SOURCE: ecVision, Inc

July 09, 2007 11:30 ET

Effective Dashboard Reports and Scorecards Convey Critical Data to Retailers

ecVision® Provides Supply Chain Management Solution

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - ecVision XpressCommerce®, a leading Product Lifecycle Execution™ solution for consumer brand retailers, is providing comprehensive visibility into the entire product lifecycle through dashboard reporting and vendor scorecarding capabilities. XpressCommerce® connects retailers to all of their vendors and trading partners, and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems.

In the current release of this web-based software package, users are able to build custom reports utilizing the report wizard. Since XpressCommerce is a single platform capturing data from both PLM and SCE tasks, these reports are able to display clear, actionable information about current and historical performance in the context of planned or expected performance. These reports give users all the information they need -- including financial and operational information -- in a highly graphical, intuitive format, making it easy to investigate and explore further, if necessary, to make proactive business decisions.

In a 2006 AMR Research study, self-service reporting capabilities are the #1 priority to enhance supplier performance management. ecVision's supplier management functionality provides access to information on suppliers that allows users to improve their sourcing capabilities and perform more efficiently. Key performance indicators (KPIs) such as on-time performance, quality performance, production variety, and production capabilities are used to generate a vendor report card illustrating the vendor's rating.

This module is also designed to ensure that factories abide with your social responsibility standards (human rights compliance). It includes workplace code of conduct audits, such as working hours, age requirements, discrimination, living conditions, etc. Business rules can create alerts or even prevent orders from being sent to non-complying vendors/factories.

The enhancements in this release provide users with the ability to easily share critical product and analysis information. Armed with this information, retailers are able to be more flexible with the changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.

Learn more about XpressCommerce by visiting www.ecvision.com.

About ecVision:

ecVision provides a web-based product that connects retailers to their vendors and trading partners, and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution. With ecVision, retailers are able to be more flexible with changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.

Industry-leading companies, including Mervyns, New Balance, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, Leed's and Timberland, use ecVision's award-winning software to transform their supply network collaboration and visibility.

Headquartered in New Jersey, ecVision has offices in Hong Kong and China, in addition to a partner network in 15 countries providing local support. Since 1998, ecVision has connected over 3,500 suppliers and vendors around the world.

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