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Nextier Releases EZ-Suite 2.3, e-commerce Paper Management Tool

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17-- Nextier Solutions Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Paper, announced the release of EZ-Suite 2.3, an e-commerce paper management and procurement tool for the publication, catalog, print and related paper industries. EZ-Suite 2.3 greatly enhances the collaborative capabilities of all members of the supply chain. The results are businesses that are significantly more efficient at planning, procuring, communicating and manufacturing together. "By aggressively soliciting feedback from customers and industry experts we are able to continuously enhance our product and make it more valuable for them," said Peter Wilson, Manager of Nextier Solutions. The outgrowth of this work is version 2.3, which incorporates richer order detail fields, supplier response enhancements, an integrated paper estimating tool and a series of reporting upgrades. These and other changes increase order accuracy, decrease waste, and save both publishers and their suppliers valuable time. Working with technology partner elario, Inc., Nextier uses the industry backed papiNet standards and other XML (Extensible Markup Language) documents for order transmission. System-to-system integration is currently operable for some Nextier customers and has been greatly enhanced by the use of the papiNet standards. "For more than three years, Nextier has maintained its focus on creating greater value in the catalog, magazine and related supply chain businesses," said Wilson. Dave Campi, Director of Purchasing, for Lands' End, said, "With escalating postal costs, it is ever more challenging to harness every ounce of productivity and to gain any efficiency that will assist us in cost effectively producing catalogs. The Nextier tools help Lands' End manage our paper supply chain with industry best efficiency."




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