ENIGMA LAUNCHES E.BRIDGE - THE FIRST PERVASIVE COMPUTING TOOL Wednesday 16 January 2002 PDF Print Unilever Ceylon Ltd the first to apply E.bridge for 'any time, any where, any place' enterprise application UK 22nd November 2001 Enigma, the UK-based strategic business consultancy enabling companies to achieve greater ROI on existing ERP applications, has announced the launch of E.bridge, the first pervasive computing tool which offers totally scaleable 'any time, anywhere, any place' enterprise application delivery mechanism. Unilever Ceylon Ltd. (UCL), a truly owned subsidiary of Unilever PLC , the first company to implement E.bridge, has been piloting the system for the past 3 months. They anticipate significant savings through reduced inventory levels by using E.bridge to power its new e-procurement solution. The company's partners can now access data remotely, on any web-enabled device, effectively delivering the ERP system to where it is needed. Using E.bridge, Enigma enabled UCL existing infrastructure to work more efficiently, without implementing new equipment, and thus without the need to support new systems. Chris Burns, MD Enigma, said: "Pervasive computing is a reality. UCL is already reaping the benefits by taking its ERP application outside its four walls and practising an any time, any where, any place application. With a more enhanced ERP application we have enabled UCL to steal the march on competitors in speeding up the supply chain process and increased business efficiency. "Our approach is to offer the customer greater efficiency from systems they currently have in place. In a climate where businesses need to achieve more with less, E.bridge is providing customers such as Unilever Ceylon, with both the strategic advice and personalised solutions they need. We aim to enhance the efficiency and functionality of their current systems, using the tools which we have developed to do the job," added Burns. Unilever Ceylon's B2B e-Procurement launch is focussed towards strategic sourcing of direct materials. This initiative is a key milestone of Unilever's 'Path to Growth' strategic agenda to build a world class supply chain. Vinu Sudan, Commercial Director at Unilever Ceylon commented: "UCL envisages itself as a new economy company with old economy values. We believe that the transition from the existing way of doing business to the new electronic format need not be disruptive or expensive or requiring extensive training to use the application. E.bridge will ensure a successful implementation as the application takes advantage of intelligent web forms with an easy conversion path for traditional paper documents." Enigma developed the Unilever Ceylon portal to enable the company to share relevant information with each of its partners; assisting them to realistically forecast their demands, offer competitive pricing, efficiently manage their day to day business with UCL and ultimately gear them to independently surf the net. The overall goal is that both buyers and suppliers can use the time and ideas that spring from better operations to reinvent their supply chains for the Internet economy. To speak to Chris Burns, or if you would like an E.bridge demonstration please contact Liz Almond of éclat Marketing on +44 (0)118 989 5600. ~Ends~ About Enigma Enigma is a UK-based strategic business consultancy which enables companies to achieve greater ROI on existing ERP applications. With more than 10 years industry experience, Enigma has developed a unique set of tools that allow its customers to enhance efficiency and functionality of their current systems. Operating largely in the ERP field, Enigma has grown to 38 industry specialists since 1990 with clients including Walkers, easyjet, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Müller. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.