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Cendant Software Selects InterWorld to Commerce-Enable Sites

Cendant Software, the multimedia software business unit of Cendant Corp., selected New York-based InterWorld Corp. to integrate its consumer entertainment and educational Web sites into a secure, multi-merchant enterprise-class environment.

Cendant Software will use InterWorld's Commerce Exchange to integrate the back-office functionality of Blizzard Entertainment, Knowledge Adventure, and Sierra, Cendant Software's entertainment and education software companies. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

The move will provide consumers with a richer shopping experience, complete with up-sells, cross-sells, showcases, and unique pricing and promotions across each storefront, Cendant said.

"We want to make it easy for our customers to purchase our software online or through retail. In the online arena, we focus on ensuring that our customers enjoy transaction security and timely delivery, and that the ordering process is quick and easy," said Douglas Chey, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Cendant Software.

Said Alan Andreini, president and COO of InterWorld: "Commerce Exchange's Process-Centric Computing Model will enable Cendant Software to swiftly and securely extend their entertainment and educational sites onto the Internet without redesigning their core business practices."

Cendant Corp. is the result of the December 1997 merger between CUC International and HFS Inc., creating a business and consumer services company focused on real estate, travel and membership.