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Mamut: Easy, easier, e-commerce
In an article at www.microsoft.com, Microsoft describes its collaboration with Mamut ASA, and Mamut’s products to make e-commerce easy and user friendly for small and mid-sized businesses.

Mamut gjør e-handel enkelt“More than 20,000 users in over 30 countries is the best proof that Mamut is user-friendly,” means Eilert Hanoa, CEO of Mamut ASA. 

User-friendliness and simplicity is at the core of Mamut’s e-commerce solutions built on Windows. The solutions do not require any particular knowledge of the Internet or HTML programming, and make it possible for small and mid-sized businesses to easily build a professional website and e-commerce solution themselves.

The users of Mamut’s e-commerce solutions gain access to all the functionality required to get started – they get software, space on a web server and the opportunity to insert products in their web shop.

Users establish the web shop themselves; assisted by a wizard that leads them through the entire installation process. The user only has to click to get further. The payment conditions is the only thing the user has to define himself – everything else is found in the predefined templates.

“We have put emphasis on creating a visual environment where the users will recognize elements from Windows 95/98/Me or NT/2000, because most people use these daily,” Hanoa explains.

Realizing the vision
At the foundation of the e-commerce solutions from Mamut lies two Windows 2000 Advanced Servers as hosts for all users. The servers have been set up with “fail over clustering”, which
enables ongoing, available operations (if one server goes down, the other one takes over). For Mamut, it was a matter of course to develop all their products on Microsoft’s platform.

“The Microsoft products secure user-friendliness for our customers, and contributes to the realization of our vision; to offer products that makes the workday easier for small and mid-sized businesses.”

The best in the Nordic countries
Mamut has received the Norwegian Computer Society’s ROSING award for most user-friendly product, and has also been named ‘the best Nordic e-commerce solution’ in the Microsoft Certified Solution Provider Challenge. This is what the jury in the ROSING committee said about Mamut: “The product shows that the producer knows its users, both when it comes to their knowledge level and their goals. The product enthuses the end user by giving good results with little effort, at an unbeatable price.”

This is what the customers say about Mamut:

“Mamut has been very easy to use for people who have no knowledge about the web – I am very satisified”
Henning Risvold, Manager, Ringvold Elektriske.

“Thank you from all at Bannister’s Bakery. We are delighted to have been named Site of the Day. Your software has made it so much easier for a small organisation to get online.”
Bannister’s Bakery, England.

”I chose Mamut because it is a professional and easy alternative. That it was free as well didn’t exactly make the choice more diffcult.”
Eva Bergström, entrepreneur and owner of Presentfixaren, Sweden.

About Mamut
Mamut is a leading provider of complete information and e-commerce software for small and medium-sized businesses. Mamut offers comprehensive web solutions as well as mini-ERP applications and software for personal finance and tax management at the lowest prices available. More than 50.000 customers are daily users of software products from Mamut, and one-third of these are to be found outside of Norway. The company has received numerous awards for its product range. Mamut has 120 employees and subsidiaries worldwide. Further information about Mamut and the company’s products can be found at

Products from Microsoft used in the solution
2 Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
Microsoft SQL server 7.0
Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services (is not being used yet)



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