SoftQuad Software Ltd. announced the release of MarketAgility Express, a desktop application designed to allow small and mid-sized suppliers to quickly create their own customized product catalogs for Global 2000 e-procurement systems and electronic markets. Without sufficient content and supplier participation, buyers in Global 2000 companies are forced to resort to more expensive off-line purchasing. For e-marketplaces, the lack of supplier product selection makes it difficult to attract buyers, resulting in lower transaction volume, which threatens the viability of the marketplace. Outsourced catalog services are often slow and cumbersome, creating a bottleneck in the flow of timely and accurate product information to the e-marketplace. MarketAgility Express solves these challenges by allowing suppliers to quickly create and update their own catalogs, and deliver them to e-procurement systems in the right format. Based on XMetaL, MarketAgility Express is an affordable Windows-based desktop application designed for suppliers with limited technical resources. MarketAgility Express: requires no setup or configuration, creates e-catalogs from scratch or by importing Microsoft Access or Excel files, supports the creation of buyer-specific catalogs with special pricing, simplifies the categorizing of products into UN/SPSC classifications, automatically transforms catalogs into e-market format, and enables non-technical staff to manage and update catalogs MarketAgility Express is available now for the Ariba platform, supporting both CIF and cXML formats. Support for additional formats will follow. MarketAgility Express is available to e-marketplaces, suppliers and channel partners at a suggested retail price of $995 per seat. Volume discounts and partner programs are available. www.softquad.com

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