XML Marches On

eXelon, Collego announce partnership

BURLINGTON, Mass.  (BUSINESS WIRE)  January 22, 2001 eXcelon Corp., a provider of XML-based B2B infrastructure solutions, and Collego Corp., a provider of e-catalog management software, today announced a strategic business and technical alliance aimed at companies that are re-engineering their electronic catalog strategies.

Under terms of the agreement, eXcelon and Collego will integrate their respective products and services. eXcelon's B2B Portal Server and Supplier Connect will enable Internet sellers to connect and automate e-market transactions with customers' existing back-office systems and business processes. The Atomic Catalog from Collego allows customers to easily build and deliver dynamic e-catalogs for multiple selling channels. The combined solution is being marketed to Fortune 1,000 companies with complex product offerings.

This relationship enhances the strategic value we can offer customers by combining innovative, cost-effective solutions, said Kent Summers, president and CEO, Collego Corp. Corporations today are under tremendous pressure to reduce costs while improving their e-business practices. Our partnership will go a long way toward helping companies extend the reach of their businesses by leveraging the Internet and online markets as new, highly efficient sales channels.

eXcelon's B2B infrastructure products and services offer suppliers bi-directional automation between internal systems and multiple online markets. Internal automation capabilities enable a supplier to build sophisticated, computer-driven processes that streamline interaction with multiple markets by removing the need for inefficient e-mail and fax communication to process e-market orders. External automation provides suppliers with new online selling capabilities, such as the ability to provide e-market customers with more detailed product information, personalized corporate pricing, and pre- and post-sales customer support.

Atomic Catalog from Collego is a multi-purpose e-catalog management application that provides the scale, flexibility and ease of use to drive down product information management costs and speed time to market. With Atomic Catalog, business managers can use existing product information to create, organize and distribute high-quality electronic catalogs to multiple destinations quickly, easily and cost-effectively. The product also enables businesses to solve the many-to-many problem for mass customizing detailed product information.