Mitsubishi chooses provider to form international B2B exchange for power industry

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE)à‚– Calico Commerce, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLIC), a provider of software that enables corporations to sell over the web, today announced that Mitsubishi Corporation (TSE:8058), one of the world’s largest general trading companies, has chosen Calico௿½ Market Makerà¢â€ž¢, the company’s one-to-many and many-to-many marketplace solution, to power its Web-based international power exchange.

Mitsubishi will use Calico Market Maker to build its B2B Marketplace for the equipment and infrastructure needs of power companies throughout southern Asia. The exchange is expected to launch for maintenance and repair operations, enabling suppliers such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industrial, Ltd. and buyers such as Asian Power Plant to conduct business transactions in a reliable, efficient and safe online environment.

ISID, Information Services International – Dentsu, Ltd., one of the leading system integrators in Japan, is working closely with Calico and Mitsubishi to implement Calico Market Maker and complete this project. ISID, a partner and reseller for Calico Japan, is familiar with both the technical and business issues key to the successful integration of open, Java-based applications such as Calico Market Maker. This implementation maximizes Calico Market Maker’s key benefits, including speed-to-market, customized cataloging, customer personalization, dynamic pricing and order tracking and fulfillment.

“The next wave of e-business, specifically B2B Marketplaces, is all about going global,” said Alan Naumann, president and CEO of Calico Commerce. “Mitsubishi, one of the most respected international companies, is ahead of the game yet again and we are pleased to help them take the power industry to the next level. Mitsubishi’s relationships with the world’s leading power plants and equipment suppliers, combined with Calico’s standards-based architecture and leading technology, is sure to result in a powerhouse exchange that truly leverages the power of the Web.”

About Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Corporation is one of the world’s largest general trading enterprises. Based in Tokyo, the company’s more than 11,000 professionals serve clients through a global network of more 43 offices in Japan and 114 offices and subsidiaries in 74 locations overseas. Mitsubishi Corporation has a wealth of experience in bringing buyers and sellers together. Additional information on Mitsubishi Corporation is available at https://mitsubishi.co.jp/.

Calico Market Maker
Calico Market Maker provides corporations with a one-to-many and many-to-many marketplace application with extensive B2B functionality that brings complex business interactions online, quickly and cost-effectively. Market Maker provides core functionality that spans the breadth of suppliers’ customer-facing needs: personalized product catalogs, user management, contract pricing, quoting, order processing, and order management.

About Calico Commerce, Inc.
Calico Commerce, Inc. provides software that enables corporations to sell in Net markets, direct over the Web or through existing channels. Calico’s 100% Java, application server-based eBusiness application suite meets the performance, reliability and scalability needs of any business while allowing customers to handle complex products, pricing and relationships via the Web through the entire customer life cycle. As a result, organizations are able to drive revenue growth, increase customer satisfaction and achieve competitive advantage.

Calico customers include leaders in high-technology hardware, manufacturing, telecommunications services, financial services, home furnishings, chemicals, agriculture and retail. Calico Commerce, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif., can be found on the World Wide Web at www.calico.com.

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