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QuickLive Commerce delivers Enterprise eCommerce for SME businesses

London – 16 April 2008. hybris, www.hybris.com, a leading multi-channel communication and commerce software vendor, and its strategic partner Portaltech (www.portaltech.co.uk), will be launching QuickLive Commerce, their joint proposition to the UK SME market, at this year’s Internet World event (www.internetworld.co.uk) at Earl’s Court, London, from 29th April to 1st May 2008.

Already recognised by retailers across Europe as a major player in the eCommerce and product information management (PIM) space, hybris lists large European and Worldwide customers such as zavvi Entertainment Group (formerly Virgin Megastores), Puma, Adidas, Bunzl, IMI Norgren and Daimler. In addition to addressing the eCommerce needs of large companies, however, hybris and Portaltech intend to provide small and medium sized enterprises with a best of breed strategic solution that will help them to compete in the growing world of online business. With this new proposition, based on the hybris Commerce Suite, these enterprises can benefit from a breadth of standard functionality which would be the envy of larger retailers but at an affordable price. This, along with a fixed timescale and cost for delivery, should be extremely attractive to smaller businesses with tight budgets and who need to minimise risk.

Andrew Piscina, UK Country Manager for hybris, said: “We are delighted to announce QuickLive Commerce, our joint proposition for the SME market with Portaltech, at such a key industry event as Internet World. It goes without saying that online purchasing is becoming ever-popular and it is vital that retailers – big and small – are equipping themselves with the right technology that will support them now and in the future, enabling the next generation of eCommerce.”

Mark Adams, Head of Sales for Portaltech, commented: “In a recent assessment of the eCommerce marketplace, we discovered that there was a real gap within the SME space for an eCommerce platform that is functionally rich, highly customisable and able to support a retailer’s long term eBusiness strategy.

“QuickLive Commerce has been designed to appeal to new and existing online merchants that need to develop or upgrade their eCommerce website(s) and take advantage of next generation customer experience technologies with the flexibility to customise and enhance the solution to their own unique requirements. Underpinning this rich out-of-the-box functionality is the power of the hybris platform which effectively allows merchants to future-proof their eCommerce investment. Coupled with the low cost of ownership and quick time to market, QuickLive Commerce is the most sophisticated, flexible and scalable commerce platform available to small to medium sized retailers today,” said Adams.

To find out more about hybris or Portaltech please either visit stand E441 at Internet World, or click on www.hybris.com or www.portaltech.co.uk

About hybris

hybris is a leading vendor of multi-channel communication & commerce software. Its clear vision about the need for consistency, co-ordination and personalization of information across all channels and throughout all phases of the customer lifecycle has resulted in the development of an integrated solution which supports the industrialization and automation of communication, sales and support processes. It is spearheading innovation in this field, enabling companies to master the complexities of implementing and managing single site, multi-site and multi-channel communication and commerce processes step-by-step without any compromises.

Established in 1997, hybris has a proven track record of profitability and growth, with ambitious expansion plans for the future. Headquartered in Munich, it has offices in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. Its international presence is extended via a dedicated network of business and technology partners across Europe and the USA. It has over 150 customers worldwide running more than 1,500 websites “powered by hybris”. Customers are global brands from retail and manufacturing industries, including Zavvi, TUI, Lufthansa, Puma, Ulla Popken, Nokia, Reebok, Grundfos, Demag, Sika, Hagemeyer, Phonak and Bechtle.

About Portaltech

Portaltech is a specialist technology consultancy that focuses on designing, developing and integrating market leading eCommerce solutions. Portaltech has been at the forefront of the eCommerce space since 1999, designing and implementing big brand commerce solutions. We helped Sony and the BBC set up their early online ventures and we have been involved with or responsible for some of the most significant eCommerce projects in Europe over the last nine years.

This experience, coupled with a truly customer-centric approach to project delivery, sets us apart from many consultancies operating in our field. Taking responsibility for delivering quality solutions, often under tight deadlines and within budget, has become something of a specialty and we pride ourselves on our track record.

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