Software lets users deploy value chain initiatives.

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WebSphere® Commerce Business Editions, WebSphere Commerce Professional Editions, and WebSphere Commerce Studio Developers Editions v5.5 enable selling, buying, and channel management across value chain. Software lets users deploy value chain initiatives - from online sales channels to strategic sourcing to integrated, multitier demand chain - on one platform. It provides customizable and flexible store development environment based on open architecture and industry standards.



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IBM WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition for Linux V5.5 and WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for Linux V5.5: Complete Solutions Deploy Value Chain Initiatives



At a glance

WebSphere Commerce Business Editions (WCBE), WebSphere Commerce Professional Editions (WCPE) and WebSphere Commerce Studio Developers Editions V5.5 - Power the value chain for selling, buying, and channel management.

Strengthen and deepen relationships for maximum profitability

Optimize sales, marketing, and brand experience

Maximize efficiency and productivity across the value chain

Respond and adapt with agility to gain competitive advantage

Deploy affordably and manageably - at your own pace

Provide highly customizable and flexible store development environment based on an open architecture and industry standards

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

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

Automate, integrate, and externalize best processes across your business (and beyond) to enable an extended enterprise - a network of employees, suppliers, and partners collaborating to meet the full spectrum of customer needs.

One size cannot fit all. Although a system meets your needs today, it may not tomorrow. This platform provides the required extensibility and flexibility needed for you to adapt in the current shifting market environment.

WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition (WCPE) and WebSphere Commerce Business Edition (WCBE) V5.5 enhancements

Strengthen and deepen business relationships

Build stronger, more profitable relationships by making it easy for customers, suppliers and partners to do business with you - anywhere, any time, and any way they want to

Lock relationships into a level of convenience and personalized service that your competitors cannot beat

Optimize sales, marketing, and brand experience

Strengthen and extend your brand, and improve your bottom line, using highly targeted marketing, well-informed merchandising, and customer-focused selling processes

Provides access across all touch points and channels

Maximize efficiency and productivity across the value chain

Capture and deploy best practices across all channels through flexible and sophisticated business processes; extended enterprise integration and self-service tools for every member of the value chain

Gives you the freedom to focus on the core strengths that give you an edge in your business

Respond and adapt with agility for competitive advantage

Sense change and respond on demand to dynamic business conditions such as customer demand, market opportunity, and competitive threat - based on an integrated view of customers, employees, suppliers, and partners

Adapt quickly, cost-effectively, and without disruption

Planned availability date

September 30, 2003

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