AvidXchange Adds Wireless Functionality to Commercial Real Estate Thursday 16 November 2000 PDF Print Contact: Kathy Palmer Clarus Corporation 00 44 1189 653781 firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Janes Grant Butler Coomber 0044 208 322 1922 email@example.com AvidXchange Adds Wireless Functionality to Commercial Real Estate E-Marketplace Reading UK - November 16, 2000 - AvidXchange, a Charlotte, NC-based e-marketplace for commercial real estate operations, announced today the addition of wireless capabilities to its e-procurement matching services for property managers, service providers, and materials suppliers. Answering the need for mobile access to competitive bidding events, AvidXchange makes participation easier for service contractors, such as janitorial vendors, HVAC contractors and landscape providers, who spend significant time working in the field. AvidXchange provides a full set of software tools that serves as a single desktop from which commercial real estate operators can manage any transaction involving goods or services. Property managers can purchase supplies from online catalogues, automate the request-for-proposal (RFP) and related competitive bidding processes on the web, and create online bidding expositions for securing annual service/supply contracts. With added wireless functionality, property operators can post RFP's from the field and service contractors can answer bids via a cellular phone or PDA. Based on Clarus Corporation's ClarusAuctions* software, the AvidXchange e-marketplace provides secure wireless access for unlimited availability and just-in time auction and competitive bid participation. Real-time bidding and bid confirmation empowers mobile users to competitively capture new business opportunities with property operators. "AvidXchange is providing wireless access to property operators and their service contractors to ensure that business opportunities are communicated and responded to while out in the field," says Mike Praeger, CEO of AvidXchange. "Without access to computers, participation in online competitive bidding for service contracts has been impossible until now." Pricing and Availability Wireless functionality is available now in the AvidXchange e-marketplace and can be accessed through the Nextel, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless networks. There is no additional charge for current customers. About AvidXchange Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, AvidXchange is a complete desktop purchasing solution for property operators contracting goods and services. AvidXchange streamlines the competitive bidding process by matching property managers with service providers and materials suppliers. Property managers can post requests for proposals for such things as roofing, heating/air conditioning service, and lawn maintenance, and contractors can compete online for the business by submitting bids. AvidXchange also offers a full set of tools for purchasing supplies, settlement services, financing services, private catalogues, and expense tracking. For more information about AvidXchange.com, visit http://www.avidXchange.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Onechocolate Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.