Success Group International (SGI) announced that XBridge Systems has joined the Success Group Global Technology Coalition. SGI Global Networks which now includes SGI Global IT Network (SGIN), Global Partner Network (GPN), Global Business Network (GBN) and now SOC Global Network (SOCGN) with 35,000 global members. Marv McGrew, CEO of Success Group International stated, “Just in…
NY-based Intelli-Check announced Monday it has appointed former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and Defense Department CIO Arthur Money to its Board of Directors. Mr. Money, who has more than 40 years of management and engineering experience with the defense electronics and intelligence industry, currently serves as a member of the advisory board of several corporations including the Boeing Company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of numerous companies including Silicon Graphics, Inc. and CACI International and has been recognized for his vision, leadership and commitment to excellence in systems and process re-engineering.
Fair, Isaac and Company , the leading provider of decision technology, has named Eric Educate to the newly created position of executive vice president of worldwide sales. Reporting to President and CEO Tom Grudnowski, Educate will hold responsibility for growing global sales of Fair, Isaac’s analytics, decision systems, and data management services and consulting across multiple industries, including financial services, insurance, telecommunications, and retail. In fiscal 1999, the company recorded revenues of $277 million.
“We welcome the strong sales leadership experience that Eric brings to our team,” said Grudnowski. “His proven record of growing sales in fast-paced, high-tech environments, and leading large, global sales organizations will allow us to further drive our solutions into a broader marketplace, both on the Internet and in bricks-and-mortar environments.”
Grudnowski added, “Fair, Isaac has a deep history of delivering the highest levels of predictive power and analytics available to help our clients make better business decisions. Our focus now is on resourcing our sales organization to accelerate momentum in our revenue growth.”
Educate has over 20 years of high-technology sales and senior-level sales management experience. Most recently, he held the position of vice president of global sales for Imation Corporation, an Oakdale, Minnesota-based data storage and information management company, where he led a sales force of 200 and achieved annual sales in excess of $1.4 billion. Prior to Imation, Educate was a key sales executive at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, where he was instrumental in growing sales of the company’s information storage products five-fold. Previously, Educate spent more than 10 years at Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), a Mountain View, California, provider of workstations, where he served as area vice president during a period of explosive sales growth, achieving annual growth rates of over 35 percent. He holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois.
“I’m excited about this opportunity,” said Educate. “Fair, Isaac has unique predictive software offerings and CRM tools which are backed by deep intellectual capital and proprietary technology. I’m looking forward to broadening our level of sales support to our current clients and introducing our proven solutions to new customers across vertical markets.”
Fair, Isaac (NYSE: FIC) is a global provider of customer analytics and decision technology. Widely recognized for its pioneering work in credit scoring, Fair, Isaac revolutionized the way lending decisions are made. Today the company helps clients in multiple industries increase the value of customer relationships. Fair, Isaac has made the Forbes list of the top 200 U.S. small companies seven times in the last eight years, and was named by InformationWeek as one of the top 50 application service providers. Headquartered in San Rafael, California, Fair, Isaac has 21 offices worldwide.
Proton World announced today that Mr Graham Frost is appointed Deputy Managing Director of the company, with immediate effect.
Mr Frost has 28 years’ experience in the computer industry working over five continents. After completing his Computer Science degree in the UK, he worked for Honeywell for 6 years, then spent 9 years with Prime Computer, before becoming founding Managing Director of Silicon Graphics Australia Ltd (SGI) in 1987. Four years later he became General Manager, Asia-Pacific Region and then Director of Global Business Development, based in California. In his eight years with SGI, he saw its turnover grow from USD 50 million to USD 3,000 million.
In 1995, Mr Frost returned to Australia as President of Tandem Computers, Pacific Region, leaving in 1997 when the company was taken over by Compaq. Since 1997, he has been a specialist business adviser to start-up companies in Australia.
As well as acting as Deputy to Proton World’s Managing Director, Mr Armand Linkens, Mr Frost will act as Executive Vice-President, Sales and Services, and will direct strategy for the Sales and Customer Services departments.
Mr Frost holds both British and Australian citizenship, is an alumnus of Stanford University and is married, with three children.
Armand Linkens, Managing Director of Proton World said: “Given the world-wide success of our technology in a market that is moving faster every day, we need somebody with Graham’s market knowledge to cope with our ambitions. He will be a key contributor to the continued success of Proton World and I sure we will quickly benefit from his experience and enthusiasm as our company’s rapid expansion continues.”
Graham Frost, Deputy Managing Director, Proton World, said: “It is a rare privilege to be invited to join the executive of a key player in a massive new emerging market. I look forward to the challenge of helping Proton World enhance its reputation as the world’s leading smart card solutions provider.”
The Sun-Netscape Alliance and Equifax Secure, the e-commerce privacy and security division of Equifax, Tuesday announced plans to provide security infrastructure for large-scale e-commerce applications based on their combined Internet security solutions. Under the agreement, Equifax Secure will use Netscape ‘Directory for Secure E-Commerce’, which includes Netscape ‘Certificate Management System 4.0’, as part of its multiple directory and digital certificate services offered to e-commerce providers such as banks, credit card companies and consumer retailers. Equifax Secure will also offer its patent-pending remote consumer authentication technology for use with Netscape ‘Certificate Management System 4.0’. At the same time, Netscape will include Equifax Secure as a Certificate Authority in its client products.
Mercantec, Inc. (), the leading provider of open retail electronic commerce solutions, announced last week that WebFoundry, a Brisbane, Queensland, Australian-based Internet Service Provider has joined the Premier ISP Partner program and will offer Mercantec SoftCart as its electronic commerce solution to its customers. WebFoundry joins more than 85 ISPs and Web hosting service providers world-wide who offer Mercantec SoftCart.
Now, merchants hosting with WebFoundry () can easily and affordably create a virtual store or add commerce capabilities to an existing Web site, while still keeping a consistent look and feel of the site. Commerce sites using SoftCart have the ability to automatically take an aggregated order, calculate tax and shipping charges, offer a variety of secure online or offline payment systems, and send the completed order to accounting or inventory control systems via e-mail, the file system, EDI messaging, or link applications. Because SoftCart uses open standards, these commerce capabilities can be easily integrated with a merchant’s existing accounting, inventory, order entry and warehousing systems.
“As a Mercantec Premier ISP Partner, WebFoundry now has a complete package of products and services to allow a merchant to open a store on the Web,” commented Aaron Goldwater, managing director of WebFoundry. “We are excited to offer our customers a secure and reliable electronic commerce solution that enables them to utilize their existing business systems without compromising the look and feel of their existing Web site.”
In 1985, WebFoundry started by developing Web-based online education for doctors and online services. Since then WebFoundry has developed into a Web-based systems integrator focusing on delivering business solutions via the Web. WebFoundry develops and integrates a range of databases building self-maintained Web sites for general release and for Web developers. WebFoundry provides SoftCart as its transaction management system which is built into the backend to provide secure electronic commerce options for clients. WebFoundry utilizes Cold Fusion and is in the process of extending their development tools to WebSpeed.
WebFoundry is in the process of implementing high-end transaction processing level web servers to guarantee hosting services to clients.
WebFoundry is headquartered in Brisbane with Melbourne offices opening later this year. For further information please visit the company Web site at: .
About Mercantec, Inc. Since its founding in 1995, Mercantec, Inc., has become the leading provider of open retail electronic commerce software. Mercantec SoftCart software enables merchants to expand their geographic reach by marketing and selling goods and services via the World Wide Web. Mercantec has partnered with a world-wide network of more than 85 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Web hosting service providers, including GTE Internetworking, Hiway Technologies, MindSpring, and PSINet, to offer affordable hosting and electronic commerce solutions to merchants. Mercantec’s other distribution channels include Web consultants, software developers, integrators and OEMs, including American Express and the Tandem division of Compaq. SoftCart utilizes StateTrack technology to provide 100 percent shopper privacy.
Mercantec SoftCart supports all known Web servers including, Netscape, Microsoft, and APACHE. Mercantec SoftCart runs on Windows NT, Windows 95 and the most popular UNIX platforms including Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, Linux, SCO UNIX, HP/UX, Free BSD and BSDI.
Mercantec is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, U.S.A. To learn more about Mercantec, visit the company Web site at .
San Diego-based Salford Systems introduced ‘CART’, a user-friendly classification-and-regression-tree software. ‘CART’ produces the reliable classification and prediction models for applications such as profiling best customers, targeting direct mailings, detecting telecommunications and credit-card fraud, and managing credit risk. The most important data-mining business applications, such as classification and predictive modeling, can be accomplished using just ‘CART’. The data-mining tool uses an intuitive, Windows-based interface. The software also uses historical data to discover patterns, trends and relationships, and it automatically generates high-performance predictive models that can be applied to new data. For experienced data analysts, ‘CART’ provides the advanced features such as: multiple automatic self-validation procedures; adjustable misclassification penalties; intelligent surrogates for missing values; eight choices for tree-growing criteria; multiple-tree, committee-of-expert methods, or bootstrap aggregation; and a complete programming language with flow control for on-the-fly data manipulation
Internet commerce pioneer Open Market, Inc., introduced Transact 4, a significant new release of the acclaimed software which is defining the application standard for Internet commerce in more than 18 countries worldwide. Transact, originally introduced in 1995, is the pre-eminent transaction processing, order management, and customer service software for Internet commerce.
Already, Transact provides the commercial backbone for some of the highest-profile sites on the Web today, including SegaSoft’s Heat.net, CNET’s BuyDirect.com, and Time Inc.’s Pathfinder, among others. It has also been adopted by five of the world’s ten-largest telecommunications companies and leading financial services firms as the basis for low-cost, outsourced Internet commerce services that they provide to their small and medium-sized business customers. These kinds of companies, known as Commerce Service Providers (CSPs), include AT&T, NTT, BT, First Union National Bank, ICOMS, France Telecom, Barclays Bank, and more than 20 others. AT&T, France Telecom, West Group, ICOMS, Swiss PTT, and ECNet are among the companies participating in the Transact 4 beta test program.
“Transact 4 is the culmination of a four-year mission at Open Market to address the business operations side of Internet commerce with a comprehensive enterprise application software product,” said Gary Eichhorn, president and CEO of Open Market. “While everyone else has been focusing on the sales and marketing side of business on the Web, we’re the only company with a product that answers the question now being asked by companies of all sizes around the globe ‘How do I turn my great Web site and the buyers it’s attracting into a business?'”
Eichhorn concluded, “The rapid adoption of Transact by corporations around the world attests to the importance of the business end of the Internet commerce solution customer support, service, and satisfaction; support for flexible business models; and enterprise integration. It also attests to the dawning recognition that there’s not enough time to build all of this software from scratch or from the simple toolkits and commerce servers on the market.”
The Internet commerce market is expected to grow dramatically, from $2.6 billion in commerce conducted over the Web in 1996 to more than $220 billion during 2001, according to Framingham, MA-based International Data Corporation in its recently published report, Internet Commerce Market Model.
In its three years in the marketplace, Transact’s depth and breadth of robust, comprehensive functionality — including buyer authentication, payment, order processing, tax and shipment cost calculation, fulfillment, buyer self-service, customer service, reporting, profiling, and analysis — have already made it the standard for Internet commerce. Now, with rich new features such as multi-language capabilities, customizable buyer and seller screens, and ease of integration, Open Market’s Transact 4 ushers in a new category of Internet commerce enterprise application software — offering the industry’s only packaged enterprise application software for business-critical Internet operations.
What’s New in Transact 4
Improved Order Flow and Screen Management
Transact 4 re-engineers, simplifies, and speeds up the entire Internet commerce order flow. It introduces a new screen management framework called Smart Pages to support improved buyer flow, screen branding, and multi- language buyer screens (English, French, German, and Japanese initially, although Transact 4 can support most major languages). For example, each individual business unit operating on a corporation’s Transact can customize the buyer screens to their own preferences and style. A single Transact will also be able to support buyers in multiple languages simultaneously as well as support multi-byte character sets for customers serving Asian markets. This global, customer-centric approach enables companies to deepen customer relationships worldwide and achieve cohesive global branding.
Order Entry API
This remote API is designed to allow an application outside of Transact 4 to enter orders into the system without having to interact with the Transact screens. Clients of this API could be front-office applications such as a cross-store ordering module, a business-to-business approval system, or a client-side shopping cart. Outside development organizations, such as Internet software vendors and professional services firms, can use this API to enhance their own offerings to clients. This tight integration allows a complete automation of the Internet commerce cycle, enabling greater convenience and potential cost savings.
A new payment API enables numerous new payment modules, including pre-pay and post-pay microtransactions, credit card fraud, switch cards (a payment card popular in the UK and Europe), and SET. In addition Transact already supports credit cards, store-branded cards, debit cards, procurement cards, purchase orders, coupons, and subscriptions. The software is also configured so that it can support bank cards, remote billing interfaces, custom purchase orders, frequent buyer points, smart cards, and other new payment processing interfaces as they arise. As Internet commerce evolves, so does the number of payment options. Transact can support these new payment methods as they develop, giving companies and their customers as much choice as they require.
Partial Shipment Capability
The fulfillment system in Transact 4 supports sellers handling back-order and partial fulfillment and partial credit situations, enhancing the overall fulfillment functionality. This allows companies to flexibly model their Internet commerce systems around real-world fulfillment scenarios.
Enhanced Personalized Marketing Functionality
Beyond custom fields, additional one-to-one marketing capabilities have been added to Transact 4 through two new features. First, the fulfillment API has been improved to allow sellers to access the purchase history of a given buyer. Second, expanded reporting capabilities enable more sophisticated personalized marketing. Companies can now take greater advantage of the Internet by capturing and leveraging buyer information in their marketing efforts.
Numerous other improvements have been made, including enhancements to installation routines, a database clean-up utility, improved key management, the ability to download transaction data and integrate financial information into existing accounting packages, centralized customer service, and a streamlined store registration process.
Transact 4 has already received a warm reception from Open Market’s beta test customers, including AT&T, France Telecom, and West Group, as well as a host of partners.
“Transact 4’s flexible options such as merchant branding helps us deliver best-in-breed Internet commerce services for our business customers, and builds on the software’s already robust feature set for secure, industrial- strength Internet commerce,” said Ron Koskinen, AT&T marketing director for AT&T SecureBuy service.
“France Telecom has developed a wide range of Internet products, such as Internet access for all kinds of networks, content, and directory information,” said Gerard Eymery, CEO of France Telecom’s Multimedia Division. “Our electronic commerce offering is a key part of our strategy, and has been developed from what we learned with our Minitel model. What Transact enables us to do is take that successful model and transfer it to the Internet. Specifically, Transact 4 gives France Telecom many powerful options, such as the ability to conduct business over the Internet in multiple languages, the ability to support microtransactions as developed by France Telecom, and flexible payment options such as SET.”
“The current version of Transact powers the commerce application in our Web site (),” said Laurie Hansen, director of Internet commerce for West Group, the nation’s leading professional publisher. “We’re looking forward to migrating to Transact 4. We will use it to customize the screens we present to our visitors, and plan to use the new Payment API to develop a streamlined interface that will allow our customers to easily select the payment option of their choice.”
“CSC has provided Transact integration services as part of our full range of e-commerce services since the product’s beta release,” said Chris Davis, managing director at CSC, an Open Market Enterprise Integration Partner, based in Waltham, Massachusetts. “Our experience with many Open Market product installations, combined with our close working relationship with the Open Market organization, ensures that our clients benefit from the best available products and integration practices.”
Mike Read, vice president of sales and marketing for Corporate Hosting Partner ANS Communications Inc., based in Purchase, NY, noted, “Open Market is a leader in high performance e-commerce solutions and we consider our ability to host Open Market Transact customers to be vital to growing our Web hosting client base. For businesses that want to set up a storefront on the Web or for Commerce Service Providers, ANS Communications and Open Market represent an ideal solution.”
“Corporations today deal with so many IT Vendors that it is a relief to find an answer for electronic commerce sites that provides built-in security, in contrast with the build-it-yourself approach,” said Marketta Silvera, president and CEO of Pilot Network Services, Inc., based in Alameda, California. “Pilot’s Secure Commerce Services teamed with Open Market’s Transact software provide the solution that enables customers to focus on their core business.” Pilot Network Services is an Open Market Corporate Hosting Partner.
“The enormous flexibility of Transact 4 gives merchants the opportunity to effectively deliver a personalized shopping experience,” said Michael Rowsom, vice president of marketing for Intelligent Interactions. “Used in conjunction with Intelligent Interactions’ dbCommerce(TM), Transact 4 customers can effectively integrate customer data to deliver the most effective personalized promotions based on a particular customer’s transaction history. The unique merchandising opportunities presented by these capabilities are sure to provide significantly improved response, retention, and increased customer lifetime-value.”
Platforms, Pricing and Availability
Transact 4 runs on the industry’s leading UNIX platforms, including Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, and Stratus, all with support for both Oracle and Sybase databases. Pricing for Transact starts at $125,000 in the U.S. Transact 4 is expected to be generally available in the first quarter of 1998.
More About Open Market
Founded in 1994, Open Market, Inc. provides high-performance application software products and professional services that allow its customers to engage in business-to-consumer and business-to-business Internet commerce, information commerce, and commercial publishing. Among Open Market’s distinguished roster of customers are five of the world’s ten-largest telecommunications firms and more than 700 publishers. The company, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, can be reached by calling 1.888.OPEN.MKT or by visiting .
NOTE more information about Transact 4 can be found at and .
This news release contains forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are the company’s limited operating history, delays in product development, development of the Internet market, changes in product pricing policies, competitive pressures, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the company’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Open Market, Transact, and We ARE Internet Commerce are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Market, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Mercantec, Inc., (), a leading provider of open retail electronic commerce solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to incorporate Pretty Good Privacy, Inc.’s PGP encryption software with its Mercantec SoftCart virtual store application. The agreement will make PGP’s encryption an integral part of the SoftCart virtual store software package, as opposed to requiring on-line merchants to purchase additional security software and integrating it themselves.
By integrating PGP’s encryption, the strongest commercially available (no less than 128 bits), Mercantec SoftCart becomes the first virtual store software to incorporate PGP’s protection at the server level as a turnkey part of its offering. SoftCart has always supported SSL encryption to protect shoppers’ credit card information over the Web. In addition, Mercantec has encouraged merchants to use PGP encryption from the time the order is complete until a merchant retrieves the order on his own PC. Integrating PGP into SoftCart now makes the process of protecting customer orders from potential hackers at an ISP’s server or merchant’s own Web server simple and invisible to the merchant.
“Web merchants and consumers are concerned about stolen credit card numbers and orders on the Internet, so Mercantec wants to ensure we’re doing all we can to make it easy to protect SoftCart merchants and their on-line customers,” said Bill Tait, vice president, product management at Mercantec, Inc. “Mercantec is removing what might have been potential barriers to utilizing the strongest security possible for merchants. Now even if the server or the merchant’s PC is illegally accessed, merchants can rest assured that their transactions will still be secure.”
PGP technology protects the privacy and security of on-line e-mails and files with the strongest encryption commercially available, compared to messages encrypted with standard 40-bit technology. By integrating PGP with SoftCart, any information that SoftCart receives on a merchant’s on-line store, such as credit card numbers, customer orders or files, will automatically be encrypted by SoftCart and can only be decrypted at the merchant, or client, level. SoftCart including PGP will be released in first quarter 1998. Current SoftCart customers will receive the upgrade free, as part of their licensing agreement.
“We’re pleased that a leader in electronic commerce retail software chose to license PGP’s technology, which offers the strongest protection possible for merchants on the Internet today. The flexible architecture of both PGP and SoftCart allows merchants to easily and cost-effectively realize the benefits of secure e-commerce,” said Olivia Dillan, vice president, product development at PGP. “By integrating PGP with SoftCart, Mercantec has demonstrated that it truly cares about the security of its on-line merchants — and their customers.”
About Pretty Good Privacy, Inc.
Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. based in San Mateo, California, is the pioneer and leading provider of applied cryptographic solutions for securing corporate digital assets and protecting individual privacy. PGP is committed to providing the most advanced security products for the digital age, safeguarding the communication and storage of information. With over four million users in 50 countries, and translations into 25 languages, PGP is the worldwide de facto standard for Internet email and file encryption. For more information, visit our Web site at
About Mercantec, Inc.
Since its founding in 1995, Mercantec, Inc., has become the leading provider of open retail electronic commerce software. Mercantec SoftCart software enables merchants to expand their geographic reach by marketing and selling goods and services via the World Wide Web. Mercantec has partnered with a worldwide network of more than 60 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Web hosting service providers, including Hiway Technologies, MindSpring, and PSINet, to offer affordable hosting and electronic commerce solutions to merchants. Mercantec’s other distribution channels include American Express, Web consultants, software developers, integrators and OEMs, including Tandem Computers. SoftCart utilizes StateTrack technology to provide 100 percent shopper privacy.
Mercantec SoftCart supports all known Web servers including Microsoft, Netscape, Spyglass, and APACHE. Mercantec SoftCart runs on Windows NT, Windows 95 and the most popular UNIX platforms including Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, Linux, SCO UNIX, HP/UX, Free BSD and BSDI.
Mercantec is headquartered in Lisle, Ill. To learn more about Mercantec, visit the company Web site at
Mercantec, Inc. [(http://www.mercantec.com)], the market leader in open retail electronic commerce software, and ICVERIFY, Inc., the leading provider of electronic payment software for secure, real-time credit card processing over the Internet, today announced a strategic marketing partnership aimed at offering retailers the opportunity to launch a Web store, complete with real-time credit card processing, in time for the holiday shopping season.
Mercantec SoftCart(TM) allows a merchant to add commerce to an existing Web site or build a virtual store from scratch, take an order over the Internet, and link to the merchant’s existing payment, inventory control and order entry systems. ICVERIFY’s on-line payment system communicates to more than 100 different credit card processing networks, allowing merchants to maintain their existing banking relationships and secure the best possible discount rates.
Mercantec’s ICVERIFY Connect(TM) provides seamless integration between SoftCart and ICVERIFY, thereby giving a Web merchant the ability to authorize credit card orders in real-time and build a secure database of all transactions for tracking and reporting purposes. The combination of SoftCart, ICVERIFY Connect and ICVERIFY gives merchants a fully-integrated solution to build and run an effective store on the Web.
“Mercantec SoftCart is a strong complement to ICVERIFY’s secure, on-line processing software and will be a benefit to any merchant who has — or is planning to open — a virtual store,” said Karen Tate, manager, business development at ICVERIFY. “The combined strengths of ICVERIFY and Mercantec SoftCart, integrated through Mercantec’s ICVERIFY Connect, offer merchants a solid, secure system for taking orders on the Web.”
As an incentive for merchants setting up Web stores using Mercantec SoftCart and ICVERIFY, Mercantec is offering a free ICVERIFY Connect module, a $300 value, until October 31, 1997. ICVERIFY Connect can be downloaded for free at [http://www.mercantec.com.] Merchants who wish to receive more information or order Mercantec SoftCart should send e-mail to [[email protected]] or call (630)305-3200×2.
Ascent Solutions, Inc., a distributor of data compression software, is currently using Mercantec SoftCart and implementing Mercantec’s ICVERIFY Connect module at its Web site at [http://www.asizip.com.] Soon, shoppers will be able to purchase software with a credit card and download it immediately from the Ascent Solutions site.
“We chose ICVERIFY for real-time credit card authorization because the company does not charge a transaction fee per use, unlike other companies,” said Brad Churby, Webmaster at Ascent Solutions. “In addition, ICVERIFY Connect allows us to easily integrate on-line orders with our accounting software, so it saves our accounting staff time and allows us to have more control over the process.”
“Most Mercantec merchants begin generating revenue from their on-line stores within 10 days after they have installed SoftCart,” said Mary Beth Pandolfo, marketing communications manager at Mercantec, Inc. “Through Mercantec’s partnership with ICVERIFY, we are making it easy for retailers to open a Web store and take credit card orders on-line in time to take advantage of the holiday shopping season.”
About Mercantec, Inc.
Mercantec, Inc., offers a complete retail electronic commerce solution for marketing and selling goods and services on the World Wide Web. Mercantec sells its products through a worldwide network of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Web hosting service providers, Web consultants, software developers, integrators and OEMs. Mercantec has sold more than 2,700 Mercantec SoftCart(TM) licenses and has recently been selected by Lockheed Martin to complete its electronic commerce offering to RETEX — The Retail Technology Buying Consortium, a not-for-profit cooperative of 1,500 retailers. Mercantec SoftCart(TM) software utilizes StateTrack(TM) technology to provide 100 percent shopper privacy.
Mercantec SoftCart supports all known Web servers including Microsoft, Netscape, Spyglass, and APACHE. Mercantec SoftCart runs on Windows NT, Windows 95 and the most popular UNIX platforms including Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, Linux, SCO UNIX, Free BSD and BSDI.
Mercantec was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Lisle, Ill. To learn more about Mercantec, visit the company Web site at [http://www.mercantec.com.]
About ICVERIFY Inc.
ICVERIFY Inc., a privately held, venture capital-funded corporation with U.S. headquarters in Oakland, Calif., and European headquarters in Munich, Germany, is the leading software solution for authorizing credit, purchase, debit/ATM card and check guarantee transactions and is used by over 250,000 physical and virtual points of sale. ICVERIFY supports more than 100 major card processing networks – representing 99% of all merchant banks – and has certifications covering the retail, restaurant, hotel, mail/telephone order, auto rental, travel and gasoline industries. The software processes Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, JCB and private-label credit cards, with automatic draft capture to the merchant’s bank account. ICVERIFY’s functionality includes the ability to support multiple merchant environments. Its reporting and query features enable the merchant to track and to edit transactions efficiently and effectively. ICVERIFY can be reached through the Internet at or by calling 800-666-5777.
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