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E2open Unveils Results of Supply Chain Survey Conducted at Oracle OpenWorld&aposs Software-as-a-Service Pavilion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- E2open, the leading provider of multi-enterprise on-demand solutions for supply chain, procurement and B2B integration, today announced the results of its supply chain survey conducted at the Oracle OpenWorld Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Pavilion at the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 event held in San Francisco, November 11-14. Results of the survey of over 350 Oracle OpenWorld SaaS Pavilion attendees validate today's highest-priority supply chain initiatives: globalization of the supply chain, lean supply chain management and trading partner integration. As a member in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, E2open was one of just 30 ISVs participating in Oracle's SaaS announcement at the event.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ — E2open, the leading provider of multi-enterprise on-demand solutions for supply chain, procurement and B2B integration, today announced the results of its supply chain survey conducted at the Oracle OpenWorld Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Pavilion at the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 event held in San Francisco, November 11-14. Results of the survey of over 350 Oracle OpenWorld SaaS Pavilion attendees validate today's highest-priority supply chain initiatives: globalization of the supply chain, lean supply chain management and trading partner integration. As a member in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, E2open was one of just 30 ISVs participating in Oracle's SaaS announcement at the event.

Survey respondents identified their highest-priority supply chain initiatives as follows (multiple selections were allowed):

— The highest-priority initiative, selected by sixty-six percent of survey respondents, is globalization of the supply chain to leverage economies of scale and scope across the multinational supply chain network and operations that have grown by acquisition. — Sixty percent selected extending lean principles across the supply chain to drive shorter and more real-time process cycles. — Fifty-seven percent selected trading partner integration in order to synchronize processes and data with suppliers by consolidating supplier portals and business-to-business (B2B) gateways. — Thirty-three percent selected process automation — replacing manual with technology-enabled processes to make it faster and easier to interact with suppliers in processes such as vendor-managed inventory, procure-to-pay and international procurement offices. — Also mentioned were outsourced manufacturing and sourcing and operating in low-cost countries.

Survey participants were also asked to describe their familiarity with SaaS solutions. Twenty-five percent indicated that they currently use on-demand products for supply chain or related applications.

"These survey results further validate the trend toward increased reliance on trading partners," said Lorenzo Martinelli, E2open senior vice president. "E2open helps Oracle customers increase the value of their investments in Oracle technology by obtaining clean, accurate and timely data from the supply chain with a software-as-a-service model that delivers faster payback from faster deployment."

E2open recently announced new capabilities designed to help customers accelerate the cycle time of transformation initiatives in supply chain, procurement and trading partner integration. Among these new capabilities are new SOA APIs, an ERP integration framework, self-configuration toolkits, and self-service reporting and analytics to leverage ERP investments easily while lowering the costs of integration with external trading partners.

E2open's SaaS delivery model and service-oriented architecture significantly reduce deployment, upgrade and maintenance costs by serving as a single on-demand integration platform between external trading partners and internal enterprise applications from Oracle, SAP and others.

About E2open, Inc.

E2open is the leading provider of multi-enterprise on-demand solutions for supply chain, procurement and B2B integration. Industry leaders that transform their supply chain with E2open include The Boeing Company, Celestica, Hitachi, IBM, LG Electronics, LSI Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Motorola, Seagate Technology, Spansion, Vodafone and Wistron. E2open Multi-Enterprise Platform delivers visibility and control over global supply networks with faster time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership, a continuous value roadmap, and easier integration between internal enterprise applications and trading partners, including suppliers, customers, distributors and logistics providers. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., E2open is a privately held company. Further information can be found at http://www.E2open.com.

SOURCE E2open, Inc.

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