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NATO States to Use Manugistics E-Business Solutions

[London, ENGLAND] The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) has awarded a basic order agreement to Manugistics Group, Inc. for intelligent supply chain and e-business solutions.

As a result, NATO's 19 member nations, 27 partner countries, and various governmental agencies will be able to simply issue a purchase order for the solutions, the contract terms and prices having been pre-negotiated between Manugistics and NC3A.

Jeff Holmes, Manugistics' senior vice president of government and aerospace, said his firm had to meet NC3A's highly stringent standards before being awarded a basic order agreement.

"The award gives us key access to a wide variety of European governmental agencies -- and military forces -- seeking commercially-available software solutions that can lead to greater efficiencies and improved customer service," said Holmes.

Based in Maryland, Manugistics currently has over 900 clients for its intelligent supply chain and e-business solutions. They include 3Com, Amazon.com, BP, Brown & Williamson, Coca-Cola Bottling, Cisco Systems, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections, FreightWise, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland and Unilever.

Recently, Manugistics has been moving more agressively into government markets. In July it announced its inclusion on the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) schedule for information technology software vendors.

Since then it has won several government orders, including a contract with Andersen Consulting for the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program.