IPNet BizCollaborate Completes CPFR Interoperability Testing
IPNet Successfully Completes CPFR Testing
Interoperability Ensures Visibility Between Trading Partners
Newport Beach, Califronia, USA. August 6, 2002.
IPNet Solutions Inc., a leader in flexible supply chain connectivity, today announced it has successfully completed testing for CPFR (Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment) standards.
By completing the testing, IPNet BizCollaborate v2.2 has successfully completed the testing for CPFR Interoperability testing, sponsored by Uniform Code Council (UCC). This product supports the BizManager products including BizLink and BizConnect, and IPNet eBizness Transact.
"Conformance by multiple vendors benefits the global market for CPFR applications," said Hatem El Sebaaly, director of advanced technology for IPNet. "With interoperability among products from different vendors, users can be assured of seamless connectivity with trading partners, enabling them to exchange and expose information more easily, reducing supply chain costs and eliminating communication bottlenecks."
IPNet products endured rigorous testing and evaluation for conformance to EAN.UCC CPFR standards. They have successfully demonstrated data interoperability for sales forecasts, sales forecast revisions and product activity reports as well as interoperability with multiple vendors' products.
Managed by the Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a vendor-neutral consultancy, the test is designed to offer supply chain participants a choice of interoperable products, which support collaborative processes and use EDI-INT AS2 technology to transport CPFR messages.
CPFR is a revolutionary business process that uses forecasting models and ongoing point-of-sale transaction information to produce a collaborative environment for trading partners to improve efficiencies in inventories, customer service and bottom-line savings. The goal of the testing program is to drive increased interoperability and seamless connectivity between trading partners.
About the CPFR Standard
CPFR creates collaborative relationships between buyers and sellers through co-managed processes and shared information. By integrating demand and supply side processes, CPFR will improve efficiencies, increase sales, reduce fixed assets and working capital, and reduce inventory for the entire supply chain while satisfying consumer needs. For more information, visit www.cpfr.org.
About IPNet Solutions
IPNet Solutions provides software that connects Global 2000 companies and their business partners enabling secure data exchange. Its flexible and secure solutions support leading Internet standards, XML and legacy EDI systems. IPNet allows business partners of any size to participate in B2B initiatives by offering server, PC, Java-client and browser options. Its patented technology helps companies migrate risk-free from legacy systems to the Internet.
Industry recognition includes Computerworld's "Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2001," American Electronics Association's "Best Software Application 2002," Managing Automation's "25 Emerging Companies to Watch," iSource's "Top 100 Premier E-Procurement Providers" and RIS News' "Top 10 Emerging Leaders."
More information about the company can be found at www.ipnetsolutions.com or 866/IPNet4U (866/476-3848).
Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS) Association
IPNet Solutions Inc., Newport Beach
Colleen Edwards (editorial)
Tel: +1 949/838-1002
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: (1) the 2001-07 announcement "VICS Board of Directors Approves CPFR XML Messaging Standard"; (2) the main reference document "VICS CPFR XML Messaging Standard."