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New e-procurement tool challenges SAP

ProcureNet, Inc., a Great River, N.Y.-based provider of e-procurement solutions for the business-to-business and business-to-government markets, has introduced B14-ZR, a program it says is designed to enable businesses to implement an eProcurement solution within 14 days without risk. During a 90-day B14-ZR pilot period, ProcureNet will provide a hosted e-procurement solution without any license fee commitment.

ProcureNet's B14-ZR is squarely challenging competitors including SAP AG, Ariba, Commerce One and Oracle.

HP ships Superdome in volume, releases benchmark tests for

Hewlett-Packard Company has begun worldwide, volume shipments of its HP 9000 Superdome server. Unveiled in September, the high-end Unix server combines complete partitioning capabilities with comprehensive services, support and utility-based pricing options.

The assembly-to-order (ATO) standard application benchmark result of 16,480 fully business-processed assembly orders per hour for SAP's e-business solution establishes the high-end HP 9000 Superdome server as the world's fastest platform for customers using, according to the company. This result nearly doubles IBM's p680 result of 8,570 assembly orders per hour, Hewlett Packard said.

Linux manufacturer chooses IntelliCorp solution

Linux systems manufacturer Penguin Computing in San Francisco has chosen a customer configuration management solution from IntelliCorp, Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of e-business and eCRM offerings for SAP users.

The offering will enable customers to go online to configure, order and check order status on Penguin Computing's server products. Penguin Computing will fully integrate its front office business process with, the SAP IPC (Internet Pricing and Configurator) and the company's entire supply chain in order to give customers the new Internet access.

TeaLeaf names new COO

TeaLeaf Technology, a San Francisco-based e-business vendor and independent spinoff of SAP AG, has promoted Curtis Conner to the position of chief operating officer. Conner formerly served as TeaLeaf's vice president of project strategy. He used to work as a lead architect for Microsoft Consulting Services.

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