News from Webridge: PX4.0 Private Exchange Solution Smashes Price Barrier Tuesday 24 April 2001 PDF Print Webridge has introduced the latest version of its 'shrink-wrapped' private exchange solution which offers a fast return on entry-level investment.... 24 April 2001 Webridge Introduces PX 4.0: Enhanced, Complete B2B Private Exchange Solution Turnkey solution for £75,000 smashes enterprise-level price barrier, offers ultra-rapid deployment and return on investment; scales to tens of thousands of users E-business software specialist Webridge today announced the availability of the latest version of its pre-packaged B2B private exchange software suite. Webridge 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. Webridge PX 4.0 enables mid-size businesses and departments of large companies to use the Web to integrate marketing, sales and collaborative activities that support business transactions with customers and partners. PX 4.0 is claimed to deliver 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. 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. Webridge PX 4.0 marks a radical departure in administration of e-business solutions. IT managers maintain security of the overall site, but are able to delegate the management of complex business processes to managers, partners and customers - overcoming administration bottlenecks, giving cost savings and ultimately increasing revenue. Gregory Darmohray, director of Europe for Webridge commented: "As business move their sales and marketing online, we recognise the importance of enabling their marketing and sales professionals to handle ongoing e-business relationships with valued customers and partners directly, without having to rely on the IT department for every change. PX 4.0 makes it easy for the individuals responsible for customer interactions to delegate access, post new content for collaboration and add products to sophisticated, personalised catalogues." "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." The £75,000 package includes Webridge PX framework, foundation site with pre-built eBusiness applications, 50 '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 built on Microsoft Commerce Server 2000. "Webridge's extension of Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 with Webridge PX provides the high level of commerce functionality available to mid-size enterprises requiring comprehensive eBusiness solutions," said Michael Risse, General Manager, .NET Developer Solutions Group at Microsoft. "Furthermore, Webridge's dedication to evolving its architecture with the .NET platform ensures that Webridge customers will continue to benefit from an interoperable, extensible solution, ensuring smooth integration with existing systems and fast deployment of future applications." Webridge contact: 0845 601 2870 / www.webridge.com Press contact: Craig Coward, The Edge Partnership, 01625 511966 / 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. Best Regards Lindsey Davies The Edge Partnership Trinity House Churchside Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 1HG Tel: +44(0)1625 507207 Fax: +44(0)1625 511967 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.