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SAN MATEO (06/29/2000) - Industria, Vuent in procurement tie-upMountain View, California-based Industria Solutions Inc., a business-to-business marketplace for chemical plant equipment and materials, has partnered with Sunnyvale, California-based Vuent Inc. to establish online procurement and collaborative engineering for owners, engineering contractors, and fabricators. Using Vuent's visual collaborative-commerce software, buyers will have access to 3-D CAD models and drawings of pipes, valves, fittings, and electrical equipment for fluid processing industries. Industria said the service will shorten project cycle time by six to eight weeks for the "request for quote" and the "vendor print review" processes for engineered equipment.

The system is designed for companies in the oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, and power generation industries.

Fraud protection alliance announced

Austin, Texas-based ClearCommerce Corp., a provider of online transaction processing, has partnered with New York-based ASP (application service provider) StageBuilder to supply fraud protection to small and midsize Internet retailers. As part of the StageBuilder platform, ClearCommerce will provide transaction processing at a rate of 62 transactions per second, said ClearCommerce officials. The service features credit card processing, fraud analysis and protection, business reports for merchants, storefront integration, and shipping and tax calculation. The service is tailored to companies who want fraud protection via ASP to avoid infrastructure investments.

Safeway announces online maps deal

Safeway and Northbrook, Illinois-based Where2getit.com have finalized an agreement that will allow customers access to online maps of grocery store Safeway's brick-and-mortar locations around the country. The service will also supply users with driving directions and provide lists of products and services that are available at each location. Customers can access the information at www.safeway.com.

SubmitOrder picks Xoriant for CRM

Dublin, Ohio-based SubmitOrder, an e-commerce application developer, has tapped Santa Clara, Calif.-based Xoriant to create and configure a CRM (customer relationship management) center and data warehousing operation as part of SubmitOrder's back-office operations. Xoriant will assist SubmitOrder in developing and maintaining an IT infrastructure. Xoriant also counts Qwest Communications International Inc., Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp., Oracle Corp., and SunSoft among its partners.

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