Four51 and PrintXcel Announce Marketing Alliance; Companies to Promote eProcurement to Distribution Channel

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Four51

    MINNEAPOLIS and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Four51 and
 PrintXcel announced today that the two companies have created a marketing
 alliance to promote Four51's e-solution to PrintXcel's independent document
 distributor customers.  PrintXcel's distributors may also be eligible for
 additional program benefits available to PrintXcel's distributors who adopt
 Four51.
     The Four51 solution simplifies the cumbersome processes commonly
 experienced with the print materials procurement process.  Four51 provides a
 common online platform that enables distributors to place, quote, process and
 manage orders with their customers and suppliers.  PrintXcel will introduce
 the Four51 eProcurement tools to its distributor customers utilizing its vast
 National Sales network.
     "We are pleased to be affiliated with PrintXcel," said Rich Landa,
 Four51's CEO and co-founder.  "PrintXcel is the largest and most respected
 print manufacturer within the reseller marketplace, and they have very
 powerful relationships with their customers.  Forming a marketing alliance
 only serves to strengthen our mission which is to ensure the independent
 channel's long-term viability and success."
     "Four51 is a natural partner for us," said Dave Holt, PrintXcel President
 and CEO.  "Their focus on the independent channel supports us and our business
 partners -- the independent distributor.  PrintXcel succeeds as its
 distributors succeed, and partnering with Four51 helps us continue to invest
 in technology focusing on providing efficiency, productivity, and
 profitability for our distributor channel."
     Through their partnership, PrintXcel and Four51 will help distributors
 standardize order management processes.  Four51 and PrintXcel will also
 jointly promote systems interoperability between distributors' back-office
 systems and Four51 via Four51's WildFire(SM) XML Transport module.  These
 initiatives will help distributors achieve significant productivity
 improvements and cost efficiencies.  Four51 and PrintXcel will begin joint
 marketing efforts immediately, focusing on communications to the distributor
 channel served by PrintXcel.
 
     About PrintXcel
     PrintXcel, headquartered in Englewood, Colo. is the largest private-label
 printed business documents and services supplier in North America.
 PrintXcel's overall operations include customer service centers dedicated to
 providing world-class products and service to meet the commercial print,
 label, envelope, and custom document and direct mail needs of the independent
 distributor.  Production and service facilities are strategically located
 throughout the United States, to serve its network of over 70,000 distributors
 and value-added resellers.
 
     About Four51
     Four51 is a Minneapolis-based e-procurement provider serving the print
 materials market.  Four51 enables mid-market businesses with an e-procurement
 network linking print materials buyers with their distributors and suppliers.
 Delivered via subscription, Four51's e-procurement network standardizes the
 highly variable purchasing process and promotes efficiency and significant
 cost reduction for its subscribers.
 
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SOURCE Four51
    MINNEAPOLIS and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Four51 and
 PrintXcel announced today that the two companies have created a marketing
 alliance to promote Four51's e-solution to PrintXcel's independent document
 distributor customers.  PrintXcel's distributors may also be eligible for
 additional program benefits available to PrintXcel's distributors who adopt
 Four51.
     The Four51 solution simplifies the cumbersome processes commonly
 experienced with the print materials procurement process.  Four51 provides a
 common online platform that enables distributors to place, quote, process and
 manage orders with their customers and suppliers.  PrintXcel will introduce
 the Four51 eProcurement tools to its distributor customers utilizing its vast
 National Sales network.
     "We are pleased to be affiliated with PrintXcel," said Rich Landa,
 Four51's CEO and co-founder.  "PrintXcel is the largest and most respected
 print manufacturer within the reseller marketplace, and they have very
 powerful relationships with their customers.  Forming a marketing alliance
 only serves to strengthen our mission which is to ensure the independent
 channel's long-term viability and success."
     "Four51 is a natural partner for us," said Dave Holt, PrintXcel President
 and CEO.  "Their focus on the independent channel supports us and our business
 partners -- the independent distributor.  PrintXcel succeeds as its
 distributors succeed, and partnering with Four51 helps us continue to invest
 in technology focusing on providing efficiency, productivity, and
 profitability for our distributor channel."
     Through their partnership, PrintXcel and Four51 will help distributors
 standardize order management processes.  Four51 and PrintXcel will also
 jointly promote systems interoperability between distributors' back-office
 systems and Four51 via Four51's WildFire(SM) XML Transport module.  These
 initiatives will help distributors achieve significant productivity
 improvements and cost efficiencies.  Four51 and PrintXcel will begin joint
 marketing efforts immediately, focusing on communications to the distributor
 channel served by PrintXcel.
 
     About PrintXcel
     PrintXcel, headquartered in Englewood, Colo. is the largest private-label
 printed business documents and services supplier in North America.
 PrintXcel's overall operations include customer service centers dedicated to
 providing world-class products and service to meet the commercial print,
 label, envelope, and custom document and direct mail needs of the independent
 distributor.  Production and service facilities are strategically located
 throughout the United States, to serve its network of over 70,000 distributors
 and value-added resellers.
 
     About Four51
     Four51 is a Minneapolis-based e-procurement provider serving the print
 materials market.  Four51 enables mid-market businesses with an e-procurement
 network linking print materials buyers with their distributors and suppliers.
 Delivered via subscription, Four51's e-procurement network standardizes the
 highly variable purchasing process and promotes efficiency and significant
 cost reduction for its subscribers.
 
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