Fashion apparel company Liz Claiborne Inc has completed the first phase of its implementation of PurchasingNet Inc's PNet Procure-to-Pay software.

Joe Monahan, group director of financial services at Liz Claiborne Inc said: "Our vision was to select a single vendor to partner with who could provide not only best of breed eProcurement software, such as requisitioning, purchasing, and receiving, but could also address invoicing, settlement, and discount management".

The PNet eProcurement deployment took less than three months, with the rest of the system targeted for completion by the end of 2005.

Liz Claiborne Inc designs and markets an extensive range of fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, teens, children and infants.

PurchasingNet Inc is a leading provider of Web-based eProcurement and ePayables software with over 1,400 customers in financial services, retail/consumer products, professional services, media/publishing and a variety of other industries.