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ecVision PLM Solution Provides Shortest Implementation Times

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ecVision Leads Supply Chain Solution Providers with Shortest Implementation Times: Cost-savings mean greater return on technology investment and rapid adoption for retail customers.

(ISELIN, NJ. NOVEMBER 3, 2008) ecVision, a provider of product lifecycle and supply chain software solutions, announced today that it has delivered higher rewards to its customers by providing a rapid implementation of its solution while still controlling costs for development and professional services.

ecVision conducted a study of its project implementation time from project kickoff to launch, and found that the average timeframe is six to seven months. “In contrast to our competitors' implementation time, ours is about half,” says Cheryl Layne, Vice President of Products and Solutions for ecVision. “We find that most software implementations conducted by our competitors take roughly eight to 16 months before users are utilizing the software. This delays the ROI senior management expects to justify the money, time and resources spent on the initiative.”

In a challenging economy when most retailers are insisting that technology investments deliver ROI back to the organization quickly, ecVision cites the benefits of the functionality found in its solutions include:

• 20% to 50% productivity improvements,
• Average cost reductions of 15% to 20% across all spend types,
• Visibility and collaboration across the organization and supplier network,
• Actionable information for risk and compliance decisions

“These factors, combined with a speedy implementation and accurate project cost estimates, clearly illustrate the characteristic of a software provider that considers the customer first,” says Cheryl Layne. 

ecVision PLM

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 applications in the system enable 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.

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. With XpressCommerce®, retailers are able to be more flexible with changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.
 
ecVision customers

Industry-leading companies; including Phillips-Van Heusen, New Balance, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, Leed’s, 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. 

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.