CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 14, 2005 — Frictionless Commerce, a supplier relationship management (SRM) software provider, announced that We Energies has selected Frictionless SRM software to automate, track and execute its sourcing methodology.
We Energies, the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Gas LLC, serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and more than one million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. As part of a sourcing transformation, the utility’s Supply Chain team developed a seven-step sourcing process and required a software solution to embed this methodology.
“We Energies is committed to supply chain excellence. Frictionless SRM software enables us to model our sourcing process and apply it more consistently across our business. This process discipline is a key part of our strategy to work effectively with the most appropriate suppliers to bring value to our company and our customers,” said James Baillon, Vice President of Administrative Services and Supply Chain, We Energies.
Frictionless SRM was selected due to its broad functionality and ability to help increase visibility into expenditures. Through the use of Frictionless SRM’s Enterprise Sourcing and Vendor Management modules, We Energies plans to:
“- Track the entire portfolio of savings opportunities through project management;
“- Increase efficiencies through the automation and standardization of its sourcing methodology; and
“- Source the full spectrum of spend categories, including MRO and services.
“Frictionless welcomes We Energies to our customer community. They join a growing group of utilities, such as Florida Power & Light and PSEG, that recognize the value of Frictionless SRM. We are committed to their success,” said Mary Cotton, President and CEO, Frictionless Commerce.
We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and more than one million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. Its energy prices are more than 10 percent below the average for major U.S. cities. We Energies is the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC, the principal utility subsidiaries of Wisconsin Energy Corporation.
About Frictionless Commerce [ www.frictionless.com ]
Frictionless Commerce is a leading Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software provider. Frictionless SRM software enables Global 2500 companies to effectively perform spend analysis, supplier profiling and performance management, sourcing and contract management. Through our product, services and customer community, Frictionless customers lower supply base costs, reduce time-to-market, leverage external innovation and guarantee access to high-quality goods and services.
Customers include: We Energies, Aetna, PSEG, TDS, Florida Power & Light, Wachovia, Bristol-Myers Squibb, KPMG LLP UK, United Utilities Plc, MetLife, Alticor, Prudential Plc, Telewest, CIGNA, and Philip Morris U.S.A.