There was some rather noteworthy news from supply and contract management software provider Emptoris this week.  The company announced that it has opened Emptoris China, a full service office on mainland China.    William Li, an executive with previous experience with Ariba, PeopleSoft and Oracle, was named General Manager and Group Vice President of China.  The office, located in the city of Shanghai, will include sales, local product development, professional services and customer support.

In addition to the office opening, the company also announced that China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the third largest national oil company in China, has signed on with plans to implement that vendor’s supply and contract management suite.

Industry analyst firms indicate that the most significant IT systems and supply-chain applications growth in 2010 will originate in the Asia-Pacific region, including China. We have on this blog noted that this region will lead in 2010 industry recovery.  These announcements from Emptoris continue to add validation to the regions growth and interest in advanced technology over the coming years.

Congratulations and best wishes to the Emptoris China team.

 Bob Ferrari