Zilliant and Click Commerce Announce Strategic Alliance

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Zilliant, the leading provider of price optimization software for B2B companies, and Click Commerce, an ITW company (NYSE: ITW), a leading provider of on-demand master data management solutions, today announced a technology partnership that delivers advanced product mix optimization capabilities by leveraging the best-of-breed data rationalization and enrichment capabilities of Click Commerce's Master Data Management (MDM) solution.

ZPPS Pricing Information Manager leverages the robust cataloging and search capabilities of Click Commerce's MDM solution to enable companies to maintain product pricing data for portfolios with millions of items + relationships. With ZPPS Pricing Information Manager, B2B companies can now achieve best product, best price on every deal.

Zilliant and Click Commerce Announce Strategic Alliance New Zilliant application utilizes Click Commerce's Master Data Management solution to increase margins through improved product mix.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 8, 2007-- Zilliant (http://www.zilliant.com), the leading provider of price optimization (http://www.zilliant.com/price_optimization/zpps_price_optimization.html) and management software for B2B companies, and Click Commerce, an ITW company (NYSE: ITW), a leading provider of on-demand master data management solutions, today announced a technology partnership that delivers advanced product mix optimization capabilities by leveraging the best-of-breed data rationalization and enrichment capabilities of Click Commerce's Master Data Management (MDM) solution. The new Zilliant application, ZPPS Pricing Information Manager, provides capabilities to efficiently catalog, enrich, and leverage product pricing data. ZPPS Pricing Information Manager drives better pricing and product mix decisions based on substitute and complementary product recommendations, competitive offering maps, private label equivalents, and lifecycle considerations.

"Our customers typically have massive product portfolios with many interrelated items. Combined with the need to benchmark prices against competitive offerings, companies are challenged to maintain the rich, accurate product data needed for mix optimization," said Eric Hills, vice president of Marketing at Zilliant. "ZPPS Pricing Information Manager leverages the robust cataloging and search capabilities of Click Commerce's MDM solution to enable companies to maintain product pricing data for portfolios with millions of items + relationships. With ZPPS Pricing Information Manager, B2B companies can now achieve best product, best price on every deal."

"We're excited to partner with Zilliant on this unique offering, which underscores the critical nature of reliable and enriched product master data for making effective business decisions," said Sampath Gomatam, general manager, Click Commerce CSM & MDM Solutions. "Hundreds of companies have used the comprehensive master data management capabilities of the Click Commerce MDM solution to fundamentally improve their business processes and deliver cost savings."

Zilliant is proud to sponsor Click Commerce's customer conference, Click Planet, taking place October 10-12, 2007 in Las Vegas at the J.W. Marriott. On Thursday, October 11th, Zilliant will be presenting a session titled, "Achieving Profitable Growth with Price and Product Optimization."

About Zilliant:
Zilliant is the leading provider of price optimization and price management applications for manufacturing, distribution, high-tech, and industrial service companies. Zilliant Precision Pricing Suite (ZPPS) uses existing transactional data to improve decisions across all facets of price analysis, setting and execution. ZPPS applications combine powerful price segmentation and optimization science with easy-to-use business applications to help companies achieve the best pricing possible on every deal, increasing profits by tens of millions of dollars. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Zilliant is a privately held company. Investors include Austin Ventures, Cardinal Ventures, JP Morgan Partners, and Trellis Partners. For more information contact Zilliant at 877.893.1085 or visit http://www.zilliant.com.

About Click Commerce:
Click Commerce enables millions of users in 70 countries to collaborate, in real time, with business partners across the extended enterprise. Click Commerce solutions support the unique business processes of multiple industry segments, such as manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and high-tech, enabling corporations to coordinate and optimize their business processes, accelerate revenue, lower costs, and improve customer service. For more information, visit http://www.clickcommerce.com .

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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