Fishing for Solutions

Premier Farnell selects Netfish for its e-procurement applications

SANTA CLARA, CA  PRNewswire  December 18, 2000  Premier Farnell plc selected Netfish Technologies, an XML-based B2B e-commerce provider, to supply its e-procurement transaction backbone. The Netfish XDI server will enable electronic transaction service to customers including electronic ordering, real-time inventory status, customer-specific pricing and order status.

As a part of the agreement, Netfish's solution will integrate with any e-procurement technology. This enables Newark Electronics, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Primier Farnell, to service its 30 current Ariba, CommerceOne and other e-procurement customers. Dr. James Ure, chief technology officer at Newark Electronics, said of the agreement, Our parent company, Premier Farnell, selected Netfish Technologies because of its leading edge technology, ease of implementation and strong product support. Newark Electronics and Farnell will serve as the lead users within Premier Farnell, with Newark's Global 2000 customers being the first beneficiaries of the e-procurement transaction solution.

Newark Electronics' expertise in e-procurement transactions makes this agreement a compelling venture for Netfish, said president and CEO of Netfish, Ravi Iyer. By incorporating Netfish into its solutions, Newark Electronics and Farnell can offer their customers benefits in transaction processing.