Netscape, Lucent team to offer enterprise e-commerce
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Netscape and Lucent have teamed up to sell e-commerce systems to communications service providers and large enterprise customers. The products will be sold under the brand of Lucent ECommerce Solutions, and will consist of a portfolio of consulting services, software and network security products for e-commerce. This is potentially a big deal for Netscape. The two companies have entered a multi-year co-operative agreement whereby Lucent licenses Netscape's CommerceXpert Internet commerce applications suite and Application Server software. They'll also jointly market, sell and support ECommerce Solutions. "By leveraging Netscape's electronic commerce expertise and our knowledge of the business processes and networks used by service providers and enterprises, Lucent is uniquely positioned to help our customers aggressively meet those goals," said Duane Elmquist, vice president, Lucent Internet Software Group. Lucent ECommerce Solutions are typically aimed at large enterprises and large communications operations, and incorporate business process consulting, integration and end-to-end project management. They will initially come in three flavours - Internet Procurement Solutions, to convert paper-intensive operations to online transactions; Self-Service Solutions used to personalise services on a business' Web site, and Business Trading Solutions to host online trading communities. ® Click for more stories