Woburn, Mass. and Las Vegas - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - Demandware, Inc., the leader in
on-demand ecommerce solutions and USi, the leading independent
enterprise Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced at the
Shop.org 2005 Annual Summit that the two companies have partnered to
deliver Demandware's on-demand ecommerce platform to multichannel
merchants. By leveraging the strengths of these two experienced teams,
retailers now have a one-stop shop for their ecommerce initiatives -
from strategy and planning to the actual development, management, and
maintenance of their online stores.
"USi has been looking for a feature-rich ecommerce platform that is
easily customizable and that can be delivered to our clients as a truly
on-demand service. Demandware's ecommerce solution is ideal for meeting
these key requirements," said Steve Mucchetti, Chief Operating Officer
at USi. "We're excited about this partnership. The combination of USi
and Demandware provides everything a multichannel merchant would need
to gain a competitive advantage without the heavy upfront costs
traditionally associated with strategic ecommerce initiatives."
To seize an immediate market opportunity and keep pace with the
competition, multichannel merchants need to enhance their ecommerce
sites regularly. Demandware eCommerce is specifically designed for
multichannel merchants that need to build, re-launch, or adapt an
ecommerce site in order to capitalize on fast-changing business
opportunities to drive revenue. Demandware eCommerce is flexible and
easily customizable, enabling USi to rapidly implement and deliver on
client requirements. As business requirements evolve, implementations
can be easily and automatically updated.
USi specializes in managed services and on-demand services for
Fortune 1000 companies. USi will implement and support Demandware
eCommerce through its custom eBusiness Development and Hosting
services. Through its partnership with Demandware, USi offers clients a
uniquely differentiated, on-demand technology - the first of its kind
in today's marketplace. USi leads the ASP industry with bringing to
market on-demand capabilities for world-class applications like Ariba,
Oracle, and PeopleSoft. The company's hosted eBusiness solutions
encompass a broad range of professional and managed services designed
to help clients optimize performance, while driving maximum top line
results. USi's eBusiness practice brings extensive experience
implementing and hosting eBusiness initiatives for more than 10 years.
Today the company delivers eBusiness services to nearly 50 clients.
"Demandware is committed to working with solution providers that
have demonstrated the ability to successfully and seamlessly integrate
with existing back-office systems," said Stephan Schambach, CEO of
Demandware. "We are excited to be working with a reputable firm like
USi, a reliable and proven innovator who has a successful track record
of designing and implementing some of today's top ecommerce sites."
USi, the largest independent Application Service Provider (ASP),
delivers application outsourcing, remote management, professional
services, ISV enablement, eBusiness development and hosting, and
security services to more than 150 world-class organizations in over 30
countries. To learn more about USi visit www.usi.com.
USi and the block logo USi are the registered trademarks of and the same entity as USinternetworking, Inc.
About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware provides a complete on-demand ecommerce platform that
combines the flexibility, functionality and interoperability of a full
ecommerce application suite with the operating efficiency of a hosted
on-demand service. With Demandware, retailers and manufacturers can
deliver custom ecommerce solutions without buying software or operating
expensive datacenters. Demandware was founded by a team with proven
expertise from leading ecommerce infrastructure companies including
ATG, Macromedia, Broadvision, Intershop and NaviSite. The company has
strong backing from major IT investors North Bridge Venture Partners
and General Catalyst Partners. For more information about Demandware,