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Breakthrough, Verio Form E-Commerce Alliance

Breakthrough Software Inc., developers of the e-commerce Internet Business Breakthrough (IBB) application, and Verio Northern California joined forces to provide small- to medium-sized companies with a solution for conducting business on the Web.

The e-commerce package is available through Verio Northern California and, after a one time set-up fee of $30, provides commerce site hosting, SSL and CyberCash support, e-mail and Internet access for $49.95 per month. IBB software is available for $249. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Said Randall Schmitz, president of Mountain View, CA-based Breakthrough Software: "Businesses are racing to get on the Web but usually need to spend months and thousands of dollars to create an online store. Internet Business Breakthrough software when combined with Verio's quality hosting capabilities is an ideal way to get products or services online quickly and easily."

The software provides professional graphic templates, HTML editor, SSL secure server support, database integration, and store modules such as catalogs, shopping cart, order forms, and tax schedules. IBB includes built-in CyberCash support and publishing wizards to automate the process of building an online store.

The $49.95 monthly hosting fee is available for a limited time only.