Increased support for multiple publishing platforms assists companies in achieving ROI from e-Business Initiatives
SAN JOSE, Calif., February 24, 2003 - SAQQARA® Systems, Inc., a provider of product content and catalog management software and services with more than 80 customers worldwide today announced the release of SAQQARA CommerceSuite 4.5 with support for Quark and XML. CommerceSuite 4.5 provides a collaborative content authoring and publishing platform that supports multiple publishing vehicles to allow suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and industry exchanges to effectively leverage product content across multiple mediums at a reduced cost.
CommerceSuite 4.5 delivers collaborative authoring functionalities -- numerous users can simultaneously alter content-- supported by improved workflow and content control to enhance dynamic publishing capabilities. A central repository of comprehensive and accurate content is leveraged to populate multiple online and corporate destinations, streamlining the process to review, approve and release content for publication, significantly reducing the cost related to e-business. Additionally, CommerceSuite 4.5 utilizes increased buyer recognition, improved security, robust analysis and enhanced up-sell and cross-selling capabilities to make online storefronts more effective selling tools. Punchout support enables companies to catch and service buying requests from market places, private exchanges and buyer managed e-procurement systems.
"Product information is a strategic asset, essential to the success of an enterprise`s core processes," said Rick Collison, vice president of marketing, SAQQARA Systems. "Efficient reuse of comprehensive, accurate, and differentiating product information in a format that meets the unique needs of each customer, channel, and internal group is essential for realizing the ROI associated with e-business. CommerceSuite 4.5 adds XML linked to print, and punchout support to a proven catalog authoring and publishing system."
Built on an open, scalable web-based architecture, CommerceSuite 4.5 includes sophisticated Web Services to facilitate integration with enterprise applications across the Internet. Other key features of CommerceSuite 4.5 include:
Integration to Quark and XML
CommerceSuite 4.5 integration to Quark Express via XML export enables the publishing from one database repository to all media. Leveraging a centralized product catalog, CommerceSuite 4.5 re-uses the content in the master catalog, thereby avoiding data duplication, increasing accuracy of content and significantly reducing the cost of going to print by simplifying the transition from traditional catalog layout to database publishing. Additionally, a custom XSLT simplifies mapping the XSD`s to destination structures,tagging the catalog data with names that are familiar to a customer`s QuarkXPress team which accelerates use and adoption.
CommerceSuite 4.5 uses industry standard XML methodologies to distribute and re-use content from the enterprise repository, and has greatly expanded the ability to get data into and out of the master catalog, providing XML export of the entire product contents of the web catalog. CommerceSuite 4.5 has enhanced the capabilities to store product relationships, categories, and added ability to import/export one product, one family, or the entire catalog. Additionally, feature help is imported together with other feature data
The addition of WorkFlow capabilities allows distributed authoring across divisions enabling numerous workgroups to simultaneously create, schedule, approve, and publish product catalogs.
Change Packages now show the status of the change package during all phases of a workflow, including creation, approval and publishing. Acting as a product manager for the Website it manages the process and identifies trouble spots prior to publishing. Change Unit Details include descriptive icons and provide more detailed information about each change unit. The Publishing Results log allows for selective deletion.
Improved product relationships provide deeper support for linking related products dramatically increasing the ability for cross-sells, up-sells, related products and substitutions.
Security Performance Enhancements
Security Performance improvements increase rules for access, which controls the quality of content by allowing only authorized users to view and make changes to data.
SAQQARA CommerceSuite 4.5 is available immediately. Special upgrade pricing and maintenance agreements are available to current CommerceSuite customers. For more detailed information or to arrange an online demo, visit SAQQARA at http://www.saqqara.com or call 408-325-8200 or toll free 877-964-0100.
About SAQQARA Systems, Inc.
SAQQARA is a leading provider of comprehensive product content and catalog management software and managed services that enable suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and buyers to create, manage, and leverage product content as a strategic asset. With more than 80 customers worldwide, SAQQARA solutions have been selected by global and diverse companies including Eastman Chemical, Memec, Molex, 3M, Honeywell, GE and Lincoln Electric to play a strategic role in their e-business initiatives. SAQQARA is a privately held corporation with headquarters in San Jose, California. For further information about the company and its products, visit http://www.saqqara.com or call 408-325-8200 or toll free 877-964-0100.