5/15/2003 - Expanding a powerful global alliance, i2 Technologies, Inc. (OTC:ITWO), and Sun Microsystems announced from i2 Planet Las Vegas 2003, a joint service and parts management (SPM) solution to help transform enterprise services and empower companies to maximize the utilization of parts, people, budgets and facilities. i2 Service and Parts Management, developed and optimized on the Solaris Operating System (OS), is designed to deliver better performance, as measured by higher customer service, market leadership, lower operating costs and profitability.
The joint solution is designed for manufacturing, aerospace, high tech and automotive companies, in which overall health and growth of the company is directly linked to maximum utilization of resources and minimization of costs.
"Our SPM solution has become a cornerstone for many customers as they work to improve customer service levels and optimize inventory levels for service and aftermarket parts," said Pallab Chatterjee, i2 president, Solutions Operations. "Partnering with Sun in this area has contributed to delivering a complete and scalable solution, while helping gain market momentum."
"i2 delivers a mission critical service to companies intent on maximizing equipment optimization and minimizing cost," said Stuart Wells, senior vice president, Sun Microsystems Market Development Organization. "By delivering i2's Service and Parts Management on the Solaris OS platform, we help enable our joint customers to tap into the power of the network and deploy an enterprise-wide, web-based planning solution that is designed to be scaleable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use to meet the ever-changing demand of global markets."
The i2 Service and Parts Management solution, pre-configured and pre-tested on Sun hardware and software, is available to customers with consulting, training and support services from Sun and i2. The joint solution is expected to advance both companies' strategic offerings and opportunities with Fortune 1000 companies around the world. i2 Service and Parts Management solution on Solaris OS are designed to offer:
"Resource optimization is an extremely high priority around the company, and i2 Service and Parts Management running on Solaris is the steering wheel for navigating through all the planning and decision making that goes into stocking inventories for servicing new plants," said Jack Palmadesso, Information Technology Group, Siemens PG Americas. "Having accurate forecasts of our parts needs can save a lot of waste in inventory and provide a much better picture of where our expenditures should go."
About i2 Technologies, Inc.
A leading provider of end-to-end supply chain management solutions, i2 designs and delivers software that helps customers optimize and synchronize activities involved in successfully managing supply and demand. More than 1,000 of the world's leading companies, including seven of the Fortune global top 10, have selected i2 to help solve their most critical supply chain challenges. Founded in 1988 with a commitment to customer success, i2 remains focused on delivering value by implementing solutions designed to provide a rapid return on investment. Learn more at www.i2.com.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
i2 and Planet are registered trademarks of i2 Technologies, Inc. and i2 Technologies US, Inc. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
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