Provere Launches Unique On-Line Bidding Service

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Provere, Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Provere, Inc. announced the launch of
 its bid-based Internet services marketplace.  The site features a unique
 platform that allows consumers and businesses to post requests for proposals
 by answering short, industry specific questions.  Service providers can hunt
 for new business by browsing the requests for proposals.  They simply answer
 qualifying questions, and bid.  The service provider pays only if the bid is
 accepted or can opt for a lower fee payable when the bid is submitted.
 Uniquely, there is no charge to request a bid and no one pays a subscription
 fee, according to Provere CEO, Mark Brewer.
     According to Brewer, Provere is unique because the RFP and bid questions
 are "multiple-choice."  There simply are no open ended questions to confuse
 the user.  Brewer points out that the absence of a subscription plan and the
 choice of payment options (either on bid submission or bid acceptance) is an
 Internet first.  Says Brewer, "We were motivated by a loathing of having to
 sign-up.  If I have to subscribe just to look at a site, I'm outta there!"
     Multiple-choice questions using "pull down" menus are particularly
 important to legal services, the company's initial service offering.  By
 limiting the input of a user, a legal client cannot inadvertently reveal
 confidential information, according to Brewer, himself an attorney.  Also,
 lawyers can more easily browse the data-base driven answers in a format that
 is consistent from one case to the next.
     "This technology creates a completely new marketplace for b-to-b and
 b-to-c transactions," according to Brandon Wood, Provere CTO.  "It permits a
 substantive dialogue of questions and answers before either party has to
 commit to entering into a transaction."  Concludes Wood, "The ultimate
 business transaction is therefore based on informed decision making, not just
 price."
 
     Provere, Inc. provides question based bidding solutions and is
 headquartered in Houston, Texas.
     For more information, go to www.provere.com.  Provere is a registered
 trade mark.  Patent pending.
 
        Provere, Inc. -- 3 Riverway, Suite 1800 -- Houston, Texas 77056
         (713) 209-2950 -- (713) 659-5302 fax -- email info@provere.com
 
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    HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Provere, Inc. announced the launch of
 its bid-based Internet services marketplace.  The site features a unique
 platform that allows consumers and businesses to post requests for proposals
 by answering short, industry specific questions.  Service providers can hunt
 for new business by browsing the requests for proposals.  They simply answer
 qualifying questions, and bid.  The service provider pays only if the bid is
 accepted or can opt for a lower fee payable when the bid is submitted.
 Uniquely, there is no charge to request a bid and no one pays a subscription
 fee, according to Provere CEO, Mark Brewer.
     According to Brewer, Provere is unique because the RFP and bid questions
 are "multiple-choice."  There simply are no open ended questions to confuse
 the user.  Brewer points out that the absence of a subscription plan and the
 choice of payment options (either on bid submission or bid acceptance) is an
 Internet first.  Says Brewer, "We were motivated by a loathing of having to
 sign-up.  If I have to subscribe just to look at a site, I'm outta there!"
     Multiple-choice questions using "pull down" menus are particularly
 important to legal services, the company's initial service offering.  By
 limiting the input of a user, a legal client cannot inadvertently reveal
 confidential information, according to Brewer, himself an attorney.  Also,
 lawyers can more easily browse the data-base driven answers in a format that
 is consistent from one case to the next.
     "This technology creates a completely new marketplace for b-to-b and
 b-to-c transactions," according to Brandon Wood, Provere CTO.  "It permits a
 substantive dialogue of questions and answers before either party has to
 commit to entering into a transaction."  Concludes Wood, "The ultimate
 business transaction is therefore based on informed decision making, not just
 price."
 
     Provere, Inc. provides question based bidding solutions and is
 headquartered in Houston, Texas.
     For more information, go to www.provere.com.  Provere is a registered
 trade mark.  Patent pending.
 
        Provere, Inc. -- 3 Riverway, Suite 1800 -- Houston, Texas 77056
         (713) 209-2950 -- (713) 659-5302 fax -- email info@provere.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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