Hologix(R) Announces Attricom(TM) Strategic Procurement

Next Generation of eProcurement Software Goes Beyond

Simple Catalog Applications



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hologix, Inc.

    PHOENIX, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologix, Inc., a provider of
 collaborative commerce applications for enterprises and exchanges, today
 announced Attricom Strategic Procurement.  This software application is
 designed for enterprises looking for the next generation of eProcurement
 capability, helping them to move beyond the automation of simple operational
 procurement tasks for catalog-based products.  Attricom supports eProcurement
 for products and services that were previously too complex to manage
 electronically, providing strategic procurement for all categories of spend,
 including highly engineered/custom products, commodities, services, capital
 goods, direct materials, and MRO items.
     "Direct procurement of complex goods is the next frontier in e-business.
 Hologix has proven with its initial customer implementations that they can
 manage the complexity involved in the procurement process," said Lisa
 Williams, Senior Analyst with The Yankee Group.  "The Hologix product not only
 addresses the needs of complex products and services, but also the myriad of
 business terms and conditions that go along with any contract negotiation."
     With Attricom, procurement professionals can focus more on strategic
 activities such as supplier sourcing and negotiation, and less on simply
 processing transactions.  Attricom automates the communication, collaboration,
 and negotiation process, enabling trading partners to conduct commerce on-line
 with the same richness of dialog they can achieve off-line.
     Procurement professionals can use Attricom to electronically collaborate,
 both internally and externally, to fully define requirements and negotiate
 contracts. Communications are based on a common ontology, ensuring clarity and
 consistency, with complete revision history.  Buyers can clearly differentiate
 value propositions and trading partners can negotiate on every attribute of a
 commerce transaction.  With Attricom Strategic Procurement enterprises can
 leverage Internet efficiencies without jeopardizing strategic supplier
 relationships.
 
     About Hologix
     Hologix provides enterprises and exchanges the most flexible B2B software
 solutions -- making it easy to buy and sell anything on the net, regardless of
 complexity.  By anything, we mean not just part number and SKU-based products,
 but attribute or specification-based products.  These can be physical products
 such as metals, textiles, or paper, or virtual products such as insurance,
 printing, advertising, or consulting services.  The value of the Hologix
 solution is that it enables business users, not engineers, to dynamically
 change their product and service definitions -- in minutes without
 programming.  Founded in 1989, Hologix is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
 For more information about the company and products please call 800-736-1764,
 send an email to info@hologix.com or visit www.hologix.com.
 
     Hologix and Attricom are trademarks or service marks of Hologix, Inc.
 Patent Pending.  All other trademarks are owned by third parties that are not
 associated with Hologix, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Hologix, Inc.
    PHOENIX, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologix, Inc., a provider of
 collaborative commerce applications for enterprises and exchanges, today
 announced Attricom Strategic Procurement.  This software application is
 designed for enterprises looking for the next generation of eProcurement
 capability, helping them to move beyond the automation of simple operational
 procurement tasks for catalog-based products.  Attricom supports eProcurement
 for products and services that were previously too complex to manage
 electronically, providing strategic procurement for all categories of spend,
 including highly engineered/custom products, commodities, services, capital
 goods, direct materials, and MRO items.
     "Direct procurement of complex goods is the next frontier in e-business.
 Hologix has proven with its initial customer implementations that they can
 manage the complexity involved in the procurement process," said Lisa
 Williams, Senior Analyst with The Yankee Group.  "The Hologix product not only
 addresses the needs of complex products and services, but also the myriad of
 business terms and conditions that go along with any contract negotiation."
     With Attricom, procurement professionals can focus more on strategic
 activities such as supplier sourcing and negotiation, and less on simply
 processing transactions.  Attricom automates the communication, collaboration,
 and negotiation process, enabling trading partners to conduct commerce on-line
 with the same richness of dialog they can achieve off-line.
     Procurement professionals can use Attricom to electronically collaborate,
 both internally and externally, to fully define requirements and negotiate
 contracts. Communications are based on a common ontology, ensuring clarity and
 consistency, with complete revision history.  Buyers can clearly differentiate
 value propositions and trading partners can negotiate on every attribute of a
 commerce transaction.  With Attricom Strategic Procurement enterprises can
 leverage Internet efficiencies without jeopardizing strategic supplier
 relationships.
 
     About Hologix
     Hologix provides enterprises and exchanges the most flexible B2B software
 solutions -- making it easy to buy and sell anything on the net, regardless of
 complexity.  By anything, we mean not just part number and SKU-based products,
 but attribute or specification-based products.  These can be physical products
 such as metals, textiles, or paper, or virtual products such as insurance,
 printing, advertising, or consulting services.  The value of the Hologix
 solution is that it enables business users, not engineers, to dynamically
 change their product and service definitions -- in minutes without
 programming.  Founded in 1989, Hologix is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
 For more information about the company and products please call 800-736-1764,
 send an email to info@hologix.com or visit www.hologix.com.
 
     Hologix and Attricom are trademarks or service marks of Hologix, Inc.
 Patent Pending.  All other trademarks are owned by third parties that are not
 associated with Hologix, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Hologix, Inc.