Space Works Delivers Third-Generation Extranet Solution

Rockville, MD-based SpaceWorks Inc. rolled out
Version 3.0 of its OrderManager extranet application.


The e-commerce solution automates the supply chain transactions for larger
companies and their trading partners over the Web.


This third generation of the OrderManager application adds expanded
capabilities to strengthen real-time, Internet/extranet-based “self-service”
order processing channels created between a company’s back-end enterprise
resource planning (ERP) systems and its trading partners.


Enhancements include the addition of purchase authorization procedures,
enabling
purchasing representatives to research desired products and build an order
form containing selections that can then be electronically routed to a
supervisor for review and approval.


The management executive can then quickly view the pending order, and by
simply clicking “yes” will immediately submit the order electronically or
by clicking “no (with comment),” create an audit trail that prevents
unauthorized purchases.


The product also features cross-sell functionality, an enhanced search engine,
instant links to UPS and FedEx Web-based tracking systems, and a guest feature
that allows clients to provide temporary access to prospective trading
partners.


“OrderManager 3.0 provides a fundamental building block in the creation of a
multi-tier ‘virtual warehouse’ which can be deployed throughout the supply
chain,” said Dave MacSwain, president and CEO of SpaceWorks.


OrderManager was initially developed on the HP-UX platform, yet also operates
on Sun Solaris and Microsoft NT platforms. Version 3.0 will be available by
the end of the first quarter. Pricing details were not disclosed.

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