SOURCE: Comergent Technologies, Inc.

June 20, 2005 08:00 ET

Comergent Powers B2B Sales for Best Buy

Comergent Enables Multi-Supplier E-Commerce Solution for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- Comergent Technologies®, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise e-commerce solutions, has announced that The Comergent E-Business System™ was selected and successfully implemented as a key enabler for Best Buy for Business, a business group dedicated to serving the unique product and purchasing needs of small- and medium-sized businesses.

Comergent's system helps make it easier for business customers to do business with Best Buy. The system guides customers through the product selection, configuration and ordering process with an easy-to-use interface that provides tailored promotional and account information to each user.

"A key challenge that we faced when developing Best Buy for Business was the need to expand our current business and operations IT infrastructure to become a customer-facing system capable of recognizing each customer, and delivering a personalized and relevant sales experience," said Thomas Frenchu, director of Best Buy for Business, Best Buy Co., Inc. "We chose Comergent for its unique ability to leverage our existing information and systems, incorporate new and enhanced customer-centric applications, while quickly and easily integrating with our existing IT systems. We were very pleased with Comergent's rapid deployment. Our implementation process was completed within a matter of weeks."

"Best Buy and Comergent share similar values of putting our customers at the forefront of our businesses. We strive to ensure that every interaction meets or exceeds their high expectations," said Jean Kovacs, president and CEO, Comergent. "We are excited to provide enabling solutions that allow Best Buy for Business to enter these new markets, and provide their business, government and educational customers with the same rewarding experience that they have come to expect as Best Buy retail customers."

About Comergent

Comergent is a leading provider of enterprise e-commerce software solutions. The Comergent E-Business System automates and optimizes a corporation's selling and ordering processes, thereby increasing its revenue and profit, enhancing customer loyalty, and improving visibility into sales processes and channels. With patents pending, Comergent pioneered the concept of a single e-commerce system to address all products, customers, channels, and selling processes. The first company to bring to market truly collaborative e-commerce, Comergent was an early proponent of the service-oriented architecture. The Comergent E-Business System deploys rapidly with minimal customization and provides excellent returns on investment. Customers include industry leaders like Cisco Systems, DuPont, Gates Corporation, GE Access Distribution, InterContinental Hotels Group, J. C. Penney Company, NEC Solutions America, Nissan Motor Co., Pitney Bowes, Stanley Works, and The Toro Company. Comergent is privately held with headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.comergent.com.

Comergent and the Comergent logo are registered trademarks of Comergent Technologies, Inc. Comergent E-Business System is a trademark of Comergent Technologies, Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Joanne Kisling
    Comergent Technologies, Inc.
    831-462-9378
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