SOURCE: Emptoris

March 17, 2008 11:05 ET

Leading Industry Analyst Firm Gives Emptoris Positive Ratings for Its Supply & Contract Management Suite

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading independent provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has released a research report examining the company and its solutions titled, "Vendor Rating: Emptoris."(1) The Gartner Vendor Rating gives the company and its solution suite an overall "positive" rating.

"We are very proud that, after rigorous evaluation by an independent research firm that included in-depth interviews with our customers, Emptoris and its solutions have received these positive ratings," said Avner Schneur, president and chief executive officer of Emptoris. "We believe our success is derived from the success of our customers, and we are grateful that their evaluations have led to such a strong independent review."

Gartner completed Vendor Rating Reports for three ERP and best-of-breed providers of supply and contract management solutions. The report evaluated the Emptoris sourcing, spend analysis and sourcing solutions, among other solutions and aspects of the company. In July 2007, Gartner also rated Emptoris a "Strong Positive," the highest possible rating, in its "MarketScope for Contract Management Software, 2007" report. Gartner is also expected to issue its "Magic Quadrant" report for the supply and contract management industry in the third quarter of 2008.

Emptoris' solution suite includes software solutions for contract management, sourcing, spend analysis, and compliance, as well as a significantly expanded supplier performance management solution. With its latest suite release in late 2007, Emptoris expanded its Supplier Performance Management solution, adding enhanced monitoring capabilities, integrated supplier self-assessment capabilities, supplier development projects and new supplier collaboration functionality.

The Gartner Vendor Rating for Emptoris is available at www.gartner.com.

For more information on Emptoris Contracts visit www.emptoris.com/solutions/contract_management_software.asp.

For more information on Emptoris Supplier Performance Management visit www.emptoris.com/solutions/supplier_performance_management.asp.

Gartner Vendor Rating

The Vendor Rating is copyrighted March 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Vendor Rating is an evaluation of a vendor as a whole and is based on Gartner's assessment of the vendor's vision and execution for a product or service, relative to Gartner's analysis of clients' requirements. It is not intended as a comparison relative to competitors in the market. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Vendor Rating, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

(1) "Vendor Rating: Emptoris" by Debbie Wilson, published by Gartner, Inc. in March 2008

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