elcom, inc., the eProcurement and eMarketplace solutions subsidiary of Elcom International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELCO), today announced that it will be delivering its eProcurement solutions on wireless devices such as Personal Data Assistants (PDAs) running on Windows CE and Palm OS and later to Internet-enabled cellular phones. elcom's eMobileLink(TM) initiative enables users of its remotely-hosted eProcurement solutions to receive e-mail notifications of approval requests and approve them directly from their wireless device.
Robert J. Crowell, Elcom International's chairman and CEO said, "We believe that our eMobileLink(TM) wireless platform represents another step in B2B eCommerce as we give our customers access to our eProcurement systems to review and approve orders while traveling using wireless devices. We view support for wireless devices as strategic to our efforts to give our customers access to time-critical procurement activities."
"Aberdeen sees an increasing need for business information and applications, such as e-Procurement, to be accessible via mobile devices," said Tim Minahan, managing director of Aberdeen's e-SCM and e-Procurement practice. "Workers of all types -- from executives to sales personnel to maintenance workers -- are conducting an increasing amount of their daily activities in areas where PCs and Internet connections are not readily available. By enabling authorized employees to place, authorize, and track orders via mobile devices, elcom will free employees up to make purchasing decisions anytime and anywhere."
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