afterBOT Partners With IBM to Embrace Open Standards, Grow Business
Atlanta, GA - February 8, 2007 - afterBOT, a leading provider of web-based business solutions for the retail industry, announced today it has achieved optimized status in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks. This status was achieved as a result of the efforts of IBM (NYSE: IBM) and afterBOT to deploy a web portal application for supplier collaboration at Dillard's Department Stores.
afterBOT recently moved from primarily using Microsoft technology -- including Windows and SQL Server -- to IBM's WebSphere Application Server, DB2, and Linux -- a platform change that was largely driven by customer requirements. In partnership with IBM and Inovis, afterBOT recently implemented its Supplier Connect solution with Dillard's Inc., based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Using the solution, Dillard's vendors now have direct access to daily detailed sales data -- an initiative that will drive increased efficiency, improve in-stock positions and enable more effective supplier input into merchandise planning.
afterBOT Inc. is a leading provider of digital receipt based post-transaction technology enabling significant reductions in post-sales expense, greatly improved supplier collaboration, and enhanced customer service. For more information visit us at http://www.afterBOT.com. afterBOT was founded in 2000 and is privately held. afterBOT's investors include Chrysalis Ventures, Blue Ridge Ventures, e-RM Ventures, Kenzie Lane, and Prosperitas Investment Partners.
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