Big Picture, at the Altar

[Calgary, CANADA] In a strategic partnership, has
selected Big Picture as the e-commerce solution provider for its
registered members. members will now be able to conduct real-time
transactions more quickly and easily using Big Picture’s flagship
product, eMerchant pro — recently rated by Home Office
as a “best of breed” EC solution for the small
office/home office (SOHO) market.

Members can also take advantage of Big Picture’s eBuild
program to have a customized EC site built and delivered by Big
Picture in just five business days.

“Our small business members come to us for design, hosting, and
consulting services for their e-businesses,” said Cathy Bass,
president and co-founder of “We’re excited to be
able to offer our members a complete set of e-commerce services
through Big Picture. We believe they offer the best solutions for our
SOHO users.”

By becoming members, Big Picture’s current
clientele will benefit from enhanced buying power and personalized
business consulting services through a joint Big
Picture/ portal now in the works.

“One of the biggest hurdles facing SOHO business is obtaining access
to quality professional services and advice,” said Michael Anthony,
Big Picture chief executive officer.

“By partnering with, our customers have access to
a powerful toolkit to make their small business big.”

According to International Data Corp (IDC), the SOHO market
(companies with 10 or fewer employees) is expected to grow to more
than 36 million businesses by 2002. IDC also anticipates that the
number of small offices conducting EC will nearly double by 2003.

Calgary-based Big Picture Technologies (CDNX:BPI) is a developer of
e-commerce, e-service, and e-business software, and a designer of
e-business solutions, currently serving the small to medium sized
business market. thinks of itself as the “missing link” between
hi-tech Internet resources and small business, sharing the knowledge and
experience of professionals who have used the Internet to sell
products, conduct research, advertise, improve communication, and
streamline business processes.

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