RedPrairie Corporation, a leader in global supply chain technology solutions, and Matrics, Inc., a leading-edge provider of EPC-compliant RFID technology and visibility solutions, announced a strategic integration and reseller agreement. Under the agreement, RedPrairie will integrate and resell Matrics' EPC-compliant RFID readers and tags with RedPrairie's RFID Accelerator, a compliance middleware solution, its DigitaLogistix supply chain execution suite, and its extended supply chain applications such as mobile asset management and supply chain security.

Under the agreement, RedPrairie will package Matrics' RFID technology with RFID Accelerator, a middleware application that can be easily integrated with any existing distribution, ERP or legacy host system to provide immediate compliance with the January 2005 mandates from Wal-Mart, the Department of Defense, or other leading retailers. This RFID compliance kit will get suppliers up to speed quickly without costly system upgrades or disruption of normal operations.

However, for suppliers, the real ROI will come from improving distribution processes and implementing extended supply change applications, such as mobile asset management and supply chain security, to reduce expenses, increase control and streamline operations. RedPrairie and Matrics have complementary solutions for these requirements that will be integrated to provide the industry's first RFID-based total supply chain solution.

Integration of the RedPrairie and Matrics solutions will be facilitated through integration tools built into each company's products. RedPrairie's DLx Integrator and Matrics' Visibility Manager(tm) are designed for open integration with other systems. Therefore, joint clients will experience faster time to benefit and lower cost of ownership.

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