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i2, AT&T Canada Team for B2B Market Initiative

AT&T Canada, in collaboration with i2 Technologies, has rolled out AT&T Canada Marketplace, a secure Web-based business-to-business marketplace designed to connect buyers and sellers.

i2 Technologies will power the new e-marketplace with its TradeMatrix platform. AT&T Canada Marketplace will simplify and streamline the procurement of goods and services, improve fulfillment processes, and facilitate improved communication between customers and suppliers.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, i2 has approximately 3,200 employees and maintains offices worldwide.

TradeMatrix is a comprehensive electronic business solution that enables companies to deploy business-to-business and business-to-consumer portals. It offers a broad spectrum of solutions and hosted services, including procurement, commerce, fulfillment, customer care, retail, planning, and product development.

The new service offers an open platform providing marketplace-to-marketplace connectivity, a wide range of services, rich content, and fulfillment planning and execution processes.

AT&T Canada will also be implementing i2's e-business solutions for internal use.

Initially, AT&T Canada Marketplace will focus on assisting buyers in purchasing non-production goods and services, office supplies, and maintenance services.

With subsequent releases, AT&T Canada Marketplace will incorporate additional TradeMatrix solutions and hosted services, including direct procurement, fulfillment, and supply chain management support.

AT&T Canada will host the new service at its state-of-the art Web applications and hosting center, located in Toronto. It is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2000. A preview is available now at http://www.attcanadamarketplace.com.