"The addition of the Content Management and Vendor Management Suites strengthens Ironside's position as a leading provider of supplier-focused eCommerce solutions," said Louis Columbus, senior analyst, AMR Research. "Both will greatly enhance a seller's ability to transact with trading partners and provide significant operational efficiencies."
As part of the new Ironside Server, the company has added a Vendor Management Suite, an integrated suite of products that links Ironside powered suppliers to their vendors over the Internet. Using the Vendor Management Suite suppliers can collaborate electronically with vendors during purchase order (PO) creation and processing.
The Ironside Content Management Suite, announced in October, includes the Ironside eCatalog and eContent Manager. The eCatalog includes parametric search and find capabilities and allows suppliers the full ownership of the maintenance of their e-commerce content as well as the ability to easily syndicate content to multiple on-line channels.
In addition, the newest version of the Ironside Order Management Suite includes enhanced personalization capabilities including Personalized Navigation that allows for Ironside applications to be automatically launched at sign-on based on the buyer's profile.