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SICK Launches Click Commerce B2B E-Commerce Solution

August 23, 2006

A successful European implementation leads to the U.S. launch of a solution that efficiently ties together disparate systems of the company's 43 subsidiaries and gives it global visibility into partner activities.


CHICAGO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Click Commerce Inc., a leading provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions, and SICK, a leading manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, and automatic identification products for industrial applications, announced the successful implementation of the Click Commerce demand chain management solution for SICK Inc., the North American subsidiary of SICK AG. SICK launched the Click Commerce business-to-business e-commerce software to its 85,000 European partners last year. With the success of the European implementation, SICK rolled out the software to its U.S.-based partners.

"We were looking for a solution that could efficiently tie together disparate systems from our 43 subsidiaries and give us global visibility into partner sales activities," said SICK global eBusiness manager Joe Griep. "With the Click Commerce solution, we now have all SICK partners accessing one, central portal."

"Global transparency into partner activities and collaborative partner relationships have become a necessity," said Nancy Koenig, executive vice president of operations for Click Commerce. "Our e-commerce software enables companies like SICK to effectively manage a large, worldwide partner base so that they can shorten sales cycles and drive revenue."

With the Click Commerce e-commerce solution, SICK now has one central portal for its worldwide partner community. The portal connects SICK's order and quote processes to its internal e-catalog, which holds information for more than 100,000 products. Through the portal, partners order products 24/7 and obtain real-time visibility into an order's status; SICK streamlines operations by gaining visibility into its 85,000 strong partner base, providing self-service capabilities and delivering targeted marketing programs.

About SICK
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the robotics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

About Click Commerce, Inc.
Click Commerce supply chain management solutions enable millions of users in 70 countries to collaborate in real time with business partners across the extended enterprise. The company helps corporations such as Alaska Airlines, BASF, Citibank, Delphi, Eastman Kodak Company, Jabil Global Services, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Pier 1, Ryder, and Verizon coordinate and optimize business processes, accelerate revenue, lower costs, and improve customer service. More information can be found on the company's Web site. Click Commerce is a registered trademark of Click Commerce Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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