Commerce Infrastructure Solutions Provider Is Among The First To Offer Web Services Integration As Part Of Its Multi-Channel Retail Software Suite
Natick, MA – September 24, 2002 – CommercialWare, a leading provider of commerce infrastructure solutions for multi-channel retailers, today announced its plans to deploy its interfaces as Web Services. The commerce infrastructure solutions provider is among the first to offer Web services as part of its multi-channel retail software suite.
Offered as an option to integration.dot.commerce, a platform that integrates CommercialWare`s software with customers` existing IT architecture, the Web Services option will allow retailers and direct marketers to link retail.dot.commerce, CommercialWare`s flagship order management software, with remote applications in the private data centers of other companies via the Internet. As a result, they will be able to easily incorporate partners and suppliers into their business processes.
Web Services, heralded as the next major agents of change in technology, are software components that provide a simple, flexible, standards-based approach for linking applications together over the Internet. Web services deliver infrastructure-level interoperability, enabling fast and cost-effective integration of internal applications and trading partner systems. According to Gartner, Web Services is expected to become the dominant mode of deployment for new application solutions for by the year 2004.
"We are continually anticipating our customers` business and technology needs and looking for ways to help them be more productive and, ultimately, increase revenue," said Jane Cannon, Vice President of Research and Development for CommercialWare Inc. "By offering web services as an option to our product line, our customers are better able to share information and collaborate with partners and suppliers outside of their internal network via the Internet. Web Services allows for a more flexible IT architecture that enables businesses to better accommodate rapidly changing technology and market demands."
Integration.dot.commerce provides retailers and direct marketers with a sophisticated tool that allows all CommercialWare products to fit seamlessly into the existing IT architecture of any retail enterprise. In addition, retail.dot.commerce provides customers with an integrated suite of applications that support the entire retail transaction lifecycle.
CommercialWare is the world`s leading provider of commerce infrastructure software for multi-channel retailers. CommercialWare`s retail.dot.commerce and integration.dot.commerce suites enable retailers to interact and transact with, and service their customers across multiple channels, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty. The product suites seamlessly link all aspects of the transaction lifecycle – from customer-facing activities such as marketing, order entry, and customer service, to operational activities such as order management, fulfillment, reverse logistics, and supply chain collaboration. CommercialWare powers retail commerce for more than 90 leading retail brands, including Abercrombie and Fitch, Target, Starbucks, Brooks Brothers, J. Jill, Ritz Camera, JoS A. Bank, and Patagonia. For more information, visit CommercialWare at http://www.commercialware.com/
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