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Calico Joins CPE

Calico Joins Key E-Commerce Standard Initiative

Calico Participates in Customer Profile EXchange (CPEX) Working Group

SAN JOSE, California. November 16, 1999.

Calico Commerce, Inc., a leading provider of electronic commerce software and services, today announced its participation in the Customer Profile EXchange (CPEX) working group. CPEX offers a vendor-neutral, open standard for facilitating the privacy-enabled exchange of customer information across disparate enterprise applications and systems. Calico is committed to helping shape industry standards that broaden the adoption of more open and flexible e-Business solutions.

Calico joins other leading e-Business vendors in the CPEX working group to address the need to maintain a singular, holistic view of their customers. The CPEX standard integrates online and offline data with an XML-based description of customer information for use within various enterprise applications both on and off the Web. The result is a networked, customer-focused environment that allows e-businesses to leverage a unified view of their customers into more compelling e-relationships.

"CPEX will prove vital in tomorrow's world of connected enterprises, and Calico plans to support this in our eSales product line," said Dave Cardinal, chief technology officer, Calico Commerce. "We believe CPEX will contribute to our market leading eSales solution by enabling the interchange of valuable customer profile information with other applications."

About Calico eSales

Calico empowers companies to sell complex products and services intuitively and effectively via the Web. Calico eSales is a customer-focused electronic commerce solution that matches unique customer needs to business initiatives across all channels, leading a customer from initial interest to order placement while engaging them in repeat buying relationships. During the purchasing process, Calico eSales dynamically provides customers with custom, context-specific information such as product features, discounts and competitor offerings so that they are equipped to make informed buying decisions online. Consequently, corporations are able to increase revenues, reduce costs and foster loyalty among their customers.

About CPEX

Open to any vendor that wishes to contribute to the standard, the CPEX working group is chaired by Siebel Systems, the Marketing Committee is co-chaired by net.Genesis and Vignette Corporation, and Andromedia/Macromedia chairs the Technical Committee. The CPEX working group is hosted by, a neutral, non-profit organization that also hosts ICE, PRISM and several other XML working groups.

CPEX solutions are focused upon real-world implementations in real-world time. Formed by Vignette Corporation in September of 1999, CPEX was chartered and launched in November of 1999. The first CPEX specifications are expected to be available for public review in the first half of 2000, with interoperability demos scheduled to begin in the second half of 2000. More information on CPEX will be available soon at

About Calico Commerce, Inc.

Calico Commerce, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and with offices throughout the United States and Europe, is a provider of software and services that enable customers to engage in eCommerce by selling complex products and services over the Internet. Calico eSales is a personalized Web-based buying and selling solution that enables customers to create a unique process to interact with their customers to improve selling effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Calico eSales can be deployed across the Internet, intranets, extranets and corporate networks and can be accessed through desktop and mobile computers and retail kiosks. Calico Commerce, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in news releases contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties are described in detail in Calico's Registration Statement on Form S-1 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Calico Commerce, Inc.
Katie Belding
Tel: 408/808-7655

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