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July 17, 2008
SaaS Vendor Infopia Offers 'Expansion' of Web Services
By David Sims
Infopia, an SaaS (News - Alert) e-commerce platform vendor, today announced what company officials characterize as “the expansion of its Web Services,” a component of the new Infopia Transact e-commerce platform.
The expansion provides capabilities that allow Infopia customers to “customize and streamline their business processes,” company officials say, while using the Infopia Transact e-commerce platform.
“Web Services” is an Internet-enabled technology connecting software systems using XML. Infopia customers can use it to automate data flow between their existing in-house business systems and the Infopia Transact platform.
With the expansion of Infopia’s Web Services, Infopia says that customers can now access order management functionality letting their customers handle transactions such as phone orders or non-inventory item sales in the Transact platform, thereby centralizing more of their business.
Web Services beta tester Lars Noreng from NextWorth reported that, using the product, “we no longer need to manually update multiple spreadsheets across our business.” He estimates this reduces costs for order and inventory management “by 40 percent.”
In June, Infopia launched its Infopia Transact eCommerce product. The platform includes “both software and service components for small- to mid-sized merchants,” the Infopians say.
As part of the Infopia Transact launch, Infopia also announced a new Web site platform, in addition to search marketing and broader professional services initiatives that are all part of the product.
The launch also includes new Web Services functionality, which makes the Infopia Transact platform open and flexible for merchants to integrate other business applications. Further information on Infopia Web Services is expected within weeks.
“Infopia Transact is built upon the technology of our Marketplace Manager platform,” said Bjorn Espenes, chief executive officer at Infopia. “It is an evolution of that effort, expanding with technology and services that give online merchants the ability to both centralize and ramp up their online selling efforts across multiple channels.”
David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
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