Deployment Mechanism Provides Potential for Retailers to Re‐Gain Foothold
(ISELIN, NJ., MARCH 17, 2009) ecVision, an award‐winning provider of product lifecycle and supply chain software solutions, is addressing the need for private label and specialty retailers to quickly “right size” their expansive sourcing and supply chain operations. In today’s grueling economy, retailers are struggling to optimize their supply chain networks to decrease risk and achieve greater price margins. These organizations will turn to technology solutions to transform business processes, but any additional expenditure is under greater scrutiny and new investments will require shorter payback periods.
Offered as a Hosted & On‐Demand model, in addition to License & Install, ecVision XpressCommerce® is a web‐based solution that connects retailers to their supplier network and delivers the functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution. The key functionality provides retailers with product management capabilities through master data tables. This allows complete end‐to‐end visibility throughout the lifecycle process from capacity and raw material reservations, global sourcing and costing negotiations, order management, production tracking and logistics. The framework supporting this functionality includes strong collaboration, reporting and visibility tools to provide management with the ability to make proactive decisions about the product lifecycle and supply chain operation.
“This delivery method is a beneficial way to swiftly and easily implement a software solution with minimal investment in hardware or labor,” said Thomas Ng, CEO of ecVision. Industry statistics show that SaaS implementations in the supply chain arena are a decisive option because they achieve ROI quickly through rapid adoption while minimizing IT expenses and overhead. Recent analyst research from both AMR Research and Aberdeen Group states that this approach to licensing is more economical and can garner “quick wins” that are critical to justifying expenses. Furthermore, as the network of suppliers shifts or expands, bringing these groups online will be easier through a hosted service.
To learn more about ecVision’s solutions, visit www.ecvision.com.
For 10 years, ecVision has helped retailers and private label brand owners more effectively manage their supply chain and reduce logistics costs by an average of 20 percent. ecVision 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. 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.
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