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Gateway Selects Calico eSales Solution

Calico Technology Inc., a provider of e-business solutions, and PC direct marketer Gateway Computers signed a technology and service licensing agreement.

Gateway will be deploying Calico's eSales solution across Gateway's entire enterprise and product lines, including for Gateway's Web customers, remote sales and telesales reps, and at Gateway Country Store outlets.

Using Calico's Web-centric architecture, Gateway's mobile sales reps, telesales reps, Web and Country Store outlet customers will all have access to consistent, up-to-date and customizable product and configuration information, the companies said. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"This agreement is a real milestone for both companies," said Alan Naumann, president and CEO of Calico Technology. "For Calico it further validates our vision of eSales, whereby the companies that will truly thrive in the new economy are leveraging the Web to connect themselves both internally, and externally with their customers, vendors, and partners. For Gateway, this strategy maintains their position on the cutting-edge of customer responsiveness."