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Shipcom Partners With DOKUMENTA for METRO's Future Store Initiative

HOUSTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Shipcom Wireless, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise Business Process Management (BPM) workflow simplification, that integrates mobility and RFID solutions, announced today that it will partner with DOKUMENTA AG (Germany), to develop a second generation Electronic Product Code (EPC Gen. 2) RFID solution, to help suppliers with compliance for the METRO Group's Future Store Initiative.

The Future Store Initiative is aimed at providing impetus to the technological changes that are taking place in the retail sector. Together with its partners, the METRO Group is developing feasible concepts with a vision of setting new technological standards centered on RFID technologies for the consumer goods industry.

DOKUMENTA AG has been a Silver partner of the initiative, since July 2007. The goal of this partnership is to support the suppliers of the METRO Group during the proposed RFID migration. Many of METRO's suppliers are currently evaluating RFID and related technologies, to comply with the Future Store initiative that requires pallet level tagging.

The goal of the partnership is to support METRO's supplier in implementing RFID technology successfully. "The solution powered by Shipcom's 'CATAMARAN' platform extends ERP systems to the operational level, opening new avenues of operational visibility" said Abeezar Tyebji, CEO of Shipcom Wireless, Inc. "The faster implementation time effected by CATAMARAN, significantly reduces the chasm between slap-and-ship and business integration of RFID."

"The partnership with Shipcom is a great opportunity to develop the German market with a proven RFID Solution. Their long term RFID experience, combined with references from their blue chip clientele will help us build credibility with key German enterprises," said Matthias Knisig and Edmundo Ruiz, Executive Board Members of DOKUMENTA AG.

"The partnership not only provides the suppliers with support in the hardware and software implementation, but also makes available to them our rich mobility and RFID expertise that is derived from working on similar projects with the largest organizations in the world," said Mr. Tyebji. "Our solutions provide the kind of workflow simplification that enables 'Top-floor to Shop-floor' synchronization, leading to better business intelligence and decision making capabilities."

About Shipcom Wireless

Shipcom develops "extended applications" to leverage ERP Systems like SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards & Oracle to gain operational visibility. It is a private company with ten years experience in developing composite mobility and RFID applications, transformational workflows, and operational dashboards for the enterprise. The company focuses on providing real ROI value that impact key business drivers and processes: costs, revenue, security, and customer satisfaction. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX, with offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, France, India and Dubai.

The company has satisfied customers in over 15 countries with hundreds of customer sites with real operational deployments. The company is comprised of experts in SAP, Oracle and other back-end IT System software, and all types of RFID, AIDC and Mobility applications. Some of Shipcom's marquis clientele include Alcatel, British American Tobacco, CN Railway, Daimler Chrysler, General Electric, Hasbro, Hewlett Packard, Infineon, Ingram Micro, Medtronic, Menlo Logistics, Northwestern Energy, nVidia, Philips, Ryder Logistics, Sempra Energy, Staples, Tatung, and Time Warner.


DOKUMENTA AG is an IT service provider based in Hamburg. Founded in 1966, the company offers customers a wide range of IT services, hardware and software, as well as hosting solutions at its own high-security computer center. The focus of the company is to offer processes for reduction of IT cost together with improved security and availability. The company also provides consulting on selected services, implementation of applications and performs maintenance and support services for both new and existing systems.

DOKUMENTA has longstanding customers in vertical markets like manufacturing, distribution, retail and logistics. The datacenter serves all common platforms and has daily data exchange with nearly 90 countries of the world. A 24/7 user help desk is available. Among others, partnerships are maintained with Fujitsu, IBM, Microsoft and Lexmark.


Karthik Nagarajan

Shipcom Wireless Inc.

11200 Richmond Ave. Suite 552

Houston, TX 77082

Phone: 281-558-5252


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