CleverPath 4.0 complies with Web services standards including SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) and XML (Extensible Markup Language), and includes tools intended to make it easier for developers to integrate third-party applications.
The software also includes new wireless functionality to detect what type of device is accessing CleverPath Portal. If a desktop PC queries a service such as the book price search, content will be delivered in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language); if the request comes from a wireless handheld, results will be sent in a format more suited to that device.
CleverPath Portal 4.0 has a tiered pricing structure starting at $25,000 (£17,270) for a perpetual licence. The software is available worldwide. Extensive localisation features are planned for version 4.1, which is slated for release in about three months' time.