Software supports UNSPSC and Web 2.0 for eProcurement.

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SmartSearch Catalog(TM) v5.0 features customizable user interface with auto-complete, header-based sorting, one-click ordering, cart sharing, and drag and drop objects. Built-in UNSPSC mapping tool has cross-reference functionality allowing buyers to convert supplier-provided UNSPSC codes to buyer's defined UNSPSC or proprietary code in real-time. Buyers can manage and audit pricing of web-based and punchout catalogs and users can search/shop directly from various locations.



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Vinimaya Announces New Release of SmartSearch Catalog(TM)



5.0 Version Features a New User Interface, Enhanced Price Management Functionality and UNSPSC Support

SHELTON, Conn., Sept. 29 / / - Vinimaya, the leading provider of next generation E-Procurement Catalog and B2B Shopping Solutions, today announced the release of version 5.0 of its innovative SmartSearch Catalog solution. SmartSearch Catalog is already the choice of leading global companies like Sunoco, 3M, Alcoa, Corning, UPMC and Agilent Technologies for driving e-procurement benefits with simplified supplier enablement and increased user adoption.

New features and functionality of the SmartSearch Catalog version 5.0 release include:

- Improved User Interface

Vinimaya pioneered the application of consumer-like usability in e-Procurement catalogs in previous versions of the SmartSearch Catalog solution, and version 5.0's user interface takes this concept to the next level, providing end users with a Web 2.0 look-and-feel and the ability to customize the user interface to serve their specific needs. Features like auto-complete, header-based sorting, one-click ordering, cart sharing, and "drag and drop" objects simplify and improve upon what was already to be considered the best user experience in the market.

- Enhanced Price Management and Auditing

SmartSearch Catalog is the only solution on the market that gives buyers the ability to manage and audit pricing of web-based and punchout catalogs. With version 5.0, Vinimaya has made this capability more robust and user friendly. With just a few clicks of a mouse, automatic price audits can be set up for each supplier punchout site, validating that the supplier's pricing is compliant with the buyer's contracted pricing, and sending an alert to the buyer if it is not.

- Enhanced Taxonomy Support

SmartSearch Catalog's built-in UNSPSC mapping tool now has cross- reference functionality that allows buyers to convert supplier-provided UNSPSC codes for a given category to the buyer's defined UNSPSC code in real-time as needed, or to a buyer proprietary code.

- Enhanced Shopping Cart Functionality

SmartSearch Catalog users can now share their shopping carts with other users; they can compare items in the shopping cart, including configurable items.

"These enhancements are a direct result of buyer and supplier feedback," said Gary Hare, Vinimaya president and CEO. "Making enablement easy for suppliers, attracting users with a simple but highly functional user interface, and providing the compliance tools that can both restrict, or open up the ordering process, depending on the business situation, is what our clients and prospects are asking for."

SmartSearch Catalog is based on Vinimaya's patent-pending SmartSearch Agent(TM) technology platform, and allows users to search and shop directly from suppliers' web sites, industry marketplaces, catalog aggregators and supplier networks; as well as their internal catalog database, all from a single user interface, without ever leaving their e-procurement system. SmartSearch Catalog is compatible with all leading e-procurement systems such as Ariba Buyer, Oracle iProcurement, PeopleSoft Enterprise eProcurement and SAP SRM/EBP among others.

About Vinimaya

Vinimaya, Inc. is a privately held software solutions company that provides innovative E-Procurement Catalog and B2B Shopping Solutions for both buyers and suppliers based on their patent-pending Vinimaya SmartSearch Agent(TM) technology platform. Vinimaya products are 100% compatible with systems from Ariba, SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft among others and are used by global companies such as Alcoa, 3M, Corning, EDS, Sunoco, UPMC and Agilent Technologies. For more information, please visit www.vinimaya.com, email sales@vinimaya.com or call 888-618-8634.

"Vinimaya", "Vinimaya SmartSearch Catalog", Vinimaya SmartSearch Agents", "VISN", Virtual Internet Supplier Network", are registered trademarks of Vinimaya, Inc. All other product and company names listed may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Vinimaya

CONTACT: Leonard Lee of Vinimaya, Inc., +1-612-670-3445, llee@vinimaya.com

Web site: www.vinimaya.com/

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