Patkai Networks Announces Rendition for Making Every Customer Application A Real-Time Web Service

Rendition Makes Store-in-Store Selling Possible for B2B Commerce



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Patkai Networks

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Patkai Networks
 (www.patkai.com), a leading provider of infrastructure software for enabling
 buyers and suppliers, today announced general availability of Patkai
 Rendition(TM) at Web Services World / SD 2001.  Using a Web services model,
 Patkai Rendition enables companies to deliver dynamic and real-time
 customer-facing applications directly to target customers through online sales
 channels.  With Rendition, manufacturers can deliver dynamic catalogs, dynamic
 pricing, advisors and configuration guides at the point of decision through
 any online channel.  When buyers make the right product decisions, sales
 support and customer service costs are lower for all channel members.
     Using Rendition, companies can deliver a real-time rendition of their
 sell-side applications to business partners while maintaining authenticated
 and secure interactions.  Only Patkai enables companies to publish existing
 applications -- complete with presentation and business logic -- so that
 business partners can embed these processes within their own systems. Existing
 integration solutions are expensive, difficult and don't address
 customer-facing applications.
     "Rendition addresses the first demonstrated business need for Web
 services," said Ranjan Das, CEO of Patkai.  "Sell-side B2B collaboration
 requires security, dynamic business rules and the ability to integrate
 business processes.  Patkai is the first to identify the success factors and
 our customer traction demonstrates that Rendition is executing on the promise
 of B2B collaboration and the real-time enterprise."
 
     Business Critical Solution Beyond Services Infrastructure
     Patkai Rendition is vendor-neutral, and can create interactive Web
 services from custom and packaged commerce applications.  Based on the
 emerging Web services architecture standards SOAP and XML, Rendition directly
 complements and extends the Web services offerings from major eBusiness
 platform providers such as Microsoft (.NET), IBM, HP (e-speak), Oracle
 (Dynamic Services) and Sun (ONE).  Using Rendition, companies publish limited
 and controlled sets of applications as Web services and their business
 partners subscribe to the service.  The application is locally available and
 centrally served, maintained and updated.
     The Rendition Suite includes the complete set of tools needed to capture
 and package applications, distribute services to business partners, and scale
 runtime environments between service publishers and service subscribers.
 
     Rendition Lowers Costs and Resolves Channel Pain Points
 
     -- Enables buyers to make faster, easier and more accurate decisions based
        on manufacturers' selling applications at the point of sale
     -- Simpler buying process with complete information, less confusion and
        fewer product support inquiries
     -- Everything buyers need for self-service and self-selection with the
        right information at the right time to choose the right product
     -- Enables suppliers to move to more sophisticated store-in-store selling
        with real-time applications such as dynamic catalogs, dynamic pricing,
        sales advisors and product selectors for online channels
     -- Makes channels more effective and lowers customer support costs with
        educated and informed customers -- differentiation on services instead
        of price
     -- Scalable Web services model for publishing to large numbers of channel
        partners that do minimal integration and can preserve individual
        entitlements
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Still in public preview, Rendition is generally available in April 2001.
 Contact sales@patkai.com for pricing and licensing information.
 
     System Requirements
     Patkai Rendition runs on the Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows NT and
 Microsoft Windows 2000 server operating systems.
 
     About Patkai Networks
     Patkai is a venture-backed startup leading B2B collaboration through
 sell-side innovation.  Businesses selling complex products in competitive
 markets use Patkai Rendition to deliver real-time customer facing applications
 as Web services throughout their sales channel and business partner networks.
 Strategic partners include Siebel and Inventa, a major eBusiness systems
 integrator.
 
     NOTE:  Patkai and Patkai Rendition are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Patkai Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other
 countries.  The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be
 the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Patkai Networks
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Patkai Networks
 (www.patkai.com), a leading provider of infrastructure software for enabling
 buyers and suppliers, today announced general availability of Patkai
 Rendition(TM) at Web Services World / SD 2001.  Using a Web services model,
 Patkai Rendition enables companies to deliver dynamic and real-time
 customer-facing applications directly to target customers through online sales
 channels.  With Rendition, manufacturers can deliver dynamic catalogs, dynamic
 pricing, advisors and configuration guides at the point of decision through
 any online channel.  When buyers make the right product decisions, sales
 support and customer service costs are lower for all channel members.
     Using Rendition, companies can deliver a real-time rendition of their
 sell-side applications to business partners while maintaining authenticated
 and secure interactions.  Only Patkai enables companies to publish existing
 applications -- complete with presentation and business logic -- so that
 business partners can embed these processes within their own systems. Existing
 integration solutions are expensive, difficult and don't address
 customer-facing applications.
     "Rendition addresses the first demonstrated business need for Web
 services," said Ranjan Das, CEO of Patkai.  "Sell-side B2B collaboration
 requires security, dynamic business rules and the ability to integrate
 business processes.  Patkai is the first to identify the success factors and
 our customer traction demonstrates that Rendition is executing on the promise
 of B2B collaboration and the real-time enterprise."
 
     Business Critical Solution Beyond Services Infrastructure
     Patkai Rendition is vendor-neutral, and can create interactive Web
 services from custom and packaged commerce applications.  Based on the
 emerging Web services architecture standards SOAP and XML, Rendition directly
 complements and extends the Web services offerings from major eBusiness
 platform providers such as Microsoft (.NET), IBM, HP (e-speak), Oracle
 (Dynamic Services) and Sun (ONE).  Using Rendition, companies publish limited
 and controlled sets of applications as Web services and their business
 partners subscribe to the service.  The application is locally available and
 centrally served, maintained and updated.
     The Rendition Suite includes the complete set of tools needed to capture
 and package applications, distribute services to business partners, and scale
 runtime environments between service publishers and service subscribers.
 
     Rendition Lowers Costs and Resolves Channel Pain Points
 
     -- Enables buyers to make faster, easier and more accurate decisions based
        on manufacturers' selling applications at the point of sale
     -- Simpler buying process with complete information, less confusion and
        fewer product support inquiries
     -- Everything buyers need for self-service and self-selection with the
        right information at the right time to choose the right product
     -- Enables suppliers to move to more sophisticated store-in-store selling
        with real-time applications such as dynamic catalogs, dynamic pricing,
        sales advisors and product selectors for online channels
     -- Makes channels more effective and lowers customer support costs with
        educated and informed customers -- differentiation on services instead
        of price
     -- Scalable Web services model for publishing to large numbers of channel
        partners that do minimal integration and can preserve individual
        entitlements
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Still in public preview, Rendition is generally available in April 2001.
 Contact sales@patkai.com for pricing and licensing information.
 
     System Requirements
     Patkai Rendition runs on the Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows NT and
 Microsoft Windows 2000 server operating systems.
 
     About Patkai Networks
     Patkai is a venture-backed startup leading B2B collaboration through
 sell-side innovation.  Businesses selling complex products in competitive
 markets use Patkai Rendition to deliver real-time customer facing applications
 as Web services throughout their sales channel and business partner networks.
 Strategic partners include Siebel and Inventa, a major eBusiness systems
 integrator.
 
     NOTE:  Patkai and Patkai Rendition are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Patkai Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other
 countries.  The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be
 the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Patkai Networks