PricewaterhouseCoopers Aligns with Frontstep to Deliver Supply Chain Solutions to Midmarket Distributors and Manufacturers

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Frontstep, Inc.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services
 organization, and Frontstep, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FSTP), a leading global provider of
 business systems for midsize distributors and manufacturers, announced an
 alliance to deliver network-centric supply chain solutions.
     PricewaterhouseCoopers helps clients optimize their supply chains and
 build competitive advantage through services designed to integrate the entire
 supply chain from initial source to ultimate customer. PricewaterhouseCoopers
 will provide a complete range of consulting services around Frontstep Supply
 Chain Center, including implementation and integration.
     "We chose Frontstep for its original approach to supply chain management
 for midmarket businesses. We view Frontstep Supply Chain Center as a unique
 solution set that will enable clients to leverage the Internet to achieve
 supply chain efficiencies," said Bill Irwin, partner with
 PricewaterhouseCoopers. "The midmarket sector is very important to
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, and we believe Frontstep's collaborative,
 decentralized supply chain solution addresses many of our clients' needs.
 Frontstep has developed a solution that can grow with each customer's
 priorities by connecting members of a supply chain one link at a time -- both
 within and beyond their four walls."
     With Frontstep Supply Chain Center, companies collaborate with trading
 partners in real time to view available inventory and set realistic delivery
 dates. By automating processes across the supply chain, companies can align
 their supply chains to customer demand and maximize production capabilities,
 reduce on-hand inventory and enhance the level of service.
     "We are excited that PricewaterhouseCoopers has selected Frontstep, and
 look forward to collaborating with them on supply chain initiatives," said
 Stephen A. Sasser, president and CEO of Frontstep. "By improving visibility
 throughout supply chains, clients can replace inventory with information,
 resulting in increased operating efficiencies across their organizations.
 Resource-pressed companies must leverage these types of technologies to become
 more attentive to customer demand, while reducing operating costs and
 optimizing customer service."
 
     About PricewaterhouseCoopers
     The Management Consulting Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers
 helps clients maximize their business performance by integrating strategic
 change, process improvements and technology solutions. Through a worldwide
 network of skills and resources, consultants manage complex projects with
 global capabilities and local knowledge, from strategy through implementation.
 PricewaterhouseCoopers ( www.pwcglobal.com ) is the world's largest
 professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of
 more than 150,000 people in 150 countries, PricewaterhouseCoopers helps its
 clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability
 to build value, manage risk and improve performance in an Internet-enabled
 world.
     PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the member firms of the worldwide
 PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.
 
     About Frontstep
     With more than 4,000 customers worldwide and over 20 years of industrial
 experience, Frontstep is a leading global provider of e-business, supply chain
 and enterprise management software for midsize distributors and manufacturers.
 Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Frontstep provides the products, expertise
 and access to online communities to execute a collaborative business strategy,
 from automating internal business processes to connecting with customers and
 suppliers over the Internet. Frontstep delivers a comprehensive suite of
 software and services, including enterprise management, CRM, online customer
 sales and service, Web-driven channel management, supply chain management, e-
 procurement, collaboration and integration. For more information on Frontstep,
 visit http://www.frontstep.com .
 
     Safe Harbor under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
 This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are not
 historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to vary materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks
 and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the demand for and market
 acceptance of the companies' products and services, the impact of competitive
 products, the companies' ability to increase sales and earnings, continuation
 of the Frontstep/PricewaterhouseCoopers relationship, and other factors
 detailed in Frontstep's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
     Frontstep is a trademark of Frontstep Solutions Group, Inc. All other
 trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Frontstep, Inc.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services
 organization, and Frontstep, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FSTP), a leading global provider of
 business systems for midsize distributors and manufacturers, announced an
 alliance to deliver network-centric supply chain solutions.
     PricewaterhouseCoopers helps clients optimize their supply chains and
 build competitive advantage through services designed to integrate the entire
 supply chain from initial source to ultimate customer. PricewaterhouseCoopers
 will provide a complete range of consulting services around Frontstep Supply
 Chain Center, including implementation and integration.
     "We chose Frontstep for its original approach to supply chain management
 for midmarket businesses. We view Frontstep Supply Chain Center as a unique
 solution set that will enable clients to leverage the Internet to achieve
 supply chain efficiencies," said Bill Irwin, partner with
 PricewaterhouseCoopers. "The midmarket sector is very important to
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, and we believe Frontstep's collaborative,
 decentralized supply chain solution addresses many of our clients' needs.
 Frontstep has developed a solution that can grow with each customer's
 priorities by connecting members of a supply chain one link at a time -- both
 within and beyond their four walls."
     With Frontstep Supply Chain Center, companies collaborate with trading
 partners in real time to view available inventory and set realistic delivery
 dates. By automating processes across the supply chain, companies can align
 their supply chains to customer demand and maximize production capabilities,
 reduce on-hand inventory and enhance the level of service.
     "We are excited that PricewaterhouseCoopers has selected Frontstep, and
 look forward to collaborating with them on supply chain initiatives," said
 Stephen A. Sasser, president and CEO of Frontstep. "By improving visibility
 throughout supply chains, clients can replace inventory with information,
 resulting in increased operating efficiencies across their organizations.
 Resource-pressed companies must leverage these types of technologies to become
 more attentive to customer demand, while reducing operating costs and
 optimizing customer service."
 
     About PricewaterhouseCoopers
     The Management Consulting Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers
 helps clients maximize their business performance by integrating strategic
 change, process improvements and technology solutions. Through a worldwide
 network of skills and resources, consultants manage complex projects with
 global capabilities and local knowledge, from strategy through implementation.
 PricewaterhouseCoopers ( www.pwcglobal.com ) is the world's largest
 professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of
 more than 150,000 people in 150 countries, PricewaterhouseCoopers helps its
 clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability
 to build value, manage risk and improve performance in an Internet-enabled
 world.
     PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the member firms of the worldwide
 PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.
 
     About Frontstep
     With more than 4,000 customers worldwide and over 20 years of industrial
 experience, Frontstep is a leading global provider of e-business, supply chain
 and enterprise management software for midsize distributors and manufacturers.
 Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Frontstep provides the products, expertise
 and access to online communities to execute a collaborative business strategy,
 from automating internal business processes to connecting with customers and
 suppliers over the Internet. Frontstep delivers a comprehensive suite of
 software and services, including enterprise management, CRM, online customer
 sales and service, Web-driven channel management, supply chain management, e-
 procurement, collaboration and integration. For more information on Frontstep,
 visit http://www.frontstep.com .
 
     Safe Harbor under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
 This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are not
 historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to vary materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks
 and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the demand for and market
 acceptance of the companies' products and services, the impact of competitive
 products, the companies' ability to increase sales and earnings, continuation
 of the Frontstep/PricewaterhouseCoopers relationship, and other factors
 detailed in Frontstep's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
     Frontstep is a trademark of Frontstep Solutions Group, Inc. All other
 trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
 
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