4/14/06

Intesource Transacts over $5 Billion in Sourcing Volume

Kurt Peters , Executive Editor

March 2006 Was Busiest Month Yet for the Intesource On-Demand Sourcing Suite

PHOENIX--April 10, 2006--Intesource, the retail and consumer goods industry sourcing experts, today announced that as of April 1, 2006, they have hosted more than 6,000 on-demand strategic sourcing events. This number represents more than $5B worth of retail products & services sourced through the Intesource Strategic Sourcing Suite, which has saved retailers more than $800M.

According to Ron Southard, president and CEO of Intesource, "These results indicate the increased demand for alternative sourcing solutions to traditional methodologies." He went on to say, "Retail category managers and buyers need a flexible, scalable tool to do their jobs. Intesource provides that, enabling better use of their time, a reduction in expense and increased profitability."

The Intesource Sourcing Suite
The Intesource strategic sourcing suite is an on-demand suite of applications which is designed to integrate easily with a corporation`s existing infrastructure. The comprehensive, full-featured system leverages the flexibility and convenience of the Web to enable purchasing professionals to reduce costs and improve efficiencies throughout the entire procurement cycle. Companies are able to access the best market pricing for goods and services and pass those savings onto their customers.

About Intesource
Headquartered in Phoenix, Intesource provides an on-demand sourcing solution for companies in the retail and consumer goods industries. Intesource offers strategic solutions which are designed to streamline procurement processes and preserve current business practices, while integrating seamlessly into the existing business processes. Intesource utilizes vast industry experience to enable retail organizations to automate their previously complex and time-consuming procurement processes, leveraging advanced technology for a cost-effective, flexible solution. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.intesource.com or call 800-475-2149.

Contacts
Intesource, Phoenix
Judy Strahin
602-445-2280 (Media)
Fax: 602-445-2201
jstrahin@intesource.com

Topics:

Global sourcing, Outsourcing, Purchasing, Strategic sourcing, Systems engineering

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