SOURCE: CORESense

January 15, 2008 07:00 ET

CORESense Launches COREPartner™ Program

Offers a Retail Ecosystem of Integrated, Best-in-Class Solutions From CORESense and Its Partners

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - CORESense, the leading provider of on-demand multi-channel retail management software to small and medium-sized retailers (SMRs), today launched its COREPartner™ Ecosystem, a partner program designed to accelerate deployment of retail applications and services by SMRs.

Through an initiative led by CORESense, more than a dozen channel, fulfillment and technology providers have joined forces to offer pre-integrated, best-in-class solutions that address different aspects of the retail lifecycle, including acquiring new customers, converting new customers to buyers, delighting customers with great service and cultivating a loyal customer base. SMRs can access the entire suite of COREPartner Ecosystem applications directly from their CORESense application.

Most SMRs lack the time, money or expertise to evaluate and integrate the wide array of retail lifecycle solutions available in the marketplace. The COREPartner Ecosystem solves this problem by providing retailers a central location for all their retail lifecycle needs. Within the COREPartner Ecosystem, retailers can draw on the collective knowledge of COREPartner members as well as CORESense's own retail experts to deploy the solutions that best fit their business needs. Because each offering is fully tested and integrated by CORESense on its hosted software platform, retailers avoid upfront hardware and software costs, as well as application management demands.

"Exceeding the expectations of today's savvy consumer requires retailers to constantly look out for, evaluate and exploit leading edge retail management tools," said Jason Jacobs, CEO of CORESense. "Through the COREPartner Ecosystem, CORESense provides its customers with cost-effective access to the same leading channels, shipping partners, and technology used by large, big-box retailers while making the applications very easy and quick to deploy."

Many retail industry channel, fulfillment and technology leaders have already joined the COREPartner Ecosystem. SLI Systems, a provider of on-demand site search services for Internet and e-commerce sites, and PowerReviews, a leader in online customer reviews and social merchandizing, are two of the newest COREPartner members. For more information on solutions available through the COREPartner Ecosystem, go to www.CORESense.com/partners/index.html.

"By partnering with CORESense we are making it easy for retailers to combine and deploy today's most innovative retail management solutions with SLI's advanced site search and automated SEO offerings," said Todd Watson, Director, Global Business and Channel Development at SLI Systems. "As mid-market retailers are pushed to provide more advanced features and a better user experience to compete in a rapidly evolving marketplace, they will expect vendors to provide services that seamlessly work together. SLI Systems and CORESense have pre-integrated our solutions through the COREPartner Ecosystem to provide retailers with a system that greatly enhances the user experience and helps the retailer drive increased conversions."

"We are excited to partner with CORESense to provide our fully moderated, retail focused customer review solution to SMRs," said Jay Shaffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PowerReviews.com. "By participating in the COREPartner Ecosystem, SMRs can realize the benefits of a fully integrated review solution from day one, harnessing the power of user generated content throughout the entire online shopping experience, and drive increased sales through a more informed purchase decision."

The COREPartner Ecosystem is open to all retailers, product and service providers. Potential partners and small and medium retailers can contact John Luther at jluther@coresense.com for more information about joining and accessing the program.

About SLI Systems

SLI Systems is the developer of learning-based search technology for corporate Internet sites, e-commerce destinations and consumer Internet portals that Searches, Learns and Improves the user experience. SLI Systems' hosted site search and automated SEO solutions empower businesses to enhance customer satisfaction while increasing sales, reducing costs and yielding valuable customer information. Unlike traditional search software, SLI Systems' patented technology continuously "learns" from the behavior of visitors over time to deliver more relevant results. Current customers include Etronics.com, NBC, Tupperware, and others. SLI Systems is a privately held company, with offices in Silicon Valley, London, and Christchurch, New Zealand. For more information, visit www.sli-systems.com.

About PowerReviews

PowerReviews is an enterprise solutions company that provides customer reviews and social merchandising solutions to multi-channel retailers, driving higher conversion and increased purchase satisfaction. PowerReviews' patent-pending PowerTags™ technology captures customer opinions in their own words, making reviews more useful for shoppers, empowering them to make more informed and confident purchase decisions. Its customers include Staples, Toys "R" Us, REI, Ritz Camera, Walgreen's, The Sports Authority and over 100 more. With the introduction of Buzzillions.com, the company has entered the consumer shopping portal market, leveraging its tag-based technology to introduce social navigation and affinity recommendations into the shopping research process for consumers. Based in Millbrae, Calif., PowerReviews is a privately held company with funding from leading venture capital firms Menlo Ventures and Draper Richards. For more information on the company, visit www.PowerReviews.com. To experience the shopping benefits from Buzzillions, visit www.Buzzillions.com.

About CORESense

CORESense is the leading provider of on-demand multi-channel retail management software. CORESense enables retailers to increase revenues and decrease operating costs by synchronizing their entire business operations in one centralized solution that includes Multi-Channel Management, Order Fulfillment, Inventory and Supplier Management and CRM. Founded in 2000, CORESense is unique for its innovative scalable architecture, its foundation of open source technologies, and comprehensive retail functionality in a truly web based application. More information about CORESense can be found at www.CORESense.com.

Contact Information

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    CORESense
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