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Citrix Provides Con-Way Transportation Services With Improved Strategy to Increase Access to Shipping Information

  • 18 March, 2004 16:29

<p>In an industry where profit margins are slim and the best logistics wins, Con-Way Transportation Services, (trucking and logistics arm of CNF) is using Citrix access infrastructure to provide 9,000 employees with improved remote access to customer shipping information.</p>
<p>Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is improving employee access to customer shipment information, making billing more flexible, producing correct invoices with greater speed and accuracy, and cutting hardware costs.</p>
<p>Con-Way’s innovative approach to IT has delivered many results – substantial savings in IT costs, improved customer service, and state-of-the-art information management in an industry that rewards companies who use information access to their competitive advantage.</p>
<p>If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Skye Eggleton or Sally Robards on +61 2 9904 4533 or pr@howorth.com.au.</p>
<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>Citrix Provides Con-Way Transportation Services With Improved Strategy to Increase Access to Shipping Information</p>
<p>- Con-Way’s Access Strategy Allows 9,000 Employees to Access Shipping Information On Demand And Enables Customers to Reap Big Rewards -</p>
<p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — 18 March, 2004 — Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced that Con-Way Transportation Services, Inc. (Con-Way), the USD$2billion trucking and logistics arm of CNF Inc., has expanded its information access strategy based on Citrix® MetaFrame® Presentation Server. In an industry where profit margins are slim and the best logistics wins, Con-Way is using Citrix access infrastructure to provide 9,000 employees with improved remote access to customer shipping information. Improved access to information is a core differentiation for Con-Way Transportation, and part of the strategy Con-Way employs to successfully handle more than 54,000 shipments for more than 400,000 customers each day.</p>
<p>Con-Way is using Citrix software to improve employee access to customer shipment information, make billing more flexible, correct invoices with greater speed and accuracy, and cut hardware costs. This improved information management translates to improved customer service. During its original deployment of Citrix access infrastructure in 2000, Con-Way rolled out more than 5,000 inexpensive Wyse® Winterm™ thin clients instead of full-featured PCs, which lowered its hardware costs by 40 percent.</p>
<p>By extending application and information access to users in all locations, Con-Way employees have access to up-to-date customer information. This improved access allows them to answer customer questions more quickly, and address potential customer problems in real-time.</p>
<p>“For nearly 10 years, Con-Way has differentiated its business by making it easy for employees and customers to access shipping and billing information,” said Jackie Barretta, vice president of Information Services for Con-Way. “With Citrix access infrastructure we’re able to gain greater competitive advantage by making critical information available at any time to any employee in any location. This is our access strategy and it’s working well for us and yielding enormous benefits for our customers.”</p>
<p>As a result of its focus on improving business performance through information technology, Con-Way was ranked by InformationWeek magazine in 2003 as the most innovative IT user of any shipping and logistics company in the United States. Con-Way’s innovative approach to IT has delivered many results – substantial savings in IT costs, improved customer service, and state-of-the-art information management in an industry that rewards companies who use information access to their competitive advantage.</p>
<p>About Con-Way -</p>
<p>Con-Way Transportation Services, Inc. is a USD$2.2 billion transportation and services company that provides time-definite and day-definite freight delivery services and logistics for commercial and industrial businesses. Within the Con-Way family are regional less-than-truckload carriers Con-Way Central Express, Con-Way Southern Express, Con-Way Western Express, Con-Way Canada Express and Con-Way Mexico Express; Con-Way NOW, an expedited carrier specialisng in emergency shipment service; Con-Way Logistics, a contract supply chain execution service provider, Con-Way Air, an airfreight forwarder with service throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and Con-Way Full Load, a truckload brokerage service offered throughout the U.S. and Canada. All Con-Way operating components are ISO certified for 9001 and 14001 and the LTL and expedite units are C-TPAT/PIP certified FAST highway carriers.</p>
<p>About Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server -</p>
<p>The foundation of the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite, Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is the world’s most widely deployed presentation server for centrally managing heterogeneous applications and delivering their functionality as a service to workers, wherever they may be. MetaFrame Presentation Server for Windows is certified to run on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server and Windows Server™ 2003, and supports virtually any custom or commercially packaged Windows application. MetaFrame Presentation Server provides an exceptional foundation to build highly scalable, flexible, secure, manageable access solutions that reduce computing costs and increase the utility of any information system.</p>
<p>About Citrix -</p>
<p>Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure solutions and the most trusted name in secure access for enterprises and individuals. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organistions around the world use Citrix every day. Our software gives people secure and well-managed access to business information wherever it lives—on demand. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies, 99% of the Fortune 500, and 92% of the Fortune Global 500. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and more than 7,000 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. For more information visit http://www.citrix.com.</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors -</p>
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