Premier online promotional product source brings “See Before You Buy” technology to Concur Commerce Network
Foster City, CA – April 24, 2000 – Branders.com has allied with Concur Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), a premier provider of business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce solutions, to bring Branders.com’s leading online “See Before You Buy” promotional product solution to the Concur Commerce Network™.
Concur’s rapidly growing customer base is comprised of more than 320 corporations, representing more than 2.4 million employees. Through this partnership, Concur Commerce Network customers can access Branders.com’s entire offering of thousands of promotional products and outstanding customer support.
“Given the number of Concur customers who have moved their promotional product buying to Branders.com, this partnership is a natural,” said Jerry McLaughlin, CEO and president of Branders.com. “Now, Concur’s customers will be able to custom design promotional products and get instant price quotes from the leading online promotional products company.”
Proprietary visualization tools such as Branders.com’s PhotoSampleÔ, a 3-D wrapping technology, gives customers the ability to securely customize and see their logo on products before they buy.
“Branders.com is one of the most interactive online promotional product solutions,” said Rob Reid, president of the Concur Commerce Network division. “Their innovative PhotoSampleÔ Technology gives our customers the advantage of seeing custom branded, production realistic samples of products before they buy. Branders.com exemplifies our dedication to provide customers with the most advanced products and solutions available.”
About Concur Technologies
Concur Technologies Inc.™ (www.concur.com) is the leading provider of workplace ecommerce solutions that automate costly and inefficient business processes among employees, partners, suppliers, and service providers. Its flagship product, Concur eWorkplace™, integrates Concur’s suite of workplace ecommerce solutions – corporate procurement, human resources self-service, and travel management through a common business portal.
The Concur eWorkplace suite is available in two distinct models: licensed and Application Service Provider (ASP). Both models enable users to access critical information and services thus reducing operating costs, increasing productivity, and improving supplier management. Concur’s customer base is spread across more than 20 countries. AT&T, Baxter International, DaimlerChrysler, and Pfizer are among the companies that have selected Concur’s workplace ecommerce solutions.
Concur’s global trading network, Concur Commerce Network™, links buyers throughout the workplace together with suppliers to conduct business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce in real time. The Concur Global Alliance Network™ is comprised of over 50 world-class organizations including ADP, American Express, Exodus, KPMG, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, and SAFECO.
Branders.com is the leading online “See Before You Buy” provider of custom-branded promotional products. Branders.com allows companies to interactively find, brand and buy promotional products online, with the immediate ability to see a logo or artwork in 3-D on a product. The company offers thousands of products online, including exclusive brands, from over 40 major suppliers. Branders.com is also the only company to have such technological innovations as: PhotoSampleÔ technology, secure Project Folders and Instant Quotes.
Branders.com is headquartered in Foster City, Calif. The company’s investors include: ABS Ventures, Altos Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Discovery Ventures and Doll Capital. Additional information can be obtained via the company’s web site at www.branders.com or by calling 1-877-BRANDERS.