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German bank WestLB selects Commerce One to power e-Marketplace

Commerce One will power the e-marketplace of Germany's largest publicly owned financial institution and fourth largest bank, Westdeutsche Landebank (WestLB). The bank plans to establish its e-marketplace by April 2, 2001.

WestLB's subsidiary, WestEK, will handle the implementation and operation of the e-marketplace using Commerce One's Net Market Maker solution. German Telekom's T Systems division will provide hosting services and links to the Web.

Participating companies will be able to buy office and IT products online. WestLB Marketplace will also offer financial services.

Europe's leading utilities e-marketplace selects Commerce One and SAPMarkets

MarketSet, the joint solution from Commerce One and Sap, will be the core technology platform for Eutilia, a pan-European e-marketplace serving the utilities industry.

Eutilia plans to make procurement and supply chain management processes more efficient for industry suppliers and buyers.

SAP and PricewaterhouseCoopers to deliver mySAP customer relationship management in Europe; PricewaterhouseCoopers adds mySAP CRM to its CRM offering solutions

SAP AG has extended its relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers to include the mySAP customer relationship management (CRM) suite in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The agreement covers joint training, implementation and consulting.

Under the agreement, PricewaterhouseCoopers will demonstrate the mySAP CRM solution at its New World Solution Center in the United Kingdom, as well as its European Center of Excellence in Germany. PricewaterhouseCoopers will also make the prototype accessible from all of its offices in the EMEA region. Demonstrations will focus on call center, mobile and pervasive devices, marketing and campaign management, and Internet sales functionality.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and SAP's CRM relationship will initially extend to France, Germany, Italy, the Nordic Countries, Spain and the United Kingdom.

HP Operations becomes global hosting partner

HP Operations (HPO), the outsourcing business unit of Hewlett-Packard, has become a certified global hosting partner.

As a global hosting partner, HPO provides a wide range of services to help customers quickly and easily implement solutions hosted in a secure, reliable environment.

HPO hosts SAP installations for more than 130 customers worldwide, with up to 15,000 named users per customer, and runs 30 international operation service centers and data centers. HPO has built "always on" outsourcing capabilities to manage more than 12,000 servers worldwide.

SAP is first to deliver multiple, independent e-business components running on one database; SAP combines e-business flexibility with low cost of ownership

Companies using will have the option of deploying several separate components on one database in the second quarter of 2001. They can continually change and adapt each individual software component to fit their unique e-business requirements.

Inherent balancing of several components' resource requirements on one database at different peak times allows companies to use available resources more effectively. Companies maintain the flexibility to scale from multiple components per database to multiple components on multiple databases, and back and forth as needed.

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