SpaceWorks Expands Functionality of the Web BusinessManager Suite with Release of Version 6.2

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from SpaceWorks, Inc.

    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SpaceWorks, Inc., a leading
 business-to-business sell-side Web commerce software company, today announced
 the next-generation of the SpaceWorks Web BusinessManager Suite, Version 6.2.
 It will be commercially available later this month. In this latest version,
 expanded out-of-the-box capabilities are added to OrderManager,
 MarketingManager and IntegrationManager. An expanded relationship with
 software partner webMethods fuels new SpaceWorks integration offerings with
 this release. Further, Version 6.2 continues to build upon the J2EE platform
 that SpaceWorks introduced during the fourth quarter of 2000.
     "The continued evolution of the SpaceWorks Web BusinessManager Suite
 leverages the self-service nature of the Web, further automating the way
 companies market, sell, support and invoice their business customers," said
 SpaceWorks President and CEO Dave MacSwain.  "Large manufacturers and
 distributors looking to justify investments in e-Business will find it even
 easier to reduce costs and generate revenue with Version 6.2 and thus realize
 an earlier ROI than ever before."
     The 6.2 architecture, which is J2EE-based, enables large enterprises to
 enjoy numerous benefits such as increased application interoperability,
 enhanced seamless automation of business processes and increased performance.
 The latest version continues to utilize the open standards that have enabled
 SpaceWorks clients to experience lower costs associated with the tailoring and
 future upgrades of the Suite. Version 6.2 is certified on BEA Weblogic Server
 and IBM WebSphere.
 
     Integration Management
     SpaceWorks IntegrationManager has been broadened to now support
 integration of the SpaceWorks Web BusinessManager Suite with any third-party
 EAI solution.  This leverages the seller's EAI solution of choice to provide
 complete integration between the Suite and back-end systems, eMarketplaces,
 private trading exchanges, buyer procurement systems and other trading partner
 systems.
 
     As a result of the expanded relationship with webMethods, SpaceWorks now
 resells two leading webMethods solutions:
 
     * WebMethods B2B -- for integrating the SpaceWorks "sell-side" eCommerce
       solution with a third-party procurement system, with a business buyer's
       own purchasing system, or with eMarketplace systems; and,
     * WebMethods Enterprise -- for integrating the SpaceWorks "sell-side"
       eCommerce solution with the selling organization's own internal back-end
       systems.
 
     In addition, another key integration enhancement includes a CommerceOne
 Adapter to enable sellers to link their SpaceWorks-powered private, sell-side
 marketplace with Commerce One procurement systems and eMarketplaces.
 
     Marketing Management
     SpaceWorks MarketingManager has been expanded to include the following
 features that will allow for even more effective B2B online and email
 merchandizing campaigns, thus leading to increased revenue from current
 business clients.
 
     Added Customer Profiling Choices -- Allows sellers to collect additional
     information about their business buyers' activities online (i.e., order
     and clicking history; number and time business buyers browsed pages and
     viewed promotions) in order to predict and influence future product
     selection and purchasing activity.
 
     Extra Survey Options -- Enhances the methods that sellers can use to
     develop surveys to gauge interests of buyers.  Sellers can create, edit
     and preview surveys, as well as create surveys for different languages and
     develop survey profiles and reports on aggregated data.
 
     New Rules Administrator Selections -- Enables sellers to select from
     various new business rule conditions to drive targeted promotions to
     business customers. New promotions reflecting dollar or percentage off a
     specific product or the entire order are now available. Further, items
     selected for purchase that are on promotion will reflect the special price
     on the order form.
 
     Order Management
     The award-winning SpaceWorks OrderManager has been broadened through
 substantial new functionality, further eliminating expensive and
 time-consuming order processing costs. Highlights include:
 
     Catalog Internationalization -- Enables sellers to display catalog
     information in any language, specific to the user's preference, and to
     handle multiple currencies.  Buyers also can select the desired language
     for receiving e-mail communications from the seller.
 
     Order Submission for Services -- Allows business buyers to purchase
     services such as installation or maintenance for the products they are
     buying.
 
     Additionally, the sales management module of the Suite has been expanded
 to include auction capabilities in Version 6.2.  SpaceWorks SalesManager has
 been integrated to the Siebel eAuctions application to provide this
 functionality.
 
     About SpaceWorks
     SpaceWorks, Inc.(R)? drives billions in B2B revenue today for Global 2000
 manufacturers, distributors and supplier-driven marketplaces. SpaceWorks
 industrial-strength application, the Web BusinessManager Suite, automates all
 the mission-critical activities involved in B2B selling, including ordering,
 marketing, billing and more. The solution integrates with back-end systems,
 e-Marketplaces and customer procurement networks to enable real-time, revenue-
 generating transactions. SpaceWorks clients include BF Goodrich, GE Aircraft
 Engines, Maytag Corporation and Pratt & Whitney, among others.  Alliance
 partners include PricewaterhouseCoopers, webMethods, Commerce One and more.
 Additional information is available at http://www.spaceworks.com .
 
 

SOURCE SpaceWorks, Inc.
    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SpaceWorks, Inc., a leading
 business-to-business sell-side Web commerce software company, today announced
 the next-generation of the SpaceWorks Web BusinessManager Suite, Version 6.2.
 It will be commercially available later this month. In this latest version,
 expanded out-of-the-box capabilities are added to OrderManager,
 MarketingManager and IntegrationManager. An expanded relationship with
 software partner webMethods fuels new SpaceWorks integration offerings with
 this release. Further, Version 6.2 continues to build upon the J2EE platform
 that SpaceWorks introduced during the fourth quarter of 2000.
     "The continued evolution of the SpaceWorks Web BusinessManager Suite
 leverages the self-service nature of the Web, further automating the way
 companies market, sell, support and invoice their business customers," said
 SpaceWorks President and CEO Dave MacSwain.  "Large manufacturers and
 distributors looking to justify investments in e-Business will find it even
 easier to reduce costs and generate revenue with Version 6.2 and thus realize
 an earlier ROI than ever before."
     The 6.2 architecture, which is J2EE-based, enables large enterprises to
 enjoy numerous benefits such as increased application interoperability,
 enhanced seamless automation of business processes and increased performance.
 The latest version continues to utilize the open standards that have enabled
 SpaceWorks clients to experience lower costs associated with the tailoring and
 future upgrades of the Suite. Version 6.2 is certified on BEA Weblogic Server
 and IBM WebSphere.
 
     Integration Management
     SpaceWorks IntegrationManager has been broadened to now support
 integration of the SpaceWorks Web BusinessManager Suite with any third-party
 EAI solution.  This leverages the seller's EAI solution of choice to provide
 complete integration between the Suite and back-end systems, eMarketplaces,
 private trading exchanges, buyer procurement systems and other trading partner
 systems.
 
     As a result of the expanded relationship with webMethods, SpaceWorks now
 resells two leading webMethods solutions:
 
     * WebMethods B2B -- for integrating the SpaceWorks "sell-side" eCommerce
       solution with a third-party procurement system, with a business buyer's
       own purchasing system, or with eMarketplace systems; and,
     * WebMethods Enterprise -- for integrating the SpaceWorks "sell-side"
       eCommerce solution with the selling organization's own internal back-end
       systems.
 
     In addition, another key integration enhancement includes a CommerceOne
 Adapter to enable sellers to link their SpaceWorks-powered private, sell-side
 marketplace with Commerce One procurement systems and eMarketplaces.
 
     Marketing Management
     SpaceWorks MarketingManager has been expanded to include the following
 features that will allow for even more effective B2B online and email
 merchandizing campaigns, thus leading to increased revenue from current
 business clients.
 
     Added Customer Profiling Choices -- Allows sellers to collect additional
     information about their business buyers' activities online (i.e., order
     and clicking history; number and time business buyers browsed pages and
     viewed promotions) in order to predict and influence future product
     selection and purchasing activity.
 
     Extra Survey Options -- Enhances the methods that sellers can use to
     develop surveys to gauge interests of buyers.  Sellers can create, edit
     and preview surveys, as well as create surveys for different languages and
     develop survey profiles and reports on aggregated data.
 
     New Rules Administrator Selections -- Enables sellers to select from
     various new business rule conditions to drive targeted promotions to
     business customers. New promotions reflecting dollar or percentage off a
     specific product or the entire order are now available. Further, items
     selected for purchase that are on promotion will reflect the special price
     on the order form.
 
     Order Management
     The award-winning SpaceWorks OrderManager has been broadened through
 substantial new functionality, further eliminating expensive and
 time-consuming order processing costs. Highlights include:
 
     Catalog Internationalization -- Enables sellers to display catalog
     information in any language, specific to the user's preference, and to
     handle multiple currencies.  Buyers also can select the desired language
     for receiving e-mail communications from the seller.
 
     Order Submission for Services -- Allows business buyers to purchase
     services such as installation or maintenance for the products they are
     buying.
 
     Additionally, the sales management module of the Suite has been expanded
 to include auction capabilities in Version 6.2.  SpaceWorks SalesManager has
 been integrated to the Siebel eAuctions application to provide this
 functionality.
 
     About SpaceWorks
     SpaceWorks, Inc.(R)? drives billions in B2B revenue today for Global 2000
 manufacturers, distributors and supplier-driven marketplaces. SpaceWorks
 industrial-strength application, the Web BusinessManager Suite, automates all
 the mission-critical activities involved in B2B selling, including ordering,
 marketing, billing and more. The solution integrates with back-end systems,
 e-Marketplaces and customer procurement networks to enable real-time, revenue-
 generating transactions. SpaceWorks clients include BF Goodrich, GE Aircraft
 Engines, Maytag Corporation and Pratt & Whitney, among others.  Alliance
 partners include PricewaterhouseCoopers, webMethods, Commerce One and more.
 Additional information is available at http://www.spaceworks.com .
 
 SOURCE  SpaceWorks, Inc.