SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris, Inc.

June 11, 2009 11:14 ET

Global Mining Company Selects Emptoris Suite to Support Its Procurement Transformation

LONDON and BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Supply and Contract Management solutions, today announced that Anglo American, the global mining group, has selected the Emptoris suite to advance its global supply chain transformation project.

"To achieve our vision of becoming the industry leader, and global benchmark, for supply chain value creation, Anglo American needs advanced, integrated systems to help guide, manage and govern its processes globally," said Andrew Hinkly, Group Head of Supply Chain for Anglo American. "We chose the Emptoris suite specifically because of its advanced and global capabilities -- and its track record of success with large, global companies."

"Emptoris' contract management and sourcing solutions will be used as part of the 'Anglo Supply Chain' project, supporting the strategic transformation of the procurement function at Anglo American. Most importantly, the solutions will enable visibility, collaboration and measurement across our entire operational footprint. The solutions will allow for global development, visibility and management of supplier contracts which will also aid compliance and supplier performance management," said Hinkly.

A key initiative in Anglo American's procurement transformation is to seamlessly integrate the Emptoris solutions with its ERP systems. "Emptoris' ability to extend the value of our ERP system, and to do so in a single suite, is a key advantage to our procurement transformation. The fact that Emptoris has pre-packaged and successful integrations with multiple complex ERP Systems was an important factor in our selection of the Emptoris suite," said Hinkly.

The Emptoris suite includes solutions for Sourcing, Contract Management, Compliance, Spend Analysis, and Supplier Performance Management. 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, 2008" -- and received the highest score for "Current Product Offering" in "The Forrester Wave: Contract Life-Cycle Management, 2008."

Emptoris Contract Management allows companies to structure stronger contracts, streamline the contracting process, and improve compliance. The solution automates the contract lifecycle process from creation and execution, through performance monitoring, analysis, and re-negotiation.

Emptoris Sourcing allows companies to realise the best value, not just the best price, from its supply base by factoring cost, risk, and performance drivers into decision-making. Emptoris Sourcing automates all sourcing events from reverse auctions to complex multi-stage negotiations.

About Anglo American

Anglo American plc ( is one of the world's largest mining groups. With its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the company is a global leader in mining platinum group metals and diamonds and with significant interests in coal, base and ferrous metals, as well as industrial minerals. The Group is globally diverse with operations in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia.

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realise best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

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