Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
Integrated Partnerships Provide Retailers and Manufacturers with Sophisticated Add-On Technologies, Best Practices and Industry Knowledge
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ., June 20, 2005-- Vcommerce Corporation announced today that it has launched the Vcommerce Ecosystem, a community of partners designed to deliver superior end-customer experiences by driving innovation in direct-to-consumer initiatives. Building on the strength of Vcommerce`s platform and services, the Vcommerce Ecosystem provides additional robust technical solutions, best-practice business processes, and deep industry knowledge to retailers and manufacturers. Vcommerce is the leading provider of on-demand solutions and services for online commerce.
By simply "checking a box," clients can tap into robust and specialized solutions from the leaders in their respective spaces without the complexity of managing multiple complex integrations. The Ecosystem allows Vcommerce clients to leverage "best-in class" technology and services and domain expertise, while continuing to use a single, easy-to-use interface. In addition, business users will see immediate results, since the systems are preset to work together using Vcommerce`s best practices. Like Vcommerce`s core technology and outsourced business services, these additional components are designed to be used by a business user, without IT expertise.
The most recent partner added to the Vcommerce Ecosystem is Omniture. The joint marketing, sales and development relationship with Omniture will provide robust online analytics for traffic on e-commerce sites powered by Vcommerce. Ecosystem partners previously announced include RightNow® Technologies and Dynamics Direct. Vcommerce will integrate RightNow`s hosted customer service application and Dynamics Direct`s e-mail relationship management offering into Vcommerce`s direct-to-consumer solutions. This added functionality will enable companies to drive demand generation and enhance customer service.
"Vcommerce`s on-demand solutions and services help our clients `stick to their knitting` - they can focus on other parts of their business while we handle the complexities of their direct-to-consumer initiatives," said Vcommerce CEO Dan Clarke. "With our Ecosystem, we`re doing the same thing for our own business. We`re able to stay focused on delivering the best on-demand solutions and services for online commerce initiatives, while our Ecosystem expands to provide additional `best-of-breed` solutions and services.
All components of the Vcommerce Ecosystem will be delivered in a single Web-based, hosted environment, which eliminates the challenge of dealing with regular product upgrades. The components are designed to seamlessly extend the Vcommerce VantageCommerce platform functionality for capturing, sourcing and managing direct-to-consumer orders. The integrated solutions will provide Vcommerce clients with tools to deliver superior end-customer experiences.
"The Vcommerce Ecosystem is more than just logo-trading agreements," said Vcommerce President and CTO Dan Kennedy. "We have developed relationships with companies that provide not only robust technology, but also share our goal of delivering powerful, easy-to-use, on-demand solutions. Our Vcommerce Ecosystem partners embody that ideal."
About Vcommerce`s Solutions
Vcommerce is the leading provider of on-demand solutions and services for online commerce initiatives. The team has over 100 years of combined expertise in direct-to-consumer solutions, and has implemented hundreds of online commerce sites nationwide. The company`s solutions have processed millions of transactions through hundreds of suppliers, saving clients tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure and operational costs. The solutions are available "on-demand" - companies can choose to outsource some or all of their commerce-chain functions, or use Vcommerce`s tools to manage their initiatives internally.
For additional information regarding Vcommerce and its solutions, please contact Vcommerce at 480-922-9922 or visit www.vcommerce.com.
VantageCommerce™ is latest version of Vcommerce`s hosted solution for multi-channel direct-to-consumer initiatives, such as Web stores, in-store kiosks, printed catalogs, phone-order entry. The solution couples outsourced services with robust Web-based tools that provide visibility and control throughout the commerce chain, from order capture to fulfillment to reverse logistics. Vcommerce`s solutions are designed to help companies improve on their commerce chain systems and "keep what works, fix what`s broken and take it all to a new levelSM." VantageCommerce is based on the company`s Vantage Commerce Platform technology, which has been processing transactions for over five years.
About Vcommerce Corporation
Vcommerce is the leader in proven, on-demand commerce solutions. Clients can choose to use Vcommerce`s complete e-commerce solutions - including order capture, merchandising, supplier management, customer service, drop-ship fulfillment and more - or use the back-end order fulfillment components behind their own web sites. The solutions include on-demand technology, on-demand supplier access, and on-demand services and expertise. The company`s growing client base includes Gateway, Overstock.com and GE. A privately held company, Vcommerce is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.