I am happy to announce to our readers that on-demand software services provider E2open is a new Sustaining level sponsor of this blog in 2012. We are pleased that this innovative technology provider has chosen to associate itself to the ongoing global supply chain focused thought leadership being provided by Supply Chain Matters.

E2open is a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell and distribute products more efficiently through collaborative execution across global trading networks. Brand owners utilize E2open to gain visibility into and control over their trading networks leveraging real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics. E2open customers include Celestica, Dell, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, IBM, LSI Corporation, Motorola, Seagate Technology, among others. Industry presence includes aerospace and defense consumer electronics, consumer product goods, high technology, industrial manufacturing and telecommunications. The E2Open Business Network provides a focus on collaborative execution across an extended supply chain network of suppliers and trading partners. Technology offerings support areas of collaborative supply planning, logistics visibility, orders and inventory management, B2B managed services.

This year promises to be an exciting and eventful year for E2open.  The company has recently filed a Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed public offering of its stock. In addition to the recently announced PLM and multi-tier cost management application, readers can also anticipate more upcoming E2open new product and services announcements that will be made available to customers during 2012.

If your organization has needs related to collaborative execution in the context for a need to overcome existing systems and communication barriers, unifying suppliers and trading partners with common information and multi-tier process orchestration, we recommend you place E2open on your short list.

For more information, visit www.e2open.com.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor