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Softshare Delivers Suite of E-Commerce Products

Softshare delivered ecSuite, a suite of e-commerce products that provide a range of solutions addressing the needs of organizations from the small, home-based business to the large enterprise.

Softshare's ecSuite provides a total Internet e-commerce environment and, when combined with the Softshare Network, a traditional EDI solution, the company said.

The entry-level product for the small business is Softshare Vista 2.0 Standard Edition, a 32-bit Windows-based desktop EDI application that enables trading partners to electronically create and exchange business documents such as purchase orders, invoices and advance-ship notices. It's priced at $295 for the single user.

Softshare Vista 2.0 Professional Edition adds S/MIME security, advanced document tracking, event-driven document management, trading partner management, multiple mailbox support and direct integration with Softshare's universal data translator, Softshare Delta. The Professional Edition is priced at $995 and includes a five-user license.

Softshare Delta is a next-generation data translator capable of mapping both to and from EDI, flat file (from both fixed-width and delimited), XML and OLE DB data sources. Delta also supports mapping to free-form text documents, such as HTML, to aid in Web and Internet integration.

Softshare's Electronic Commerce Server (ECS) provides a Windows NT-based server capable of satisfying the needs of a fully e-commerce-driven company. ECS supports a large number of data-transport methods, including SMTP, FTP, HTTP, POP3 and integration with local file systems.