Software deploys variety of value chains.

Press Release Summary:



WebSphere Commerce v5.6 powers value chain for selling, buying, and channel management. Users can create, test, and deploy WC site under Integrated Development Environment provided by WebSphere Studio Application Developer. Software lets companies adapt to shifting market environment; customize, extend, and grow at their own pace; provide customer satisfaction and loyalty; and free up IT and financial resources to differentiate and address new opportunities.



Original Press Release:



IBM WebSphere Commerce V5.6 for Multiplatforms Delivers Complete Solutions for Deploying a Variety of Value Chains



Overview
WebSphere Commerce (WC) business solutions let you deploy a
wide variety of value chain initiatives, from a simple online sales channel to a completely integrated, multitier demand chain - all on a single platform.

One size does not fit all. Even if a system meets your needs today, it may not do so tomorrow. Whether your company is a small or midmarket firm, or a large multi-national corporation, IBM has a WC solution with the extensibility and flexibility you need to adapt in the today's shifting market environment.

The WC V5.6 family of offerings lets you:
o Start small, grow fast
o Implement an end-to-end solution with an affordable up-front
investment
o Customize, extend, and grow at your own pace
o Reduce implementation time and cost to immediately begin seeing real business value
o Quickly and cost-effectively increase business agility to
address new requirements and opportunities
o Decrease maintenance and management costs
o Free up IT and financial resources to differentiate and address new opportunities
o Increase productivity and effectiveness of line-of-business
users
o Decrease time, cost and effort required by IT to support LOB
users
o Improve multi-channel execution
o Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty
o Improve brand consistency and experience across touchpoints
and channels

WC V5.6 Developer Editions
Get a quick start on developing your WC implementation with WebSphere Commerce Developer Business Edition (WCDBE), WebSphere
Commerce Developer Professional Edition (WCDPE), or WebSphere
Commerce - Express Developer Edition (WCEDE). They include tools
to:
o Create, test, and deploy a WC site under the Integrated
Development Environment (IDE) provided by WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD)
o Build and extend Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs)

Planned availability dates
o April 22, 2004, electronic software delivery
o April 30, 2004, media and documentation

At a glance
WebSphere® Commerce (WC) V5.6 family of offerings powers the
value chain for selling, buying, and channel management:
o Strengthen and deepen relationships for maximum profitability
o Optimize sales, marketing, and brand experience
o Maximize efficiency and productivity across the value chain
o Respond and adapt with agility to gain competitive advantage
o Deploy affordably and anageably at your own pace
o Provide highly customizable and flexible store development
environment based on an open architecture and industry
standards

This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative,
call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: www.ibm.com.

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