Körber acquires enVista’s omnichannel platform

Körber has signed a definitive agreement to purchase enVista’s Enspire Commerce platform and its Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) service. enVista’s capabilities expand Körber’s portfolio to enable businesses to deliver upon ever-increasing consumer expectations in today’s highly competitive omnichannel landscape.

Meeting today’s consumer expectations requires digitisation and integrated processes from order capture through to final delivery. With this acquisition, Kӧrber becomes a single, global provider of omnichannel commerce, fulfilment and transportation software. By combining Kӧrber’s unique depth of software with enVista, organisations have a simple, compelling means of aligning and digitising commerce and supply chain operations end-to-end.

“Körber is the trusted fulfilment and distribution technology partner for thousands of organisations worldwide,” said Chad Collins CEO Software, Körber Business Area Supply Chain. “Acquiring enVista’s commerce platform enables our customers to manage the life cycle of the order from multiple demand sources and network-wide inventory. The freight audit and payment service provides a single source of transportation visibility and tracking typically not available in ERP or TMS solutions. This, with the addition of enVista CEO Jim Barnes and 400 commerce and transportation experts, furthers our ambition to be a global supply chain software champion through an integrated solution suite.”

enVista’s Order Management System (OMS), part of the Enspire Commerce platform, enables order visibility across channels and actionable data. These capabilities are heightened when used in tandem with Kӧrber’s fulfilment solutions. As a result, customer demands are met in real time. Furthermore, the microservices-based, API-first, headless architecture enables rapid integration and scale – once again bolstered when integrated with Kӧrber’s cloud-based solutions.

The full functionality of enVista’s Enspire Commerce platform goes beyond OMS. It spans order orchestration, enterprise inventory availability, store fulfilment, customer care, dropship, marketplaces, subscriptions, product information management (PIM), point of sale/mobile point of sale (POS/mPOS), mobile fulfilment and shipment experience management.

enVista’s FAP service will complement the business’ OMS and WMS capabilities to provide unparalleled new levels of last-mile profitability, control, intelligence and customer experience. By providing a single source of transportation visibility while simultaneously optimising and governing transportation spend, enVista and Körber empower tomorrow’s supply chains to fully unlock the value of their transportation activities.

“Leading retailers, distributors and brands realise commerce and supply chain solutions must integrate and digitise,” said Jim Barnes, CEO at enVista. “Our next-generation omnichannel commerce and FAP solutions, combined with Körber’s order fulfilment capabilities, deliver the seamless omnichannel brand experiences consumers expect. Körber’s global sales, implementation and support capabilities will strengthen enVista offerings, providing new levels of value, competitive advantage and market momentum. I look forward to bringing my 30 years of experience in supply chain and commerce to the team.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

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