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New Alliance in the B2B Space

E-business applications providers InterWorld Corp. and Online Retail Partners Inc. (ORP ) are teaming up to deliver end-to-end e-commerce solutions and services across a range of industries.

InterWorld provides software solutions for sell-side e-commerce, and ORP provides integrated management and technology resources for building online businesses.

The companies said they will jointly develop an ASP offering to target mid-size companies in the B2B supply chain, especially in the manufacturing and distribution business sectors.

The companies will combine InterWorld's pre-packaged Commerce Exchange Business Suite with ORP's technology resources, creating a solution to help B2B customers accelerate their e-commerce operations and cost savings.

And both companies will work together as preferred partners in advancing service delivery, including Web site design, business services, system integration, site management and J2EE development. The alliance will also include joint advertising and direct marketing efforts. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"The alliance combines ORP's top-flight hosting, operational, and creative services with InterWorld's Commerce Exchange Business suite, optimized for rapid development and flexibility, into one seamless solution from start to finish," said Jeremy Davis, president and CEO of InterWorld.