Access Commerce

Access Commerce

company_name = Access Commerce
company_type = Public
foundation = 1987
location_city = Toulouse and Chicago Illinois
location_country = France and USA
key_people = Jacques Soumeillan, CEO and Founder, Kurt Haller, Executive Vice President and North America General Manager, Thibault de Bouville, CFO
industry = Computer software
products = Cameleon Commerce Suite
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Access Commerce (Euronext: 7424) is an international provider of E-Commerce and Configurator software with global annual revenue of €11.07 million as of 2007. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a Software Suite called Cameleon Commerce Suite. The company is headquarted in Toulouse, France and Chicago, Illinois, USA and has branches in cities such as Paris, France and Lyon, France.

=History=Access Commerce was founded in 1987 and quickly emerged as a successful systems integrator focused on implementing CAD, PDM, and ERP systems for industrial companies. Despite their success, the four founders harbored a vision to carve their own niche in the global software industry.They fused together their talent, individual experience and foresight to develop the company's first software solution - Cameleon - in 1990. Since that time, the vision of Access Commerce has been to help companies optimize their selling and ordering processes, no matter how complex the product or service.Access Commerce implemented that vision one company at a time and today is an international leader in E-Commerce and Configurator Software, with more than 25,000 Cameleon business users at 350 sites in 45 countries.Two of the original founders still lead Access Commerce today, ensuring the continued delivery of their initial vision.

=Business and Markets=Access Commerce primarily operates in two geographic regions : EMEA, which represents Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Americas (Access Commerce USA, Inc. the American subsidiary of Access Commerce, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois), which represents North America, Latin America and Oceania Pacific Zone. Its R&D facilities are located in Toulouse, France.Access Commerce focuses on several industry sectors: Communications, Finance & Insurance, Life Science, Manufacturing and Distribution.

=Solution=The Cameleon Commerce Suite is composed of the following software elements:
*E-commerce Platform and tools for integration to companies’ back-office
*Guided Selling Tools
*Product Configurator
*Pricing and Promotions Management Tool
*Sales Force Management and Sales processes automation
*Spare Parts E-catalog
*Product Information Management ToolCameleon is multi-language and multi-currency. The Cameleon solution is available in on-demand (Software as a Service) or on-premise.


The software composing Cameleon Commerce Suite can be divided into two groups:
*Front office applications deal with the sales process:
**Cameleon Channel Selling is a multichannel E-commerce software platform to optimize complex product, selling and ordering processes. Companies can manage different channels (internal, B2C, B2B, B2B2C and retail), brands, content and countries with multiple integration points to other enterprise systems, using a single instance of the Cameleon E-commerce software platform.
**Cameleon Direct Selling quotation software provides a company's sales force with tools to optimize quote and proposal processes. Sales teams can work together to identify and configure solutions, apply pricing and create proposals.
**Cameleon Spare Parts Catalog is a specialized electronic catalog and service information system that optimizes business processes for after-sales service and spare parts commerce.

*Back office applications organize the product information before using it in the front office sales process software:
**Cameleon Product Information Manager (PIM) , is a solution to automate product information management, data quality improvement and synchronization processes.
**Cameleon Collaborative Modeler is a data modeling and administration environment for product Configurator software that enables business users to create the repository that is the foundation of all Cameleon end-user components and applications.


In addition, Access Commerce also markets two software components:
*Cameleon eConfigurator, which is a product configurator solution capable of meeting the widest range of complex selling needs. Instantly manage any number of product features, service or pricing variations to guarantee quotation and order accuracy across every sales channel. It has been rated Positive in Gartner Group MarketScope for Sales Configuration.
*Cameleon eCatalog, which combines guided selling with an electronic catalog to power today's advanced sales processes. This electronic catalog analyzes user needs and recommends solutions, provides advanced search based on features or any other product criteria and compares products side-by-side. These components integrate with existing enterprise systems and Internet sales platforms.


Cameleon is built on an open, industry standard J2EE architecture that makes use of EJB3, AJAX and XHTML to deliver a Web 2.0 user experience.


Access Commerce provides a complete range of professional services: Education, Installation, Implementation Consulting, and technical customer support making it possible for customers to deploy, maintain and evolve with the Cameleon solutions. Access Commerce also has partnerships with System Integrators such as EDS and Logica.=Partnerships=Access Commerce has formed alliances with leading businesses to provide specialized infrastructure, software components, and industry expertise to customers. These software alliances provide extended applications and complementary products to further enhance the value of Access Commerce solutions. Access Commerce partners with DOCWARE, IFS, Infor, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Pivotal CRM, QAD,, SAP, Solidworks.=External links=
* [ Access Commerce] – official website
* [ Cameleon Commerce Suite] – More information about the Access Commerce Software Suite

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