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OnDisplay Launches E-Commerce Integration Suite

OnDisplay recently delivered CenterStage EC, a suite of integration solutions designed to automate catalog and Web supersite content management.

The company said the solutions, which support all major commerce server platforms, eliminate "the difficulties of aggregating information from various online sources and automatically keeping it up-to-date."

The new family of software products aggregates product and information content from multiple Web sites into virtual tables. The aggregated content can then be queried and transacted upon as if it resided in a unified data source.

The CenterStage EC suite is composed of two products:

  • CenterStage Ecat, which ensures that product information is always up-to- date and available for e-commerce application catalogs. The product supports loading, batch updates, dynamic updates and the ability to deploy virtual catalogs, which directly leverage product information from supplier Web sites. CenterStage ECat supports a variety of sources including Web-based applications, legacy reports, publishing documents, e-mail and EDI.

  • CenterStage Econtent, for Web portals, media and shopping sites, aggregates product and information content from multiple Web sites directly into host site applications. As long as merchants have Web sites, they can be seamlessly integrated into the host site with no effort on their part.

OnDisplay uses flexible "parsing by example" PageAgent technology and a drag and drop visual builder environment, allowing shopping categories and products to be created rapidly without requiring the source sites to modify their applications.

Both products are priced by application server and number of content source sites and range from $20,000 to $250,000.

Initial users include OpenMarket, ELEKOM, RightWorks, TRADEex and Vignette.