Breaking News: Emptoris Acquires Click Commerce Contract and Service Management (CSM) Business

Posted on May 14, 2009


Emptoris Adds Contingent and Professional Services Procurement Solution: Expands Its Solution Footprint and Global 2000 Customer Base

Burlington, MA and Chicago, IL (May 15, 2009) – Emptoris, a global leader in supply and contract management solutions, announced today the acquisition of the Contract and Service Management (CSM) solutions and business from Click Commerce, Inc., a leading business application software provider.  The acquisition expands Emptoris’ solution footprint, gives the company an expanded roster of Global 2000 customers and positions the company as the only suite provider in the global services management arena, one of the fatest growing and most challenging areas of Supply and Contract Management.

While specific terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Contract and Service Management solution, which was originally acquired from Elance, Inc., is the market’s most widely-used contingent and professional services procurement solution.  More than 200,000 employees at leading global companies use the solution to find, evaluate, purchase, manage and pay for all types of services including business process outsourcing, facilities management, temporary labor and IT consulting.  Using this solution, in 2008 alone, customers procured more than $10 billion in products and services in more than 40 countries.  The solution is available in 13 languages and utilizes all major currency.

Use the following link to access the press release in its entirety: Emptoris Acquires Click Commerce

Look for my commentary on this recent acquisition in tomorrow’s posts.

Webcast Scheduled for June 10th, 2009

To find out more about the Emptoris Service Procurement solution or to register for a complimentary webcast on services procurement visit Emptoris Services Procurement.

The Emptoris webcast on services procurement will be broadcast on June 10th, at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time/12:00 p.m. London Time/13:00 p.m. Paris/Berlin (CEST) with a rebroadcast at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time/11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

PI Window on Business Special (For Want of a Nail: The Pandemic Effect)

Be sure to mark Tuesday, May 26th on your calendars so that you will remember to tune in to the first of four PI Window on Business 90-minute Specials.  In this initial Special titled “For Want of a Nail: The Pandemic Effect,” I will be joined by Nick Kelley, a researcher from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and the lead author of the November 2008 white paper “Pandemic Influenza, Electricity, and the Coal Supply Chain (Addressing Crucial Preparedness Gaps in the United States), to discuss the true nature of the latest swine flu crisis in terms of its potential impact on supply chains.  It is a show you will not want to miss!

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