SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris, Inc.

January 21, 2010 14:35 ET

Emptoris Expands Operations in China

Global Leader in Supply & Contract Management Software Develops Full-Service Operations in China; William Li, Former Ariba and Oracle Executive, to Lead Emptoris China

BEIJING and BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise Supply and Contract Management solutions, today announced the company's expansion with the opening of operations in China. Emptoris China launches with full service offices in Shanghai, including sales, product development, professional services and customer support staff -- as well as a dedicated suite of Supply and Contract Management Solutions designed for Chinese companies.

The company also announced that William Li, an executive with more than 14 years' experience in enterprise software and supply chain management, including senior positions with Ariba, PeopleSoft and Oracle, has joined the company as General Manager & Group Vice President of China for Emptoris.

"Emptoris offers Chinese companies, and global companies with Chinese operations, a suite of solutions and support designed for the Chinese market, including Chinese language, currencies and customer support. As a truly global solution provider, a company needs operations and support in the world's third largest market," said Patrick D. Quirk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emptoris, Inc.

William Li, who has served as a senior executive for Ariba, PeopleSoft and Oracle, will oversee the company's Chinese operations as General Manager & Group Vice President, China for Emptoris, Inc. Li has more than 14 years of experience in enterprise software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management. Li will be joined immediately by a team of local executives including those with significant sales, professional service and customer support experience.

"Emptoris is the pre-eminent global solution for supply and contract management with a proven track record at the world's leading companies. Our goal is to ensure the success of Chinese companies implementing Emptoris and to see that significant value is created. This will ensure that Emptoris is also the pre-eminent solution in the Chinese market," said William Li, newly appointed General Manager & Group Vice President, China for Emptoris, Inc. "Of course, as a rapidly growing economy and key link in the global supply chain, China is a critical market for most global companies, and having a solution suite and support staff that is adaptive and dedicated to the market is critically important."

More than 150 global companies rely on Emptoris solutions -- from spend analysis, sourcing, and contract management, to supplier risk management and services procurement. Emptoris offers its solutions and customer support in more than a dozen global languages including Chinese/Mandarin, English, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.

The Emptoris Supply and Contract Management solution suite integrates powerful solutions that may be deployed flexibly or modularly to meet the unique demands of global businesses. The suite includes solutions for spend analysis, sourcing, services procurement, supplier risk management and contract management. Whether companies are identifying high-risk contracts through scoring and analytics or the lowest total cost sourcing award, a common characteristic across the suite is its ability to enable better visibility and decision-making through business optimization. Emptoris solutions are consistently recognized by leading independent analyst firms as the market's leading solutions. Most recently, Emptoris was positioned in the "leaders' quadrant" in the Gartner research report, "Magic Quadrant for Sourcing Application Suites."

William Li and the Emptoris China office can be reached at For further information about Emptoris, visit

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