TeleCentric and i2 partner in e-business telecommunications venture

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 3, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE)à‚– i2 Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:ITWO), today announced that TeleCentric, a neutral e-business solutions provider focused on the telecommunications industry, has partnered with i2 to power its Internet-based, private marketplace solution.

TeleCentric provides telecom-focused, private marketplaces that are architecturally open. The solution enables companies to more effectively collaborate on network designs, procurement and deployment of telecom equipment and services.

TeleCentric’s neutral private marketplace is designed to provide e-business solutions that span network design through deployment. As part of its solution, TeleCentric’s offerings will include i2 TradeMatrix Solutionsà¢â€ž¢ in the fulfillment and supply chain management areas. TeleCentric and i2 will collaborate on bringing these solutions to the worldwide telecommunications industry, bridging the business inefficiencies between telecom service providers and their suppliers.

“There is a tremendous opportunity to make the telecommunications industry more efficient by establishing a uniform trading and information sharing platform,” said Gary Slagel, CEO of TeleCentric. “Our relationship with i2 further demonstrates our commitment to enable companies to optimize their role in the supply chain by tailoring our services to the needs of our participants.”

With the development of TeleCentric’s private e-marketplace, i2 is strengthening its position within the telecom industry by building on its reputation of providing real value for industry leaders.

“In addition to their powerful supply chain management solutions and intelligent e-business tools, we selected i2 based on their ability to clearly understand the needs within the telecommunications industry,” said Slagel. “i2 demonstrated tremendous skill and teamwork in responding to our issues and needs during the selection process, supported by the breadth, scope and depth of their capabilities and their proven ability to implement solutions quickly.”

“The Internet has opened up enormous opportunities for companies to collaborate with key suppliers, as well as the ability to seek out new, innovative suppliers very quickly and efficiently,” said i2 executive vice president Pallab Chatterjee. “We are pleased to team with a company like TeleCentric who delivers a full range of online services to optimize critical business processes and deliver measurable value. Our solutions, coupled with their telecom industry expertise are designed to radically improve the way this industry does business.”

About TeleCentric

TeleCentric is a neutral provider of e-business solutions optimized for companies in the telecommunications industry. The company’s rapidly deployable, highly integrated, end-to-end e-business solutions extend from network design through deployment. The resulting impact is seen in accelerated time-to-market, increased profitability and enhanced trading partner relationships. TeleCentric is located in the Richardson, Texas Telecom Corridor, the location of more than 700 global and regional technology companies. For more information, visit

About i2

i2 is creating value for its global e-business customers through its i2 TradeMatrix solutions, content, and marketplace platform. i2 TradeMatrix allows businesses to create both private and public marketplaces, while improving the efficiencies of all participants. i2 provides a wide variety of collaborative e-business services for both the early stages and next generation of e-business adoption, with each service supported by decision optimization, transaction management and content management solutions. Founded in 1988, i2’s mission is to deliver $75 billion in value to its customers by 2005. i2 is headquartered in Dallas, TX, has more than 5,500 employees and maintains offices worldwide. Visit i2’s Web site at

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