Electronic marketplace SupplyNet has upgraded to version 4.1 of Commerce One's e-marketplace environment, MarketSite, becoming one of the earliest adopters in the world, says SupplyNet chairman Chris Canning.
Commerce One executives fly into New Zealand this week to help SupplyNet launch its new platform.
Last month SupplyNet linked its e-commerce platform with Australia's Cable & Wireless Optus-owned online market, CWO MarketSite.
The integration is SupplyNet's first step towards plugging into the Global Trading Web, a worldwide B2B trading community of more than 150 online markets based around MarketSite.
Interoperability between SupplyNet and CWO MarketSite means customers registered with one can trade online with suppliers, customers or partners of the other.
SupplyNet and Commerce One are part of the Gconnect consortium, which intends to bid for the government's major e-procurement pilot - part of the e-government initiative. Gconnect also includes SAP (which owns 20% of Commerce One), Microsoft, Compaq and KPMG.