E2open Inc was incorporated in Delaware in September 2003 and completed its initial public offering in July 2012. The Company is a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions delivered on an integrated platform that enables companies to collaborate with their trading partners to manage demand they cannot predict with supply they do not control. Its solutions enable its customers and their trading partners to overcome problems arising from communications across disparate systems by offering a reliable source of data, processes and analytics, which its customers rely on as the single version of the truth. The Company transcends traditional supply chain software categories, which include business-to-business, or B2B, integration, procurement, forecasting, planning and execution, by enabling coordination, collaboration and real-time decision-making among enterprises, a core competency called "collaborative planning and execution." Its products & services are E2open Business Network, E2 Analytics, E2 Planning & Response: Rapid Optimization, E2 Planning & Response: Rapid Resolutions, E2 Process Management: Demand, E2 Process Management: Multi-tier, E2 Process Management: Supply and E2 Cloud Connectivity. The Company faces competition from ERP vendors. Companies such as Infor, Oracle and SAP offer ERP extension solutions that provide features similar to a limited subset of its offerings in the area of trading partner portals; Multi-enterprise B2B infrastructure vendors. Companies like GXS Corporation, IBM/Sterling Commerce and SPS Commerce provide point solutions in the B2B integration space; Niche applications vendors. Companies like JDA Software Group, Inc. have specialized functionality for specific process areas such as transportation management, demand planning or network design; Internally developed solutions. Potential customers with large in-house IT departments have developed applications customized for their businesses. The Company's customer base includes companies that represent six out of the top ten supply chains in the world, according to Gartner, Inc. , and spans several industries including many large multinational companies such as Boeing, Cisco, Dell, the GAP, GE, HP, IBM, Amazon.com, Lenovo, L'Oreal, Motorola Solutions and Vodafone.