Global Retail Item Synchronization Solution Custom-Tailored for Seamless Integration with System21 Software
ATLANTA and CHICAGO -- May 10, 2004 -- Inovis, a leading provider of business commerce automation solutions, today announced an agreement to develop and offer an integrated retail item synchronization solution with Geac, a global enterprise software company for business performance management. Inovis will tailor its retail item synchronization solution, BizManager for UCCnet Services, specifically for Geac‚s customer base, facilitating connectivity with UCCnet and ease of integration with Geac‚s enterprise resource planning software, System21.
Geac‚s customers will benefit from a demonstration and overview of Inovis‚ global retail item synchronization solutions at Alliance2004, Geac‚s annual users‚ conference being held this week in Chicago.
Providing the necessary foundation for effective electronic commerce, manufacturers can use the Inovis solution to synchronize information on products with their retail partners. Inovis has extensive experience facilitating global retail item synchronization, already servicing more than 130 UCCnet customers. The UCCnet GLOBALregistry is a standardized platform for the exchange of product item data between trading partners, adopted particularly for the hardline, grocery and general retail sectors.
"Many of our retail and consumer products customers leverage the UCCnet GLOBALregistry in order to conduct business with trading partners," said Peter Quinn, general manager of Geac. "With this integrated solution, our customers stand to benefit from an increased level of visibility into their UCCnet transactions and ability to leverage that information to further streamline all of their customer service, production, distribution and financial procedures powered by our System21."
Inovis‚ solutions are being certified for use with the latest version of UCCnet and provide for visibility into the flow of transactions in the item synchronization process and control over the various workflows involved in managing these transactions. Critical trading partner information can now be used by System21 users to improve operational efficiencies and collaboration with trading partners. In addition, due to the tight integration of the solution with System21, time spent linking systems together is eliminated, improving IT staff‚s productivity.
In addition to its UCCnet services, Inovis supports an entire range of business commerce automation needs regardless of connectivity, data format or technology, including legacy investments in electronic data interchange (EDI) as well as newer technologies and standards like extensible markup language (XML) and Applicability Statement 2 (AS2). Also specifically designed for Geac customers, Inovis offers customized EDI and value-added network services.
"Critical to the effectiveness of enterprise resource planning applications and processes is accurate, reliable and accessible information,‰ said Michael Croxton, senior vice president of marketing for Inovis. "We see an enormous opportunity in Geac‚s customer base to strengthen these processes with business commerce automation solutions to support better informed business decisions."
Geac (TSX: GAC and NASDAQ:GEAC) is a global enterprise software company for Business Performance Management, providing customers worldwide with the core financial and operational solutions and services to improve their business performance in real time. Further information is available at www.geac.com or through e-mail at email@example.com.
Inovis, Inc. is a leader in providing business commerce automation solutions that facilitate the effective management of retail, supply and manufacturing partnerships. With more than 20 years of experience and almost 20,000 customers, Inovis provides a complete line of B2B software and managed services. These solutions enable companies to optimize profitability through timely and efficient communications with their trading partner communities. For more information visit www.inovis.com
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