Velosel Corporation, a provider of trading partner collaboration solutions for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, has announced the general availability of Velosel eChannel Manager 5, a new version of the company's collaborative product information management application. Velosel eChannel Manager 5 provides CPG manufacturers a collaborative platform to manage product information across the enterprise and to synchronize assembled catalogs with trading partners. Version 5 provides a broad range of functionality for effective collaborative product information management, including: aggregation of product data from multiple back-end systems and data stores; creation and management of product catalogs; formatting of catalogs for compliance with the numerous open and proprietary formats, including UCCnet; synchronization of customer-specific catalogs through multiple electronic selling channels; workflow management for intra- and extended-enterprise collaboration; and business analytics with reporting tools. Velosel eChannel Manager requires no special technical training or experience. A detailed list of features is available online. Velosel eChannel Manager 5 provides many new and enhanced features including: enhanced intra-enterprise collaboration; improved data validation; enhanced extended-enterprise collaboration; extended support for open standards, including Java message service (JMS) transport protocol for back-end integration; extended support of integration protocols; extended support of data transport mechanisms; new support for Web services; and new support for trading partner profiles. Velosel is also offering Velosel RapidSync, a hosted solution for quick UCCnet on-boarding.