This page is the beginning of what hopefully will be a fairly comprehensive list of auction software and bidding providers, products and services. It’s quite possible that there are missing entries or missing components to the tables below. Please help add vendors or correct the information listed by leaving a comment with the feedback form.

Problem Solution
Software updates Secunia
Website screen testing Screenfly
Office suite LibreOffice
Google Docs

Auction software

Company Product Website
Sebae Data Solutions, Inc. Auction Flex
Symmetric Software AuctionRPM
CUS Business Systems CUS Tofino Auctions
JBS Software Maxa
French’s Software LiveAuctionIT
Micro Consultants Multi-Par
Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. Auction-Tracker
Proven Software, Inc. ProvenBenefit
Proven Software, Inc. SOLD II
TASS Software TASS
LuJohns Enterprises Bidder Central
Auctionpay Auctionpay
Northwest Benefit Auctions Auction Maestro
Arsetta, Inc. Ready Set Auction
WaveBid WaveBid

Internet bidding providers

Company Product Website Internet only Pre-auction only Real time Type
Sebae Data Solutions, Inc. Bidopia yes no no P
Bidspotter no yes P
icollector no yes P
LuJohns Enterprises, Inc. Bidder Central P
JBS Software Maxanet yes yes yes I
Proxibid yes no yes P
Auction Network no yes P
AuctionZIP yes yes no P
Rscript RSAuction
addauctionsoftware no I
NextLot yes yes yes I
Ehli Industrial, Inc. Cyber Auctions P
CUS Business Systems CUS Online Auction yes yes no I
Forres Meadows Auctioneers, Inc. yes yes yes I
AuctionMethod yes no no I

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Disk defragmentation
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Window management and utilities
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