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Posted by Brian Walker on October 2, 2009
by Brian K. Walker
Endeca Technologies and hybris have recently announced a joint product offering. This joint offering combines Endeca’s Information Access Platform (IAP) with hybris’ e-Commerce Suite including the hybris eCommerce platform and product information management (PIM) solution. Looks like this combined product will go by the name “Endeca Commerce Suite” in North America.
I recently had a chance to sit down for a briefing with the Endeca and hybris teams to discuss the joint offering and explore what it means for our clients. A few key takeaways and thoughts:
For our clients evaluating solutions it is important to know that it may take 6 to 12 months before hybris and Endeca, working together, truly present a joint product with tight and robust integration. Similarly, it will take time for them to develop a range of system integrators fully prepared to implement these joint solutions. By combining Endeca’s strong search and merchandising product with hybris’ strong PIM and eCommerce platform the potential is there for this to be a strong candidate for B2B and B2C enterprise platform projects in the future. I, for one, certainly look forward to evaluating the solution as it evolves.
If you are a client with access and have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me through our inquiry process to discuss further. Also, for more on hybris see our B2C eCommerce Platform Wave report, and for more on Endeca please see our Enterprise Search Wave.
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