Zelerate and Jabber.com Team Up to Provide Customer Relationship Management Solutions With Instant Messaging and E-Commerce

Jan 08, 2001, 00:00 ET from Jabber.com, Inc. from ,Zelerate, Inc.

    SAN MATEO, Calif. and DENVER, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Zelerate, Inc., the
 leading provider of accelerated e-commerce solutions, and Jabber.com, Inc.,
 provider of commercial Jabber software and services and a subsidiary of Webb
 Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB), today announced they have entered
 into a comprehensive strategic marketing and sales referral agreement.
     Under the terms of the agreement, Zelerate will promote Jabber's
 open-source technologies along with Jabber.com's commercial solutions and
 professional services for instant messaging to Zelerate customers as a
 solution for real-time customer relationship management (CRM) and other
 immediate communications needs.  For its part, Jabber will offer its customers
 the e-commerce software and implementation services of Zelerate.  While
 financial arrangements were not disclosed, both companies will embark on joint
 promotion, market development and customer referral activities immediately.
     "Businesses running Zelerate software depend upon us to offer an array of
 options that best reach target audiences," said Bonnie Crater, president and
 CEO of Zelerate, Inc.  "Our arrangement with Jabber will provide a full set of
 communications tools that can enrich the offerings of our customers."
     "We're pleased that Zelerate has selected Jabber as the foundation for
 solutions that integrate e-commerce and instant messaging.  We believe that
 partnerships such as this with world-class enterprise software vendors will
 accelerate the adoption of Jabber within the enterprise markets and help drive
 growth and demand for our commercial products and services," said Andre
 Durand, founder of Jabber.com.  "Our relationship with Zelerate will help us
 identify new markets where instant messaging can play a critical role in
 customer retention."
     The offerings of both Zelerate and Jabber are designed to work with major
 operating systems.  Zelerate's WAP-enabled Zelerate AllCommerce(TM)
 application suite features the core set of extensible modules required by
 major Internet business models and includes end-user interfaces to provide
 marketing managers with the ability to easily customize online pricing,
 inventory and ordering information.  To ensure that businesses can manage both
 online orders and product fulfillment, the company has introduced Zelerate
 Warehouse Management(TM), which provides fulfillment functions previously
 unavailable to online business operations.
 
     About Zelerate, Inc.
     Zelerate, Inc. (formerly OpenSales, Inc.) is the leading provider of
 accelerated e-commerce solutions.  Based in San Mateo, California, the company
 is the developer of Zelerate AllCommerce(TM), the only suite of business
 applications to fully integrate e-commerce and fulfillment functions.  Using
 the Zelerate collaborative development model, the company supports a worldwide
 community of developers that tests and critiques the software; Zelerate also
 ensures the rapid development of quality solutions by quickly incorporating
 new, customer-generated features into its product line.  To maximize its
 offerings, Zelerate offers a complete range of installation, customization and
 support services.
 
     About Jabber.com
     Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services
 (Nasdaq:   WEBB), is the premiere provider of commercial Jabber solutions,
 products and services targeting the enterprise and service provider markets.
 Jabber is the only open source instant messaging (IM) platform that leverages
 XML technology and a distributed client/server architecture to give each
 company complete control over their IM services, applications and branding.
 Jabber's robust development tools and extensible architecture make it ideal
 for deploying any application that requires real-time XML messaging and
 presence management.  Jabber's web site can be found at www.Jabber.com.
 
     About Webb Interactive
     Webb Interactive Services Inc. provides innovative online commerce
 communication solutions that help small businesses generate leads, increase
 buyer-seller interaction and strengthen customer relationships.  Webb has
 pioneered an advanced XML-based technology platform, upon which application
 modules that lead the convergence of instant messaging and commerce are
 built.  Webb's web site can be found at www.webb.net.
 
 

SOURCE Jabber.com, Inc.; Zelerate, Inc.
    SAN MATEO, Calif. and DENVER, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Zelerate, Inc., the
 leading provider of accelerated e-commerce solutions, and Jabber.com, Inc.,
 provider of commercial Jabber software and services and a subsidiary of Webb
 Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB), today announced they have entered
 into a comprehensive strategic marketing and sales referral agreement.
     Under the terms of the agreement, Zelerate will promote Jabber's
 open-source technologies along with Jabber.com's commercial solutions and
 professional services for instant messaging to Zelerate customers as a
 solution for real-time customer relationship management (CRM) and other
 immediate communications needs.  For its part, Jabber will offer its customers
 the e-commerce software and implementation services of Zelerate.  While
 financial arrangements were not disclosed, both companies will embark on joint
 promotion, market development and customer referral activities immediately.
     "Businesses running Zelerate software depend upon us to offer an array of
 options that best reach target audiences," said Bonnie Crater, president and
 CEO of Zelerate, Inc.  "Our arrangement with Jabber will provide a full set of
 communications tools that can enrich the offerings of our customers."
     "We're pleased that Zelerate has selected Jabber as the foundation for
 solutions that integrate e-commerce and instant messaging.  We believe that
 partnerships such as this with world-class enterprise software vendors will
 accelerate the adoption of Jabber within the enterprise markets and help drive
 growth and demand for our commercial products and services," said Andre
 Durand, founder of Jabber.com.  "Our relationship with Zelerate will help us
 identify new markets where instant messaging can play a critical role in
 customer retention."
     The offerings of both Zelerate and Jabber are designed to work with major
 operating systems.  Zelerate's WAP-enabled Zelerate AllCommerce(TM)
 application suite features the core set of extensible modules required by
 major Internet business models and includes end-user interfaces to provide
 marketing managers with the ability to easily customize online pricing,
 inventory and ordering information.  To ensure that businesses can manage both
 online orders and product fulfillment, the company has introduced Zelerate
 Warehouse Management(TM), which provides fulfillment functions previously
 unavailable to online business operations.
 
     About Zelerate, Inc.
     Zelerate, Inc. (formerly OpenSales, Inc.) is the leading provider of
 accelerated e-commerce solutions.  Based in San Mateo, California, the company
 is the developer of Zelerate AllCommerce(TM), the only suite of business
 applications to fully integrate e-commerce and fulfillment functions.  Using
 the Zelerate collaborative development model, the company supports a worldwide
 community of developers that tests and critiques the software; Zelerate also
 ensures the rapid development of quality solutions by quickly incorporating
 new, customer-generated features into its product line.  To maximize its
 offerings, Zelerate offers a complete range of installation, customization and
 support services.
 
     About Jabber.com
     Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services
 (Nasdaq:   WEBB), is the premiere provider of commercial Jabber solutions,
 products and services targeting the enterprise and service provider markets.
 Jabber is the only open source instant messaging (IM) platform that leverages
 XML technology and a distributed client/server architecture to give each
 company complete control over their IM services, applications and branding.
 Jabber's robust development tools and extensible architecture make it ideal
 for deploying any application that requires real-time XML messaging and
 presence management.  Jabber's web site can be found at www.Jabber.com.
 
     About Webb Interactive
     Webb Interactive Services Inc. provides innovative online commerce
 communication solutions that help small businesses generate leads, increase
 buyer-seller interaction and strengthen customer relationships.  Webb has
 pioneered an advanced XML-based technology platform, upon which application
 modules that lead the convergence of instant messaging and commerce are
 built.  Webb's web site can be found at www.webb.net.
 
 SOURCE  Jabber.com, Inc.; Zelerate, Inc.