SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris, Inc.

August 19, 2009 10:10 ET

Royal Dutch Shell Celebrates Its 3,000th Managed Auction Event With Emptoris' Event Monitoring and Support (EM&S) Service

Leader in Global Energy and Petrochemicals Is Also a World Leader in eAuctions

Shell Leverages Emptoris Sourcing Global Event Monitoring and Support Service

LONDON and BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Supply and Contract Management solutions, is proud to announce that Royal Dutch Shell, a leading global energy and petrochemicals company with operations in more than 100 countries, has completed its 3,000th eAuction event utilising the Emptoris Sourcing solution and Emptoris Event Monitoring and Support (EM&S) Service.

"Royal Dutch Shell is a clearly recognised leader in the energy and petrochemicals industry, and ought to be as equally recognised as a leader for its world-class eAuction operations. Having conducted more than three thousand eAuctions in less than three years is a testament to the breadth and depth of their global sourcing program. However, the complexity of their sourcing events and the efficiency with which their organisation is run are also worth recognition. Emptoris is extremely proud to work hand-in-hand with such a world-class company and a best-in-class sourcing team," said Eric Allen, General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA) for Emptoris, Inc.

Royal Dutch Shell, the world's largest company according to the Fortune 500, conducts more than 100 eAuction events per month in more than 10 languages including Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Dutch. Over 17,000 suppliers have placed more than 100,000 bids over the course of those 3,000 auctions. The company sources a wide variety of direct and indirect materials from basic components of production to complex materials and services including chemicals, and transportation.

Shell was an early adopter of eAuctions, developing an initial program in 2000 and transferring to Emptoris Sourcing in 2007 to help handle the growing volume and complexity of its sourcing events. Shell utilises the Emptoris Event Monitoring and Support (EM&S) Service, which helps buyers in successfully running eAuctions, including assisting suppliers in using the Emptoris Sourcing application. Emptoris Sourcing automates all sourcing events from reverse auctions to complex multi-stage negotiations -- and allows companies to source the best products and services from suppliers while driving cost competitiveness, minimising supply base risk and reducing sourcing cycle time. Emptoris Sourcing is used by leading Global 2000 companies and is consistently recognised by independent research firms as the leading solution based on its "heavyweight functionality," "ability to execute," and the company's track record of innovation. Most recently, Emptoris was positioned in the "leaders quadrant" in the Gartner research report, "Magic Quadrant for Sourcing Application Suites, 2008"

"For Shell, e-sourcing is all about bringing speed, transparency, and simplification to the holistic sourcing process. What we particularly like about e-sourcing, and why we have continued to push our usage of eAuctions, is the transparency and openness that such events provide, for both the buyer and the supplier," said Guy Frankling, e-Sourcing and Implementation Manager, Shell International Petroleum Limited. "Such transparency ensures the integrity of the sourcing event and the sourcing process at Shell. We could not achieve such a high level of eAuctions without the close support of Emptoris' Event Monitoring and Support Services. Their support is 24/7 and truly global in nature, which is critical for us given the span of markets we operate in."

Shell was honored for completing its 3,000th successful e-sourcing event with the presentation of an award to Frankling at Shell by Stephen Henry, Account Executive, and Eric Allen, General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA) for Emptoris, Inc.

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

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