Eric Best Kris Bondi
Emercis Communications Network Worldwide
EMERCIS LAUNCHES FIRST E-COMMERCE PRODUCT AT DAVID COURSEY'S SHOWCASE '99
Emercis Catalog Server Delivers Flexibility and Control for Business Managers.
SAN DIEGO, January 18, 1999 - Emercis Corporation, provider of online
commerce tools built for business managers, announced the launch of
its first product, Emercis Catalog Server, today at David Coursey's
Showcase '99. The announcement coincides with the company's formal
The Internet has become a critical channel for sales, marketing, and
distribution -- creating new opportunities in every industry and
every market. Increased opportunity means intensified competition,
driving companies to more effectively manage and differentiate their
Internet offerings. Emercis Corporation builds software applications
that make it easy to create a flexible and manageable online commerce
Emercis Catalog Server is an enterprise-proven server application
that provides elegant structure and powerful management tools for
consumer and business-focused online catalogs. With Emercis Catalog
Server, e-commerce business managers are able to remotely define and
organize complex product lines, manage sophisticated promotional
campaigns, and implement flexible product comparison and search
capabilities. The Emercis product requires a fraction of the dollar
and human resource cost of competitors' products, while significantly
enhancing the experience of online buying and selling.
Emercis' Catalog Server has quickly proven its utility and
scalability through successful deployments for Network Associates'
McAfee Store, Ubarter.com, Wizards of the Coast, Gear.com, PhotoDisc,
"Emercis' Catalog Server helped Network Associates quickly migrate
our McAfee Online Store to the Microsoft Site Server platform,
creating a more flexible architecture and better store manageability
in the process," said Ravi Lingarkar, E-commerce Development Manager
of Network Associates, Inc., the leading independent supplier of
enterprise-wide network security and management software. Mr.
Lingarkar added, "Emercis' administration tools provide easy access
to product data and promotions, which means lower operational costs
and a dynamic end-user environment. We are very pleased with the end
Flexibility. Control. ROI: These are the hallmarks of innovation in
the dynamic world of e-commerce. Emercis Catalog Server delivers a
more customizable and manageable e-commerce system than anyone in the
As Sean VanderDasson, Director of E-commerce and Direct Sales at
Wizards of the Coast, observed, "Emercis Catalog Server made it
possible for us to deploy a comprehensive e-commerce solution within
my very aggressive timeframe. The Web-based administration tools
included with Catalog Server make it easy to host and manage both our
consumer and business-to-business store data centrally, which help
keep our overhead and staffing requirements to a minimum. Wizards
easily recouped its E-commerce investment in less than six months."
About the launch event, Emercis co-founder Eric Best said, "We chose
to debut our company and product at Showcase '99 because it is a
premier Internet and computing conference. David Coursey's past
conferences have given the Internet community its first look at
cutting-edge and promising products. Emercis is excited to
participate in this influential event."
Although Emercis formally launches this weekend, Emercis talent has
been addressing the challenges of electronic commerce since 1996.
Founded by the executive team behind MindCorps, Inc.
(http://www.mindcorps.com), a leader in designing and implementing
high-performance web-based business solutions, Emercis is a vehicle
for products that strengthen customers' online business presence. In
developing its software solutions, Emercis leverages the wealth of
experience MindCorps has accumulated through its years of deploying
online commerce solutions for enterprise customers.
Case studies of Emercis Catalog Server can be viewed at Emercis' web