Technology Infrastructure Spending for Private B-To-B Trading Networks Will Grow Faster Than Public B-To-B Marketplaces, Predicts Jupiter Media Metrix

New Research Reveals That Online Transaction Processing Is Emerging as The

Biggest Growth Opportunity for Companies Building Out Private Trading Networks



Top Business-to-Business Execs and Jupiter Analysts to Offer Perspectives On

The Ins and Outs of Private Trading Networks at Jupiter's Ground Zero 5

Conference May 22-24 in Boston



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Jupiter Media Metrix

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI), the global leader in market intelligence,
 today reports that North American spending on technology infrastructure for
 private trading networks (PTN) will catapult from 230 million dollars in 2000
 to over 37 billion dollars by 2005 -- outpacing the growth of infrastructure
 investments for public net markets.  According to a new Jupiter
 business-to-business (b-to-b) report, private trading network infrastructure
 spending will grow nearly 300 percent per year through 2003, while spending on
 public net markets will grow only 95 percent per year through the same time
 period.  Jupiter analysts attribute the shift and upsurge in infrastructure
 spending to the fact that public net markets can't handle complex procurement
 requirements such as inventory visibility, promotions management and materials
 organization.
     "While public net markets have proven to be an asset for simple
 transactions, it is clear that companies expect b-to-b online trading networks
 to solve larger, more strategic process-related issues.  Driven by the
 imperative to accelerate their time to market and reduce costs, businesses
 have clearly signaled their strong intent to invest in private trading network
 infrastructure," said Marcia Loewenstein, Jupiter analyst.  "Companies that
 take full advantage of improved integration, collaboration and business
 intelligence offered by private trading networks, will streamline design,
 development and overall buying processes."
     Key findings and forward looking analysis from the latest Jupiter b-to-b
 research -- which will be discussed in greater detail at Jupiter's Ground Zero
 5 Forum, May 22-24 in Boston -- include:
 
     -- According to a Jupiter Executive Survey, 71 percent of buying
        executives view cost reduction as the primary value of participating in
        trading networks.  Other top benefits cited include reducing time to
        find products (56 percent), total transaction cycle time (51 percent)
        and inventory on hand (43 percent).  Jupiter analysts found that
        private model trading networks are more likely to deliver bottom-line
        value than public models that are more geared toward offering
        businesses larger product selections.
 
     -- Jupiter analysts predict that existing relationships between buyers and
        sellers will drive PTN spending.  According to Jupiter analysts, PTN
        solutions providers should leverage current relationships and partner
        selectively to build credibility in other industry sectors.
 
     -- Jupiter analysts expect businesses to migrate strategic practices to
        private marketplaces as solutions providers demonstrate that private
        marketplaces are secure environments.  Vendors should develop reference
        programs, such as customer advisory councils, to enable clients to
        benefit from the early adopter experience.
 
     "Private trading networks offer users more than just the ability to
 complete transactions.  They are the strategic business outsourcing solution
 that public models are not equipped to be," Loewenstein said.
 
     Advice For Integrating PTNs
     Jupiter analysts offer the following advice for businesses integrating
 private trading networks:
 
     -- Select three key suppliers with similar systems to begin the online
        integration process.
 
     -- Identify three offline or semi-online transactions or collaborative
        applications -- product design, supply chain visibility -- that
        generate the greatest need for trading partners.  Jupiter analysts say
        need is determined by linking information processing to key benchmarks
        such as time to market, customer responsiveness and supplier
        constraints.
 
     -- Work with suppliers and systems integrators to select technology
        solutions that map to global business requirements.
 
     Jupiter Ground Zero 5 Conference
     Jupiter's Ground Zero 5 -- May 22-24 in Boston -- will examine how the
 corporate world is developing and expanding its b-to-b strategy to capture the
 strength of the digital revolution.  Ground Zero 5 is for business executives
 from Global 2000 corporations and their customers, as well as public and
 private organizations faced with the challenge of expanding their business
 models to meet the changing dynamics of B2B e-commerce.  For more information
 or to register for Ground Zero 5, "E-Strategies for Today's Economy," visit:
 http://www.jupiterevents.com.  If you are a member of the news media and wish
 to attend, please send an email to presspass@jmm.com.
 
     Jupiter PTN Infrastructure Spending Report Methodology
     Jupiter utilizes a wide set of data-gathering tools to conduct research,
 including systematic polling of leading industry executives, extensive
 consumer surveys, extensive executive surveys, Media Metrix audience
 measurement data, AdRelevance online advertising metrics and a rigorous
 approach to building market forecasting models.  Jupiter forecasts, such as in
 this study, are based on a number of methodologies, including close
 examination of analogous markets (either previous growth of new technologies
 or relevant off-line market case studies), consumer self-stated intentions
 culled from proprietary Jupiter surveying, complex market segmentation
 analysis, and analysis of historical trends. Additionally, all forecast
 assumptions are rigorously debated in a process designed to capture the
 collective judgment of analysts with relevant experience and perspectives on
 each given market. For a fuller explanation of the methodology, please visit
 http://www.jup.com.
     Executive Survey -- In September 2000, Jupiter conducted a formal survey
 of procurement managers to measure current and future plans for implementation
 of online purchasing at their companies. Participants were asked about the
 existing barriers of online procurement as well as what they perceive the
 advantages to be. Jupiter surveyed a total of 83 companies; executives from
 these companies were contacted via e-mail requesting their participation in
 the survey, with the questionnaire attached as a Web-based survey form.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
     Jupiter Media Metrix, formed by the merger of Jupiter Communications and
 Media Metrix, is a global leader in market intelligence for the new economy.
 The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet measurement,
 analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with unmatched global
 resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet. Jupiter Media
 Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and market-leading products,
 services, research methodologies and people. Jupiter Media Metrix brands
 include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and Jupiter Events. The
 Company is headquartered in New York City and operates worldwide, across the
 Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe), and the Middle East.
 Visit the company at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
     This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
 relating to future events or future financial results of Jupiter Media Metrix.
 Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
 actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating such statements,
 investors should specifically consider various factors, which could cause
 actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated from such
 forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Jupiter Media
 Metrix reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
     CONTACT:  Steven Sachs, 917-534-6208, ssachs@jmm.com, Ryan Oettinger,
 917-534-6226, roettinger@jmm.com, Jupiter Media Metrix
 
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    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI), the global leader in market intelligence,
 today reports that North American spending on technology infrastructure for
 private trading networks (PTN) will catapult from 230 million dollars in 2000
 to over 37 billion dollars by 2005 -- outpacing the growth of infrastructure
 investments for public net markets.  According to a new Jupiter
 business-to-business (b-to-b) report, private trading network infrastructure
 spending will grow nearly 300 percent per year through 2003, while spending on
 public net markets will grow only 95 percent per year through the same time
 period.  Jupiter analysts attribute the shift and upsurge in infrastructure
 spending to the fact that public net markets can't handle complex procurement
 requirements such as inventory visibility, promotions management and materials
 organization.
     "While public net markets have proven to be an asset for simple
 transactions, it is clear that companies expect b-to-b online trading networks
 to solve larger, more strategic process-related issues.  Driven by the
 imperative to accelerate their time to market and reduce costs, businesses
 have clearly signaled their strong intent to invest in private trading network
 infrastructure," said Marcia Loewenstein, Jupiter analyst.  "Companies that
 take full advantage of improved integration, collaboration and business
 intelligence offered by private trading networks, will streamline design,
 development and overall buying processes."
     Key findings and forward looking analysis from the latest Jupiter b-to-b
 research -- which will be discussed in greater detail at Jupiter's Ground Zero
 5 Forum, May 22-24 in Boston -- include:
 
     -- According to a Jupiter Executive Survey, 71 percent of buying
        executives view cost reduction as the primary value of participating in
        trading networks.  Other top benefits cited include reducing time to
        find products (56 percent), total transaction cycle time (51 percent)
        and inventory on hand (43 percent).  Jupiter analysts found that
        private model trading networks are more likely to deliver bottom-line
        value than public models that are more geared toward offering
        businesses larger product selections.
 
     -- Jupiter analysts predict that existing relationships between buyers and
        sellers will drive PTN spending.  According to Jupiter analysts, PTN
        solutions providers should leverage current relationships and partner
        selectively to build credibility in other industry sectors.
 
     -- Jupiter analysts expect businesses to migrate strategic practices to
        private marketplaces as solutions providers demonstrate that private
        marketplaces are secure environments.  Vendors should develop reference
        programs, such as customer advisory councils, to enable clients to
        benefit from the early adopter experience.
 
     "Private trading networks offer users more than just the ability to
 complete transactions.  They are the strategic business outsourcing solution
 that public models are not equipped to be," Loewenstein said.
 
     Advice For Integrating PTNs
     Jupiter analysts offer the following advice for businesses integrating
 private trading networks:
 
     -- Select three key suppliers with similar systems to begin the online
        integration process.
 
     -- Identify three offline or semi-online transactions or collaborative
        applications -- product design, supply chain visibility -- that
        generate the greatest need for trading partners.  Jupiter analysts say
        need is determined by linking information processing to key benchmarks
        such as time to market, customer responsiveness and supplier
        constraints.
 
     -- Work with suppliers and systems integrators to select technology
        solutions that map to global business requirements.
 
     Jupiter Ground Zero 5 Conference
     Jupiter's Ground Zero 5 -- May 22-24 in Boston -- will examine how the
 corporate world is developing and expanding its b-to-b strategy to capture the
 strength of the digital revolution.  Ground Zero 5 is for business executives
 from Global 2000 corporations and their customers, as well as public and
 private organizations faced with the challenge of expanding their business
 models to meet the changing dynamics of B2B e-commerce.  For more information
 or to register for Ground Zero 5, "E-Strategies for Today's Economy," visit:
 http://www.jupiterevents.com.  If you are a member of the news media and wish
 to attend, please send an email to presspass@jmm.com.
 
     Jupiter PTN Infrastructure Spending Report Methodology
     Jupiter utilizes a wide set of data-gathering tools to conduct research,
 including systematic polling of leading industry executives, extensive
 consumer surveys, extensive executive surveys, Media Metrix audience
 measurement data, AdRelevance online advertising metrics and a rigorous
 approach to building market forecasting models.  Jupiter forecasts, such as in
 this study, are based on a number of methodologies, including close
 examination of analogous markets (either previous growth of new technologies
 or relevant off-line market case studies), consumer self-stated intentions
 culled from proprietary Jupiter surveying, complex market segmentation
 analysis, and analysis of historical trends. Additionally, all forecast
 assumptions are rigorously debated in a process designed to capture the
 collective judgment of analysts with relevant experience and perspectives on
 each given market. For a fuller explanation of the methodology, please visit
 http://www.jup.com.
     Executive Survey -- In September 2000, Jupiter conducted a formal survey
 of procurement managers to measure current and future plans for implementation
 of online purchasing at their companies. Participants were asked about the
 existing barriers of online procurement as well as what they perceive the
 advantages to be. Jupiter surveyed a total of 83 companies; executives from
 these companies were contacted via e-mail requesting their participation in
 the survey, with the questionnaire attached as a Web-based survey form.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
     Jupiter Media Metrix, formed by the merger of Jupiter Communications and
 Media Metrix, is a global leader in market intelligence for the new economy.
 The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet measurement,
 analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with unmatched global
 resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet. Jupiter Media
 Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and market-leading products,
 services, research methodologies and people. Jupiter Media Metrix brands
 include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and Jupiter Events. The
 Company is headquartered in New York City and operates worldwide, across the
 Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe), and the Middle East.
 Visit the company at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
     This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
 relating to future events or future financial results of Jupiter Media Metrix.
 Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
 actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating such statements,
 investors should specifically consider various factors, which could cause
 actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated from such
 forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Jupiter Media
 Metrix reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
     CONTACT:  Steven Sachs, 917-534-6208, ssachs@jmm.com, Ryan Oettinger,
 917-534-6226, roettinger@jmm.com, Jupiter Media Metrix
 
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