KnowledgeView offers e-marketplaces

Commerce One Middle East, the regional distributor for Commerce One Inc., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UK-headquartered KnowledgeView Limited for the supply of content management, content syndication and supplier catalog adoption systems for its planned regional e-marketplaces.

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By  Bassam Salha Published  November 27, 2000

Commerce One Middle East, the regional distributor for Commerce One Inc., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UK-headquartered KnowledgeView Limited for the supply of content management, content syndication and supplier catalog adoption systems for its planned regional e-marketplaces.

Commerce One Middle East is to be an equity holder in dedicated online e-marketplaces, which are due to go live in the Middle East and North Africa later this year.

"Supplier adoption is the most crucial part of B2B trading today and it is therefore essential to an expanding digital marketplace," said George Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Commerce One Middle East.

"We will now work with KnowledgeView to provide added-value facilities for suppliers throughout 14 countries in the Middle East and Africa. KnowledgeView will work with C1ME to aid in the process of getting regional and global suppliers on-line to participate in the b2b exchanges", he added.

C1ME will use KnowledgeView's advanced content acquisition tools and content management systems. In addition, KnowledgeView will provide advanced content syndication and exchange systems that will provide value-added news content to the marketplaces.

"Together we are offering a unique service," said Dr. Ali Al-Assam, Managing Director, KnowledgeView Ltd. "Our set of technologies and tools will allow the exchange and syndication of value added content across C1ME marketplaces. This content includes supplier catalogue information, up to the minute tender information, product specifications, industry-specific news, partner information, etc. KnowledgeView's systems make it easy to deliver targeted, dynamic content that makes e-business and web communities work." Added Al-Assam.

Award-winning KnowledgeView, has over 20 years experience supplying content management solutions for the Arab market. "KnowledgeView will provide value-added content to Commerce One Middle East's e-marketplaces." Said Mr. Ammar Al-Assam, managing director of KnowledgeView Middle East.

"This content will be tailored for relevance to key suppliers. KnowledgeView will also be involved in the project as consultants on the localization side, aiding in the process of setting initial specifications, analysis design, and acceptance testing." He added.

Commerce One Middle East says it is close to launching its individual e-marketplaces with legal formalities for the formation of new companies to oversee the launches, being near completion. Each e-marketplace will represent investment of between US $14-20 million.

"In most cases we are just weeks away from the new company start-ups," said David Brown, Business Development Director, Commerce One Inc.

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