SOURCE: Endeca

August 22, 2005 11:46 ET

Endeca Chooses IBM to Help Deliver On Demand Business Solutions to Meet Fabrication & Assembly Industry Customer Needs

Joins IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- Endeca today announced it has achieved industry optimization in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks. Endeca can now take advantage of IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver solutions that meet customer requirements in the Fabrication & Assembly industry.

Customers are seeking solutions that can help them better integrate processes and applications and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities -- all key elements in transforming to an On Demand business.

Endeca is the leading provider of Guided Navigation®, Search and Analysis solutions for the Fabrication & Assembly industry. It is critical for manufacturers and suppliers to provide quick and easy access to very complicated, high-volume product data for their businesses to succeed -- everywhere from their catalogs to their websites to their design systems and supply chains. However, they face information overload, as existing systems fall short when people need to find information about a part, but lack a precise part number. Endeca dramatically changes this as people can find product and component information knowing only limited information, such as attributes, dimensions or fragmentary knowledge of what they need. The Endeca information access platform also provides organizations with a cost-effective way to provide an integrated, contextual view of product data which is general dispersed throughout the organization.

"By teaming with IBM, Endeca has teamed with the world leader in hardware, software, and services solutions," Jim Baum, Endeca President & CEO. "In particular, Endeca has teamed with the IBM WebSphere suite of products to provide full-breadth eCommerce and product information management tools to the Fabrication & Assembly Industry."

Whether an engineer searching for the best part to include in a new design or a customer looking for product information on a manufacturer's website, Endeca's search and Guided Navigation goes beyond the traditional search engine experience to help employees and customers quickly find what they are looking for. And this newfound capability brings cascading benefits throughout the enterprise, as it touches all of the business processes, including procurement, supply chain, parts design, and e-business.

"IBM is excited to help Endeca explore new markets, expand its offerings and refine existing solutions said Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. Through IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks, Endeca has emerged as a leader in integrated search, navigation, and analysis solutions."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today.

ISVs can sign up for PartnerWorld Industry Networks at

About Endeca

Endeca's award-winning Guided Navigation, Enterprise Search, and Analysis solutions help organizations integrate, discover, and navigate enterprise data to solve business problems associated with information overload. Endeca's customers include a wide range of enterprises, including retailers (Barnes & Noble, Circuit City, CompUSA, PETCO, Wal-Mart); financial services (Bank of America, MFS Investment Management, Putnam Investments); manufacturing and distribution (IBM, Arrow Electronics, and John Deere); media and publishing (World Book and IHS) and government (the Library of Congress, NASA, and the National Cancer Institute). Endeca is a private company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. More information: or

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