Clients Will Reap the Benefits of Increased Collaboration Capabilities, Reduced Integration Costs and Interoperability
West Chester, PA - (04/28/2003) Prescient, one of the fastest-growing providers of supply chain planning solutions for consumer products companies, today announced a partnership with Boomi, a leading provider of eBusiness integration software. The Boomi partnership allows Prescient to increase the ease of collaboration between consumer products manufacturers and their trading partners by reducing the cost of compliance that consumer products manufacturers face; increasing their ability to meet the trading partners' technology and data-sharing standards; and facilitating interoperability with platforms such as .NET, XML and UCCnet. The Boomi partnership is the first deliverable in Prescient's vision to provide an end-to-end solution for consumer products companies.
Prescient has licensed the Boomi Exchange Series for enhanced data communication and translation and process management. The technology integration will allow the company to offer a data synchronization tool, Prescient Connections, to its clients as part of Prescient 5, providing a platform for data exchange and translation.
For Prescient clients like TSN Incorporated, a distributor of cleaning, food and general supplies, the added functionality will enable them to increase data synchronization capabilities and interoperability with their trading partners. TSN has recently licensed Prescient Connections and had implemented a vendor managed inventory program with McLane Company, a food logistics provider that delivers food and non-food products to more than 50,000 customer locations around the world, at the beginning of the year to reduce supply chain costs, improve data integrity and increase visibility.
"Prescient has proven that its people understand the most pressing issues underlying collaboration," said Doug Suhler, MIS director for TSN. "The ability to more efficiently and easily share information with McLane will make our collaboration efforts even more successful, which will ultimately result in better relationships and greater efficiencies throughout our supply chain."
With the Boomi functionality as part of Prescient 5, Prescient will reduce the cost of compliance and time to implementation for consumer products companies by providing templates for working with retail partners, making it very easy to meet their collaboration and systems requirements. In addition, the new ease of use will reduce the dependence on internal IT resources and will increase flexibility and responsiveness.
In addition, Prescient will reduce the time that it takes manufacturers to respond to fluctuations in inventory and changing requests from retailers by creating an automated rules-based and exception-based process that is intuitive and easy to learn.
"Our goal has always been to help our clients collaborate in the most efficient and effective way possible throughout their supply chains," said Alec Elmore, vice president, product strategy for Prescient. "In addition to collaborative programs such as vendor-managed inventory and sales and operations planning, our partnership with Boomi takes that philosophy a step further by enabling interoperability that facilitates the flow of data between consumer products companies, their suppliers and retail trading partners across all channels, providing open standards for communicating and transacting."
Boomi, Inc. is a leading provider of eBusiness integration software. Boomi eliminates the time and expense of integration by empowering its customers and partners to rapidly handle any eBusiness requirement. The company provides global service and support from its corporate offices in Conshohocken, Penn., and through its global partners. For more information about Boomi, call 610-834-8730 or visit www.boomi.com
Prescient is one of the fastest-growing providers of supply chain planning solutions to consumer products companies. Prescient 5, the company's flagship software, covers the four key areas of supply chain planning: Demand, Supply, Collaboration and Performance Measurement. Prescient 5 is one of the industry's first fully integrated supply chain planning suites, architected with a common data model and user interface across all modules to ensure rapid implementation, ease of use and low total cost of ownership. Household brand names like The Dial Corporation, Domino's, Binney & Smith (Crayola Brand), AAi.