Retail Software enables enterprise-wide collaboration.

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Facilitating information exchange between retailers and suppliers, Linux-based truExchange Item Sync Retail v2.0 gives retailer's ability to select and source merchandise, and aids in store planning, inventory management, marketing, and promotions. Data validation engine allows retailers to set validation rules based on environment and establish workflow processing for supplier information. Suppliers are notified of validation errors before item is accepted in retailers' internal systems.

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nuBridges Releases truExchange Item Sync Retail 2.0

Extending the Value of Item Information for Enterprise-Wide Collaboration ATLANTA, Aug. 23 -- nuBridges LLC, a leading provider of e- business community management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of truExchange Item Sync Retail 2.0, a major upgrade to its item synchronization solution. With this version, nuBridges (http://www.nubridges.com/) delivers the industry's most advanced Linux-based application for facilitating information exchange between retailers and suppliers, essential for improving operational performance. nuBridges' truExchange Item Sync Retail 2.0 tears down the barriers to the promise of item synchronization for both large and mid-market retailers, including poor data quality, internal process changes and the significant costs associated with lengthy and complex implementations. Now, with a proven and extremely cost-effective solution that works with existing infrastructure and databases, retailers can leverage the power of complete and accurate product information to streamline all facets of the business. The foundation of accurate item information strengthens retailers' ability to efficiently select and source merchandise; store planning; inventory management and marketing and promotions. "Besides having a significant short term financial impact, item synchronization is the cornerstone for every form of electronic collaboration," said Wain Kellum, president and CEO of nuBridges. "With truExchange Item Sync Retail 2.0, retailers have a fast and easy way to get started. While there are many additional benefits, item synchronization projects shorten the length of time for new product introductions and reduce stock-outs, which alone can more than justify the effort." Item Synchronization Essential for True Collaboration A 2003 AT Kearney study defined item synchronization as the critical step for enabling true supplier collaboration where the ultimate result is more collaborative networks with suppliers that enhance sales and promotion initiatives and product design and development. The study reported that the value of adopting item synchronization includes hard-dollar benefits; faster speed-to-market; reduction in out-of- stocks; lower errors in invoices and orders; and better inventory management. The firm found that retailers overall can capture an additional $1 million in earnings for every $1 billion in relevant sales by adopting a collaborative framework. truExchange Item Sync Retail 2.0 speeds the implementation timeline for item synchronization initiatives and facilitates two-way communication between the retailer and suppliers. New features include: - Data validation engine that allows retailers to set validation rules based on unique environments and establish workflow processing for all supplier information coming from the data pools. - Automated notification tools that facilitate the population of complete and correct item information by notifying the supplier of validation errors before the item is accepted in retailers' internal systems. - Data aggregation from multiple sources including data pools, internal definitions and external sources, such as suppliers' form and portals, increasingly top-of-mind as retailers find this complexity essential for comprehensive product knowledge nuBridges truExchange Item Sync Retail 2.0 is available today in a hosted model, where customers pay per transaction or as a commercial packaged solution. The software allows for integration with retailers' existing platforms. Built on nuBridges' truExchange platform, Item Sync Retail provides customers with a dynamic solution that ensures an uninterrupted environment regardless of the changes in the marketplace. About nuBridges nuBridges, LLC offers products and services to integrate, connect and manage business trading communities cost-effectively and efficiently. Our electronic bridges allow companies to link with their suppliers and customers to exchange critical business information in real-time in any format. The industry pioneers and visionaries of the nuBridges' team bring an expansive depth and breadth of experience to help companies do more with less in adaptive eBusiness environments. Providing affordable, agile and seamless electronic business solutions is our commitment to customers-exceeding their expectations is our goal. For more information, visit www.nubridges.com/. CONTACT: Company, Sandra Tincher of nuBridges, LLC, +1-770-730-3792, or stincher@nubridges.com, or Media, Mary Clancy of Corporate Ink, +1-617-969-9192, or mclancy@corporateink.com

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