RealTime IT News Launches Packaged B2B Solution

Cornerstone Internet Solutions, a provider of business-to-business services and solutions, said its subsidiary will market its proprietary PowerPurchasing and associated PowerProducts technologies as a packaged e-commerce solution.

The technology has been powering Cornerstone's, an online exchange for buyers and suppliers in the foodservice Industry.

The technology, which uses Oracle 8i for back-end database services and BEA's Weblogics product for its Enterprise Java Bean framework, creates customized homepages for buyers, where they update their inventory needs on a continual basis and suppliers bid directly through the site.

The offering, which can be deployed in a variety of industries, includes bundled e-commerce applications, technical and client support, design and hosting services, along with the infrastructure to support a competitive online marketplace. The Internet-based service provides for integration with supplier networks, transaction management, credit-card payments and data mining capabilities. provides technical, operational and customer support for the applications. Price points were not disclosed.

Cornerstone Internet Solutions operates two subsidiaries, USWeb/CKS Cornerstone and, which are in separate Internet businesses. USWeb/CKS Cornerstone is an Internet consulting firm subsidiary of Cornerstone Internet Solutions Inc. and an independent affiliate of USWeb/CKS Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary, leverages Cornerstone's expertise in business consulting, Internet technology and the development of business and e-commerce solutions to create industry-specific business-to-business e-commerce marketplaces.