Endeavor Commerce to unveil SmartCatalogTM for CRM 6.1 at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

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Endeavor Commerce to unveil SmartCatalogTM for CRM 6.1 at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference SmartCatalogTM for CRM 6.1 offers significant usability enhancements, making the complex sale simple for CRM users.

We listen to our customers and leverage our significant CRM experience to incorporate their needs into the SmartCatalog™ solution

Endeavor Commerce, publishers of SmartCatalog™, the only best of breed guided selling and configuration solution VeriTest certified for both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Commerce Server, announced today it will unveil version 6.1 of its SmartCatalog™ for CRM application making it even easier for companies to automate their complex product, selling and order management processes within CRM.

The SmartCatalog™ solution has continued to see significant market growth in 2007 having recently won five new global enterprise customers. For the first half of 2007 overall revenue grew more than 90%, with software sales revenue growth at 155%. As with previous releases of the SmartCatalog™ solution, Release 6.1 reflects the company's ongoing efforts to support emerging customer and market-driven demands.

"We listen to our customers and leverage our significant CRM experience to incorporate their needs into the SmartCatalog™ solution," said Sean Myers, CEO for Endeavor Commerce. "It is tremendously satisfying to see our customers report increased revenue and reduced cost of sales by improving their quoting operations with our solution. We partner with our customers and pride ourselves on delivering unmatched services. SmartCatalog™ is clearly a powerful solution for customers and, combined with our world class professional services, is a differential value for our business partners."

SmartCatalog™ 6.1 offers an entirely new end-user application containing many new features making the solution more flexible, scalable and easier to use for both on-line and off-line users. SmartCatalog's new end-user application is architected using the ASP .Net 2.0 Framework. Release 6.1 fully utilizes server-side processing to significantly decrease load time and increase scalability. Lastly, SmartCatalog™ provides a robust API with web-service enablement to allow SmartCatalog™ to easily utilize disparaged data during the quoting and ordering process.

In addition to the significant platform improvements, SmartCatalog™ 6.1 provides a contemporary user interface based on proven usability standards. Utilizing an Outlook style of navigation, the user experience of SmartCatalog™ is consistent with Microsoft Office applications. Also included are new AJAX driven sales messaging offering timely product and sales cues, tips and incentives. The new sales messaging guides on-line and off-line CRM users through the quoting process offering rules-based alerts. This enhancement greatly empowers users to take advantage of cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.

"We're excited to take our next generation platform to market. These enhancements give Endeavor Commerce the agility to add valuable enhancements in the future," said to Jamie Riell, Director of Product Development for Endeavor. "It also significantly shortens the click-to-sale and click-to-quote path for the user".

SmartCatalog™ enables enterprises to increase revenue, decrease cost, and increase customer satisfaction by enabling intelligence at the point of sale. SmartCatalog™ delivers sales configuration to make the quote-to-order process fast, easy, and 100% accurate for your sales channel. Additionally, SmartCatalog™ deploys guided selling, product/service pricing, bundling, and cross-sell/up-sell rules to the web ensuring an intuitive ecommerce experience for your customers and partners.

About Endeavor Commerce, Inc.
SmartCatalog™ by Endeavor Commerce is making the complex sale simple™. SmartCatalog™ is a best-of-breed guided selling and sales configuration solution for CRM and ecommerce. SmartCatalog™ helps manufacturing, distribution, retail and service companies around the world increase revenue, profit and customer loyalty by empowering their sale channels with intelligence and guidance at the point of sale™. Visit Endeavor Commerce at http://www.smartcatalog.com.


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