Vistacom Achieves #1 Ranking in National Study

Cahners In-Stat Group Ranks Vistacom Top eBusiness Service Provider (eBSP)



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vistacom

    REDMOND, Wash., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistacom, the leading eBusiness
 Infrastructure Provider (eBIP), announced today that its eBusiness management
 platform for the small and medium enterprise market has received the number
 one national ranking from the prestigious Cahners In-Stat Group.  Vistacom's
 top ranking, over other market players such as Freemerchant.com, OhGolly.com
 and eCongo.com is highlighted in Cahners In-State Group's report, "The Annual
 eBusiness Service Provider Rankings: Small Business 2000 -- The Year In
 Review."
     The report provides a year-in-review look at the budding eBusiness
 services market targeting small and medium business market. This research
 ranks key competitors across three categories and evaluates each eBSP in four
 service categories:  Business Development Services, Business Expansion
 Services, Business Management Services and Value-Added Services.
     "Of the companies In-Stat evaluated Vistacom emerged to be the most robust
 provider," said Kneko Burney, Director, eBusiness Infrastructure & Services,
 Cahners In-Stat Group. "Vistacom's solution is the most comprehensive and
 flexible offering available and lends itself extremely well to emerging
 requirements of the Fortune 2000 offering applications and services to the SME
 market."
     Founded in September of 1999 by industry veteran John Wall, Vistacom
 provides enterprise companies a private-label eBusiness management platform to
 seamlessly integrate applications and services for Web and wireless delivery
 to the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market. The small business owner is
 able to extend their business from a brick-and-mortar to a click-and-mortar
 operation through an integrated Web site. A one-look Management Console allows
 the business owner to instantly access multiple applications, manage their
 eBusiness, and make use of strategic business features such as Customer and
 Employee Communications; Commerce; Marketing and Promotions; Customer
 Management and Reporting.
     "It's very rewarding to be acknowledged for Vistacom's dedication to
 providing the most effective way for enterprises to reach, retain and acquire
 SME customers," said Vistacom's president and CEO John Wall. "With Vistacom's
 single solution, the Fortune 2000 can now add extraordinary value to their
 core offering-gaining sustainable competitive advantage and ensuring their
 customer's long-term loyalty."
     According to Cahners In-Stat, the market for Web-enabling services in the
 small business market has grown quickly in the past 18 months with over
 800,000 small companies building a Web presence using an eBSP. By the end of
 2001, In-Stat expects more than three million small companies to move online
 through an eBSP. In-Stat estimates vendor revenues in this segment reached
 $100 million in 2000 and are expected to reach more than $600 million by 2004.
 
     About Cahners In-Stat Group
     Cahners In-Stat Group (www.instat.com) covers the full spectrum of digital
 communications research from vendor to end-user, providing the analysis and
 perspective that allows technology vendors and service providers worldwide to
 make more informed business decisions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
 Cahners In-Stat Group is part of Reed Elsevier Global Information Network
 (NYSE:   RUK; ENL), a $5 billion global information network.
 
     About Vistacom
     Vistacom (www.vista.com), the leading eBusiness Infrastructure Provider
 (eBIP) provides enterprise companies an immediate way to reach, retain and
 acquire small and mid-sized business customers through a single Web solution.
 Vistacom customers such as Pitney Bowes, CitiGroup, and Entrepreneur.com use
 Vistacom's private-label eBusiness platform for seamless integration of
 selected core service applications for complete Web and wireless deployment to
 the SME market. The Vistacom platform is built with leading technology
 partners including Oracle, Sun, Veritas and F5 Networks, Inc. to provide the
 award-winning infrastructure for enterprise customers. Vistacom has
 experienced aggressive growth partnering with more than fifteen companies who
 reach over one million small and mid-sized businesses.  The company is
 privately held and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
 
 

SOURCE Vistacom
    REDMOND, Wash., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistacom, the leading eBusiness
 Infrastructure Provider (eBIP), announced today that its eBusiness management
 platform for the small and medium enterprise market has received the number
 one national ranking from the prestigious Cahners In-Stat Group.  Vistacom's
 top ranking, over other market players such as Freemerchant.com, OhGolly.com
 and eCongo.com is highlighted in Cahners In-State Group's report, "The Annual
 eBusiness Service Provider Rankings: Small Business 2000 -- The Year In
 Review."
     The report provides a year-in-review look at the budding eBusiness
 services market targeting small and medium business market. This research
 ranks key competitors across three categories and evaluates each eBSP in four
 service categories:  Business Development Services, Business Expansion
 Services, Business Management Services and Value-Added Services.
     "Of the companies In-Stat evaluated Vistacom emerged to be the most robust
 provider," said Kneko Burney, Director, eBusiness Infrastructure & Services,
 Cahners In-Stat Group. "Vistacom's solution is the most comprehensive and
 flexible offering available and lends itself extremely well to emerging
 requirements of the Fortune 2000 offering applications and services to the SME
 market."
     Founded in September of 1999 by industry veteran John Wall, Vistacom
 provides enterprise companies a private-label eBusiness management platform to
 seamlessly integrate applications and services for Web and wireless delivery
 to the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market. The small business owner is
 able to extend their business from a brick-and-mortar to a click-and-mortar
 operation through an integrated Web site. A one-look Management Console allows
 the business owner to instantly access multiple applications, manage their
 eBusiness, and make use of strategic business features such as Customer and
 Employee Communications; Commerce; Marketing and Promotions; Customer
 Management and Reporting.
     "It's very rewarding to be acknowledged for Vistacom's dedication to
 providing the most effective way for enterprises to reach, retain and acquire
 SME customers," said Vistacom's president and CEO John Wall. "With Vistacom's
 single solution, the Fortune 2000 can now add extraordinary value to their
 core offering-gaining sustainable competitive advantage and ensuring their
 customer's long-term loyalty."
     According to Cahners In-Stat, the market for Web-enabling services in the
 small business market has grown quickly in the past 18 months with over
 800,000 small companies building a Web presence using an eBSP. By the end of
 2001, In-Stat expects more than three million small companies to move online
 through an eBSP. In-Stat estimates vendor revenues in this segment reached
 $100 million in 2000 and are expected to reach more than $600 million by 2004.
 
     About Cahners In-Stat Group
     Cahners In-Stat Group (www.instat.com) covers the full spectrum of digital
 communications research from vendor to end-user, providing the analysis and
 perspective that allows technology vendors and service providers worldwide to
 make more informed business decisions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
 Cahners In-Stat Group is part of Reed Elsevier Global Information Network
 (NYSE:   RUK; ENL), a $5 billion global information network.
 
     About Vistacom
     Vistacom (www.vista.com), the leading eBusiness Infrastructure Provider
 (eBIP) provides enterprise companies an immediate way to reach, retain and
 acquire small and mid-sized business customers through a single Web solution.
 Vistacom customers such as Pitney Bowes, CitiGroup, and Entrepreneur.com use
 Vistacom's private-label eBusiness platform for seamless integration of
 selected core service applications for complete Web and wireless deployment to
 the SME market. The Vistacom platform is built with leading technology
 partners including Oracle, Sun, Veritas and F5 Networks, Inc. to provide the
 award-winning infrastructure for enterprise customers. Vistacom has
 experienced aggressive growth partnering with more than fifteen companies who
 reach over one million small and mid-sized businesses.  The company is
 privately held and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
 
 SOURCE  Vistacom