Redwood City, CA June 26, 2001 Technology research firm IDC has named BroadVision the number one supplier in e-commerce sales and marketing applications for 2000, according to an announcement today from the solution provider.
The new report from IDC, "e-Commerce Applications Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2005," released this month, analyzed revenues and market share for more than 300 e-commerce software suppliers in market segments including B2B sell-side applications, sales and marketing applications, order management applications and customer service and support applications.
"BroadVision led this market segment after signing 562 customers in 2000 to reach a total of 1,100," said Albert Pang, e-commerce research manager for IDC, writing in the report.
Pang said that the solution provider made a couple moves in 2000 that could give the company an edge over competitors. "Last year [BroadVision] acquired Interleaf for its XML-based content management applications and trained more than 15,000 consultants on its personalization and one-to-one marketing applications, both of which are to become major differentiators for BroadVision," Pang explained. "In addition, BroadVision beefed up its development in Enterprise Java language, rebuking criticism that its platform was aging and proprietary. It also signed a deal with BEA to port its applications to run on the popular WebLogic application server."