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Commerce One Launches Euro Operations

Commerce One, Inc. announced today its expansion into the European market with the opening of new operations in Zurich, Switzerland.

A supplier of real-time business-to-business electronic procurement and supplier management solutions, Commerce One said it hopes to have as many as four regional sales offices operational within the next 12-18 months in Europe.

The company said it will leverage partnerships with systems integrators such as Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young, and Cambridge Technology Partners to develop a presence in the European market.

"We're confident that our recent partnerships with Microsoft and SAP, as well as our key systems integrators, will position Commerce One as the leading supplier of electronic procurement and supplier management solutions in the European markets," said Mark Hoffman, president and CEO of Commerce One, in a statement.

"Leading European companies have already expressed interest in a comprehensive electronic commerce solution that can deliver the tremendous return on investment our solution can. We expect that the Commerce One Commerce Chain Solution will meet and exceed their expectations."

Commerce One said Eric Meier-Ruegg, who joins from Apple Computers, will head the European operation and be responsible for all sales, marketing, and technical support activities in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.