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e*biz to Offer Affordable Internet-Based Corporate Purchasing and Requisitioning Solution for the Mid-Atlantic Area with Trilogy's Buying Chain.

MCLEAN, Va. and AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 1999--

Guaranteed price purchasing solutions can be up and

running in less than 30 days!

Electronic Business, Inc. (e*biz) today announced a complete solution for Internet-based purchasing and requisitioning based on Trilogy's Buying Chain(TM) 2.0 business purchasing portal and B-Commerce (Business Commerce) supplier network. In order to simplify the implementation process and speed online buying capabilities for broad market companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, e*biz will offer a complete fixed-price package including Trilogy's Buying Chain 2.0 software, business process re-engineering, installation, customization, and training.

A Buying Portal for Corporate Intranets

Trilogy's Buying Chain, the first business-to-business buying portal for small- to medium-sized businesses, simplifies buying and eliminates the high costs of manual buying processes. Buying Chain is a complete solution for connecting company buyers to sell-side electronic commerce sites, providing robust functionality at a breakthrough price. Buying Chain puts an organization's corporate intranet to work with a fast and efficient approach for replacing the traditional paper intensive purchase requisition and purchase order process. Additionally, Buying Chain's regional implementation partners provide personalized, local support for maximizing the customer's intranet.

e*biz offers a complete corporate purchasing and requisitioning solution based on Buying Chain. e*biz works with organizations to recommend streamlined purchasing processes, customize the Buying Chain system to the specific needs of each organization and define business rules to automate streamlined processes. In addition, e*biz works with buying companies to ensure their suppliers are Buying Chain enabled, provides training necessary for successful staff adoption and offers on-going support. e*biz also offers services to integrate Buying Chain into existing legacy systems, such as accounting systems, ERP packages, supply chain systems, or enterprise electronic commerce solutions.

Buying Chain B-Commerce Network of Suppliers

Trilogy has created the B-Commerce program, a complete supplier network composed of hundreds of companies to allow Buying Chain users to purchase over 20 million products directly from their corporate desktops. The B-Commerce partners include: barnesandnoble.com, Beyond.com, CompUSA, Computer Literacy, Office Depot, OnlineOfficeSupplies.com, pcOrder.com, and SABRE BTS. In addition, Buying Chain can easily interface to an organization's current or future suppliers using the Web, e-mail, and fax.

"While Fortune 100 companies are spending millions of dollars and taking years to install enterprise-class purchasing solutions, Trilogy's Buying Chain has end-run the market with a complete system and supplier network that any size organization can afford. We will further reduce your risk by providing a guaranteed price for the entire solution and we will have your system up and saving money in less than 30 days," said Chip Bumgardner, president and CEO of e*biz.

"We are excited to have e*biz as our partner in the Mid-Atlantic area," said Rob Lilleness, vice president of the Trilogy Buying Chain business unit. "The e*biz guaranteed price and fast implementation approach combined with the power of Buying Chain makes this offer something that every purchasing executive or business owner must consider. Now every organization can have their own catalog of standard products, including items such as office supplies, books, travel reservations, and computers."

Cutting Costs and Increasing Purchasing Efficiency

Recent studies by Killian and Associates show that the cost of a single paper purchase requisition averages more than $150. Internet-based purchasing can cut this cost by an order of magnitude and increase efficiency of the purchasing process. By incorporating a company's business rules with Buying Chain, e*biz can help organizations to define flexible purchasing processes that streamline the approval process and increase accountability. This new approach allows the purchasing department to concentrate on setting up volume and discount agreements rather than searching for paper forms and order status information. The extremely affordable package can provide return-on-investment periods as short as 30 to 90 days in most organizations.

About E*biz

Electronic Business, Inc. (e*biz) is an electronic commerce solutions developer. e*biz combines business consulting, products from leading EC vendors, and custom developed components to create high-value vertical market EC solutions. e*biz solutions include Internet-based purchasing, Internet-based selling, web-based sales force automation and Internet-based customer support solutions. The privately held company was founded in 1998. e*biz is located at 6849 Old Dominion Drive., Suite 420, Mclean, Va. 22101. 703/749-7670, info@ebizinc.com, www.ebizinc.com.

About Trilogy Software

Trilogy Software, Inc., a leading private software company focused on the front office, is a provider of sales, marketing, and business-to-business electronic commerce applications. Trilogy's Buying Chain software is a leading buy-side e-commerce solution for millions of mid-tier businesses nationwide. Buying Chain 2.0 provides companies with a fast, easy way to buy from a growing list of over 20 million products and services from hundreds of online suppliers. More information on Trilogy can be found at www.trilogy.com.

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