SOURCE: Emptoris

March 27, 2008 14:38 ET

IACCM Profiles Emptoris Customer for Contract Management Excellence

Case Study Examines Impact of Contract Management Solution at a Leading Pharmaceutical Company

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), a leading educational organization for contract professionals, profiled one of the company's customers, a Fortune 200 pharmaceutical company, in the March Issue of "Contracting Excellence."

IACCM notes that, "Market conditions have made the contracting process increasingly significant -- and that changes in [contract management] support and enable wider business improvements." The article provides a general overview of the drivers for change in the contracting process at a leading pharmaceutical company, as well as an overview of the company's solution selection and implementation process.

The IACCM article quotes the director of strategic sourcing at the pharmaceutical company, "The compelling issues were visibility and finding ways to better monitor and improve lead-times. But then new issues came over the horizon. Risk and compliance all became 'big deals' -- SOX, privacy, information security, corporate citizenship -- suddenly we had a whole array of new, high-focus items on our agenda."

The article is available online at or on the IACCM website under Contracting Excellence. In addition, an online seminar, "Building a Business Case for Contract Management Solutions," featuring Tim Cummins, Executive Director of IACCM, and the senior legal counsel at a Fortune 100 technology company, is also available for download at Emptoris Webcasts. Finally, an additional webcast, "Contract Lifecycle Management: The Strategic Weapon against Supply Management Risk," which features a presentation by the associate director of sourcing at a leading pharmaceutical company, is available online at

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize 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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