REDMOND, Wash., and WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 7, 1998 — Commerce One Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced immediate availability of the first electronic procurement solution, Commerce One BuySite
™Electronic Procurement Application, which embeds Microsoft® Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition.
Commerce One will embed Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition in Commerce One BuySite so its customers may acquire a single integrated electronic commerce solution to manage the procurement of all products and services necessary for business operations. These include industrial supplies, capital goods, contracted labor, office supplies and information technology goods and services.
“Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition and its Commerce Interchange Pipeline technology allow us to provide the first open, standards-based solution for trading partner interactions and real-time information exchange,”
said Mark Hoffman, president and chief executive officer of Commerce One.
“This standardized platform delivers a scalable solution that, in addition to providing support for EDI transactions and OBI standards, simplifies the interactions between enterprise procurement organizations and their suppliers to enable the processing of key commerce transactions such as purchase order processing and status checks.”
Commerce One BuySite takes full advantage of Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition’s Commerce Interchange Pipeline (CIP), a technology first introduced as part of Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition in April. CIP provides developers with a standard interface for electronic commerce that allows trading partners to exchange business data between applications. CIP provides the infrastructure for functions that encrypt, digitally sign and audit transactions for transmission over the Internet in multiple formats. With CIP-enabled applications, businesses can integrate their electronic commerce solutions with other line-of-business applications, map to traditional EDI formats and maximize their IT investment in various platform technologies.
Commerce One has become a leading technology provider in the fast-growing business-
to-business electronic commerce industry because it understands its customers’ challenges in integrating applications in their own IT departments and with their trading partners,”
said Craig Fiebig, director of marketing for Microsoft BackOffice servers.
“Combining Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition with Commerce One BuySite gives customers access to powerful electronic procurement technology and allows them to maximize their IT investments by ensuring the integration of existing line-of-business applications with their electronic commerce solution.”
The integration of Commerce One’s business-to-business electronic commerce applications and Microsoft platform technologies results from a strategic technical and marketing relationship between the two companies announced in December 1997. Commerce One’s use of the Microsoft Windows NT® Server operating system with Transaction Server technology, Site Server Commerce Edition, Microsoft SQL Server
and Component Object Model (COM) technologies provides business customers with complete enterprise electronic commerce solutions on an integrated, scalable platform with proven performance at the lowest cost.
The Commerce One BuySite Electronic Procurement Application, in conjunction with the Commerce One Electronic Commerce Network
(ECN), is the first solution to fully automate the entire goods and services procurement process. Unlike competitive offerings, Commerce One’s solution extends the cost savings of standard internal procurement systems by automating external supplier interactions for a superior return on investment. Commerce One BuySite is a Web-based procurement application that enables desktop requisitioners and procurement card users at remote sites to execute purchasing tasks through Microsoft Internet Explorer with the same level of performance, tracking and control as on-site users.
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 about Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition, visit the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/siteserver/commerce/default.htm .
About Commerce One
Commerce One Inc. is the global leader in Web-based electronic procurement solutions that deliver significant cost savings and operation efficiencies to enterprise organizations by linking buying and selling organizations in real-time trading communities. Based in Walnut Creek, Calif., Commerce One is privately held, backed by an investment team that includes SAP America Inc., Canaan Partners, Morgan Stanley Ventures, Foundation Capital, WI Harper Group and European Technology Fund. Commerce One has strategic partnerships with SAP, Price Waterhouse LLP, MCI Systemhouse Inc. and MCI Telecommunications Inc. in addition to a strategic relationship
with Microsoft. Mark Hoffman, co-founder and former CEO of Sybase Inc., is Commerce One’s president and CEO and is supported by an industry-leading management team of senior executives from top technology companies. Additional information on Commerce One is available by calling (800) 308-3838 or via the Internet at (http://www.commerceone.com/) .
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