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November 28, 2007 - E2open v6.4 offers capabilities in logistics visibility, quality compliance visibility, customer and distributor integration, and business intelligence. It features SaaS delivery model and also trading partner onboarding and configuration templates that capture common global supply chain and procurement practices. Continuous value roadmap is included as well as SOA API's, ERP integration framework, self-configuration toolkits, and self-service reporting and analytics.

E2open, Inc.

1600 Seaport Blvd., Suite 500, Redwood City, CA, 94063, USA

Original Press Release

E2open Accelerates Transformation Initiatives in Supply Chain, Procurement, and Trading Partner Integration

Press release date: November 15, 2007

New Version 6.4 of E2open Multi-Enterprise Platform Sets New Performance Standards For Time To Value, Continuous Value Roadmap and Ease of Integration

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 15 / / -- E2open, the leading provider of multi-enterprise on-demand solutions for supply chain, procurement and B2B integration, today announced new capabilities designed to help customers accelerate the cycle time of transformation initiatives in supply chain, procurement and trading partner integration. Customers can now obtain value in weeks rather than months from E2open solutions that support vendor managed inventory, outsourced manufacturing, procure-to-pay and supplier collaboration. Customers can then increase the value they receive with new capabilities in logistics visibility, quality compliance visibility, customer and distributor integration and business intelligence. Customers also benefit from tools that further reduce the total cost of ownership of integration between external trading partners and internal enterprise applications from SAP, Oracle and others. These expanded capabilities are now available with the new version 6.4 of E2open Multi-Enterprise Platform.

E2open 6.4 leverages the experience E2open has accumulated over the past seven years deploying more successful multi-enterprise process execution solutions than any other service provider. Validated by electronics, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, capital equipment, and consumer product industry leaders such as Boeing, IBM and Vodafone that are transforming their supply chains with E2open, E2open 6.4 leads the industry in addressing three key customer requirements:

o Time to Value: E2open on-demand solutions already offer the industry's fastest time to value, and E2open 6.4 further compresses deployment time from months to weeks. This is made possible with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model and comprehensive trading partner onboarding and configuration templates that capture common global supply chain and procurement practices. o Continuous Value Roadmap: E2open version 6.4 is the industry's first full-featured strategic multi-enterprise platform for all external-facing processes. Its continuous value roadmap enables customers to augment their initial deployments with new multi- enterprise processes and enhanced functionality. With E2open 6.4, customers can benefit from new logistics visibility, quality compliance visibility, customer and distributor integration and business intelligence capabilities. o Ease of Integration: E2open's SaaS delivery model and service-oriented architecture significantly reduce deployment, upgrade and maintenance costs by serving as a single on-demand integration platform between external trading partners and internal enterprise applications from SAP, Oracle and others. With E2open 6.4, customers can benefit from new SOA API's, an ERP integration framework, self-configuration toolkits, and self-service reporting and analytics to easily leverage their ERP investments while lowering the costs of integration with external trading partners.

"Today's competitive landscape is defined by companies that are best-in-class in managing their extended end-to-end supply networks. This drives the need for a strategic multi-enterprise platform that can offer increasing value as shifting market dynamics drive requirements for new supply chain, procurement and trading partner integration initiatives," said Greg Clark, E2open's president and CEO. "E2open Multi-Enterprise Platform makes it possible to automate multi-enterprise processes faster and at a lower total cost of ownership. Supply chain and procurement executives at companies like LSI Corporation and Celestica are able to gain higher ROI through faster time to value, a continuous value roadmap and easier integration between internal enterprise applications and trading partners."

"LSI Corporation has gained significant efficiencies through our initiatives to outsource portions of manufacturing and assembly operations and implement lean supply chain management. We work with E2open to maintain visibility and control over the extended supply network," said Don Alvine, vice president and chief procurement officer, LSI Corporation. "We especially like having the option to take advantage of additional processes and functionality without the hassle of costly, time-intensive upgrades."

"Celestica's Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO(TM)) supply chain strategy helps its customers deliver high-quality products to market quickly and at the lowest total cost," said Harvinder Sembhi, vice president of supply chain strategy and planning, Celestica. "This requires end-to-end supply network visibility so that our global supply chain can respond quickly to changes in end-market demand and provide customers with the flexibility they need to compete in an increasingly complex business environment. We look forward to our continued relationship with E2open as part of this global supply chain strategy."

"Enterprises that have successfully implemented ERP platforms are recognizing that their increasing reliance on external trading partners is driving need for a multi-enterprise platform that complements ERPs, extending and integrating them to trading partners," said Nari Viswanathan, research director, Aberdeen Group. "Aberdeen research has shown that these collaborative processes with suppliers and customers are particularly well suited for software-as-a-service applications that reside in the network. SaaS applications are well-suited to address two key requirements critical to effective demand-supply collaboration and synchronization: (1) the need for rapid electronic supplier enablement and (2) the requirement of process flexibility, as trading partner relationships will evolve and change over time."

E2open 6.4 is now available to any customer starting deployment of E2open's multi-enterprise on-demand solutions for supply chain, procurement and B2B integration.

E2open will host a webinar that provides additional details on accelerating transformation initiatives in supply chain, procurement and trading partner integration. E2open is inviting its customers, media, analysts and other industry leaders to attend this December 13 webinar at 11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 p.m. EST. To register, please contact leah@E2open.com.

About E2open, Inc.

E2open is the leading provider of multi-enterprise on-demand solutions for supply chain, procurement and B2B integration. Industry leaders that transform their supply chain with E2open include The Boeing Company, Celestica, Hitachi, IBM, LG Electronics, LSI Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Motorola, Seagate Technology, Spansion, Vodafone and Wistron. E2open Multi-Enterprise Platform delivers visibility and control over global supply networks with faster time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership, a continuous value roadmap, and easier integration between internal enterprise applications and trading partners including suppliers, customers, distributors, logistics providers. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., E2open is a privately held company. Further information can be found at http://www.e2open.com/.

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Source: E2open, Inc.

CONTACT: Leah Knight of E2open, Inc., +1-650-381-3775, leah.knight@E2open.com

Web site: http://www.e2open.com/

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