telezoo.com Introduces Advanced New Suite of Internet-based Telecommunications Procurement Tools for Suppliers and Buyers

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from telezoo.com

    ARLINGTON, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- telezoo.com, the Internet's
 leading e-commerce marketplace for telecommunications technologies worldwide,
 today announced the availability of an advanced new suite of intuitive
 research and procurement Solution Tools for telecommunications suppliers and
 buyers through its website, http://www.telezoo.com .  The new tools include
 Solution Center, Realtime Business Intelligence, and Intuitive Decision
 Support features in addition to overall site enhancements that improve
 usability.  The proprietary technology was developed in-house by telezoo's
 award-winning development team to complement the patent-pending
 ZooCommerce(TM) engine that powers the telezoo platform.  The announcement
 coincides with the Company's second anniversary.
     "From our original launch date in March 1999, telezoo was the first
 e-commerce company to recognize the need for direct interaction both online
 and offline between buyers and suppliers," said Giulio Gianturco, President &
 CEO of telezoo.com.  "telezoo's new Solution Tools are a continuation of our
 commitment to empower business buyers to make fast, informed purchasing
 decisions on the high value and complex telecommunications solutions that
 drive their expanding companies, while at the same time, empowering telecom
 suppliers to reach underserved markets, increase consideration rates and grow
 marketshare."
 
     telezoo's new suite of Solution Tools include:
 
     Solution Center ( http://www.telezoo.com ) -- Available on the home page,
 telezoo's Solution Center is organized to address all 7 layers of the OSI
 Model from the Physical layer to the Application layer that are necessary to
 build a complete network solution.  With 14 distinct Solution Center
 categories ranging from LAN/WAN to Optical Networking and beyond, telecom
 procurement professionals are able to quickly find the information they need
 to make informed decisions and initiate purchasing.  The Solution Center also
 provides access to product or service specific white papers.  For telecom
 suppliers, the Solution Center provides one of the most intelligent platforms
 online or offline for showcasing their brands and increasing consideration
 rates.
 
     Realtime Business Intelligence -- For telecom suppliers who subscribe to
 this enhanced level of service, telezoo provides quantifiable, realtime data
 on buyer behavior, demographics, product consideration rates, and competitive
 consideration analysis.  There is no other advisory source in the industry
 capable of providing these metrics.
 
     Intuitive RFP/RFQ Decision Support -- This new feature makes it easier
 than ever before for business buyers regardless of their expertise, to build a
 turn-key solution for their telecommunications needs fast.  For example, when
 a business buyer specifies an OC-3 Pipe or a DS-3 circuit from any of
 telezoo's service providers, telezoo's ZOOCOMMERCE(TM) engine automatically
 provides recommendations on the various hardware components that are required
 for a total, turn-key solution.  This feature provides additional exposure and
 consideration for telezoo's supplier community and their partner companies.
 
     "telezoo.com's Solution Tool technology was developed in direct response
 to feedback from the Company's suppliers and business buyers," said Elias
 Shams, Co-Founder and CTO of telezoo.com who also led the development team's
 efforts.  "Rather than concentrate our efforts on what we think suppliers and
 business buyers need or being an 'all singing, all dancing e-marketplace,'
 telezoo focuses its efforts on what our suppliers and business buyers tell us
 they need to do better business.  We believe this is why our business model --
 facilitated e-commerce -- has stood the test of time and is now being widely
 adopted across other industry verticals," said Shams.
 
     About telezoo.com
     Launched in March 1999, telezoo.com is the Internet's leading
 telecommunications e-marketplace, matching suppliers with business buyers
 seeking complex telecom products, services and solutions worldwide.  The site
 is the only industry-wide source that provides telecom procurement
 professionals with uniform, normalized specifications that allow side-by-side
 comparisons of complex telecom products, services and solutions across
 supplier lines.  Purchasing is initiated through an intelligent RFP/RFQ
 process that intuitively guides the buyer in building a total solution for
 their telecom business needs.  The service is free for buyers and includes
 live decision support.
     telezoo.com is also the comparison and e-commerce platform powering the
 most respected, online trade media properties including CMP's Network
 Computing, EMAP Communications' Total Telecom, and PBI Media's TelecomWeb
 Network.  Forbes Magazine recently named telezoo.com one of the 5 top telecom
 B2B sites globally.  The company, headquartered in Arlington, VA, is privately
 held, and can be reached at http://www.telezoo.com .
 
 

SOURCE telezoo.com
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- telezoo.com, the Internet's
 leading e-commerce marketplace for telecommunications technologies worldwide,
 today announced the availability of an advanced new suite of intuitive
 research and procurement Solution Tools for telecommunications suppliers and
 buyers through its website, http://www.telezoo.com .  The new tools include
 Solution Center, Realtime Business Intelligence, and Intuitive Decision
 Support features in addition to overall site enhancements that improve
 usability.  The proprietary technology was developed in-house by telezoo's
 award-winning development team to complement the patent-pending
 ZooCommerce(TM) engine that powers the telezoo platform.  The announcement
 coincides with the Company's second anniversary.
     "From our original launch date in March 1999, telezoo was the first
 e-commerce company to recognize the need for direct interaction both online
 and offline between buyers and suppliers," said Giulio Gianturco, President &
 CEO of telezoo.com.  "telezoo's new Solution Tools are a continuation of our
 commitment to empower business buyers to make fast, informed purchasing
 decisions on the high value and complex telecommunications solutions that
 drive their expanding companies, while at the same time, empowering telecom
 suppliers to reach underserved markets, increase consideration rates and grow
 marketshare."
 
     telezoo's new suite of Solution Tools include:
 
     Solution Center ( http://www.telezoo.com ) -- Available on the home page,
 telezoo's Solution Center is organized to address all 7 layers of the OSI
 Model from the Physical layer to the Application layer that are necessary to
 build a complete network solution.  With 14 distinct Solution Center
 categories ranging from LAN/WAN to Optical Networking and beyond, telecom
 procurement professionals are able to quickly find the information they need
 to make informed decisions and initiate purchasing.  The Solution Center also
 provides access to product or service specific white papers.  For telecom
 suppliers, the Solution Center provides one of the most intelligent platforms
 online or offline for showcasing their brands and increasing consideration
 rates.
 
     Realtime Business Intelligence -- For telecom suppliers who subscribe to
 this enhanced level of service, telezoo provides quantifiable, realtime data
 on buyer behavior, demographics, product consideration rates, and competitive
 consideration analysis.  There is no other advisory source in the industry
 capable of providing these metrics.
 
     Intuitive RFP/RFQ Decision Support -- This new feature makes it easier
 than ever before for business buyers regardless of their expertise, to build a
 turn-key solution for their telecommunications needs fast.  For example, when
 a business buyer specifies an OC-3 Pipe or a DS-3 circuit from any of
 telezoo's service providers, telezoo's ZOOCOMMERCE(TM) engine automatically
 provides recommendations on the various hardware components that are required
 for a total, turn-key solution.  This feature provides additional exposure and
 consideration for telezoo's supplier community and their partner companies.
 
     "telezoo.com's Solution Tool technology was developed in direct response
 to feedback from the Company's suppliers and business buyers," said Elias
 Shams, Co-Founder and CTO of telezoo.com who also led the development team's
 efforts.  "Rather than concentrate our efforts on what we think suppliers and
 business buyers need or being an 'all singing, all dancing e-marketplace,'
 telezoo focuses its efforts on what our suppliers and business buyers tell us
 they need to do better business.  We believe this is why our business model --
 facilitated e-commerce -- has stood the test of time and is now being widely
 adopted across other industry verticals," said Shams.
 
     About telezoo.com
     Launched in March 1999, telezoo.com is the Internet's leading
 telecommunications e-marketplace, matching suppliers with business buyers
 seeking complex telecom products, services and solutions worldwide.  The site
 is the only industry-wide source that provides telecom procurement
 professionals with uniform, normalized specifications that allow side-by-side
 comparisons of complex telecom products, services and solutions across
 supplier lines.  Purchasing is initiated through an intelligent RFP/RFQ
 process that intuitively guides the buyer in building a total solution for
 their telecom business needs.  The service is free for buyers and includes
 live decision support.
     telezoo.com is also the comparison and e-commerce platform powering the
 most respected, online trade media properties including CMP's Network
 Computing, EMAP Communications' Total Telecom, and PBI Media's TelecomWeb
 Network.  Forbes Magazine recently named telezoo.com one of the 5 top telecom
 B2B sites globally.  The company, headquartered in Arlington, VA, is privately
 held, and can be reached at http://www.telezoo.com .
 
 SOURCE  telezoo.com