Suppliers: Is your Product Data on the Ariba Network?WEST SPRINGFIELD West Springfield, town (1990 pop. 27,537), Hampden co., SW Mass., on the Connecticut River opposite Springfield; settled 1654, set off from Springfield and inc. 1774. Light manufactures include paper, chemicals, and ignition systems. , Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 1999--
Limited Time Free Offer from Profile Systems. Software Developer
to Prepare Supplier Product Master Data for Use by Buying
Organizations Using the Ariba(R) eCommerce Solution
Profile Systems, Inc., who recently joined the Ariba Supplier Link(TM) program as a technology partner, is pleased to announce a limited time offer to suppliers seeking assistance in preparing their product data for use on the Ariba Network(TM) platform.
Profile Systems has developed a service offering for release later this year for selling organizations to manage their electronic catalog content for use by trading partners, industry initiatives, and internet procurement applications. This new service, to be called MasterDepot.com(TM), will enable suppliers to transform the "raw" product data directly from their business systems for effective use in the rapidly expanding business-to-business electronic commerce space.
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Profile Systems, with its content management tool, ProSYNC(R), is partnering with best-of-breed software providers to transform raw supplier data into categorized and searchable electronic catalog content. Services developed for the MasterDepot.com(TM) offering include:
--Remotely hosted content management software
--Description cleansing and normalization In relational database management, a process that breaks down data into record groups for efficient processing. There are six stages. By the third stage (third normal form), data are identified only by the key field in their record.
--Product classification to the United Nations / Standard Products and Services Codes (UN/SPSC)
--Export services in multiple data formats to various data initiatives (including the Ariba Supplier Network(R))
--Communications management and routing over the Internet
Profile Systems extends this free offer for up to 20 manufacturers looking to make up to 10,000 items from one of their product lines available to Ariba customers. Profile Systems will assist suppliers with the gathering, transformation and transmission of their electronic product information assets to the Ariba Network.
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Cisco System,Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, HKSE: 4333 ) is an American multinational corporation with 54,000 employees and annual revenue of US $28.48 billion as of 2006. , Hewlett-Packard Company, Lucent, U S WEST, Visa, and others. Products listed on the Ariba Network platform are available to Ariba customers to search for non-contract purchase items. Orders from the Ariba Network platform are passed to suppliers in their desired format (fax, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) The electronic communication of business transactions, such as orders, confirmations and invoices, between organizations. Third parties provide EDI services that enable organizations with different equipment to connect. , email) direct from the Ariba ORMS ORMS Operating Resource Management System
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The benefits of joining the Ariba Network platform include:
--Allows suppliers to more efficiently do business with existing clients by reducing transaction costs Transaction Costs
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--Extends suppliers' reach to allow them the ability to do business with all Global 2000 and mid-sized buying organizations using the Ariba Network service.
--Suppliers can participate in the more than US$140 billion of total aggregated annual operating resource spend generated by buying organizations using Ariba eCommerce solutions.
Suppliers interested in becoming Charter Members in MasterDepot.com(TM) should complete the feedback form on our web site at http://www.profilesys.com/tools/feedback.html indicating an interest in joining the Ariba Network platform in the Comments section of the form. Responses may also be phoned to Alexandra Biddle at Profile Systems at 413-737-2000 extension 135.
About Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the world's leader in business-to-business electronic commerce services and software for operating resources, the non-production goods and services companies require for day-to-day operations. The company provides the Ariba Network platform, the industry's leading open, global platform for business-to-business commerce on the Internet. Together, Ariba's software and services leverage the Ariba Network platform to automate and integrate the internal and external commerce processes of buyers, suppliers, and value-added service providers, delivering a global eCommerce infrastructure that provides cost saving and revenue opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Ariba can be contacted in the U.S. at +1-650-930-6200 or at www.ariba.com.
About Profile Systems, Inc.
Profile Systems has been automating business-to-business trading since 1994. Products include ProSYNC(R), to automate the flow of synchronized product data between suppliers and their trading communities and ProSAIM(R), for managing trading relationships where vendor managed inventory Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a family of business models in which the buyer of a product provides certain information to a supplier of that product and the supplier takes full responsibility for maintaining an agreed inventory of the material, usually at the buyer's (VMI VMI Virginia Military Institute
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VMI Video Module Interface ) is the desired business model. Profile clients include Honeywell, Stanley Tools, ESAB ESAB Elektriska Svetsningsaktiebolaget (welding products manufacturer) Cutting and Welding, Johnson Controls, Hubbell Industries and Osram Sylvania. Profile Systems is located in West Springfield, Massachusetts The Town of West Springfield (familiarly known as "West Side") is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is considered a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. The population was 27,899 at the 2000 census. and can be contacted at 413-737-2000 or by fax at 413-737-2220. Visit our web site at www.profilesys.com for more information on Profile products and services.
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