Bundling Up Some E-Commerce Solutions

B2B e-commerce enabler PurchasePro.com signed a
deal with software giant Computer Associates International Inc.
that calls for the latter’s products, including Neugents ii, E-Trust and
Jasmine ii, to be integrated into the PurchasePro.com platform.


The two companies will jointly market and promote the bundled solutions.
Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed.


The partnership provides PurchasePro.com with access to thousands of
mid-sized and large companies through CA’s relationships, complementing its
efforts to reach businesses through strategic relationships with America
Online, Sprint, Office Depot and others.


“CA’s technology will allow us to unlock the value of our marketplace data to
benefit all our users,” said Charles Johnson, Jr., chairman and chief
executive officer of PurchasePro.com.


“We believe the relationship will deliver the strongest value proposition to
our customers while delivering multiple recurring revenue streams for both CA
and PurchasePro.com,” said Russ Artzt, executive vice president and
co-founder of CA.


CA will work with PurchasePro.com to integrate its artificial intelligence
technology, security functionality and advanced ERP integration capabilities
with PurchasePro.com’s platform.
Neugents ii, a patented neural network technology, provides self-learning,
intelligent applications that will allow PurchasePro.com’s marketplaces to
forecast and adjust to changing market conditions in real time.


CA’s E-Trust technology safeguards resources from browser to mainframe and
includes risk assessment, attack detection and loss prevention. The Jasmine
ii technology, which uses the data analysis capabilities of Neugents ii, will
streamline ERP integration.


CA has 20,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in excess of $6.7 billion
for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. PurchasePro powers approximately
160 private-labeled marketplaces encompassing more than 25,000 businesses.
The company says it can make private labeled marketplaces operational in 45
days or less.

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