Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition To Be Embedded In Pandesic’s E-Business Solution

Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition To Be Embedded In Pandesic’s E-Business Solution

NEW YORK, April 27, 1998 — Pandesic LLC and Microsoft Corp. today announced that Pandesic LLC plans to embed the new Microsoft Ò Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition into the Pandesic
e-business solution. The companies made their joint announcement here today at the launch of Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition and Microsoft Site Server 3.0.

The move will allow customers to purchase a single integrated commerce solution, which includes Pandesic’s fully preconfigured solution for Web-related business cycles as well as Microsoft’s comprehensive Internet server product for commerce solutions. The announcement is part of a broader, nonexclusive plan whereby the two companies intend to work together to promote the Microsoft platform and Pandesic’s e-business solutions.

“Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition is the perfect complement to the Pandesic solution,”
said Harold Hughes, CEO and president of Pandesic LLC.
“The combination of Microsoft and Pandesic resources and technology, applied to the Web merchant’s dilemma of how to invest in acquiring, converting and retaining customers profitably, will result in an unbeatable solution.”

“Online commerce is only part of what customers need to gain maximum business advantage from the Web,”
said Anthony Bay, general manager of the commercial systems division at Microsoft.
“Pandesic streamlines and automates the entire business cycle, so merchants are free from worrying about complex but routine back-end business processes. The combination of Microsoft Site Server Commerce Edition and Pandesic’s e-business solution is a win for customers.”

This announcement also builds on Pandesic’s long-standing and growing use of Microsoft technology. The company’s solutions take advantage of the Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), the Microsoft Windows NT® operating system with Internet Information Server and its related application and communications services (Microsoft Transaction Server, Microsoft Message Queue Server, Internet Connection Services for Microsoft RAS), Microsoft SQL Server
and Active Server Pages.

The Pandesic e-business offering is the only solution that allows merchants to manage their electronic business by providing powerful order processing and logistics support for the entire commerce cycle using integrated business processes. A complete end-to-end solution that bundles software, services and hardware, Pandesic seamlessly handles marketing, order processing and fulfillment, inventory pricing, materials management, tax handling, payment processing, shipping and handling logistics, financial reporting, and vendor-payment processes associated with electronic commerce transactions. For more information on the Pandesic solution, visit the Pandesic Web site at ( .

Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition enables businesses to build and maintain cost-effective, highly manageable sites for electronic commerce that handle high volumes of transactions for online retailing, corporate purchasing and supply chain management. Customers benefit from faster time-to-market and reduced development costs for sites that engage customers and partners effectively, handle transactions securely and reliably, and allow in-depth

analysis of online business. For more information on Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition, visit the Microsoft Web site at .

Pandesic LLC develops innovative, end-to-end electronic business solutions that make companies more competitive by providing real-time access to business information, leveraging proven best business practices, and using highly integrated systems. Formed in 1997, Pandesic LLC was founded jointly by Intel and SAP America with headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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