Logility Supports VICS CPFR XML Standard
Logility Announces Immediate Support for VICS CPFR XML Standard
Industry Standard Provides Trading Partners Open Architecture Connectivity
Atlanta, GA, USA. July 11, 2001.
Logility, the leading supplier of business-to-business collaborative commerce solutions to power e-Business and optimize the supply chain, today announced support for the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS) Association CPFR XML standard providing trading partners an open architecture for seamless collaboration. The CPFR XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard enables the exchange of key information between supply chain trading partners to automate the CPFR (collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment) process based on the VICS guidelines.
The VICS CPFR XML standard will allow companies that participate in CPFR via peer-to-peer, hub-and-spoke or trading exchange relationships to share sales and order forecasts, event calendars, historic product activity, performance metrics, event monitoring and exception alerts using standard Internet protocols. The XML standard will permit companies using Logility Voyager Collaborate, that were formerly using EDI (electronic data interchange) for CPFR messaging, to easily convert to XML-based messaging without a major technology investment.
"Logility's support for the VICS CPFR XML standard further solidifies our commitment to open standards for collaboration," said Andrew White, vice president of product strategy for Logility. "Logility Voyager Collaborate, Logility's fourth generation CPFR solution, includes embedded support for XML and allows retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and suppliers the ability to increase supply chain visibility, optimize their operations, manage common objectives and prioritize, notify and resolve exceptions in a real-time environment."
As a pioneer in collaborative applications, Logility introduced the first XML CPFR schema in 1999 and accelerated the industry standard definition when it contributed much of this work to the VICS technical sub-committee. Working with retailers, manufactures, distributors and other software and professional services providers, the VICS board approved the CPFR XML standard on June 25, 2001.
About Logility Voyager Collaborate
Logility Voyager Collaborate delivers greater supply chain visibility and enhanced decision support that allows companies to proactively and efficiently plan their businesses with both customers and suppliers. Voyager Collaborate provides an advanced collaborative business process framework that flexibly automates and manages collaboration between buyers and sellers throughout the supply chain in areas such as sales and order forecasting, planning, promotion planning, business trend analysis, and exception and alert notification. Designed for rapid deployment, Voyager Collaborate can be implemented in both private company portals and public trading exchanges and provides a zero deployment client to minimize barriers to entry for trading partners. Voyager Collaborate is a completely vendor-neutral, VICS CPFR-compliant application that supports business-to-business collaboration on forecasts derived from various supply chain vendors such as i2, Manugistics, E3 Corporation, SAP and Oracle, in addition to Logility's comprehensive, best-of-breed supply chain management application suite.
Logility is the leading provider of B2B collaborative commerce solutions to power e-Business and optimize the supply chain. Logility Voyager Solutions enable networks of trading partners including Net Markets, suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to collaborate, integrate and synchronize their planning and e-fulfillment operations. Logility customers have realized substantial bottom-line results in record time. Voyager Solutions are CPFR compliant, open, scalable and application service provider ready, facilitating even the most complex trading partner networks. Logility is proud to serve such customers as ConAgra, Heineken USA, McCormick & Company, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Reynolds Metals, Sony Electronics, Timex and VF Corporation. For more information about Logility call 1-800-762-5207 or visit http://www.logility.com. For more information on CPFR go to http://www.cpfr.org or http://www.vics.org.