September 12, 2005 09:26 ET

MINDFLOW Announces New Decision Support Architecture

All Barriers Eliminated From Path to Achieve Savings Value Proposition

PLANO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- MINDFLOW, the leader of on-demand solutions for inbound supply chain planning and sourcing optimization, announced today the availability of a new decision support architecture that removes all barriers to achieving cost savings for small, medium and large corporations. The architecture includes the MINDFLOW ERP Connector™, J2EE compliance and advanced on-demand capabilities.

Sudy Bharadwaj, vice president of solutions delivery and marketing for MINDFLOW, commented, "Reducing costs via strategic sourcing is a strong value proposition. The ability to quickly obtain data from any ERP platform or environment, such as SAP or Oracle, and apply that valuable intelligence using on-demand sourcing and negotiation strategies now makes that value proposition possible for any company."

MINDFLOW has rapidly become the leading on-demand provider of sourcing solutions. Using the MINDFLOW ERP Connector™, users will seamlessly exchange master data with their system of record in order to quickly build cost-saving decision models. This direct link efficiently leverages all available information and ensures sourcing professionals apply complete and reliable data. The MINDFLOW ERP Connector™ allows sourcing practitioners to make even more effective allocation decisions that impact margins, while reducing the time it takes to create and maintain master data by an average of 40%.

MINDFLOW has recently announced a number of other accomplishments including:

--  Documented as the only vendor with two clients listed as "best
    practices companies" in Aberdeen Group's advanced negotiations and sourcing
--  Announced a number of significant new customers like VWR Corporation
    and Independent Purchasing Cooperative/Subway®
--  Praised by Aberdeen Group as the first advanced sourcing combination
    of on-demand solutions, services and templates
--  Recent release of MINDFLOW® 5.0, MINDFLOW® OnDemand and Category-in-a-
--  Recognized in Gartner Group's Magic Quadrant Report as a leader in
    sourcing solutions
To learn more about the MINDFLOW ERP Connector™ contact Scott King, (972) 930-9988 x234.


MINDFLOW helps companies save time, save money and reduce risk with on-demand solutions for inbound supply chain planning and sourcing optimization. Using MINDFLOW, companies develop sourcing decision models that accelerate savings and increase margins. MINDFLOW offerings include Category-in-a-Box™, MINDFLOW® EZ, MINDFLOW® OnDemand and the MINDFLOW library of more than 200 best-in-class sourcing decision models. Together with marquee customers, we have sourced billions of dollars in direct and indirect goods and services and have enabled many millions of dollars in cost reductions. With offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia, MINDFLOW helps customers realize aggressive savings goals. To learn more about MINDFLOW, visit

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