QRS Announces New Solution Framework for Retail Supply Chain Management

QRS Tradeweave Retail Network to Serve as Platform for Integrated Solution



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from QRS Corporation

    RICHMOND, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- QRS Corporation (Nasdaq:   QRSI),
 a leading worldwide provider of collaborative business-to-business e-commerce
 solutions for the retail industry, announced today the introduction of its new
 solution framework for retail supply chain management.  The solution will meet
 the complete product life cycle needs of the retail community with
 capabilities to plan, source, buy and sell, finance, track, price, merchandise
 and replenish products.  The move to a single integrated solution supports
 QRS' strategy to deliver a comprehensive supply chain management solution and
 collaborative environment where the retail community can effectively utilize
 electronic commerce to reduce costs and cycle times associated with the
 purchase and delivery of consumer goods from manufacturer to retailer.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000508/QRSLOGO )
     "For companies to gain a competitive advantage, they need to look beyond
 their own internal processes and effectively manage external resources and
 collaborate with business partners," said John Simon, chief executive officer
 for QRS.  "This is what the QRS Tradeweave(TM) Retail Network is all about.
 It's about managing the full product life cycle with collaborative commerce
 tools and up-to-date business intelligence, and offering both within a single
 enabling environment."
     Access to the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network and its solutions will be
 provided via an advanced secure portal technology with a single common
 interface to an integrated suite of QRS products and services.  The product
 and services under the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network can be deployed as part
 of a company's enterprise computing environment or a network-centric service
 hosted by QRS utilizing QRS's state-of-the-art computing facilities or a
 combination of the two.  Tradeweave Showroom and Collaborative Planning are
 currently available via this portal.  Over the next several quarters,
 additional products and services will be offered under the same portal.
     "The QRS Tradeweave Retail Network is an integrated technology and service
 platforms that enables secure and profitable relationship between businesses
 across the global supply chain," said Sean Salehi, senior vice president of
 global products and chief technology officer for QRS.
     QRS products and services have enabled the retail community to reduce back
 office costs through electronic commerce that approximate 1 to 2% of sales.
 With the Tradeweave Retail Network, QRS aims to give customers an additional
 3 to 4% of value in improved merchandising performance through more efficient
 collaboration and improved sourcing and distribution.
     The company made the move to the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network along with
 the Tradeweave name for its new solution when Tradeweave Inc., a subsidiary of
 QRS, was integrated into the company in the beginning of 2001.  The
 marketplace services that were offered by Tradeweave are now part of the QRS
 Tradeweave Retail Network.
     This solution framework brings together the Tradeweave Collaboration and
 Commerce Platform, Tradeweave Business Intelligence, Tradeweave Message
 Exchange and Tradeweave Services.  All previous QRS product and service
 functionality is available within the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network.  Other
 QRS services include Tradeweave Digital Photography, Professional Services and
 Tags and Label Services.  The solution framework includes:
 
     Tradeweave Collaboration and Commerce Platform
 
     -- Tradeweave Sourcing (Sourcing, Forwarding, Capacity Planning, Inventory
        Management, Party Profiling)
     -- Tradeweave Merchandising (Merchandise Planning, Collaborative Planning,
        Showroom)
     -- Tradeweave Logistics
 
     Tradeweave Business Intelligence
 
     -- Tradeweave Product Catalog (Product Catalog, Grocery and Food Service
        Product Catalog)
     -- Tradeweave Sales and Inventory Analysis (Decision Support, Reporting)
     -- Tradeweave Retail Intelligence Services (Competitive Price Audits,
        Mystery Shopping, Causal Data Collection and Price Scan Verification)
 
     Tradeweave Message Exchange
 
     -- Tradeweave Data Exchange (Data Exchange Messaging, Internet Transaction
        Exchange, Vendor Messaging, Outsourcing, Service Bureau, Transaction
        Testing, Integration Manager)
     -- Tradeweave Managed Connectivity (Remote Access, Leased Lines,
        Connectivity Software)
 
     Tradeweave Services
 
     -- Tradeweave Digital Photography
     -- Tradeweave Professional Services (Solutions Consulting, Training)
     -- Tradeweave Tags and Label Services (Hang Tags, Bar Code Labels)
 
     About QRS
     QRS is a leading worldwide provider of collaborative business-to-business
 e-commerce solutions for the retail industry.  The company delivers value to
 thousands of customers by providing tools that enable retailers, manufacturers
 and their business partners to source, track and deliver the right product to
 the right place while reducing costs and cycle times.  Through the QRS
 Tradeweave Retail Network, the company delivers an integrated suite of
 products and services for collaborative and effective supply chain management.
 For 13 years, QRS has been an innovator in the technological evolution of the
 retail industry and has helped its customers build profitable relationships
 with their supply chain partners.  For additional information visit
 www.qrs.com.
 
     QRS Cautionary Language
     Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts
 are forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties as discussed
 more fully in QRS Corporation's filings with the SEC, including its most
 recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.
     NOTE:  QRS is a registered trademark and Tradeweave is a trademark of QRS
 Corporation.  All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE QRS Corporation
    RICHMOND, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- QRS Corporation (Nasdaq:   QRSI),
 a leading worldwide provider of collaborative business-to-business e-commerce
 solutions for the retail industry, announced today the introduction of its new
 solution framework for retail supply chain management.  The solution will meet
 the complete product life cycle needs of the retail community with
 capabilities to plan, source, buy and sell, finance, track, price, merchandise
 and replenish products.  The move to a single integrated solution supports
 QRS' strategy to deliver a comprehensive supply chain management solution and
 collaborative environment where the retail community can effectively utilize
 electronic commerce to reduce costs and cycle times associated with the
 purchase and delivery of consumer goods from manufacturer to retailer.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000508/QRSLOGO )
     "For companies to gain a competitive advantage, they need to look beyond
 their own internal processes and effectively manage external resources and
 collaborate with business partners," said John Simon, chief executive officer
 for QRS.  "This is what the QRS Tradeweave(TM) Retail Network is all about.
 It's about managing the full product life cycle with collaborative commerce
 tools and up-to-date business intelligence, and offering both within a single
 enabling environment."
     Access to the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network and its solutions will be
 provided via an advanced secure portal technology with a single common
 interface to an integrated suite of QRS products and services.  The product
 and services under the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network can be deployed as part
 of a company's enterprise computing environment or a network-centric service
 hosted by QRS utilizing QRS's state-of-the-art computing facilities or a
 combination of the two.  Tradeweave Showroom and Collaborative Planning are
 currently available via this portal.  Over the next several quarters,
 additional products and services will be offered under the same portal.
     "The QRS Tradeweave Retail Network is an integrated technology and service
 platforms that enables secure and profitable relationship between businesses
 across the global supply chain," said Sean Salehi, senior vice president of
 global products and chief technology officer for QRS.
     QRS products and services have enabled the retail community to reduce back
 office costs through electronic commerce that approximate 1 to 2% of sales.
 With the Tradeweave Retail Network, QRS aims to give customers an additional
 3 to 4% of value in improved merchandising performance through more efficient
 collaboration and improved sourcing and distribution.
     The company made the move to the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network along with
 the Tradeweave name for its new solution when Tradeweave Inc., a subsidiary of
 QRS, was integrated into the company in the beginning of 2001.  The
 marketplace services that were offered by Tradeweave are now part of the QRS
 Tradeweave Retail Network.
     This solution framework brings together the Tradeweave Collaboration and
 Commerce Platform, Tradeweave Business Intelligence, Tradeweave Message
 Exchange and Tradeweave Services.  All previous QRS product and service
 functionality is available within the QRS Tradeweave Retail Network.  Other
 QRS services include Tradeweave Digital Photography, Professional Services and
 Tags and Label Services.  The solution framework includes:
 
     Tradeweave Collaboration and Commerce Platform
 
     -- Tradeweave Sourcing (Sourcing, Forwarding, Capacity Planning, Inventory
        Management, Party Profiling)
     -- Tradeweave Merchandising (Merchandise Planning, Collaborative Planning,
        Showroom)
     -- Tradeweave Logistics
 
     Tradeweave Business Intelligence
 
     -- Tradeweave Product Catalog (Product Catalog, Grocery and Food Service
        Product Catalog)
     -- Tradeweave Sales and Inventory Analysis (Decision Support, Reporting)
     -- Tradeweave Retail Intelligence Services (Competitive Price Audits,
        Mystery Shopping, Causal Data Collection and Price Scan Verification)
 
     Tradeweave Message Exchange
 
     -- Tradeweave Data Exchange (Data Exchange Messaging, Internet Transaction
        Exchange, Vendor Messaging, Outsourcing, Service Bureau, Transaction
        Testing, Integration Manager)
     -- Tradeweave Managed Connectivity (Remote Access, Leased Lines,
        Connectivity Software)
 
     Tradeweave Services
 
     -- Tradeweave Digital Photography
     -- Tradeweave Professional Services (Solutions Consulting, Training)
     -- Tradeweave Tags and Label Services (Hang Tags, Bar Code Labels)
 
     About QRS
     QRS is a leading worldwide provider of collaborative business-to-business
 e-commerce solutions for the retail industry.  The company delivers value to
 thousands of customers by providing tools that enable retailers, manufacturers
 and their business partners to source, track and deliver the right product to
 the right place while reducing costs and cycle times.  Through the QRS
 Tradeweave Retail Network, the company delivers an integrated suite of
 products and services for collaborative and effective supply chain management.
 For 13 years, QRS has been an innovator in the technological evolution of the
 retail industry and has helped its customers build profitable relationships
 with their supply chain partners.  For additional information visit
 www.qrs.com.
 
     QRS Cautionary Language
     Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts
 are forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties as discussed
 more fully in QRS Corporation's filings with the SEC, including its most
 recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.
     NOTE:  QRS is a registered trademark and Tradeweave is a trademark of QRS
 Corporation.  All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  QRS Corporation