OneChem to Offer Broad Suite of Manugistics-Powered Supply Chain And eMarketplace Offerings to Chemical Industry

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Manugistics Group, Inc.

    MIAMI and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- OneChem Ltd., a leading
 application service provider (ASP) to the chemical industry, and Manugistics
 Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions -- the powerful combination of supply chain
 management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions -- for enterprises
 and eMarketplaces, today jointly announced that they intend to add a broad
 suite of Manugistics-powered supply chain management and eMarketplace
 capabilities to the OneChem e-Commerce platform.
     OneChem and Manugistics will be working together -- following completion
 of a formal agreement -- to provide solutions that enable chemical companies
 and their trading partners to reduce supply chain inventory, optimize the
 physical distribution of materials, and facilitate collaboration. The aim is
 to further enable OneChem's customers to gain efficiencies in their private
 trading networks of customers and suppliers. The hosted, Internet-based
 solutions would be offered as an alternative to the significant infrastructure
 investment traditionally required to support advanced supply chain management.
     "OneChem is committed to a best-of-breed technology strategy that has
 enabled us to build a portfolio of solutions and services in an ASP
 environment specifically designed for the chemical industry, which combine
 order management, customer care and B2B connectivity through the OneChem B2B
 Connectivity/e-Hub," said Jay Starkman, president of OneChem. "A number of
 Manugistics applications are well-designed to further enhance the
 collaborative private trading networks between chemical companies and their
 trading partners which utilize OneChem's e-Commerce platform and e-Hub."
     Starkman continued, "Manugistics solutions are enabling some of the
 chemical and energy industry's best-known companies to save tens of millions
 of dollars in inventory costs while maintaining or improving customer service.
 We intend to provide more companies in the industry with access to these
 powerful solutions -- without the need for them to build out a costly IT
 infrastructure -- in addition to our current powerful platform."
     "Manugistics' leadership among the largest chemical and energy industry
 companies flows from our strategic focus on delivering solutions that can be
 quickly implemented, and that deliver strong return on investment in a short
 time frame," said Jeff Smith, Manugistics group vice president, chemical and
 energy. "Once our solutions become part of the OneChem e-Commerce Platform, we
 particularly believe that the industry's mid-market companies will look to
 these Manugistics-powered supply chain capabilities to increase revenue,
 decrease costs, and improve asset utilization and customer service."
     Manugistics' chemical and energy industry clients include 7 of the top 10
 in the Fortune 500. Industry leaders such as BASF, BP, Cabot, ChemLogix,
 DuPont, ExxonMobil, Mitsui Chemicals, Repsol, Rhodia, Rohm and Haas, Royal
 Dutch Shell, Van Waters & Rogers, and Vulcan Chemicals are all utilizing, or
 in the process of implementing, Manugistics solutions.
 
     About OneChem
     OneChem, a leading application service provider in the chemical industry
 (located at http://www.OneChem.com ), offers the OneChem e-Commerce Platform
 that enables companies in the chemical industry to conduct business over the
 Internet with their customers, suppliers and service providers. OneChem's
 unique, packaged solutions technology provides its customers with the
 streamlined ability to manage contracts, execute orders, provide customer
 care, as well as B2B connectivity through its e-hub, all through a single,
 private e-commerce solution. In addition, OneChem provides full infrastructure
 and managed services capabilities, enabling its customers to realize quickly
 the benefits of e-commerce while controlling costs.
 
     About Manugistics Group, Inc.
     Manugistics is the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization (EPO) solutions -- the first solutions to simultaneously optimize
 a company's supply- and demand-side functions. Manugistics EPO and
 eMarketplace solutions help companies lower operating costs, enhance
 profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes
 industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson,
 Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections,
 Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott,
 Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more
 information, go to http://www.manugistics.com .
     FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT THE
 MANUGISTICS NEWSBUREAU HOTLINE AT 301-984-5330.
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others, anticipated losses,
 unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly
 operating results, competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks
 of system interruption, management of potential growth, and risks of new
 business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic
 alliances. A decreased demand for computer software due to weakening economic
 conditions, particularly in the United States economy, could result in
 decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates.  More information about
 factors that potentially could affect Manugistics financial results is
 included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including most recently the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration
 Statement No. 333-53918.
     Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, the
 phrase "Leveraged Intelligence," Enterprise Profit Optimization and NetWORKS
 are trademarks of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names
 mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Manugistics Group, Inc.
    MIAMI and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- OneChem Ltd., a leading
 application service provider (ASP) to the chemical industry, and Manugistics
 Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions -- the powerful combination of supply chain
 management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions -- for enterprises
 and eMarketplaces, today jointly announced that they intend to add a broad
 suite of Manugistics-powered supply chain management and eMarketplace
 capabilities to the OneChem e-Commerce platform.
     OneChem and Manugistics will be working together -- following completion
 of a formal agreement -- to provide solutions that enable chemical companies
 and their trading partners to reduce supply chain inventory, optimize the
 physical distribution of materials, and facilitate collaboration. The aim is
 to further enable OneChem's customers to gain efficiencies in their private
 trading networks of customers and suppliers. The hosted, Internet-based
 solutions would be offered as an alternative to the significant infrastructure
 investment traditionally required to support advanced supply chain management.
     "OneChem is committed to a best-of-breed technology strategy that has
 enabled us to build a portfolio of solutions and services in an ASP
 environment specifically designed for the chemical industry, which combine
 order management, customer care and B2B connectivity through the OneChem B2B
 Connectivity/e-Hub," said Jay Starkman, president of OneChem. "A number of
 Manugistics applications are well-designed to further enhance the
 collaborative private trading networks between chemical companies and their
 trading partners which utilize OneChem's e-Commerce platform and e-Hub."
     Starkman continued, "Manugistics solutions are enabling some of the
 chemical and energy industry's best-known companies to save tens of millions
 of dollars in inventory costs while maintaining or improving customer service.
 We intend to provide more companies in the industry with access to these
 powerful solutions -- without the need for them to build out a costly IT
 infrastructure -- in addition to our current powerful platform."
     "Manugistics' leadership among the largest chemical and energy industry
 companies flows from our strategic focus on delivering solutions that can be
 quickly implemented, and that deliver strong return on investment in a short
 time frame," said Jeff Smith, Manugistics group vice president, chemical and
 energy. "Once our solutions become part of the OneChem e-Commerce Platform, we
 particularly believe that the industry's mid-market companies will look to
 these Manugistics-powered supply chain capabilities to increase revenue,
 decrease costs, and improve asset utilization and customer service."
     Manugistics' chemical and energy industry clients include 7 of the top 10
 in the Fortune 500. Industry leaders such as BASF, BP, Cabot, ChemLogix,
 DuPont, ExxonMobil, Mitsui Chemicals, Repsol, Rhodia, Rohm and Haas, Royal
 Dutch Shell, Van Waters & Rogers, and Vulcan Chemicals are all utilizing, or
 in the process of implementing, Manugistics solutions.
 
     About OneChem
     OneChem, a leading application service provider in the chemical industry
 (located at http://www.OneChem.com ), offers the OneChem e-Commerce Platform
 that enables companies in the chemical industry to conduct business over the
 Internet with their customers, suppliers and service providers. OneChem's
 unique, packaged solutions technology provides its customers with the
 streamlined ability to manage contracts, execute orders, provide customer
 care, as well as B2B connectivity through its e-hub, all through a single,
 private e-commerce solution. In addition, OneChem provides full infrastructure
 and managed services capabilities, enabling its customers to realize quickly
 the benefits of e-commerce while controlling costs.
 
     About Manugistics Group, Inc.
     Manugistics is the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization (EPO) solutions -- the first solutions to simultaneously optimize
 a company's supply- and demand-side functions. Manugistics EPO and
 eMarketplace solutions help companies lower operating costs, enhance
 profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes
 industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson,
 Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections,
 Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott,
 Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more
 information, go to http://www.manugistics.com .
     FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT THE
 MANUGISTICS NEWSBUREAU HOTLINE AT 301-984-5330.
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others, anticipated losses,
 unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly
 operating results, competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks
 of system interruption, management of potential growth, and risks of new
 business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic
 alliances. A decreased demand for computer software due to weakening economic
 conditions, particularly in the United States economy, could result in
 decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates.  More information about
 factors that potentially could affect Manugistics financial results is
 included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including most recently the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration
 Statement No. 333-53918.
     Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, the
 phrase "Leveraged Intelligence," Enterprise Profit Optimization and NetWORKS
 are trademarks of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names
 mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Manugistics Group, Inc.