Agilera.com Inc., an ASP (applications service provider), has announced that it will begin selling Frontstep Inc.'s E-business Suite as a hosted solution enabling its customers to synchronize supply chains and integrate trading partners. The partnership is designed to strengthen Agilera's manufacturing offering by leveraging Frontstep's midmarket experience, said Agilera officials. Frontstep has developed networked applications designed to enable Internet-based collaboration for order promising and fulfillment. Frontstep's supply-chain solution links a company's manufacturing sites, distributors, and suppliers to provide real-time promise dates at order entry and to automatically reserve inventory at order acceptance. The trading-partner link helps users manage last-minute orders and a higher volume of smaller orders without sacrificing efficiency, said Agilera officials.
Agilera will deploy the Frontstep E-Business Suite in an architecture developed with FrontStep to facilitate integration with other hosted applications.