the way this industry does business.