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Corporate Express Selects Four51 to Help Streamline Online Ordering

Friday, June 20, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 19, 2008 – Corporate Express Document & Print Management (CEDPM), a leading provider of document and print management, and business form, label, direct mail and fulfillment solutions, has entered into an enterprise license agreement with Four51, Inc. Four51 develops online business-to-business catalog technology that connects buyers, distributors and suppliers of indirect goods. Four51’s commerce platform will help CEDPM to bring products to market faster and consolidate disparate online ordering systems, while continuing to provide interoperability with ERP and spend-management solutions, such as SAP and Ariba, used by Corporate Express’ customers.

“We’re excited to leverage Four51’s online business-to-business catalog technology,” commented Michael Bailey, Vice President, Information Services, Corporate Express Document & Print Management.  “Our new strategic partnership will enable us to continue streamlining and optimizing our internal systems and processes, while at the same time providing a state-of-the-art e-commerce front end to our customers.”

Corporate Express US Inc., part of the Dutch-based Corporate Express NV (NYSE: CXP), is a leading business-to-business supplier of office and computer supplies, office furniture, facility supplies, document and print management, imaging and computer graphic supplies, promotional products and other similar products. 

Four51 is growing virally at the rate of 1,200 buyers per day. More than 27,000 businesses—including half the Fortune 500—and one million users conduct commerce on the Four51 network. Founded in 1999, Four51 is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and is the leading e-catalog technology in the indirect goods market.




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