SOURCE: Comergent Technologies, Inc.

March 28, 2005 09:00 ET

UCC Solution Partner Comergent Certifies C3 Product Depot for UCCnet® Data Pool Services

UCC-Compliant Products and Services Enable Implementation-Cost Savings

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ and REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2005 -- The Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®), leaders in facilitating efficient international business, announced today that its UCC Solution Partner, Comergent Technologies®, Inc., has certified Comergent C3 Product Depot as UCC-compliant for UCCnet® Data Pool Services subscribers.

The UCC Solution Partner Program™ increases awareness, adoption, and implementation of UCC standards by facilitating a partnership between the UCC and solution providers to produce standards-compliant, "off-the-shelf" implementation solutions for the expanding UCC community. Companies that use products and services certified to UCC standards will be able to minimize implementation costs and maximize supply chain cost-savings. In order to achieve UCCnet® Synchronization Suite certification, a solution provider must offer a complete suite of software and services for data synchronization that includes not only the necessary applications, but also the support and consulting services a company may need to efficiently and cost-effectively utilize UCCnet Data Pool Services.

C3 Product Depot is the enterprise product information management (PIM) module of the industry-leading Comergent E-Business System™. C3 Product Depot allows companies to:

--  Centralize product data from multiple internal and external sources
--  Manage business processes for reviewing, editing, validating, and
    approving product data
--  Leverage data in internal systems and processes
--  Synchronize data with trading partners
--  Use data as a foundation for enterprise e-commerce
    
"Achieving UCCnet Synchronization Suite certification recognizes that Comergent offers a comprehensive data synchronization solution with full support and consulting services," said Jean Kovacs, president and CEO, Comergent. "Via the UCCnet Data Pool, our C3 Product Depot application enables companies to easily synchronize data with trading partners and to establish a solid foundation for enterprise e-commerce."

Comergent Technologies is the leading provider of enterprise e-commerce solutions. Comergent provides a complete enterprise e-commerce solution that supports all the ways a company sells. Through its service-oriented architecture (SOA), Comergent streamlines the selling and ordering processes for an enterprise's customers and partners.

The UCC Solution Partner Program team works with Partners to certify that their products and services are standards-compliant and meet the needs of the business community. The program works with the best-in-class certification agents to offer an independent test environment for certifying solutions for a variety of user-company standards-compliant implementation tasks. All software solutions for UCCnet Data Pool Services are tested and certified through eBusinessReady®.

The UCC Solution Partner Program promotes certified hardware products, consultants for implementation services, and software solutions in the program areas of The EAN•UCC System for Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) and e-Commerce, and UCCnet Data Pool Services. Additional program areas will be available to meet the needs of EPCglobal US™ and RosettaNet members in the future.

Products and services that have achieved UCC standards-certified status are marked with a UCC Solution Partner seal showing their designated certification. A complete listing of certified solutions for UCCnet is available at www.uccnet.org/solution_partner. Assistance in finding a UCC standards-certified solution is available by contacting a UCC Solution Partner Program team member by phone at (609) 620-4554, or by email at spp@uc-council.org.

About the Uniform Code Council

The Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards-based, global supply chain solutions. Under its auspices, the UCC operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, UCCnet® and RosettaNet and co-manages its global EAN•UCC System with GS1. The UCC also manages the United Nations Standards Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The newly formed EPCglobal Inc™ is a joint venture between GS1 and the UCC. UCC-based solutions, including business processes, XML standards, EDI transaction sets, and the bar code identification standards of the EAN•UCC System are currently used by more than one million member companies worldwide. For more information about the Uniform Code Council, visit www.uc-council.org.

About Comergent

Comergent is a leading provider of enterprise e-commerce software solutions that enable enterprises to increase revenue and profit by streamlining their selling and ordering processes. The Comergent E-Business System™ facilitates all selling and ordering processes for an enterprise by focusing on three main product areas: Product Information Management; Configuration, Pricing and Quoting; and Order Management. Comergent is a privately held company. Customers include such industry leaders as Adobe, Best Buy, Cisco Systems, DuPont, J.C. Penney, La-Z-Boy, Maytag, Nissan North America, Pitney Bowes, Seagate, Staples, Symbol and Toro. Comergent won the 2004 SIIA Codie Award for Best Business Process Automation Solution and has been ranked fourth fastest growing private company of 2003 by The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. For more information, visit www.comergent.com or send email to info@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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