nuBridges Introduces truExchange Collaboration Solutions

Linux-based e-business platform offers visibility for supply chain management

Linux-based e-business platform offers visibility for supply chain management

Atlanta — February 28, 2006 — nuBridges LLC today launched truExchange Collaboration Solutions, combining open source technology and software as a service (SaaS) to create a scalable platform for supply and demand information exchange.

The company said truExchange Collaboration Solutions closes the gap between supply and demand with technology that enables product and transaction data exchange, no matter the size, scope or format. This provides the real-time visibility up and down the supply chain that's necessary to improve competitive advantage, strengthen customer service and reduce overall costs.

e-Business was supposed to make it easier to connect partners, but the cost and complexity of these initiatives have really held back the potential, even as the need for true business collaboration has greatly increased, said Tycho Howle, chairman and CEO. With our solution, an organization can focus on getting the right products, in the right place and at the right time, instead of chasing down invoices and orders or constantly having to change business processes.

nuBridges said business partners that use the solution can choose the mode of connectivity they prefer — EDI-INT, EDI VAN, FTP or Web forms — supporting total supplier enablement and speeding the time to adoption. The delivery mechanism is transparent, ensuring that retailers, manufacturers and distributors have 100 percent visibility into all aspects of the supply chain process.

truExchange Collaboration Solutions also provide a real-time alert notification system that keeps partners ahead of procurement and fulfillment issues before there's an impact on business performance.

nuBridges said its approach to supply chain collaboration provides a cooperative forum to conduct business that enhances real-time supply chain visibility, fulfillment performance, scorecarding and business analytics. The truExchange Collaboration Solutions can be used to streamline supply chain processes, including real-time drop ship management and advanced automation and reporting for electronic invoicing payments.