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Alliance boosts Broadvision, i2 shares

    An alliance with i2 Technologies (Nasdaq: ITWO) boosted shares of Broadvision (Nasdaq: BVSN) nearly 30 percent Monday.

    Shares of Broadvision rose 5 to 23 1/4 after the companies announced a partnership that combines i2's TradeMatrix and TradeMatrix Content Solutions products with Broadvision's e-commerce suite. i2's stock price rose 9 7/8 to 171.

    i2's offerings manage supply chains ahd order fulfillment, while Broadvision's software focuses on customer relationship management and e-commerce website personalization. The companies would jointly market the package.

    "This is an exciting announcement for BroadVision because we are enhancing our ability to integrate the supply and demand chain," said Pehong Chen, president and CEO of BroadVision. "With this offering, i2 and BroadVision's combined customers have the best of all worlds."

    Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) also claims to offer an end-to-end e-commerce suite. Other CRM and enterprise resource management products are sold separately and tied together by system integrators.>