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Day: January 21, 2001

eXcelon & Collego Announce Alliance

eXcelon Corporation and Collego Corporation announced a strategic business and technical alliance aimed at companies who are reengineering their electronic catalog strategies. Under terms of the agreement, eXcelon and Collego will integrate their respective products and services. eXcelon’s B2B Portal Server and Supplier Connect will enable Internet sellers to connect and automate e-market transactions with the customer’s existing back-office systems and business processes. The Atomic Catalog from Collego allows customers to easily build and deliver dynamic eCatalogs for multiple selling channels. The combined solution is being marketed to Fortune 1,000 companies with complex product offerings. eXcelon’s B2B infrastructure products and services offer suppliers bi-directional automation between internal systems and multiple online markets. Internal automation capabilities enable a supplier to build sophisticated, computer-driven processes that streamline interaction with multiple markets by removing the need for inefficient email and fax communication to process eMarket orders. External automation provides suppliers with new online selling capabilities, such as the ability to provide eMarket customers with more detailed product information, personalized corporate pricing and pre- and post-sales customer support. Atomic Catalog from Collego is a multi-purpose e-catalog management application that provides the scale, flexibility and ease of use to drive down product information management costs and speed time to market. With Atomic Catalog, business managers can leverage existing product information to create, organize and distribute high quality electronic catalogs to multiple destinations quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Atomic Catalog enables businesses to solve the many-to-many problem for mass customizing detailed product information. www.collego.com, www.excelon.com

Ektron Enters into OEM Agreement with Allaire

Ektron, Inc. announced an OEM agreement with Allaire Corporation. Under the terms of the deal, Ektron’s eWebEditPro content editing tool is embedded into Allaire Spectra, Version 1.5, which started shipping last week. eWebEditPro’s functionality offers Allaire Spectra 1.5 users improved “anywhere authoring” including an HTML editor with spell check and table and cell support. eWebEditPro also features browser independence, so Allaire Spectra 1.5 users will be able to edit content from Netscape or Microsoft browsers. Allaire Spectra 1.5 is focused on ease-of-use and productivity enhancements, including authoring and editing improvements, which will be provided by eWebEditPro. www.allaire.com, www.ektron.com

OnePage Offers Aggregation Application & Partners with Linq

OnePage, Inc. announced a comprehensive content building application available for new and existing corporate portal installations. OnePage Content Aggregator for Corporate Portals is designed to accelerate the content development process for corporations creating external or internal facing portals. Using the OnePage Content Aggregator for Corporate Portals, corporations can now reach across any web site, capture any content and pull it back onto their corporate portal page, rapidly decreasing the deployment cycle, while giving employees, suppliers, and customers the content they want. Based on the company’s information retrieval technology, the new OnePage Content Aggregator for Corporate Portals makes content aggregation and presentation easier and more cost effective, addressing a critical information task for organizations whose employees, suppliers and customers rely on timely, relevant content. The company also announced a partnership with LINQ. Under the agreement, OnePage’s content aggregation technology will be offered to customers as an add-on service to LINQ’s LinqPortal product. www.onepage.com, www.linq.com

Kinecta & Open Market Announce Arrangement

Kinecta Corporation and Open Market, Inc announced a joint sales, marketing and development agreement. The parties have agreed to develop a combined Kinecta Open Market solution, which is intended to allow businesses to leverage a single base of content assets to strengthen existing customer relationships on their own sites as well as target new customers and business opportunities on other sites across the Internet. Open Market will work with Kinecta to deliver solutions combining the Kinecta Interact syndication infrastructure solution with the Open Market Content Server content management solution. Both Open Market and Kinecta solutions are based on Java and XML and Kinecta Interact complies with the Information and Content Exchange (ICE) protocol providing customers with an open-architected solution for the syndication of content. The combined technologies will be designed to empower companies to create, update and manage Web content by giving business users the ability to submit edit, approve and post content as needed. Through this agreement, Open Market and Kinecta customers will be able to deliver content to interested subscribers, partners and marketplaces in order to showcase their information, goods and services beyond the limits of their own site. The companies will maintain a co-branded information Web site for distribution, configuration, support and documentation of the Kinecta Interact platform for Open Market customers. www.kinecta.com, www.openmarket.com

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