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November 1, 2009

Aftersoft Network unveils new version of OpenWebs eCommerce platform

Supports both .NET and Ajax technologies

By CBR Staff Writer

Aftersoft Network, a subsidiary of Aftersoft Group, has released a new version of its eCommerce platform OpenWebs, which has been enhanced to use both .NET and Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript +XML) technologies.

OpenWebs is used by buyers and sellers in the automotive aftermarket to facilitate both system to system and browser to system electronic ordering. It includes modules for business to business (B2B) as well as business to consumer (B2C) electronic commerce.

According to Aftersoft Network , the enhancements to OpenWebs Version 5 include, earl TireGuide supported for tire lookup in both B2B and B2C modules, Google checkout shopping cart for B2C tire module, option to order tires with or without installation, new graphical user interface for B2B tire lookup screen, self-service accounts receivable status and invoice lookup, user configurable pages for login page, home page and user pages.

In addition, the new enhancements also includes links to IAP (Internet Auto Parts) for part inquiries and orders with IAP member warehouses and stores, IPO (AAIA Internet Parts Ordering) for inquiries and orders with Beck/Arnley,and AConneX for placing inquiries and orders with AConneX member warehouses and stores.

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John Fischer, vice president of sales and marketing at Aftersoft Network, said: The average retail dealer will have multiple windows opened up to view various distributors e-commerce software. OpenWebs not only supports a browser based ordering system, but is leading the way with system to system connectivity. With OpenWebs, a dealer can view his distributor’s inventory from within his own POS screen which saves time by creating the order on his supplier’s system, adding the tire to his own customer work order, and creating a purchase order on his own system.

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