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ecVision Releases Improved Sourcing Module in XpressCommerce 9.1

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Software Enhancements Improve Global Sourcing Capabilities

(ISELIN, NJ, JULY 08, 2009) ecVision, a sourcing and supply chain management software provider, today announced the general availability of an enhanced version of XpressCommerce®. The enhancements in XpressCommerce version 9.1 include greater functionality in the Source module, primarily used by sourcing teams, buyers, technical designers, suppliers, overseas buying offices and agents.

XpressCommerce is a modular, configurable, web‐based solution for private label owners and manufacturers to facilitate better relationships with trading partners through standardized documents and process flow from product development to receipt. The functionality in the Source module includes:

• Online costing requests to collaboratively manage costing between sourcing and suppliers.
• Multi‐level template functionality to define costing data elements.
• Visibility and history into detailed component costs.
• Configurable estimated landed cost (ELC) calculation tool.
• Side‐by‐side cost comparison capabilities to evaluate quotes across multiple costing scenarios or suppliers.
• Ability to track changes on costing negotiations.
• Automated SKU‐level sample request and sample management tools.
• Supports sampling for design, material, finished goods, and sales samples.

“The functionality in this release provides the tools for retailers to improve the collaboration and visibility across the disparate supplier base during the important phase of product costing and sampling,” said Cheryl Layne, VP of Products and Solutions for ecVision. “Armed with the information that aids in making important seasonal production line and supplier selection decisions, brand owners can expect to increase margins through lower production and shipment costs.”

Apparel, footwear, and soft goods retailers sourcing private label product globally have found that the extensive coordination calls for software technology that enables strong supplier collaboration. Functionality to handle product development, costing tasks and sample management tasks needs to integrate with tools that provide global calendar management and exception‐based reporting to efficiently control the supply network. Spanning both PLM and supply chain execution tasks in a single product, XpressCommerce helps minimize risk, lower supply chain costs, improve speed to market and profitability.

To learn more about ecVision’s solutions, visit www.ecvision.com. 

About ecVision:

ecVision provides sourcing and supply chain management software for private brands that enables collaboration and visibility with their supply network. For over ten years, ecVision has operated from offices in the United States, Hong Kong, and China. The XpressCommerce user base includes internal teams, suppliers, mills, factories, logistics providers, inspection agencies, and banks. Every day, industry-leading companies around the world including Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, JCPenney, Li & Fung Ltd, New Balance, Phillips‐Van Heusen, Timberland and others use ecVision’s awardwinning software to effectively run their business.

Copyright 2009 ecVision Inc.

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.

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