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Requisite's BugEye search engine awarded two technology patents

WESTMINSTER, CO  February 5, 2002  Requisite Technology, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent Office has awarded two search technology patents for BugsEye®, the company's Web-based catalog and finding engine. Requisite was issued patent number 6,321,224 for Database Search, Retrieval, and Classification with Sequentially Applied Search Algorithms and patent number 6,324,534 for Sequential Subset Catalog Search Engine. The BugsEye catalog and finding engine provides an intuitive solution that enables end-users to quickly find catalog items and complete transactions. Requisite now holds three BugsEye patents.

BugsEye is unique because it works like a store clerk, allowing for efficient finding regardless of misspellings, word order, partial part numbers, inconsistent letter case or punctuation. Based on a standard browser interface, BugsEye is simple enough for occasional users, yet powerful enough for purchasing professionals. BugsEye supports the UNSPSC and eCl@ss standard.

In 1997, Requisite developed BugsEye as a catalog finding engine for procurement systems and marketplaces. Today, BugsEye is fully integrated with Requisite's eMerge(tm) content management system, embedded in SAP and Oracle procurement systems and is available as a punch-out option for Commerce One and Ariba's e-procurement solutions. Other companies and marketplaces to adopt BugsEye include GE Supply, Reuters, CEMEX, Pantellos, Quadrem, Union Bank of California, and Consignia (formerly the UK Post Office). 

"Being awarded these patents for BugsEye underscores Requisite's innovative approach to search technology and enhancing end-user finding in an e-business environment," said Mike Neal, chief technology officer, Requisite Technology. "We remain committed to developing and protecting these technologies to maintain Requisite's leadership in the catalog content management market."

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