Commerce One turns to web services

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Bouncing back from the troubles faced by online marketplace Covisint, Commerce One is planning to rewrite its applications to support web services.

According to the company the move to Web services will simplify the electronic exchange of business forms and documents, such as shipping notices and purchase orders, among Commerce One customers and their business partners. The change will take effect with version 6.0 later this year.

Meanwhlie Kellogg Company is using Comerce One to publish critical product information to the UCCnet GLOBALregistry), a repository of standards-based product information such as SKU numbers, size, availability and pricing. Kellogg hopes this will reduce costs, accelerate product introductions and improve collaboration with manufacturers and retailers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.

"Kellogg Company understands the advantages of working closely with suppliers and retail partners to streamline activities related to product data," said Ray Shei, Kellogg Company vice president and chief information officer.

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