WebScope Joins Commerce One.net; Company Links Collaboration Software to Commerce One.net Business Services Offerings
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2001
WebScope Inc., a leader in collaborative solutions, announced that it has joined with Commerce One, Inc., the leader in global e-commerce solutions for business (Nasdaq:CMRC), to offer its Internet product collaboration software through Commerce One.net(TM) Affiliate Program services.
As the only web-native product collaboration solution written entirely in Java(TM), WebScope(TM) now offers the global e-commerce community of Commerce One.net buyers, suppliers and e-marketplace operators the means to collaborate and communicate with product information in a secure, real-time environment
regardless of design file format, participants’ location, computing platform or network.
“WebScope brings an exciting, new facet to our Affiliate Program with its Internet-based collaboration technology,” said Roy Satterthwaite, vice president of Commerce One.net at Commerce One. “We believe this business service will provide e-marketplace operators with a robust and intuitive means of bringing global constituents together.”
“Commerce One.net is an ideal platform for delivering WebScope software,” said Raja Jasti, CEO and founder, WebScope Inc. “We believe that this new relationship will enable e-marketplace participants to leverage a multitude of resources, talents and information in the most efficient means possible for today’s ‘e-driven’ business world.”
WebScope: Empowering Commerce Through Collaboration
WebScope software enables efficient product lifecycle and supply chain management decision-making across the extended global enterprise. Using WebScope, manufacturers, suppliers and customers can now view, comment on, and mark up product information to ensure that fit, form and functionality are met, and production options explored, before committing to purchase or production planning. WebScope provides a secure collaborative environment accessible anywhere on the Internet through a standard browser, yet requires no client applications to be purchased, installed or supported.
About Commerce One.net
Commerce One.net (www.commerceone.net) is an open e-marketplace that provides global e-commerce services to buyers, suppliers and Net market makers. Commerce One has established relationships with leading business service providers and is syndicating these services through Commerce One.net, providing customer access to high quality business services. The Commerce One.net portfolio of business services is open, enabling B2B e-commerce regardless of trading partner platforms. Commerce One.net is also an on-ramp to the Global Trading Web(TM), the world’s largest business-to-business trading community across 54 countries on six continents.
The Affiliate Program has more than 100 business services providers whose services are now available directly to buyers and suppliers on Commerce One.net and through syndication to other e-marketplaces. The program makes it easy for e-marketplace operators to tap into the services their buyers and suppliers need to conduct e-commerce without the lengthy process of identifying, negotiating and partnering with business service providers.
WebScope Inc. offers the first web-native application for real-time product collaboration and communication. Built specifically for the Internet, WebScope collaboration software is ideal for applications across the manufacturing industry including supplier networks, business-to-business Internet exchanges, field operations and support. WebScope is highly secure and scalable, and is designed to run on all types of systems and networks, including laptop computers and wireless connections. WebScope Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with regional U.S. sales offices and worldwide distributors.
WebScope software can be obtained directly through WebScope or any of its worldwide distribution partners. Additional company, product and sales information is available at http://www.WebScopeInc.com.
The foregoing paragraphs include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include statements concerning Commerce One’s ability to provide its e-marketplace customers access to Internet product collaboration software through its relationship with WebScope, the ease and capabilities of such solutions and the anticipated benefits to be derived therefrom, including facilitating the communication of e-marketplace operators and the increased leveraging of resources and information on Commerce One.net. Actual results may differ materially from those described in such statements as a result of a number of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the e-marketplace solutions offered may not meet user expectations, the cooperation of the parties and their ability to integrate WebScope’s solutions on Commerce One.net, the risk that Commerce One.net may not grow as planned, general economic conditions and intense and increasing competition in the market. For a discussion of these and other risk factors that could affect Commerce One’s business, see “Risk Factors” in Commerce One’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000.
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