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Fujitsu Australia partners with Qvalent to deliver end-to-end e-procurement to customers

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, February 08, 2002

Leading e-service organisation Fujitsu Australia Limited will be able to deliver an end-to-end e-procurement solution to corporate customers and government agencies through a partnership agreement with business to business e-commerce infrastructure provider Qvalent Pty Ltd (formerly Metiom).

Qvalent's Web-based technology enables larger corporations and government agencies to extend e-procurement systems to their entire supplier base, regardless of size, geography or technological sophistication. By eliminating cost as a barrier to entry, the solution will allow many small-to-medium enterprises to reap the benefits of online procurement for the first time.

"The combination of Qvalent's software and Fujitsu's consulting, implementation, support, and content management expertise will deliver a complete, managed e-procurement solution that will streamline and enhance business processes, and enable buyers and suppliers to create a true online trading environment," Fujitsu General Manager, e-Business/CRM Solutions Suzanne Pattie said.

"Buying organisations can now trade with their entire supplier base, including SMEs. This group has previously been neglected in the e-procurement space due to the high cost of entry into the online arena. The Qvalent solution will offer customers the option to provide simple tools to SMEs through a standard web browser enabling them to build 'storefronts' so that orders can be placed and tracked online."

Qvalent Procurement is a complete procure-to-pay solution. It manages and integrates the entire procurement process, from requisition and delivery of goods through to payment, for corporate and government customers. Buyers gain access to all contracted suppliers, and management can monitor the enterprise's procurement activities for the entire company.

"The partnership is a good fit between two leading organisations. Fujitsu has a blue chip name for its ability to integrate and support wide-scale software implementations and Qvalent has a quality e-procurement application that would be of interest to Fujitsu's established client base and complements its existing suite of offerings," Qvalent Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Eugene Buckley said. "Fujitsu's industry-leading capabilities in system integration, implementation and support add value to Qvalent's infrastructure solution for customers."

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is one of the world's leading e-services organisations. Fujitsu technology solutions, from servers to e-Business applications, are powering the new Internet economy. In Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is helping corporate and government customers to design, build and operate solutions which offer competitive advantage in the Internet world, from state-of-the-art infrastructure through to complex e-Business solutions. Our portfolio of IT services includes consulting, systems integration, prime contracting and a full range of professional services. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
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About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
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Date: 08 February, 2002
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited