Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Improves Sourcing with ecVision’s Web-based XpressCommerce Software

Paul Demery

Provides National Retailer and Vendors Complete Visibility Through All Stages of Product Lifecycle

NEWARK, NJ (March 11, 2004) – ecVision announced today that Columbus, OH-based Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has implemented ecVision’s XpressCommerce – an intuitive, Web-based application for managing supplier relationships – to improve its sourcing operations and to allow complete visibility between Abercrombie & Fitch and its worldwide base of vendors through all stages of the product lifecycle.

With more than 1,000 users, XpressCommerce supplies Abercrombie & Fitch’s sourcing department and its vendors access to specific information on the status of all production information, plus the ability for all users to complete tasks online. In particular, the XpressCommerce Process Tracking module enables Abercrombie & Fitch to manage tasks and receive real-time status updates from vendors.

With XpressCommerce exception-based reporting, tracking efforts are greatly reduced for all users. The XpressCommerce solution directly integrates with Abercrombie & Fitch’s purchase order solution, as well as its logistics tracking solution, for end-to-end visibility throughout the entire sourcing process.

"We are delighted to be supporting Abercrombie & Fitch by implementing our XpressCommerce product," says Thomas Ng, CEO of ecVision. "It has been a pleasure partnering with such an outstanding company, and we look forward to the tremendous positive impact ecVision’s online tool will have on Abercrombie & Fitch’s business."

The flexibility of XpressCommerce has enabled Abercrombie & Fitch to expand the use of the tool to a variety of different departments. Online tracking helps Abercrombie & Fitch follow any process that requires milestones to be met on a timely basis.

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading specialty retailer encompassing three lifestyle brands - Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, and Hollister Co. The company focuses on providing high-quality merchandise that compliments the casual, classic American lifestyle. The merchandise is sold in retail stores throughout the United States.

About ecVision
ecVision is a leading provider of a web-based supply chain software application that enables businesses to manage transactions and relationships with international suppliers. Using innovative Internet-based technology that leverages the unique flexibility of extensible Markup Language (XML), ecVision enables companies to communicate timely, accurate information with business partners and to build e-commerce systems at a fraction of the price of traditional EDI solutions. ecVision’s primary goal is to provide integrated business-to-business technologies designed to improve the supply chain processes, operational efficiency and business competitiveness for international trade-related industries.

Established in 1998, ecVision maintains global headquarters in Newark, NJ, with Asia-Pacific offices in Hong Kong. The company’s customers include top retailers and brand manufacturers, including JCPenney, and MAST Industries. Additional information about ecVision and its products and services is available at 852. 2788-1010 for Asia-Pacific, 973.286 4600 for the Americas, info.us@ecvision.com. or at www.ecvision.com

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For the Americas:
Cheryl Layne
ecVision, Inc
(972) 743-9619

For Asia Pacific:
ecVision Limited
Thomas Ng
(852) 3101-2288


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