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Cox Enterprises Selects Webb/Mason for Print e-Procurement

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Process re-design allows internal users to proof and order stationery orders without unnecessary steps and delays BALTIMORE, MD -April 25, 2002 -- Webb/Mason, an enterprise print management provider, announces a new relationship with Cox Enterprises, to provide procurement and fulfillment services to automate the ordering and delivery of stationery and marketing materials. Webb/Mason has implemented a solution that integrates with Cox Enterprises' e-procurement system, powered by Clarus software, in order to allow end users within its divisions to order, modify and proof printed materials online through a customized Intranet site. Previously, Cox personnel had to complete a multi-step process involving phone, fax, copier, and several people to complete the transactions from origination through payment. The new system, utilizing Webb/Mason's Enterprise Print Management (EPM Online) service, reduces the process to a few clicks. By integrating EPM Online with Cox's e-Procurement Marketplace, users can utilize procurement cards to make purchases online. This system eliminates the need for invoicing and internal processing of orders and payments. The implementation of EPM Online within Cox Enterprises has resulted in significant cost savings in both direct costs and process improvements. "The integration with Clarus was a new challenge for us," states Warner Mason, president of Webb/Mason. "However, by listening to Cox and understanding what they were trying to achieve in order to see direct cost savings, we customized our EPM Online service to allow for credit card payments to further reduce the number of steps involved in the process of ordering printed materials." Integration and implementation of EPM Online into Cox's e-procurement system is complete. During the coming months, Cox will continue to add new users and businesses as well as look for opportunities to add additional printed materials.




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