i2 Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq:ITWO) announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Endeca. Under the terms of the initial agreement, i2 can now offer and resell specific Endeca-powered product information access solutions to enhance the i2 Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) solutions and better support component reuse and product cost management business processes across the entire enterprise. The partnership is designed to provide current and new i2 SRM customers with the ability to deploy highly advanced and intuitive search and navigation capabilities to simplify user access to products, components and parts information. The Endeca solution will be offered to existing i2 clients as a value-added module for Guided Navigation and to new SRM customers as a bundled solution. Endeca’s approach is designed to guide users to the best products and parts options available given specific technical and business criteria, and incorporating organizational objectives like reducing hazardous materials, increasing the use of preferred parts and ensuring appropriate lifecycle properties. Guided Navigation can complement searching and browsing through automatic user prompts based on available data and the user’s unique question/search query, providing drill-down to meaningful answers, and exposing tradeoffs to help optimize decision making. , http://www.endeca.com

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