The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2002-07-22T14:38:00Z Pacific Access appoints i2 for e-catalogue software platform 2002-07-22T14:38:00Z pacific-access-appoints-i2-for-e-catalogue-software-platform Leading Australian advertising, information and directories business, Pacific Access Pty Ltd, today announced the appointment of supply chain management leader, i2 Technologies, for the software platform for a new Pacific Access service aimed at businesses and governments. The licence agreement with i2 gives Pacific Access the right to use i2's content management and syndication software, i2 Content, for Pacific Access' proposed e-catalogues service. The software will allow Pacific Access to develop online catalogues by helping companies clean, organise and manage product and supplier information for more efficient procurement and supply chain management. This technology will also let suppliers update their e-catalogue content and syndicate it easily to a variety of sites, including market exchanges and client electronic procurement systems. Pacific Access' e-catalogue product will include collection, creation, classification, management and publishing services, along with the production of electronic, commerce-ready, searchable catalogues. Pacific Access' General Manager - Business Services, Mr. Robert Rath, said the agreement was a good fit for both Pacific Access and i2. "The agreement with i2 represents a major part of Pacific Access' e-business strategy in reducing the technology and cost barriers that have hindered supplier uptake of online procurement. It also provides us with the tools and technology to capture content once, and then syndicate it to many sites. "The benefit of digitising business content is in developing a single repository; an e-catalogue. The e-catalogue contains data that can be easily accessed by everyone in the organisation and all members of the supply chain. The value of the e-catalogue service is that it offers cost savings and reduced search time, giving customers an easy entry into online procurement. Our e-catalogue product will enable businesses to showcase their products electronically - offering them a classification structure in which to place data, including rich elements like photos or document attachments. The service is also able to classify and group suppliers for large organisations, such as government departments, and can be incorporated into corporate electronic procurement systems. "Significantly, the deal also enhances Pacific Access' Yellow Pages OnLine offering, with a planned incorporation of i2's software into the site." i2 Managing Director - Australia and New Zealand, Mr. Rodney Boyle, said the deal represented a key part of i2's growth strategy for Australia, and reflected the company's global business model. "With over 200 i2 Content implementations to date, we were keen to bring our content expertise to the Australian market. i2 was actively seeking an alliance in the content provider space, with strong connections to local businesses who could help deliver the value of standardised supply chain content. Pacific Access is an excellent fit for this," Mr Boyle said. "Content management provides companies with a common language, necessary to enable all members of a supply chain to communicate clearly and accurately about products and suppliers. An essential part of effective supply chain management is the flow of information between participants. As leaders in supply chain management, i2 feels that it is very important that companies understand the value of effective content management." The deal is for a period of three years, with a provision for renewal for a further three years by mutual agreement. Financial terms of the agreement are confidential. - ends - About Pacific Access Pacific Access is a leading Australian information, advertising and directories business, providing print, voice and online products and services to more than 400,000 customers nationally, about 90 percent of whom are small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As a national, wholly-owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Limited, Pacific Access manages two of Australia's leading brands, Yellow Pages and White Pages, along with the leading Internet city guide, CitySearch, the interactive location and navigation brand, Whereis, and the Internet search engine, the GOeureka site. For more information, visit the corporate Internet site at www.corporate.pacificaccess.com.au and - Registered trade mark and trade mark of Telstra Corporation Limited. CitySearch is a trade mark of CitySearch Australia Pty Ltd. About i2 i2 is a leading provider of value chain management solutions. i2's value chain management solutions help companies plan and execute the activities involved in managing supply and demand. These solutions span the entire scope of value chain interactions, including supplier relationship management, supply chain management and demand chain management. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies US, Inc. and i2 Technologies, Inc Pilot collaboration between Shell and i2 to review the development of integrated supply chain software for the oil industry 2002-03-22T18:47:00Z pilot-collaboration-between-shell-and-i2-to-review-the-development-of-integrated-supply-chain-software-for-the-oil-industry Shell Global Solutions International B.V. and i2 Technologies have agreed on a program to assess the development, in collaboration, of a fully integrated supply chain software package for the downstream oil industry. Any eventual solution would be driven by real demand and actual market dynamics. It aims to be the first on the market to offer customers an integrated, end-to-end software solution for supply chain management. It will cover operations from crude selection to product storage at terminals and depots and, in combination with improved business processes, would be expected to deliver significant bottom line improvements. The collaboration on the pilot program combines i2s market leadership in developing supply chain management software solutions, with the operational experience and technology of Shell Global Solutions. It is intended that Shell companies operating downstream supply, manufacturing and distribution businesses around the world would be amongst the first to implement this package. Commenting on the announcement, Michiel Boersma, President of Shell Global Solutions said, Being at the forefront of this type of development is a key strategic driver for our business. We believe that bringing together our worldwide industry experience in managing and improving supply chain operations, with i2s leadership in supply chain management software solutions, will give us every chance of achieving a very powerful breakthrough technology to address this yet-to-be solved business problem. The combined team is already working on the functional specification and definition phase to understand and solve the complexities of aligning supply chain operations across multiple countries, demand envelopes and refinery production centers. By utilising the principles of i2s Dynamic Value Chain Management business philosophy, enhanced by i2 and Shell to meet the Downstream Hydrocarbon Supply Chain, this solution would play a critical part in the industry migration from past disjoined push production strategies to a necessary market pull strategy, with production and distribution decisions being global, optimal and consumer oriented, said Philip Crawford, President, i2 EMEA. We are delighted to explore working with an organisation that lives and breathes practical consultancy to improve downstream margins. By enabling intelligent control through increased visibility in the hydrocarbon value chain, over more precisely where and when certain products should be produced and distributed, we would be able to provide value to the industry and ultimately its customers. About Shell Global Solutions Shell Global Solutions is made up of six independent, innovative technology businesses. Each has its own area of expertise. All six routinely combine their research data, operational experience, technical know-how and key staff to deliver cost-effective solutions to commercial customers. Shell Global Solutions works closely with clients to support and improve their bottom line by optimising asset performance and maximising efficiencies. The organisation draws on the resources of more than 50 years of industrial experience within the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. It operates alongside clients wherever they are working throughout the world on all aspects of design, construction, maintenance and plant operation. For more on our services please visit www.shellglobalsolutions.com For more information, please contact Media Relations, Shell International Ltd Tel: + 44 207 934 3045. About i2 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 $75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. i2 Cautionary Language This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the potential for collaboration between Shell and i2 to develop software solutions for the oil industry, the functionality and marketability of solutions produced as the result of such collaboration, and future customers ability to achieve expected benefits from any newly developed software solution. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the project does not go forward. For a discussion of other factors identified by i2 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those 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 November 14, 2001. Additionally, i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statement contained in this news release. i2 adds new functionality to its i2 Five.Two software to provide real-time visibility into orders, shipments and inventory across the value chain 2002-03-14T21:09:00Z i2-adds-new-functionality-to-its-i2-five-two-software-to-provide-real-time-visibility-into-orders-shipments-and-inventory-across-the-value-chain i2, the leading provider of dynamic value chain management solutions, today announced that it has added new inventory visibility and exception management capabilities to its i2 Five.Two collaboration solution that is designed to give its customers faster and more accurate order, inventory and shipment information across the value chain. The i2 solution also enables companies to quickly act on the information leading to improved responsiveness and rapid decision-making. Jeff McKibben, director of worldwide e-procurement for Hewlett-Packard Company said, Understanding inventory status - from order to final delivery - is critical for HP and our trading partners. i2s Collaboration and Inventory Visibility Solution will enable us to take our KeyChain private supply chain hub to the next level, providing key trading partners, such as contract and component manufacturers and logistics service providers with real-time visibility to forecasts, orders, shipments and inventory. As a result, we can further increase the speed of our value chain, reduce inventory levels for all players and improve our customer responsiveness. i2 solution offers unique capabilities The i2 Collaboration and Inventory Visibility Solution differs from current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and competing Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications that are limited to operating within the four walls of a company or a division. i2s solutions offer multi-enterprise, multi-tier collaboration and inventory visibility designed to allow companies to reduce inventory-carrying costs, while improving customer satisfaction. i2s market-leading collaborative solutions for the high tech, automotive, consumer goods and retail industries are also designed to offer: Scalability and can be implemented for quick time-to-value: The i2 solution is scalable and integrates with existing ERP and legacy systems. Companies can collaborate on a large number of products and components across hundreds of suppliers with implementation times as quick as three to six months. Currently over 1,200 trading partners participate in collaborative trading hubs powered by i2. Comprehensive capabilities across planning and execution: The i2 solution includes industry-specific processes like Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) for retail, RosettaNet for high tech, and just-in-time (JIT) for the automotive industry. i2s solution enables trading partner collaboration spanning long-term planning to near-term execution, and provides visibility into capacity, demand, orders and inventory across the value chain. Exception detection and management for effective control: The i2 Collaboration and Inventory Visibility Solution enables users to set alerts that are critical to their business roles. Any critical exceptions pertaining to the status of inventory, orders or shipments will automatically send alerts to appropriate personnel and ensure that they are resolved before they become customer issues. If the inventory for a critical item falls below the minimum level, an alert will automatically be sent to the company buyer and trigger the replenishment process from the supplier to prevent stockouts. This management by exception is key to efficient coordination and control of business processes to drive high customer satisfaction. ARC Advisory Group recognises i2s vision and leadership Steve Banker, director of Supply Chain Solutions at the ARC Advisory Group said, i2 has been a visionary and leader in collaboration and pioneered a form of collaborative planning that starts with a collaborative forecast and by stages turns into allocated orders. The i2 Collaboration and Inventory Visibility Solution spans demand-supply planning to execution and integrates multiple tiers of suppliers into a synchronised and efficient collaborative network. The rules of competition are changing The basis for competition is rapidly shifting from company versus company to value chain versus value chain. Steve Robinson, i2 executive vice president Solutions Marketing said, The rules of competition are changing. Excess or inadequate inventory results from a lack of visibility and an inability to respond rapidly to changes in demand. i2s collaboration and inventory solution provides visibility from order to delivery for our customers, and offers them the ability to plan and execute with their trading partners. We have designed solutions to enable both sides to meet their customers needs in the most cost effective way with the lowest inventory and maximum profitability, at the lowest total cost of ownership. The i2 Collaboration and Inventory Visibility Solution has already enabled many companies to achieve impressive results. Leading companies including high tech firms such as Hewlett-Packard and Compal; retail exchanges, such as the WorldWide Retail Exchange; and manufacturers, such as Hyundai and TaylorMade-adidas Golf have used the i2 solution. These companies report significantly reduced product delivery lead times and subsequent boosts to customer satisfaction by deploying the solution and changing their internal processes. Key customer benefits Some i2 customers have experienced the following benefits from i2 solutions: Increased customer service levels from 5-20 percent, Reduced inventory levels (raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods) by 10-30 percent, Reduced procurement inefficiencies by 20-50 percent, and Decreased cycle times from purchase order to delivery by 10-30 percent. About i2 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 $75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Cautionary Language This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including forward looking statements regarding the customer's ability to implement or integrate i2 solutions successfully and in a timely fashion, receive expected functionality and performance, or achieve benefits attributable to i2 solutions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those projected. 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 November 14, 2001. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release. Simplot Australia goes live with i2 Supply Chain Management 2001-12-10T21:51:00Z simplot-australia-goes-live-with-i2-supply-chain-management i2 Technologies today announced that Simplot Australia, a major Australian manufacturer, distributor and marketer of packaged food products, has gone live with i2 Supply Chain Management (SCM). This implementation is part of its strategic supply chain project, which aims to reduce inventory levels, improve customer service and reduce supply chain costs. Simplot Australia and i2 used i2s Business Release Methodology to help Simplot Australia realise value from the implementation quickly. The project encompassed the incremental rollout of i2 Demand Planner and Supply Chain Planner simultaneously across the business. Both solutions are now live. Jeff Phipps, chief information officer, Simplot Australia said, In parallel with the i2 SCM implementation, Simplot Australia has independently attained MRPII/Class A accreditation and the institution of Sales and Operations Planning processes. Simplot Australia has improved delivery in full and on time (DIFOT) by five percent and reduced finished goods inventory levels by 20 percent. Weve reduced the amount of obsolete stock by more than 50 percent and are realising savings of eight percent on warehousing costs and 10 percent on transportation. We now have a much greater understanding of our customers requirements and are better positioned to meet their needs without large amounts of safety stock. Operational efficiency for competitive advantage The key business driver for the combined business process changes, and i2 implementation, was the need for operational efficiency as a means of competitive advantage. Before we initiated these changes, we didnt have total visibility of planning across the different functional units of our business. It was difficult to operate as a single company when sales, manufacturing and distribution each had their own planning processes. We needed a consolidated planning system to enable us to run the business efficiently, said Jeff Phipps. We also wanted the ability to continuously improve our business processes, to not only operate more efficiently, but smarter. This is important in a highly competitive industry such as ours. Forecasting for improved customer service i2 Demand Planner was initially rolled out in the Fast Food area of the business and then expanded to include the rest of the Food Service and Retail businesses. Simplot Australia reports that it can now more accurately forecast customer demand for its products, including brands such as Birds Eye, Edgell, Fourn Twenty and Leggos. It has fully integrated all planning functions across the businesses with the aim of providing much greater visibility. Through significantly improved modelling, demand forecasting and business processes, Simplot Australia reports it has been able to better service its customers and reduce storage and transportation costs, inventory and waste. The company says it expects additional value from i2 Demand Planner, as promotions and scan data from retail customers is incorporated. Anticipating constraints for better planning The initial stages of the i2 Supply Chain Planner implementation focused on improving distribution planning and then expanded to include production planning across Simplot Australias eight manufacturing plants. Constraint based planning is now being done at some plants, with all plants expected to incorporate constraints into their planning processes by the end of the year. Simplot Australias key constraints include production and warehousing capacity and distribution constraints. i2 Supply Chain Planner is being used to generate weekly plans, which are used by plant planners for tactical execution and managers for strategic management by exception. Jeff Phipps said, Now that we have greater visibility of potential business problems, we can spend more time solving problems instead of wasting valuable time searching for them, or fixing things up after theyve occurred unexpectedly. For example, we now know when there may be a problem delivering a certain shipment on time and we can make alternate arrangements to ensure that the shipment is not late. Beforehand we wouldnt know there was a problem until we received an irate call from the customer. Adopting a total business approach Change management has been very important to the success of the project. Jeff Phipps said, Its not just about implementing the best technology and expecting that things will improve overnight. Its a process of continuous improvement, with many factors contributing to bottom-line improvements, including changes in organisation structure, business processes, performance management, data integrity and user education. Weve already achieved our expected return on investment (ROI) at this stage of our i2 implementation, and expect to achieve further business benefits as we make additional enhancements and theres continued uptake by the business, said Jeff Phipps. Rodney Boyle, managing director of i2 Australia and New Zealand said, Simplot Australia is recognised as a leader in the Australian consumer goods industry. With a lot of experience in the consumer goods and retail industry in both Australia and globally, i2 is well positioned to help Simplot Australia achieve its objectives. We place a lot of importance on the Simplot Australia partnership and this go-live is a significant milestone in the relationship. We look forward to continuing to deliver value for Simplot Australia in the future. -ENDS- About i2 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 Managementsolutions 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 $US75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. i2 Cautionary Language This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including forward looking statements regarding the customer's ability to implement i2 solutions successfully and in a timely fashion or to achieve benefits attributable to i2 solutions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those projected. 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 November 14, 2001. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release. TVNZ to facilitate strategic sourcing using i2 Procurement 2001-12-04T17:57:00Z tvnz-to-facilitate-strategic-sourcing-using-i2-procurement New Zealands public broadcaster, TVNZ, announced that it expects to make significant reductions in its annual procurement spend by using i2 Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for indirect e-procurement. This initiative comes as TVNZ seeks measurable improvement in its procurement performance, and to increase the value that procurement provides to the company. i2 SRM is designed so that companies and their suppliers can collaborate on sourcing and procurement for supply management. With indirect procurement as its current focus, TVNZ stated that it plans to use i2 Procurement to achieve bottom line benefits through: Rationalisation of suppliers to form more strategic relationships Increased compliance with contract suppliers Consolidation of indirect purchases to leverage buying volume Streamlined, automated procurement processes to allow employees time to concentrate on their core business Tighter monitoring and management of budget compliance. According to TVNZ, a significant amount of indirect purchases are made through off-contract buying. Potential for considerable cost savings exists by improving supplier loyalty, increasing bulk purchases, and reducing multiple invoices and split payments, which can be difficult to monitor. Andrea Gregory, strategic procurement manager of TVNZ said, TVNZ is striving to improve its existing cumbersome purchasing processes. Purpose-built workflow rules, user-friendly browse capabilities and approvals are essential for modern best practice purchasing processes. Our objectives are to seek tighter management, discipline and accountability for indirect spend activities to achieve significant and sustainable cost reductions, continued Gregory. The tough economic climate has prompted us to find creative ways to save money. i2 provided the best response to the challenges faced by TVNZ, and will enable us to implement a strong strategy for the procurement of indirect commodities. During this economic downturn, companies across all industries seek to obtain value by adopting technology that allows their internal business processes to operate more fluidly. i2 Procurement, part of the i2 SRM suite, provides these companies with the tools to manage procurement transactions, including requisitioning, purchase order creating and settlement, to have greater visibility of buying patterns and metrics, making spending and budgets easier to monitor. i2 products such as i2 Procurement are built upon the methodology of Dynamic Value Chain Management (DVCM), a business philosophy of collaboration within a company and across companies in the value chain at the rate of business. i2s recently enhanced procurement capabilities are a primary component of DVCM, allowing companies and e-marketplaces to manage spend aggregation across procurement partners in the extended supply chain. Rodney Boyle, managing director of i2 Australia and New Zealand said, With the release of i2 Five.Two we have a strengthened our specialisation in supplier relationship management and are able to offer more capability in the growing key areas of buyer collaboration and strategic sourcing. TVNZ will join other leading organisations in the region to increase efficiencies and reduce overheads using i2 Procurement. The online network will help to build better relationships with TVNZs suppliers of all sizes, Gregory added. Larger vendors have been waiting for this level of automation to reduce costs and to strike more secure and steady deals, and smaller service providers and suppliers benefit from streamlined purchase order and payment processes. -ENDS- About TVNZ TVNZ is a Crown entity wholly owned by the New Zealand Government. The successful public broadcasting company recorded profits of NZ$30 million for 2001. The TVNZ Group is a television and media company involved in the production and acquisition of television programs. In addition to its core business, TVNZ offers Internet portal services through www.nzoom.com as well as the transmission andlinking of broadcasting and telecommunications signals. nzoom.com has received a number of industry awards, most notably joint winner of the NetGuide award for best news site category as well as being a finalist in best portal category. About i2 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 Managementsolutions 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 US$75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 Cautionary Language This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the customers ability to implement the i2 solutions successfully, in a timely fashion, or to achieve expected benefits. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may be much different. For a discussion of factors identified by i2 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those 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 November 14, 2001. Additionally, i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statement contained in this news release. Sanitarium stays healthy through dedication to supply chain improvement 2001-12-04T14:16:00Z sanitarium-stays-healthy-through-dedication-to-supply-chain-improvement Sanitarium Health Food Company has gone live with the final stage of its i2 Supply Chain Management (SCM) implementation. This is a significant milestone for the leading Australian manufacturer and marketer of health foods. Sanitarium, whose brands include Weet-Bix and So Good, is already a long way towards achieving key business objectives of its multi-phased supply chain re-engineering project. Specifically these include creating supply chain efficiencies, improving customer service levels and reducing inventory. Iain Myers, general manager of operations for Sanitarium said, "This go-live is a significant achievement in our implementation, which aims to facilitate Sanitarium's vision for integrated and consistent supply chain processes across the organisation. We now have a platform for realising the company's strategy of achieving excellent customer service in a cost effective manner." Sanitarium is a good example of an Australian company thats keeping its eye on the objective of delivering clear business value through an IT implementation. Robert Scoines, project director for Sanitarium, points out, "This project is designed to deliver direct business benefits. Sanitarium is moving from project mode to a program of realising the full potential of what has been deployed. Further functional upgrades are planned for continued improvement." Sanitarium has implemented i2 SCM, specifically i2 Demand Planner, i2 Supply Chain Planner and i2 Production Scheduler, to provide visibility of operations and planning across the entire enterprise, using a consistent platform. The final phase of the project has seen the go-live of i2 Supply Chain Planner in Sanitariums Beverages, Meals and Specialty businesses. Its been live in the Breakfast Foods division since March of this year. i2 Demand Planner is also live across product lines in all three business units and i2 Production Scheduler has been deployed in the Beverages manufacturing facility. Building on the benefits of these previous implementations, the latest go-live of i2 Supply Chain Planner is expected to further improve customer service levels and reduce input costs. With all modules now live across the company, time previously spent on data gathering and processing will be more profitably directed towards analysis and driving business benefits. Rodney Boyle, managing director of i2 Australia and New Zealand said, Sanitarium is now in a strong position to not only realise bottom-line benefits for its own business, but extend its efficiencies to customers and suppliers in the value chain. It now has the capability to share forecast and inventory planning information with strategic trading partners. i2 is pleased to be the enabler for this type of collaboration. -ENDS- About i2 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 Managementsolutions 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 $US75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. i2 Cautionary Language This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including forward looking statements regarding the customer's ability to implement i2 solutions successfully and in a timely fashion or to achieve benefits attributable to i2 solutions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those projected. 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 November 14, 2001. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release. Incitec develops supply chain further with i2 2001-11-01T22:00:00Z incitec-develops-supply-chain-further-with-i2 Incitec today announced that it plans to expand its inventory and supply chain management capability during phase two of its large scale i2 implementation - moving Incitec closer to online collaboration with its suppliers and customers. Incitec, majority owned by Orica, manufactures and distributes a range of fertilisers and industrial chemicals to Australian agricultural and industrial businesses. Incitec first implemented i2 Supply Chain Management (SCM) in its Fertiliser and Industrial Chemical business units in November 2000 and expanded the project into its crop protection business, Crop Care soon after. In just ten months of this first phase, Incitec reports that it is on track to achieving its targeted savings of AUD$3 million. These cost savings are expected to be achieved using the forecasting power of i2 SCM, which helps to ensure it has the right products at the right place at the right time. In the process, Incitec reports that overall forecast accuracy has improved, forecast variability has decreased by half, customer service has improved and supply chain costs have been reduced. John Warnock, logistics manager for Incitec said, Based on the success of phase one, which enhanced our demand planning, we are now launching into phase two of the supply chain improvement program. Phase two, constraint based supply planning, will employ i2 SCM in an effort to improve supply chain and inventory optimisation, helping Incitec to achieve more responsive, leaner operations and better supply processes. Incitecs operations comprise manufacturing and importation facilities. These facilities are located in North Queensland, Brisbane, Newcastle, Geelong and Adelaide. Incitec produces 50 per cent of its product locally, with the remaining 50 per cent imported from a variety of overseas manufacturers. The fertiliser business is highly seasonal. The market is also cyclical with impacts from weather and commodity prices. The combined variability presents a challenge within Incitecs supply chain to continually balance the dual goals of customer satisfaction and shareholder satisfaction. John Warnock said, Phase two will couple the demand forecasting, supply chain planning and network planning capabilities of i2 SCM with existing ocean freight optimisation models. It will be closely integrated to Incitecs SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for execution of the plans. This is intended to allow the business to regularly and rapidly re-balance its extended supply chain, covering inbound shipping, manufacturing, storage and land freight, taking into consideration market demands and all known constraints. Production rates, transportation capabilities and storage capacities are among the supply chain constraints to be addressed. i2 SCM will help Incitec calculate the most cost effective, efficient means of ordering, transporting and storing products throughout its supply chain, said John Warnock. This second phase of the project will be designed to help to reduce overall stock levels without compromising customer service levels, by regularly re-calculating optimal safety stock levels based on analysis of actual demand and supply performance throughout the supply chain. John Warnock said There was a compelling business case for the next phase of the project and we expect substantial additional savings in excess of what we already have achieved. i2 SCM suits the nature of our business and the specific requirements within our supply chain. The i2 implementation helps to proactively manage constraints to fulfill our motto, certainty in an uncertain world, said John Warnock. With i2 SCM now in its second implementation phase, the next anticipated step is to upgrade demand fulfillment processes. Once completed, Incitec will have a solid foundation for Internet-enabled supply chain collaboration and e-commerce with its supply chain partners both upstream suppliers and downstream dealers. About Incitec The Incitec Fertiliser Business serves markets in all states of Australia (except Western Australia), as well as some export markets in Asia and the Pacific. We are supported by major facilities in all of our markets. Through our Dealer Team, we supply a comprehensive range of fertilizers and support services to a wide variety of cropping and livestock enterprises in eastern and southern Australia. About i2 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 Managementsolutions 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 $75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. i2 Cautionary Language This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding anticipated benefits and improvements from the implementation of i2s 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. Miller-Williams estimates i2s global customers have received US$29.9 billion in value 2001-10-31T21:59:00Z miller-williams-estimates-i2s-global-customers-have-received-us-29-9-billion-in-value i2, the leading provider of dynamic value chain management solutions, and Miller-Williams, a customer research firm specialising in value measurement, announced the results of an independent report on value achieved by i2s global customers. The report states that as of June 2001, the Cumulative Value* achieved by customers who have successfully implemented i2 solutions is estimated to be approximately US$29.9 billion. i2 estimates that AUD$87 million of this total value figure has been delivered to its Australian and New Zealand customers. Rodney Boyle, managing director for i2 Australia and New Zealand said, Were pleased to announce that i2 has created approximately AUD$87million in value for our Australian and New Zealand customers since our inception here in 1996. Were committed to forming long-term partnerships with our customers, to achieve our local mission of delivering AUD$1 billion in value to Australian and New Zealand customers by 2005. Simon Robinson, sales operations manager for Lion Nathan Australia said, After implementing i2 Demand Planner, we realised value almost immediately. We were able to improve forecast accuracy by an average of 60 per cent, reduce inventory by 25 per cent and improve customer service by 2 per cent all within 6 months of going live. This translates to significant bottom-line value for Lion Nathan. Gary Williams, president and CEO, Miller-Williams said, Companies are looking to minimise mean-time to payback, which is the speed at which they will receive value from their purchase. Our methodology, which includes in-depth, independent audits of i2 customers, enables us to provide an unbiased and unfiltered measurement of the value that customers have gained from implementing i2 solutions. In 1995, i2 adopted as its mission, to provide US$50 billion in value to its customers by the year 2005. Miller-Williams, a customer research firm specialising in value and expectations metrics, started in 1997 to measure and certify value results with i2 customers. Over the past five years, cumulative customer value from i2s solutions has compounded rapidly such that in October of 2000, i2 revised its mission to increase the value provided from US$50 billion to US$75 billion. Value maximised over time Companies today are first and foremost looking to achieve immediate value from their investments. i2s industry-leading solutions, including the new i2 Five.Two are designed to enable companies to achieve value rapidly. Companies also want to know that their investment will continue to produce value for them over time. Value Acceleration is a term used to explain how accelerating the adoption and use of the value chain by more participants creates, in turn, more value for all participants. Sanjiv Sidhu, founder and chairman, i2 said, i2 solutions are designed to provide customers with the ability to rapidly see returns on their investments and the value they see is maximised the longer they use i2s products. i2 remains committed to our mission of delivering value for our customers, and we are inspired by these results. Methodology Miller-Williams uses a consistent set of key performance indicators (KPI) as a standard to collect data from i2 customers. To establish the impact or value of each particular offering, Miller-Williams measures each KPI before and after implementation of i2s solution. The algorithms used to measure the value are updated each year to reflect various changes impacting value delivery such as new features and product enhancements, customer process improvements, CCI and inflation. For more details regarding the numbers, methodology, scope and use, please view the full report on www.i2.com. *Cumulative Value represents the total value for the current year to June 30, 2001 in addition to each previous years audit value (1996-2000). About Miller-Williams Inc. Miller-Williams Inc. is the global leader in value measurement and discovery. Through its patent-pending Profiler methodologies, M-W reveals how companies turn intangibles such as intellectual capital and brand equity into tangible assets. The Miller-Williams Value Scorecard tracks the emerging patterns in shifting values for todays market-leading companies. Miller-Williams measures on-going value for their clients through public and private Listening Posts, which provide continual tracking systems available all the time. Headquartered in San Diego, CA Miller-Williams is the collective effort of Robert B. Miller, co-author of Strategic Selling, and Gary A. Williams, a pioneer in the field of customer intelligence. Strategic Selling is a registered trademark of Miller-Heiman, Inc. and MHI is not affiliated with Miller-Williams in any way. For additional information, visit www.millwill.com. About i2 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 Managementsolutions 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 US$75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies US, Inc. and i2 Technologies, Inc and its subsidiaries. Forward-Looking Statement In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect managements goals, objectives and expectations. These statements relate to, among other things, the i2 Technologies goal of delivering US$75 billion in value by 2005. Achievement of the expressed goals, objectives and expectations is subject to certain risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those goals, objectives and expectations. 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. Legal Disclaimer for Customer Value Report The preceding report entitled i2 Technologies Customer Value Report dated October 2001 (the Report) was prepared by Miller-Williams, Inc. (Miller Williams) at the request of i2 Technologies, Inc. (i2). Miller-Williams is an independent research firm specialising in customer value and expectations metrics and has been retained by i2 as an independent contractor with duties solely to i2. i2 does not endorse the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any opinion, statement, methodology or other information contained in the Report. i2 makes no warranty or representation whatsoever regarding the Report or use of the Report. The methodology utilised by Miller-Williams is described in the Report and was devised and recommended by Miller-Williams. Statements concerning the value derived by i2s customers in connection with their use of i2 software are based on the Report and the Miller-Williams methodology described in the Report. Neither the use of the Report nor its contents is intended to confer upon any person (including stockholders, creditors or customers of i2) any rights or remedies. As many factors affect the results on an implementation of software, including those outside of the control of i2 or a customer, this Report should not be relied upon as an indication of the benefits which may be derived from implementation and use of the i2 software or services. i2 is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any representation and warranties within the Report and any information contained within the Report. i2 releases a complete platform for extended supply chain management 2001-10-29T22:32:00Z i2-releases-a-complete-platform-for-extended-supply-chain-management i2 has announced the global general availability of i2 Five.Two, a highly scalable business platform that includes new products and enhancements to i2s popular family of solutions and services. The availability of i2 Five.Two provides a new opportunity for the Australian and New Zealand market to gain efficiencies and drive revenue. In this market i2s customers include Visy Industries, Incitec, BHP Billiton, One Steel, Woolworths, Sanitarium, Simplot, Pacific Brands and Lion Nathan. i2 Five.Two is designed to allow companies to quickly and dramatically improve key business metrics such as sales, inventory turns, gross and net margin, and concept-to-cash within their enterprise and across their extended supply chain. This concept of extended supply chain management in real-time is what i2 calls Dynamic Value Chain Management. i2 Five.Two solutions go beyond monolithic planning and ERP systems to enable planning, visibility, collaboration and transaction management within an enterprise and across multiple companies. These solutions are modular, designed for fast implementation and easy interoperability and integration with existing technologies and systems, linking people and processes, intranets and the Internet. i2 Five.Two solutions are designed to help companies rapidly create and manage a trading partner ecosystem - a network of customers, suppliers, and partners working together in real time to ensure common success. Rodney Boyle, managing director for i2 Australia and New Zealand said, Companies in Australia and New Zealand are demanding quick delivery of bottom line value that can be passed onto their customers and shareholders. The modular nature of i2 Five.Two helps companies get quick returns with low risk by addressing the part of the extended supply chain that makes the most sense for them, whether it be e-procurement, demand and supply planning or customer order management. They have the opportunity to build on their investment further down the track, potentially using the value delivered from initial phases to address other areas of the supply chain. Tim Minahan, vice president, Supply Chain Research, Aberdeen Group said, Collaborating across the value chain requires an entirely new standards-based, architectural framework that is flexible enough to bridge the gap between planning and execution, and intuitive enough to facilitate adoption by all value chain members. i2 Five.Two is a significant upgrade to i2s existing product suite and provides a solid foundation to manage and execute collaborative activities across the value chain. New products The i2 Five.Two core solutions include: i2 Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) i2 Supply Chain Management (SCM) i2 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) i2 Content, along with several new and enhanced products: i2 Distributed Order Management, a new product in i2 CRM, is the only product on the market designed to solve the difficult problem of end-to-end order fulfillment by aggregating, managing, and brokering orders across multiple applications, divisions and enterprises. i2 Inventory Visibility and Execution, has been added to i2 SCM and was developed to help companies collaborate across multiple enterprises to optimise, monitor and control all supply chain processes simultaneously, including production, inventory, distribution and transportation. i2 Procurement, an enhanced addition to i2 SRM, is designed to assist companies manage all e-procurement transactions including requisitioning, purchase order creation and settlement. i2s procurement solution not only provides the ability for companies to source globally, but to also procure locally, in a highly decentralised and distributed environment. Enhanced industry templates i2 Five.Two features improved pre-configured industry templates. Each template is built to address the unique needs of a specific industry including packaged role-based workflows, integration capabilities, product configurations, and example models and scenarios. From this starting point, companies can modify the template to meet their unique needs. These templates pass on to i2 customers the best practices gained from thousands of customer implementations. The template users also benefit from i2s deep industry expertise so that they can deploy solutions rapidly and avoid the pitfalls typically associated with a new implementation. Of particular relevance to the Australia and New Zealand market include templates for the automotive and industrial, consumer goods, process (including metals, oil and gas and utilities), retail, transportation and telecommunications industries. Re-designed user interfaces i2 Five.Two features a redesigned user interface created in partnership with Frog Design, a world-leader in progressive interface design. With a common look and feel across all solutions, i2 Five.Two interfaces have been tailored to functional roles to empower users to make decisions faster and more effectively. In a distributed business environment, where multiple suppliers or downstream customers must interact through the software, consistent user interfaces spur higher adoption and usage levels. Technology The i2 Platform has been enhanced to enable customers to deploy processes that span planning and execution across enterprises. Some of the key enhancements include: Common Integration ArchitectureThis distributed architecture is designed to make it easy for i2 solutions to be integrated with legacy applications and ERP systems. Common Integration ServicesThese standards-based services have been developed to enable enterprise and e-commerce connectivity as well as ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading) to enable rapid integration of disparate systems, allowing companies to leverage existing systems. RosettaNet SupportThe only RosettaNet communication service available today has been added to i2 Five.Two so that customers can communicate quickly through RosettaNet with only limited IT involvement, replacing when appropriate, older, more costly technologies such as EDI. XML-Based Application Programming Interface (API)i2s API set (TMAPI) has been enhanced with full XML support to simplify integration between i2 Five.Two solutions and other applications. New and expanded services i2 Five.Two incorporates new services, such as the i2 Value Chain Accelerator program, which has been developed to offer a quick, easy way to drive efficiencies beyond the boundaries of their enterprises through improved planning and transaction efficiencies. The program includes value chain solutions for planning, collaboration, content management and supply chain execution; connectivity to buyers, suppliers and marketplaces through the TradeMatrix Open Commerce Network; and on-boarding of trading partners to participate in these initiatives. i2 also provides tools to measure value before implementation and at each stage of the process. About Dynamic Value Chain Management Dynamic Value Chain Management is a business philosophy of collaborating both within a company and across companies in the value chain at the rate of business. To do so requires streamlined, decision-making workflows across companies, closing the gap between planning and execution to as close to real-time as possible. The net result is a fundamental change in the relationship between companies and their trading partners, leading to unprecedented value creation for customers and shareholders alike. About i2 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 Managementsolutions 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 $US75 billion in value by 2005. Learn more at www.i2.com. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. i2 Cautionary Language This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding anticipated benefits and improvements from the implementation of i2s 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. FYI, i2 Technologies hosting Value Delivery Series with Gartner and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, in Sydney next Wednesday. 2001-08-27T20:57:00Z fyi-i2-technologies-hosting-value-delivery-series-with-gartner-and-pricewaterhouse-coopers-in-sydney-next-wednesday i2 Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of extended supply chain solutions, today announced that its Value Delivery Series will be held in Sydney on Wednesday, 5 September 2001. The series' debut in Asia Pacific is designed to provide business strategies and best practices for leveraging a company's extended supply chain. The event will be held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney. The event, hosted by Rodney Boyle, i2 managing director, includes presentations by three industry experts: Kristian Steenstrup, director, Gartner Group, will cover research and findings on supply chain collaboration. John LaVacca, partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, will offer thought leadership on effective collaboration across the value chain. Alec McQueen, i2 e-business director, will demonstrate how to unleash the value of a company's supply chain. The Value Delivery Series will also feature a case study on a high profile Australian company, examining the business benefits derived through using dynamic value chain solutions. A question and answer session will follow. Attendees will be invited to enter their name for a drawing of a complimentary two-day Value Assessment for their company. The i2 Value Assessment identifies and maps a company's individual opportunities and pain points, providing a tangible implementation blueprint to reduce costs and unlock profitability. The Value Delivery Series breakfast kicks off at 7.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 September 2001, at The Westin Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney. The program concludes at 11a.m. Advance registration for the event is recommended. For more information and registration, contact Gabrielle Aitken on +61 3 9832 7618 or australia_events@i2.com. About i2 i2 is creating real value for its global e-business customers through its i2 solutions, content, and marketplace platform. i2 allows businesses to create both private and public marketplaces, while improving the efficiencies of all participants. i2 provides a wide variety of collaborative e-business services for both the early stages and next generation of e-business adoption, with each service supported by decision optimisation, transaction management and content management solutions. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Dallas with offices worldwide, i2's mission is to deliver US$75 billion in value to its customers by 2005. i2 is a registered trademark of i2 Technologies, Inc. and the i2 logo design are trademarks of i2 Technologies, Inc. About the i2 Value Delivery Series The i2 Value Delivery Series is a series of live, free events and web seminars focused on leveraging dynamic value chains to reduce costs, increase revenues and unlock value. Designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of today's busy executives, the events are offered in two formats: live, regional half-day seminars and one-hour Web seminars. Both feature testimonials from i2 customers about the incremental value derived for their companies and trading partners through the use of dynamic value chain solutions. Other presenters include some of the world's leading e-business professionals and industry experts sharing their experiences and best practices for gaining a competitive advantage through dynamic value chain creation. For more information, go to http://www.i2.com. 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 filed March 29, 2001 and Form 10-Q filed May 4, 2001. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release. i2 Technologies to appoint Rodney Boyle as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand 2001-05-11T16:03:00Z i2-technologies-to-appoint-rodney-boyle-as-managing-director-for-australia-and-new-zealand i2 Technologies has announced the appointment of Rodney Boyle as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Rodney will replace Katrina Cooke, who launched i2 Technologies in Australia five years ago. Katrina is retiring from the industry, as part of her long-term plan. Rodney Boyle was previously the vice president of sales, Australia and Asia, with RightWorks. In all, Rodney has 19 years experience in the IT industry, and has been involved in software marketing for the past 11 years, in particular with ERP and e-business software. This experience was gained through various senior management positions with companies such as QAD, Marcam and Wang Computers. Rodney Boyle said, I admire i2s dedication to delivering and assessing real value for customers. It is where i2 really stands out from the crowd. I have set myself three short-to-medium term goals as managing director. Firstly, to double last years revenue, and we are currently on track to achieve this. Secondly, to grow business through strategic partnerships with systems integrators and other technical partners, to increase i2s sales footprint and market penetration. Thirdly, to continue to highlight the importance of supply chain management to any B2B implementation, and to also focus on other product suites offered by i2s TradeMatrix, including supplier relationship management and customer relationship management. Katrina Cooke retires Outgoing managing director, Katrina Cooke has been with i2 since it launched in Australia in 1996. She will be retiring from the industry in July, 2001. I have always planned that this would be my last role, and that I would retire in 2001. My time at i2 has been invaluable and I feel privileged to have worked with an experienced team that has directly contributed to the success of clients including Woolworths, Pacific Dunlop, Sanitarium, Visy Industries, BHP, Lion Nathan and Incitec. As a company we have grown significantly, with over 100 per cent growth last year, helping customers create supply chain efficiencies and transition into e-business. I will continue to follow i2s customer successes over the next few years. Im also looking forward to pursuing other opportunities, particularly in the non-profit sector, which has always interested me, said Katrina Cooke. ENDS Cautionary Language This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including 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 filed March 22, 2000 and Form 10-Q filed May 15, 2000. i2 and the i2 logo design are registered trademarks of i2 Technologies, Inc. About i2: i2 is creating real value for its global e-business customers through its i2 TradeMatrix solutions, content, and marketplace platform. i2 TradeMatrix allows businesses to create both private and public marketplaces, while improving the efficiencies of all participants. i2 provides a wide variety of collaborative e-business services for both the early stages and next generation of e-business adoption, with each service supported by decision optimisation, transaction management and content management solutions. Founded in 1988, i2's mission is to deliver US$75 billion in value to its customers by 2005. i2 is headquartered in Dallas, has more than 6,100 employees and maintains offices worldwide, including Melbourne and Sydney. Visit i2's Web site at http://www.i2.com.