Poet Software announced the launch of eBuyerCatalog 2.0 and eSupplierShop 2.0. eBuyerCatalog is intended for buyers who host multiple supplier catalogs for their internal procurement system, and eSupplierShop is intended for suppliers who host their own catalogs for one or more buyers. Poet Software’s eBuyerCatalog and eSupplierShop have been available in Europe since Q3 2001, and eBuyerCatalog 2.0 and eSupplierShop 2.0 will be generally available throughout Europe, North America and Asia in Q2 2002. eBuyerCatalog and eSupplierShop enable buyers and suppliers to find and purchase/sell products by using an interface that requires no training. The products contain shopping cart functionality that integrates with procurement systems, and standardizes the search process across all hosted catalogs. Both products have a new search engine that contains a thesaurus for synonyms, supports partial term searches and misspellings, and has parametric search capabilities so users can find and compare products based on a qualified request. www.poet.com

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