Kurt Peters , Executive Editor
- Integrated product information capabilities to simplify and enhance component reuse and product cost management business processes -
DALLAS, January 3, 2006 -- i2 Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: ITWO) today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Endeca, a leading provider of Guided Navigation®, Search and Analysis solutions. Under the terms of the initial agreement, i2 can now offer and resell specific Endeca-powered product information access solutions to enhance the i2 Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) solutions and better support component reuse and product cost management business processes across the entire enterprise.
The partnership is designed to provide current and new i2 SRM customers with the ability to quickly deploy highly advanced and intuitive search and navigation capabilities to simplify user access to products, components and parts information. Endeca`s solution features include zero-training interface, enhanced information access capabilities, and sub-second performance for added benefits on top of i2 standard reuse offerings, potentially reducing the time-to-value of deploying i2 offerings to a broad user base.
"We believe that the Endeca solution will allow i2 to provide increased value to our existing customers, especially those that are deploying this solution across the entire enterprise," said i2 Vice President of Global Alliances Jim Caudill.
The Endeca solution will be offered to existing i2 clients as a value-added module for Guided Navigation and to new SRM customers as a bundled solution. Endeca`s patent-pending approach is designed to guide users to the best products and parts options available given specific technical and business criteria, and incorporating organizational objectives like reducing hazardous materials, increasing the use of preferred parts and ensuring appropriate lifecycle properties. Guided Navigation can complement searching and browsing through automatic user prompts based on available data and the user`s unique question/search query, providing quick drill-down to meaningful answers, and exposing important tradeoffs to help optimize decision making.
"i2 SRM solutions give manufacturers and suppliers the key capabilities necessary to bolster strategic sourcing and parts reuse initiatives," said Endeca industry lead, Manufacturing and Distribution, John Andrews. "Through this partnership, i2 and Endeca intend to offer a user experience that encourages wider adoption and increased use of these powerful solutions, thus multiplying the benefits and realizing new opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiencies."
i2 helps business leaders make better supply chain decisions. i2`s flexible next-generation solutions are designed to synchronize demand and supply across ever-changing global business networks. i2`s innovative supply chain management tools and services are pervasive in a wide cross-section of industries; 20 of the AMR Research Top 25 Global Supply Chains belong to i2 customers. Learn more at www.i2.com.
Endeca`s award-winning Guided Navigation, Enterprise Search, and Analysis solutions help organizations integrate, discover, and navigate enterprise data to solve business problems associated with information overload. Endeca`s customers include a wide range of enterprises, including retailers (Barnes & Noble, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart); financial services (Bank of America, MFS Investment Management, Putnam Investments); manufacturing and distribution (IBM, Arrow Electronics, and John Deere); media and publishing (World Book and IHS) and government (the Library of Congress, NASA, and the National Cancer Institute). Endeca is a private company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. More information: www.endeca.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including forward-looking statements regarding the i2 and Endeca partnership, specifically a customer`s ability to implement or integrate Endeca or i2 solutions successfully and in a timely fashion, receive expected functionality and performance, or achieve benefits attributable to these solutions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those projected. For a discussion of factors which could impact i2`s financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements, please refer to i2`s recent filings with the SEC, particularly the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed November 9, 2005 and the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed August 9, 2005. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.
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