TMCNet:  E2open Partners with NS Solutions Corporation

[November 13, 2012]

E2open Partners with NS Solutions Corporation

FOSTER CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), a leading provider of strategic, cloud-based solutions for collaborative execution across global trading networks, today announced its partnership with NS Solutions Corporation (TOKYO:2327), a subsidiary company of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, to expand its presence in the Japanese marketplace. Under the terms of this new partnership, the two companies will work together to deliver E2open's cloud-based solutions to current and future NS Solutions customers.

"We are delighted to establish a new strategic partnership with E2open," said Munetaka Shashiki, Representative Director & President of NS Solutions. "The globalization of Japanese manufacturers has increased the complexity of the supply chain, creating an urgent market need for more transparent, responsive supply chain management and business execution. E2open's cloud-based solution enables collaborative process management and execution within a short time so that companies are able to more competitively manage supply chain operations across multiple tiers of partners. We are excited to work with E2open to introduce this strategic solution to the Japanese marketplace."

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NS Solutions has implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions for more than 100 Japanese companies. However, as global manufacturing has become more complex, competitive, and volatile, the need for strategic supply cain solutions that extend beyond the four walls of the enterprise has become more pressing. E2open and NS Solutions have partnered to meet this growing market need.


By leveraging E2open's cloud-based solutions, NS Solutions will be able to significantly extend the functionalities and overall value of its customers' current global supply chain programs. E2open solutions offer flexible connectivity options across multiple systems and enterprises, as well as a sophisticated, cloud-based business process layer for collaborative process orchestration and issue resolution.

"We are pleased to announce a new partnership with NS Solutions Corporation, a company with a proven history of providing value to Japan's leading brand owners and manufacturers," said Mark Woodward, President and CEO of E2open. "The Japanese marketplace offers tremendous opportunity for E2open, and we look forward to working with NS Solutions Corporation to provide customers with a more strategic, profitable way to manage their end-to-end supply chain operations."

E2open solutions are delivered within the context of a Business Network of more than 33,000 trading partners across 69 countries, making it fast and easy for users to connect with major suppliers, contract manufacturers, and logistics providers around the world. By leveraging the scalability and flexibility of the cloud, E2open solutions offer collaborative, real-time process management and issue resolution functionalities, and integrate with existing systems to extend the value of current investments with minimal disruption to ongoing operations.

About E2open

E2open is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell, and distribute products more efficiently through collaborative execution across global trading networks. Brand owners use E2open solutions to gain visibility into and control over their trading networks through the real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics that E2open provides. E2open customers include Celestica, Cisco, Dell, HGST, IBM (News - Alert), L'OrĂ©al, LSI, Motorola Solutions, Seagate, and Vodafone. E2open is headquartered in Foster City, California with operations worldwide. For more information, visit www.e2open.com.

About NS Solutions

NS Solutions Corporation, a leading information technology solution provider in Japan, provides integrated solutions that address customers' needs for both business applications and system platforms. NS Solutions provides end-to-end services, including system consulting, planning, design, development, operation and maintenance, and total end-to-end outsourcing services. NS Solutions Corporation has strategic alliances with Oracle, Sun, Symantec (News - Alert), and Checkpoint. For more information, visit http://www.ns-sol.co.jp/


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