SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.
May 21, 2010 04:00 ET
MTN Group Calls on Emptoris Sourcing to Support Challenges of Rapid Expansion
Leading Telecommunications Provider in Africa and the Middle East Drives Cost Savings and Greater Spend Transparency With Emptoris
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA and BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of strategic supply management and enterprise contract management solutions, announced today that MTN Group, a leading telecommunications operator in Africa and the Middle East, has selected Emptoris Sourcing to enable its global sourcing program.
"MTN has experienced phenomenal growth of its mobile subscriber numbers in the markets it serves in Africa and the Middle East. To keep up with that growth, our group procurement function continually seeks to develop stronger relationships with our supplier base and secure more transparent and competitive pricing," said Dino Colbert, Group CPO of MTN Group. "To meet MTN's vision to be the leader in telecommunications in emerging markets, our procurement group must, of course, leverage best-in-class technologies. Emptoris Sourcing has proven its value at the world's largest global companies and in some of the most demanding and complex environments. The capabilities and value Emptoris Sourcing brings will be critical as we continue to address the challenges and opportunities presented by our growth."
MTN counts more than 120 million subscribers in 21 emerging markets with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. MTN will leverage the Emptoris Sourcing solution to automate its sourcing process, and to ensure the organisation sources the optimum products and services while managing supplier performance, minimising supply base risk and reducing sourcing cycle time. MTN will use Emptoris Sourcing as a hosted software service, and Emptoris will provide initial event management and adoption services to ensure rapid utilisation and value from the solution for MTN.
"In this fast-paced, competitive global economic environment, multinational corporations are reassessing the way they source, and sourcing is increasingly being recognised as a strategic function driving corporate priorities from cost reduction to risk mitigation. MTN and leading telecommunications companies have learned that Emptoris' best-in-class sourcing can drive significant competitive advantage," said Eric Allen, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Emptoris, Inc.
Emptoris solutions are consistently recognised by leading independent analyst firms as the market's leading supply and contract management solutions. Most recently, Emptoris was positioned in the "leaders' quadrant" in the Gartner research report, "Magic Quadrant for Sourcing Application Suites." Emptoris solutions are used by Global 2000 companies across every industry; customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, Kraft, and GlaxoSmithKline. For further information on Emptoris, visit www.emptoris.com.