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ecVision® Enhances Workflow Configuration Capabilities in Retail Supply Chain Software

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(ISELIN, NJ, JANUARY 6, 2009) ecVision, an award‐winning provider of product lifecycle and supply chain software solutions, today announced that with the release of XpressCommerce® version 9.0 this week, it has delivered greater configurability features for its user base. This key modification provides system administration‐level users the ability to make post‐implementation configuration changes to the software installation.

“ecVision is putting our customer demands and trends ahead of potential revenue stream by pushing configuration capabilities down to the customer,” said Cheryl Layne, VP of Products at ecVision. “As the economy tightens up on IT budgets, we want to ensure that our customers have options to save money by utilizing internal resources to manage their software installations and take control of some aspects of the programming to modify business processes that are critical to the operation.” In AMR Research’s report on 2008 Product Innovation and PLM Spending, nearly half of the survey participants stated they will rely on in‐house resources for product development, a dramatic shift from the previous year where 60% planned to use software vendor resources.

The business process relates to specific documents in the software system (i.e., purchase order, ASN, etc.) and establishes the logic of the information flow that enables the product to continue to move. Similar to a chain that connects one link to the next, a supply chain management software solution needs to link information between all of the parties involved in the product lifecycle. When all of the links are connected and the system is functioning efficiently, the information and goods are flowing. XpressCommerce integrates with other technology solutions to create a single system of record for data and activities shared with others. XpressCommerce® is a web‐based solution that connects retailers to their supplier network and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution.

The key functionality in the system enables retailers to manage capacity and raw material reservations, global sourcing and costing negotiations, customer and purchase orders, track production and shipment milestones. The framework supporting this functionality includes strong collaboration, reporting and visibility tools to provide management teams with the ability to make proactive decisions about their product lifecycle and supply chain operation. Additional updates to this product release include several enhancements to the UI, framework and functionality in the system.

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To learn more about ecVision’s solutions, visit www.ecvision.com. About ecVision: For 10 years, ecVision has provided web‐based solutions that connect retailers to their supplier network, and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution. Industry‐leading companies; including Phillips‐Van Heusen, New Balance, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, Timberland and others; use ecVision’s award‐winning software to transform their supply network collaboration and visibility. Headquartered in New Jersey, ecVision has offices in Hong Kong and China, in addition to a partner network in 15 countries providing local support. Since 1998, ecVision has connected suppliers and vendors from all around the world.

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