REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BroadVision (Nasdaq:BVSN), a pioneer in enterprise social networking solutions, today unveiled a strategic engagement with Aeroxchange, a leading supply-chain for the global aviation industry. Aeroxchange has deployed a network of ten distinct communities on Clearvale – BroadVision's next-generation, cloud-based enterprise social networking platform – to accelerate communication, collaboration, and design development throughout its entire ecosystem. The exchange – a global consortium sponsored by some of the largest airlines including Delta, FedEx, AirCanada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, and Air France/KLM – is one of the world's most vibrant and complex supply-chains, involving thousands of manufacturers, repair service providers, distributors, designers, and consultants that traditionally have struggled to collaborate more efficiently. BroadVision's Clearvale – a highly scalable, cloud-based platform that enables businesses to easily develop and manage networks by themselves – has provided Aeroxchange with a unique solution. "For some time, we've understood that a social networking solution might provide the foundation for future development and expanded collaboration," said Al Koszarek, President and CEO of Aeroxchange. "But we had a few tough requirements. First, the network would need to be hosted in the cloud providing security and worldwide availability. Second, the platform would need to be DIY (do-it-yourself), so as to minimize the learning curve and time-to-market. Finally, the platform would need to enable us to easily navigate across a network of both public and private groups, because that reflects the way business is done in our world. Clearvale met all three requirements. We are only six months into this project, and already we are seeing results across the ecosystem." Among other areas of performance where Aeroxchange has seen a boost are the quality of specs generated within several design communities, the ability to stimulate vibrant information-sharing across different groups, and the ability to collaborate on complex timelines set by airlines in the ecosystem. "This is an industry - like many others - where a small improvement in the supply chain can make a huge difference to the top line, bottom line, or both," said Koszarek. "Already, we are beginning to see a difference."
The adoption of Clearvale in a major, global supply chain highlights the platform's unique place in the emerging world of Enterprise 2.0."More and more, businesses are beginning to understand that the value of Enterprise 2.0 is not just in providing your company with the tools to become more efficient," said Pehong Chen, founder and CEO of BroadVision. "It's about providing you with the rules and tools to manage and grow your entire ecosystem. Aeroxchange's rapid success with Clearvale is a timely validation for the direction we have taken. We see a big future for enterprise social networking in the supply-chain market, and we are thrilled to be a part of it." About Aeroxchange Aeroxchange provides supply chain collaboration solutions to maximize efficiency across the complex aviation supply chain. As an open, neutral platform, it provides a seamless means for electronic commerce and procurement solutions between the world's largest airlines and suppliers within the industry. For more information about Aeroxchange, visit www.aeroxchange.com . About BroadVision Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (Nasdaq:BVSN) is an innovative provider of e-business and social networking solutions for organizations seeking to grow profitably by improving online business processes through invited participation and social interaction. Our solutions -- including Clearvale, the world's first network of networks for the socially driven enterprise -- enable mission-critical e-business for next-generation organizations around the globe. The customers benefiting from BroadVision solutions include Baker Hughes, Canon, Epson, Fiat, W.W. Grainger, Hilti, Iberia, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company, SINA, Sony, U.S. Navy, Vodafone, Xerox and more. Visit www.BroadVision.com for more details. For more information about Clearvale, visit www.clearvale.com . Clearvale and all its case-sensitive permutations are trademarks of BroadVision, Inc. in the United States of America and other countries. The BroadVision logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5621
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