17 January 2002 | Robin Parker
E-catalogue service provider Requisite Technology has launched two content management tools that allow buyers to prepare large amounts of product data for online procurement.
eMerge Content Workstation gives customers access to Requisite's catalogue management tools, enabling buyers to streamline the creation, categorisation and cleansing of electronic data. It uses the standardised data format Requisite Unifying Structure, a categorisation intended to ease product searches.
Buyers can choose to deal with suppliers directly through their own e-procurement systems or to use Requisite's Supplier Hub, a trading community launched in June last year.
Requisite has also launched eMerge Contract Manager 2.0, which includes enhancements for building contracts, managing customised contract information, creating pricing models and handling complex items.
Peter Cosgrove, Requisite director of global consulting, told SM: "We want a one-stop shop for customers. Mass-normalisation and cleansing of data is the first step. We will improve these products in the next six months."