Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
McFadyen to Implement ATG-Based eCommerce Web Stores to Allow Department of Defense Personnel and Their Dependents to Make Online Purchases of Merchandise Available at Navy Exchanges
VIENNA, Va.--Nov. 30, 2004--McFadyen Consulting, a leading e-business, e-commerce and portal solutions provider, today announced that the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has selected McFadyen to build and implement online web stores to serve military personnel and their families. McFadyen will employ ATG`s Personalization, Commerce, and Content Administration software to create a secure virtual online mall for active and retired Department of Defense personnel and their family members.
"U.S. Sailors and their families are stationed all over the world and they`re working hard to protect the interests of the United States," said Tom McFadyen, president of McFadyen Consulting. "We`re honored to implement this valuable online solution for them while delivering on NEXCOM`s vision of a single platform."
McFadyen Consulting has a strong track record of eGovernment successes, including projects at the USDA, HUD, Department of Energy, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian Institute. The company has also implemented eCommerce, content management, and portal solutions for over a hundred commercial clients, including dozens of the Fortune 500.
The extensive capabilities of the ATG platform will be leveraged across multiple sites, including NEXCOM`s online stores such as Uniform Shops, reservations and informational sites. The sites will support over 3,400 users simultaneously. The system will integrate with catalog sales and phone orders and drive global fulfillment operations. "Utilizing McFadyen`s experience and ATG`s award-winning software, Sailors and their families will soon have an outstanding customer experience when shopping at NEXCOM online," said Bob Burke, ATG`s president and CEO. "As ATG`s longest standing partner, McFadyen Consulting has a deep understanding of the ATG product stack and necessary experience to deliver a comprehensive solution for NEXCOM."
About McFadyen Consulting
McFadyen helps clients address the needs of their customer, partner and employee communities through the implementation of cost-saving portal, commerce, e-business, and enterprise content management solutions. Having completed over 150 large-scale IT implementations since its founding in 1987, McFadyen has worked with organizations ranging from small and medium businesses seeking online differentiation to leading Fortune 500 enterprises.
By leveraging the technology of our select software partners, McFadyen crafts solutions that create competitive differentiation. We blend the highest caliber of business analysis, project management, and technology consulting skills to flawlessly execute implementations. Through McFadyen offices in the U.S. and India, we offer our clients the competitive advantages of rapid deployment, world-class quality, and reduced costs. For more information about McFadyen, please visit www.mcfadyen.com.
ATG (Art Technology Group, Inc., NASDAQ:ARTG) delivers innovative software to help high-end consumer-facing companies create a richer, more adaptive interactive experience for their customers and partners online and via other channels. ATG has delivered category-leading e-business solutions to many of the world`s best-known brands including A&E; Networks, American Airlines, AT&T; Wireless, Best Buy, Fidelity Investments, France Telecom, Friends Provident, Hewlett-Packard, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kingfisher, Merrill Lynch, Neiman Marcus, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Target, US Army, US Federal Aviation Administration, Warner Music, and Wells Fargo. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with additional locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about ATG, please visit www.atg.com.
Located in Virginia Beach, Va., the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is headquarters for the worldwide Navy Exchange System. Navy Exchanges are run as non-appropriated fund activities, that is they are self-sufficient and do not receive appropriated or taxpayer dollars. NEXCOM`s mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists, and their families. Since its inception in 1946, it has given over $2.2 billion to Morale, Welfare and Recreation to support quality of life programs.
Juan Carlos Cole