HAMPTON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2000--Alchematrix LLC, the e-commerce subsidiary of Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH), has joined an elite group of Commerce One (NASDAQ:CMRC) Round Trip suppliers to link into the newest addition of Commerce One's suite of content and transaction management services.
These services enable faster, more efficient trading relationships in every industry. Commerce One announced this latest initiative during the launch of Round Trip during the National Manufacturing Week Conference held in Chicago this week. Fisher Scientific is the world's leading distributor of scientific supplies, and Alchematrix is the leading provider of e-commerce technology to scientific communities.
"The adoption of Round Trip enables Alchematrix's customers to easily connect to Commerce One MarketSites while broadening the reach of the Fisher brand to its worldwide customer base," said Paul M. Montrone, chairman and chief executive officer of Fisher.
"This gives us the opportunity to provide our own branding of products and leverage our e-commerce infrastructure while our customers still follow their own unique business rules."
Round Trip enables suppliers to maintain branded content on their Web sites and gain greater access to large online communities of buyers through Commerce One MarketSite portals. Suppliers can offer value-added services, such as specialized search engines and product configurators, that simplify and enhance the buying experience.
Round Trip allows buyers to interact with a supplier's Web site while still maintaining their own business rules and processes. Buyers can select and configure products from suppliers' custom catalogs and then bring the items back into the buying application for requisition approval.
About Commerce One Round Trip
Round Trip is the newest addition to Commerce One's suite of content and transaction management services that enable faster, more efficient trading relationships in every industry. Commerce One's breadth of e-commerce solutions can support trading partners with information technology infrastructures ranging from the most basic to the most sophisticated. Commerce One supports 100 percent of available content from a wide variety of sources, including transactive web sites, product search web sites, legacy-based content, and non-electronic content.
About Fisher Scientific and Alchematrix
As the world leader in serving science, Fisher Scientific (www.fishersci.com) is the global source of laboratory supplies and equipment, integrated e-commerce procurement technology and related services for research and testing, healthcare, science education and occupational safety. Alchematrix is Fisher's new e-commerce subsidiary, leveraging the capabilities and functionality of fishersci.com and Fisher's other e-commerce businesses. The world's largest and most comprehensive virtual marketplace for buying scientific supplies, fishersci.com had revenues of $55 million in 1999, an annualized run rate of more than $100 million, and more than 66,000 registered users.
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