SOURCE: Enporion

July 14, 2008 07:00 ET

Enporion Biannual Customer Council Meets on End-to-End e-Procurement Solutions

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Enporion, a leading provider of supply chain solutions and professional services, held its biannual Customer Council meeting at the end of June in Boise, Idaho. The Customer Council is one of the ways Enporion gains valuable customer input for product enhancements and company strategy as well as providing its customers with the most recent developments in supply chain solutions and outlook for the future.

Andrew Bartels, Vice President of Research, Forrester Research, delivered an overview of e-procurement with his presentation titled "Squeezing More Value From Your e-Purchasing Efforts." This report provided recommendations on applying technology solutions to specific portions of a typical eight-step spend management process that would yield the optimal return on investment. Examples discussed included automated spend analysis, contract life-cycle management (CLM), and electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP). The presentation is available to supply chain professionals at the newly redesigned Enporion website (

"The most important aspect of Enporion's Supply Chain Management solution is our ability to deliver an integrated, end-to-end e-Procurement system from a single vendor; everything we offer was developed by Enporion's technology team," said Michael Grohman, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Enporion. "And our customers provide ongoing input to the integration process as we continue to enhance the solution; that's an important part of the Customer Council process."

Other topics included spend analytics, strategic sourcing, commodity price trends, an update on the new D.O.E. rule regarding distribution transformers, and compliance. The Council concluded with roundtables for sharing best practices. The next Council meeting will be held in November in Tampa, Florida.

About Enporion

Enporion is a supply chain management solutions and services company, providing strategic sourcing and e-procurement applications, and related professional services. Enporion is delivering results for customers in the gas and electric utilities, manufacturing and distribution industries.

Enporion's Supply Chain Manager®, an integrated suite of e-commerce tools, delivers cost reduction through price and process savings, and includes capabilities in catalog management, supplier enablement and connection, spend reporting, e-sourcing including auctions and electronic RFx's, and contract management. These applications are delivered in a Software-as-a-Service environment, resulting in quick implementation and early realization of benefits. Visit Enporion online at

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