SOURCE: Metreo, Inc.

August 02, 2005 08:00 ET

Metreo's Solution Tracks™ Accelerate Financial Returns for Leading Manufacturers and Distributors

Projects Implemented in as Little as Ten Weeks

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- Metreo, a leading provider of comprehensive pricing intelligence, optimization and execution solutions, today announced the creation of Solution Tracks™, complete software and service solutions designed to solve industry-specific pricing issues as quickly and easily as possible. Metreo is the first pricing vendor to package its software, services and best practices together in business solutions which comprehensively address key pricing concerns and shape profitability for customers in the manufacturing and distribution industries.

Metreo Solution Tracks™ provide complete solutions to common pricing challenges in order to accelerate financial returns for customers. Comprised of unique software functionality, proven deployment templates, and best practices in process adjustment, data collection and rollout, Solution Tracks™ reflect the project structure most Metreo customers eventually arrived at after detailed investigation. With Solution Tracks™, Metreo's customers can break down price analysis, price optimization, and pricing execution projects into discrete, quickly deployable steps.

"Our customers want to see results quickly, and avoid disruption of their business," said Daphne Carmeli, president and CEO of Metreo, Inc. "As the first and only vendor to offer these specialized business solutions, we allow our customers the ability to see rapid improvements in margin, win rates and revenue by incorporating best practices at every step of the pricing process."

The Benefits of Using Metreo's Solution Tracks

Solution Tracks™ provide a factual assessment of costs, timelines and data requirements, allowing for a more accurate estimate of resources required, and a significant reduction of risk. Customers using these modules can forego much of the labor-intensive background work and deploy pricing strategies in as little as 10 weeks, with immediate results and clear measurable returns. Solution Tracks™ have proven to:

--  Focus resources: by solving a clearly defined pricing problem.
    
--  Limit complexity: by concentrating on discrete functions for every
    stage of the rollout.
    
--  Demonstrate impact: by delivering rapid results in clear, measurable
    returns.
    
--  Provide framework: by clarifying next best steps in the ongoing
    pricing process to ensure continual success.
    
"Solution Tracks™ revolve around specific implementation goals and includes configuration templates and professional services guidance," said Laura Preslan in a May 2005 AMR report. "Metreo has invested in the development of Solution Tracks™ to speed up implementation time."

About Metreo

Metreo is the leading provider of comprehensive pricing intelligence, optimization and execution solutions that demystify and add discipline to the entire pricing process, enabling manufacturers and distributors to drive more profit to the bottom line. Customers include industry leaders such as Eaton Corp., Essex Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Oncology Therapeutics Network and Owens Corning. The company has been growing at a rate of 300% year-over-year for the past two years and was ranked #1 in The San Francisco Business Times' annual list of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2004). They were also named a Rising Star on the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. More information is available at http://www.metreo.com/.

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