SOURCE: ecVision, Inc.

February 25, 2008 09:01 ET

Supplier/Retailer Collaboration Tools Enhance Relationships

Upcoming Release of ecVision XpressCommerce® Increases End User Features for Communication

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - ecVision, an award winning provider of product lifecycle and supply chain solutions, announced today that its upcoming product release of XpressCommerce version 8.9.1 will contain enhancements to the system's supplier/retailer collaboration tool for discussions.

Software solutions offering true collaboration must take into account the entire retail model, from design to pricing to compliance to shipping to tracking, and beyond. This level of collaboration is comprised of a vast network of trading partners who in turn collaborate with each other, delivering a system that allows everyone, but most importantly the retailer, to foster healthier relationships as they conduct business.

"Retailer/supplier relationships are critical to managing supply chain risk," said Thomas Ng, CEO of ecVision. "The collaboration tools in XpressCommerce help facilitate an environment where all parties can openly communicate about cost, product, and service issues. The key to calming the rocky relationships between each group, with their own interests to protect, is technology."

ecVision XpressCommerce® is a web-based solution that delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems. The Framework is the foundation for the XpressCommerce system and is comprised of a suite of sophisticated components, including the Discussion Tool that enables better supplier/retailer relationships. The Discussion Tool is a centralized repository for collaborative discussions within XpressCommerce.

The results are multi-fold:

--  exchanges are not in an individual's email system where they can't be
    easily shared,
--  discussions are attached to specific issue or business document they
    are related to,
--  content is searchable making information more accessible,
--  discussions can be posted to the system, external email or both in
--  alerts are generated to notify recipients of new postings, and
--  discussions can be grouped and sorted by topic based on the user's
    settings for greater usability.

Coupled with dynamic reporting and visibility features, private label retailers and brand manufacturers can communicate effectively with their trading partner network across the globe. The results make it possible for retail organizations to optimize their product lifecycle management and supply chain execution capabilities.

ecVision has been building and delivering solutions to leading retail organizations since 1998 and the product's feature set has grown with market demands to become a leading solution in the apparel and footwear space. To learn more about ecVision's solutions, visit

About ecVision:

For the last 10 years, ecVision, has been providing web-based solutions that connect retailers to their supplier network, and delivers the key functions of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain execution (SCE) systems in a single solution. With XpressCommerce®, retailers are able to be more flexible with changing consumer trends, increase margins, improve productivity of their global supply network, and quickly deliver quality items to their customers.

Industry-leading companies, including Mervyn's, New Balance, JCPenney, Abercrombie & Fitch, BonTon, Leed's and Timberland, use ecVision's award-winning software to transform their supply network collaboration and visibility.

Headquartered in New Jersey, ecVision has offices in Hong Kong and China, in addition to a partner network in 15 countries providing local support. Since 1998, ecVision has connected over 3,500 suppliers and vendors around the world.

Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. ecVision, XpressCommerce, XpressChain and XpressB2B are the trademarks of ecVision Limited/ecVision Inc. ecVision, XpressCommerce, XpressChain and XpressB2B are registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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