que es un gigantesco Marketplace enfocado a empresas mayoritariamente energéticas (entre ellas Repsol Ypf) va a renovar su sistema de Gestión de Catálogos (Content Platform 2.0) con la tecnología de Gestión de Catálogos online de i2 que tienen oficinas en España (Barcelona).


HOUSTON, Texas–Sept. 3, 2003–Trade-Ranger Inc. has announced plans to release new and expanded capabilities through its Content Platform 2.0. Powered by i2 Content Management solutions from i2’s latest software release, i2 Six, Trade-Ranger’s new offering provides improved features and functionality, standardization, flexibility, cost/adoption efficiencies, scalability and usability.

Through the utilization of i2 Content Management solutions, part of the i2 Supplier Relationship Management suite, Trade-Ranger’s Content Platform 2.0 allows suppliers to easily upload and publish catalog content, while enabling them to quickly build and maintain product information. It also offers a catalog and content search tool that permits buyers to locate products and suppliers in real-time. Some of the updates in which customers will benefit include multi-language support, bulk file uploads, multiple auto-approval rules, newly developed templates, and the ability to export in multiple formats.

«It has been a specific goal of ours to continually enhance and expand the capabilities we provide to our user community,» said John Wilson, president and CEO, Trade-Ranger. «By collaborating with i2, a preferred choice for our content management solution, we can offer our customers access to a single content management process, across a matrix of trading partner relationships, to produce simplified processes, and content publishing and distribution efficiencies, accelerating the time to value for our members e-procurement initiatives.»

«Trade-Ranger has been a valued partner of ours since its inception almost three years ago, and we pride ourselves on having added significant value to its content management solution,» said Amir Kazmi, i2 vice president and general manager, Global Energy & Chemicals. «We encourage innovation in working with our partners to find new and more unique approaches and solutions to ensure that we are providing top-quality business solutions to meet the needs of all involved.»

The i2 Supplier Relationship Management suite includes i2 Content Exchange and i2 Discovery Knowledge Manager. i2 Content Exchange is designed to help reduce costs through catalog content acquisition and maintenance, increase productivity by maintaining cross-referenced product and supplier information, and allow the sharing of critical business data. i2 Discovery Knowledge Manager can help reduce the cost of purchasing for direct and indirect materials, provide a single solution to access product and supplier information, increase productivity through ease of use and high find ratio, and provide a flexible integration system.

About Trade-Ranger

Trade-Ranger is the leading global marketplace for electronic procurement in the oil, gas and chemicals industries. It was launched in July 2000 as a joint initiative by an international group of buyer companies, and was built with their support and feedback. Trade-Ranger is an independent electronic hub that connects buyers and suppliers in the upstream, downstream and retail sectors; collaborates with companies in implementing e-procurement strategies; and guides development of industry-wide content and transaction standards. Among the services it provides to its members are catalogue creation and trading, electronic invoicing and value-added services such as auctions, eRFX and investment recovery.

Trade-Ranger’s shareholders include ConocoPhillips, The Dow Chemical Company, ENI, Mitsubishi Corporation, Repsol YPF, The Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Solvay, Statoil, TotalFinaElf, Unocal, Occidental Petroleum and BP.

About i2

A leading provider of end-to-end supply chain management solutions, i2 designs and delivers software that helps customers optimize and synchronize activities involved in successfully managing supply and demand. i2 has more than 1,000 customers worldwide – many of which are market leaders – including seven of the Fortune global top 10. Founded in 1988 with a commitment to customer success, i2 remains focused on delivering value by implementing solutions designed to provide a rapid return on investment. Learn more at

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