First Distributor of i2 Solutions in the UK Mid-Market
London 13th November 2001 - i2 Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITWO), the leading provider of dynamic value chain management solutions, has partnered with Data Technology, a leading Professional Services provider, to bring its mid-market solutions to the UK.
Gus Machado, Chairman of Data Technology said, “Our collaboration with i2 means that for the first time, i2 solutions will be more readily available to the mid-market in the UK. Together with i2, we plan to deliver a solution that is designed to release trapped resources and results in a more streamlined and competitive business. The ROI is often demonstrable and makes this solution a must for companies that care about driving their business forward in difficult times. Quite simply, it could make the difference to a company’s survival.”
Ken Adcock, i2 Alliances Director, EMEA explained, “Data Technology’s skills and experiences complement i2’s proven leadership in supply chain management to create a solution for our clients that is unsurpassed in the field. We look forward to jointly delivering value to our clients.”
Strategic supply chain initiatives are changing the way companies do business and forcing enterprises to look at the very nature of their marketplace. Companies can no longer afford to act in isolation. In today’s business environment real-time collaboration is a driving force behind true competitive advantage. The i2 – Data Technology partnership will provide the infrastructure, technical support, software, education and implementation of a company’s extended supply chain requirements, from its suppliers through to its customers.
Specifically Data Technology will resell, implement and integrate:
· i2 Supply Chain Planner
Supply Chain Planner’s main objective is to balance unconstrained demand against the supply chain’s constraints to optimise a company’s business objectives. It supports multiple workflows to create feasible material and capacity plans, resolve problems, review alternatives and reprioritise demand depending upon the time within the planning horizon.
Supply Chain Planner is designed to provide answers to: Which factory should make what product? What customers should I satisfy first? How do I allocate scarce material and capacity? What transportation mode should I select?
· i2 Demand Planner
Demand Planner is unique in its ability to manage data in multiple dimensions and multiple views within each dimension. Demand Planner helps planners accurately model their business in real-time and dramatically reduce forecast error and link the planning process to strategic goals.
Demand Planner asks whether everyone is working to the same plan or not. Often, various departments create their own forecasts that are used to guide frequently conflicting objectives.
Demand Planner is designed to support the external collaboration with business partners and to align all requirements into a consensus plan.
· i2 Factory Planner
Factory planner optimises the performance of a customer’s manufacturing operations by providing feasible plans that meet both customers’ delivery requirements and the company’s business objectives. Factory Planner generates order releases, resource schedules and purchasing requirements based on order delivery dates, customer priorities, shop floor conditions and business objectives.
Factory Planner is designed to deliver improvement in on-time delivery performance; a reduction of manufacturing cycle times; a reduction in planning cycle times; and a reduction in inventory and overtime costs.
Machado concluded, “Together with i2, we are delivering value that will make a demonstrable difference to a company’s competitive advantage.”
About Data Technology – www.datatechnology.co.uk
Founded in 1987, Data Technology Plc with its proven manufacturing and distribution capabilities, combined with an experienced and dedicated team, is focussed on streamlining an organisations Supply Chain Management (SCM) processes. Regardless of a companies ERP implementation they seek to identify the latent value hidden within their supply chain and help them optimise ROI, other potential savings and business benefits.
Data Technology has a reputation for delivering projects on time and within budget. The company actively collaborates with best-of-breed companies including i2, the Supply Chain Management market leader, and global solutions vendor, IBM.
Data Technology uniquely resells, implements and supports i2’s supply chain solutions in the UK for the mid-market tier. Their partnership with IBM provides the opportunity to bring a solution to IBM’s marketplace that was previously not available. Together, with its partners, Data Technology is making a difference in delivering world-class robust solutions that are implemented and maintained in a cost-effective way.
For more than a decade, i2 has been a leader in supply chain management. i2 has extended its technology and expertise to Dynamic Value Chain Management—solutions to help companies collaborate on decision-making processes not only across functions within a single company, but across multiple companies. i2 solutions span the value chain interactions, including customer relationship management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Established in 1988, i2 is the only software solutions provider that measures, audits, and reports total value provided to its customers, with a mission to deliver billion in value by 2005.
Learn more at http://www.i2.com
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i2 Cautionary Language
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding anticipated benefits and improvements from the implementation of i2’s software solutions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those projected. The risks and uncertainties include the customer's ability to implement i2 solutions successfully or to achieve benefits attributable to i2 products. For a discussion of factors which could impact i2's financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements, please refer to i2's recent filings with the SEC, particularly the Form 10-K/A filed August 7, 2001 and Form 10-Q filed August 14, 2001. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.
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Data Technology Plc
Tel: +44 (0)1895 829300
Northern European Marcomms manager
+44 1628 601 278
Sue Eyles and Angela Jones
BlueBird Associates Ltd.
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