StoreSense Fully Integrated as the E-Commerce Component of Website Pros` Desktop Web-Authoring Solution
Jacksonville, FLA. and SAN FRANCISCO August 5, 2003 Website Pros, Inc. has incorporated StoreSense, Kurant Corporation`s award-winning e-business solution for small and medium-size business, into its newly released NetObjects Fusion 7.5. Now, users of Website Pros` groundbreaking Web-authoring solution can build and manage a sophisticated e-commerce presence from within their Fusion environment quickly, easily and seamlessly.
"With every new release, we raise the bar in the small business Web development space," said David Brown, president and CEO of Website Pros, Inc. "Naturally, as we look to extend NetObjects Fusion with new capabilities, we`ll accept only the very best. Kurant StoreSense delivers the sophisticated features our customers are looking for in a manner that`s easy to use and manage. NetObjects Fusion and StoreSense are a great fit."
Website Pros and Kurant first partnered in 2001, when the two companies joined forces to deliver a brandable e-business platform to Website Pros` network of enterprise customers, who market the solution to their small business clientele. With the launch of NetObjects Fusion 7.5, StoreSense technology is available for the first time through the retail channel.
"We`re thrilled to be integrated into NetObjects Fusion," said Curtis Pierce, Kurant`s CEO. "Website Pros has set the industry standard for delivering powerful Web authoring tools that let small businesses build their online presence. Kurant has done the same for e-commerce. Together as a seamlessly integrated offering, we allow small businesses to create a complete e-business system that helps them compete and succeed in today`s economy."
Kurant StoreSense is a complete e-business suite for small and medium-size business. StoreSense`s rich feature set ranges from simple wizard-driven Web site and e-store capabilities to sophisticated site design tools, advanced commerce functionality and high-end e-business management. Offered on a cost-effective monthly subscription basis, StoreSense is available from Kurant`s reseller partners throughout the U.S., Canada and the world.
StoreSense offers data integration with the QuickBooksÒ family of accounting products, allowing two-way transfer of critical business data between a merchant`s online store and desktop financial system. The specific QuickBooks versions that share data with StoreSense include: QuickBooks Pro and Premier Editions 2002-2003, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 2.0-3.0, QuickBooks Online Edition, and Canadian editions of QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2003.
About NetObjects Fusion 7.5
NetObjects Fusion 7.5 is a bundle of new features designed as add-ons to NetObjects Fusion 7, the award-winning desktop application for Web site development. With drag-and-drop simplicity, NetObjects Fusion lets users build Web sites and subscribe to a range of online services such as Web site hosting, marketing, and promoting from within the desktop application. In addition to StoreSense-based e-commerce capabilities, the 7.5 bundle offers enhanced Photo Gallery options for importing and displaying digital images, a simplified process for inserting HTML or META tags, and integrated Web services for effectively managing and promoting Web sites.
Kurant Corporation provides software infrastructure that allows large corporations to deliver branded e-business services to their small and medium-sized business customers. Kurant`s award-winning flagship product, StoreSense, delivers a full range of e-business tools, from front-office Web site and Web store capabilities to back-office functionality such as inventory management, supply chain communication, sales force automation, and accounting system integration. Incorporated in 1998, San Francisco-based Kurant is privately held. For more information, contact Kurant at www.kurant.com or (888) 463-2696.
About Website Pros
Website Pros, Inc., is the leading provider of Web site building tools, services, and Internet solutions. The company offers a comprehensive suite of Web site design, customer support, and technology platforms tailored to the needs of the small business community. Additionally, Website Pros partners with enterprise companies to help them build stronger, more profitable relationships with their small business customers.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Website Pros, Inc., is privately held and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Crosspoint Venture Partners, Pivotal Asset Management, Chase Capital Partners, Verizon, PurchasePro.com, Office Depot, and Dell. Website Pros can be reached by calling 1-800-GET-SITE. Its Web site is located at www.websitepros.com/.
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