Webridge Annouces Free Private Exchange Test Drive Thursday 7 June 2001 PDF Print 7 June 2001, Webridge Announces Free Private Exchange Test Drive B2B specialist offers free, custom-built deployments of its collaborative ebusiness solution, enabling companies to experience benefits first-hand Webridge, leading ebusiness and portal software specialist, today announced it is offering to deploy private exchange solutions for potential customers free of charge, using its pre-packaged B2B software suite, Webridge PX 4.0. For the free trial, Webridge is offering to set up and host a private exchange for potential users within 24 hours of an initial exploratory meeting. The site can then be accessed over the Web and further customised by users, allowing them to explore for themselves the benefits that private exchanges can deliver. Webridge PX 4.0 allows businesses to use the Web to enhance customer and partner relationships, boost sales and reduce costs. PX 4.0 is claimed to be the first complete solution to integrate collaborative portals, eCRM and online commerce, offering rapid deployment and a fast return on investment. With it, mid-size businesses and departments of large companies use the Web to transfer business relationships online, and integrate marketing, sales and collaborative activities that support business transactions with customers and partners. Webridge says that PX 4.0 delivers this at a lower price point and in a fraction of the time required to gain similar functions by integrating a series of individual solutions. PX offers a straightforward browser-based interface, allowing business users to control content, business rules and administration. The entry level cost for a turnkey solution is £75,000. Webridge says that PX 4.0 can be deployed in as little as four weeks, and scales seamlessly to tens of thousands of users for future growth and development. Gregory Darmohray, director of Europe for Webridge, commented: "Large companies have been enjoying the benefits of private exchanges for some time. These solutions are continuing to grow in popularity because they offer a secure, cost-effective means of implementing B2B e-commerce. We aim to put the technology within the reach of all businesses, and this free trial offers companies the chance to evaluate the product against their own business requirements, and discover how collaborative eBusiness can really benefit their organisation." "As mid-sized companies seek out Web-based solutions to improve business processes, enthusiasm for complete management of the customer is clearly trending toward out-of-the box suites that offer more integrated functionality and which can scale and extend as future needs change," said Sheryl Kingstone of industry analysts, Yankee Group. "To meet the needs of multi-channel selling, a complete private exchange solution must easily integrate and grow with existing operational systems. By creating an easy environment for conducting business, companies will foster deeper relationships and improve the collaborative selling relationships with existing customers and partners to grow revenue." Webridge PX4.0 starts at £75,000 for a shrink-wrapped package including framework, foundation site with pre-built ebusiness applications, initial community of 'personalised' user licenses, unlimited anonymous users plus project management services to cover installation, configuration, 'look and feel' customisation and user training. Webridge PX 4.0 is exclusively built on Microsoft platform and Commerce Server 2000. Webridge contact: 0845 601 2870 / www.webridge.com Press contact: Craig Coward, The Edge Partnership, 01625 511966 / firstname.lastname@example.org Lindsey Davies, the Edge Partnership, 01625 507207 / email@example.com About Webridge Webridge is the leading provider of sell-side B2B applications built on the Microsoft platform. The company's packaged application suite, Webridge PX, enables global enterprises to use the Web to integrate the marketing, sales and collaborative activities of employees, customers and business partners - improving efficiency and increasing profits. Unlike stand-alone point offerings, which require significant integration and IT resources, Webridge's complete solutions are deployable in weeks rather than months, and enable business managers to directly and easily control business commerce activities. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Webridge has offices located throughout the U.S. and in London, Benelux and Tokyo. More information is available at http://www.webridge.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.