Three-way alliance For Australian e-commerce hub

Cable & Wireless Optus, PeopleSoft and Commerce One have announced an alliance that they say will link thousands of buyers and sellers through a major e-commerce hub in Australia.

Cable & Wireless Optus, PeopleSoft and Commerce One have announced an alliance that they say will link thousands of buyers and sellers through a major e-commerce hub in Australia.

The partnership will host transactions through PeopleSoft's eProcurement application, CWO's MarketSite and Commerce One's Global Trading Web.

The Global Trading Web will link with a global network of MarketSite portals, including sites in the US, UK, Japan and Singapore.

The MarketSite for Australasia will be operated by Cable & Wireless Optus and will be fully operational by March 2000.

"This is much more than an e-procurement solution. This is a true e-commerce marketplace which will provide access and service to thousands of buyers and sellers through a personalised portal," said Andrew Barkla, PeopleSoft's Asia-Pacific regional vice president.

"The alliance between Commerce One, PeopleSoft and Cable & Wireless Optus will create a global infrastructure for business-to-business buying and selling over the Internet enabling organisations to streamline their vendor relationships and significantly lower costs throughout the enterprise," Barkla said.

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