eCommerce News & Events On-Demand | Demandware and USi Partner to Deliver Industry Leading On-Demand Ecommerce Platform

- Demandware, Inc., the leader in on-demand ecommerce solutions and USi, the leading independent enterprise Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced at the Shop.org 2005 Annual Summit that the two companies have partnered to deliver Demandware's on-demand ecommerce platform to multichannel merchants. By leveraging the strengths of these two experienced teams, retailers now have a one-stop shop for their ecommerce initiatives - from strategy and planning to the actual development, management, and maintenance of their online stores.

"USi has been looking for a feature-rich ecommerce platform that is easily customizable and that can be delivered to our clients as a truly on-demand service. Demandware's ecommerce solution is ideal for meeting these key requirements," said Steve Mucchetti, Chief Operating Officer at USi. "We're excited about this partnership. The combination of USi and Demandware provides everything a multichannel merchant would need to gain a competitive advantage without the heavy upfront costs traditionally associated with strategic ecommerce initiatives."

To seize an immediate market opportunity and keep pace with the competition, multichannel merchants need to enhance their ecommerce sites regularly. Demandware eCommerce is specifically designed for multichannel merchants that need to build, re-launch, or adapt an ecommerce site in order to capitalize on fast-changing business opportunities to drive revenue. Demandware eCommerce is flexible and easily customizable, enabling USi to rapidly implement and deliver on client requirements. As business requirements evolve, implementations can be easily and automatically updated.

USi specializes in managed services and on-demand services for Fortune 1000 companies. USi will implement and support Demandware eCommerce through its custom eBusiness Development and Hosting services. Through its partnership with Demandware, USi offers clients a uniquely differentiated, on-demand technology - the first of its kind in today's marketplace. USi leads the ASP industry with bringing to market on-demand capabilities for world-class applications like Ariba, Oracle, and PeopleSoft. The company's hosted eBusiness solutions encompass a broad range of professional and managed services designed to help clients optimize performance, while driving maximum top line results. USi's eBusiness practice brings extensive experience implementing and hosting eBusiness initiatives for more than 10 years. Today the company delivers eBusiness services to nearly 50 clients.

"Demandware is committed to working with solution providers that have demonstrated the ability to successfully and seamlessly integrate with existing back-office systems," said Stephan Schambach, CEO of Demandware. "We are excited to be working with a reputable firm like USi, a reliable and proven innovator who has a successful track record of designing and implementing some of today's top ecommerce sites."

About USi
USi, the largest independent Application Service Provider (ASP), delivers application outsourcing, remote management, professional services, ISV enablement, eBusiness development and hosting, and security services to more than 150 world-class organizations in over 30 countries. To learn more about USi visit www.usi.com.

USi and the block logo USi are the registered trademarks of and the same entity as USinternetworking, Inc.

About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware provides a complete on-demand ecommerce platform that combines the flexibility, functionality and interoperability of a full ecommerce application suite with the operating efficiency of a hosted on-demand service. With Demandware, retailers and manufacturers can deliver custom ecommerce solutions without buying software or operating expensive datacenters. Demandware was founded by a team with proven expertise from leading ecommerce infrastructure companies including ATG, Macromedia, Broadvision, Intershop and NaviSite. The company has strong backing from major IT investors North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners. For more information about Demandware, visit http://www.demandware.com.