Click Commerce Welds a Tight Bond with Lincoln Electric

Channel Management Leader Teams with Welding Experts to Deliver e-Business

Solution for Competitive Advantage



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Click Commerce, Inc.

    CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Click Commerce, Inc. (Nasdaq: CKCM), the
 leading provider of Channel Management solutions, today announced that Lincoln
 Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO), the world leader in the design,
 development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems,
 plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, selected Click Commerce to develop an
 industry-leading private e-marketplace allowing the company to increase
 revenue, reduce costs and create competitive advantage.
     The Click Commerce solution will allow Lincoln Electric distribution
 partners and customers to conduct pre-sales, order management and post-sales
 transactions over the Internet.  This private e-marketplace will help Lincoln
 Electric increase customer service and brand awareness throughout the channel.
     "Our new relationship with Click Commerce is another step to ensuring our
 technological leadership position in the welding equipment and consumables
 market," said Charles E. Mehlman, Vice President of Information Technology for
 Lincoln Electric.  "Click Commerce will help us achieve our goals to deliver
 the industry's highest levels of customer service and empower our
 distributors, retailers and sales force to transact with our trading
 partners."
     Lincoln Electric, looking for an e-business leadership position in its
 industry, turned to Click Commerce to develop a system that would make it
 easier for the company's partners, distributors and retailers to market, sell
 and service their products.  Click Commerce's advanced Channel Management
 solution focuses on optimizing relationships with all channel partners, and
 transforming those relationships from discrete and limited tactical resources
 into an integrated network that can provide a significant strategic advantage.
 The benefits Lincoln Electric will quickly see include increased revenues,
 reduced costs and enhanced customer service levels.
     "Click Commerce's history of delivering competitive advantage to Global
 1000 corporations within their industries continues with our engagement with
 Lincoln Electric," said Michael W. Ferro, Jr., founder and CEO of Click
 Commerce.  "This new win adds to our strong list of Global 1000 clients, and
 reinforces our position as the leader in the Channel Management space."
 
     About Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
     Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and
 manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and
 oxyfuel cutting equipment.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Lincoln has
 manufacturing operations, joint ventures and alliances in 18 countries and a
 worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160
 countries.
 
     About Click Commerce, Inc.
     Click Commerce (Nasdaq: CKCM) is the leading provider of Channel
 Management software and services that enable large global corporations to
 collaborate with their trading partners via the Internet in a private
 marketplace.  A sampling of leading companies using Click Commerce solutions
 to manage their complex distribution channels include American Standard, Black
 & Decker, Delphi, Emerson Electric, Equistar, Kawasaki, Lubrizol, Mitsubishi,
 Motorola and Volvo.  With its integrated e-business platform and proven
 application portfolio, Click Commerce enables global enterprises to
 significantly increase brand loyalty, customer satisfaction and financial
 performance. Visit Click Commerce at www.clickcommerce.com .
 
     Click Commerce is a trademark of Click Commerce, Inc. All other company
 and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Click Commerce, Inc.
    CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Click Commerce, Inc. (Nasdaq: CKCM), the
 leading provider of Channel Management solutions, today announced that Lincoln
 Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO), the world leader in the design,
 development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems,
 plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, selected Click Commerce to develop an
 industry-leading private e-marketplace allowing the company to increase
 revenue, reduce costs and create competitive advantage.
     The Click Commerce solution will allow Lincoln Electric distribution
 partners and customers to conduct pre-sales, order management and post-sales
 transactions over the Internet.  This private e-marketplace will help Lincoln
 Electric increase customer service and brand awareness throughout the channel.
     "Our new relationship with Click Commerce is another step to ensuring our
 technological leadership position in the welding equipment and consumables
 market," said Charles E. Mehlman, Vice President of Information Technology for
 Lincoln Electric.  "Click Commerce will help us achieve our goals to deliver
 the industry's highest levels of customer service and empower our
 distributors, retailers and sales force to transact with our trading
 partners."
     Lincoln Electric, looking for an e-business leadership position in its
 industry, turned to Click Commerce to develop a system that would make it
 easier for the company's partners, distributors and retailers to market, sell
 and service their products.  Click Commerce's advanced Channel Management
 solution focuses on optimizing relationships with all channel partners, and
 transforming those relationships from discrete and limited tactical resources
 into an integrated network that can provide a significant strategic advantage.
 The benefits Lincoln Electric will quickly see include increased revenues,
 reduced costs and enhanced customer service levels.
     "Click Commerce's history of delivering competitive advantage to Global
 1000 corporations within their industries continues with our engagement with
 Lincoln Electric," said Michael W. Ferro, Jr., founder and CEO of Click
 Commerce.  "This new win adds to our strong list of Global 1000 clients, and
 reinforces our position as the leader in the Channel Management space."
 
     About Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
     Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and
 manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and
 oxyfuel cutting equipment.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Lincoln has
 manufacturing operations, joint ventures and alliances in 18 countries and a
 worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160
 countries.
 
     About Click Commerce, Inc.
     Click Commerce (Nasdaq: CKCM) is the leading provider of Channel
 Management software and services that enable large global corporations to
 collaborate with their trading partners via the Internet in a private
 marketplace.  A sampling of leading companies using Click Commerce solutions
 to manage their complex distribution channels include American Standard, Black
 & Decker, Delphi, Emerson Electric, Equistar, Kawasaki, Lubrizol, Mitsubishi,
 Motorola and Volvo.  With its integrated e-business platform and proven
 application portfolio, Click Commerce enables global enterprises to
 significantly increase brand loyalty, customer satisfaction and financial
 performance. Visit Click Commerce at www.clickcommerce.com .
 
     Click Commerce is a trademark of Click Commerce, Inc. All other company
 and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Click Commerce, Inc.