Sun, Open Market to Port Catalog Software to Solaris

Sun Microsystems Inc. and Open Market Inc. launched a joint
initiative under which Open Market will offer its LiveCommerce Internet
catalog software for the Sun Solaris operating environment.


The deal extends a long-standing relationship between Sun and Open Market. Sun has delivered Open Market’s commerce software, known as Transact, on its platforms since 1995. Financial arrangements of the latest deal were not disclosed.


As part of the initiative, Sun and Open Market said they will work together to create joint marketing programs, including “Catalog in 60 Days,” which offers LiveCommerce on scalable Sun Enterprise servers through Sun’s and Open Market’s channels.


LiveCommerce is targeted at companies looking to rapidly develop, deploy, and maintain commerce-ready industrial catalogs on the Web.


“We’ve been able to deliver secure and reliable solutions because of
innovative relationships with industry leaders, such as Sun,” said Gary
Eichhorn, president and CEO of Open Market. “Porting our premier catalog
product to the Solaris operating environment benefits customers who need
robust, high-performing applications.”


The Solaris operating environment version of LiveCommerce is expected to be
available in the second half of 1998 from Open Market. Pricing for
LiveCommerce starts at $45,000 for one development license, one production
license, all underlying database licenses, and unlimited authoring seats.

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