Auckland IT distributor Renaissance says it has signed up the first non-IT customers for its Conduit e-business site.
The site, www.thewebconduit.com, was launched in June as the interface between Renaissance and customers.
However, online business manager John Hayson says by acting as an online ASP, Conduit can provide cost-effective B2B services.
The first non-IT customer will go online next month, with the other six weeks later, though Hayson says he cannot identify the organisations until their sites go live.
Renaissance says its e-commerce services have received a boost from the adoption of the Gentrans electronic translation software it bought from ECOMNZ earlier this year for less than $100,000. Gentrans is placed between the corporate Web site that collects ordering data and downstream supplier and customer systems.
It lets Renaissance receive communication in any electronic form, and because back office systems connect directly with those of its major customers, processing of orders should be faster and more accurate.