New hosts in the burgeoning European eProcurement market

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Perot Systems and Commerce One plan to join forces to provide hosted eProcurement services in Europe. They will provide everything from strategic consulting to full-application delivery, securing their position in a competitive market.

The European eProcurement market is expected to grow from $316 million this year to $654 million by 2004, according to Dataquest, with hosted services taking 38% of that growth.

“This is an exciting new arena for Perot Systems in Europe and we feel that partnering with Commerce One will greatly expand our eBusiness offering,” said Lou Buglioli, head of sales, marketing, and communications for Perot. “Working together, we will help our clients fully realise the benefits of e-procurement.”

“The functionality and architecture of Commerce One’s product offering makes it the right choice for Perot Systems, along with its ease of implementation and scalability,” said Don Drobny, a co-founder of Perot Systems.

Paul Taylor, vice president EMEA at Commerce One, added, “We believe this new alliance positions both companies to deliver a comprehensive eProcurement service for blue-chip organisations.”

Perot Systems is a provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its integrated service offering, Perot Systems delivers end-to-end solutions that address all aspects of strategy, systems and infrastructure enabling clients to accelerate growth and streamline operations. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company reported 1999 revenue of $1.1 billion. It has 7,500 associates in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Through its alliance with SAPMarkets, Commerce One enables enterprises and communities of all sizes to conduct collaborative business on the Internet. Commerce One is located in Pleasanton, California.

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