Commerce One, Compaq Package e-Procurement

The Procurement Express hardware, software and services bundle combines Commerce One's e-procurement software with Compaq's ProLiant servers and consulting to streamline e-buying for mid-sized companies.

A new hardware, software and services offering announced today combines Commerce One Inc.s e-procurement software with Compaq Computer Corp.s ProLiant servers and Global Services consulting arm.

The Procurement Express streamlines the buying process for small and mid-sized companies looking for a lower cost of entry to online business-to-business transactions, according to officials from the two companies.

The package promises to move procurement online in a little over two weeks, the officials added.

Procurement Express also gives users access to suppliers through Commerce Ones Global Trading Web business commerce community.

Commerce One, of Pleasanton, Calif., and Houston-based Compaq signed a two-year strategic agreement in September 200. Compaq servers power about two-thirds of Commerce Ones installed base and most of its e-marketplaces, a Commerce One spokeswoman said.

Commerce One and Compaq already offer the Procurement Express package in Asia through SESAMi, a Commerce One marketplace partner and Asian B2B commerce service provider. Some of the other marketplaces participating in the program include Optus, an Australian B2B provider, and T-mart, a Deutsche Telekom e-marketplace.

The bundled Procurement Express solution is available now through a combination of Compaq Global Services and Commerce Ones e-marketplace partners.