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OTP SOFTWARE JOINS E-COMMERCE FORCES WITH IBM TO GIVE CUSTOMERS A MORE COMPLETE ERP CHOICE
-OTP Software to Maximize Customer's Existing Enterprise Resource Planning Investments with IBM Net.Commerce-
PALO ALTO, Calif., October 14 1999 -OTP Software Inc., a leading e-business integration organization, today announced plans to integrate its customers' existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and legacy systems with IBM Net.Commerce. OTP Software will enable customers to better leverage the 'E' in their ERP operations. In addition, OTP will provide IBM Net.Commerce software on a stand-alone basis to customers looking for an out-of-the-box e-commerce solution.
A Premier Member of the IBM Business Partner-Software program, OTP Software develops, implements and administers customer relationship management (CRM), e-commerce applications, and enterprise application integration (EAI) products and services, and packaged Oracle ERP applications. OTP Software accelerates access to leading edge technologies. The agreement with IBM opens the doors to new opportunities in the ERP space for companies looking to capitalize on IBM e-business solutions.
"We are very happy to recommend IBM Net.Commerce as a proven e-commerce solution to our clients," said Peter Liljegren, managing partner, OTP Software. "Unlike other e-commerce vendors, IBM offers a very attractive value proposition to the mid-market as well as the Fortune 1000 on a worldwide basis. In addition to offering a competitive price and rapid implementations, IBM has the size, R&D resources, and an e-business application framework strategy to make IBM Net.Commerce a low-risk, high-return solution. We regard IBM Net.Commerce as a highly desirable choice for mid-market firms, startups, and international companies who want to enter into U.S. markets through the Web."
Building a sophisticated e-commerce site is a good start, but integrating it across the enterprise can increase the efficiency of business systems. OTP Software is demonstrating a commitment to its enterprise customers, by building interfaces between IBM's open standard, leading e-commerce software and ERP applications. IBM leads the industry in the creation, development and manufacture of the world's most advanced information technologies, including IBM Net.Commerce.
"As a leader in providing open platform, easy- to-integrate e-commerce software to the marketplace, IBM is excited to assist OTP in linking its customers e-commerce applications with their mission critical ERP systems," said Dave Liederbach, vice president, e-commerce, IBM Software.
OTP Software also chose IBM Net.Commerce because it runs on DB2* Universal Database, Oracle 8** and UNIX*** and Windows NT**** platforms. Furthermore, the integration architecture designed into IBM Net.Commerce allows OTP Software to develop and sell interfaces to its Oracle ERP customer base. IBM Net.Commerce is a crucial piece of OTP Software's "A-Z" e-commerce sales channel solutions.
About IBM Net.Commerce
IBM Net.Commerce is a set of integrated software components that enables businesses to sell goods and services through an electronic catalog on the Internet. This out-of-the-box solution gives companies the ability to start simple and grow fast. It comes complete with catalog templates, setup wizards and advanced catalog tools to easily build effective and attractive electronic commerce sites. IBM Net.Commerce is ideal for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications and integrates seamlessly with a company's existing business systems to protect IT investments. Part of the IBM WebSphere* family of application servers, IBM Net.Commerce customers benefit from the functionality of the WebSphere family, which integrates Web commerce, Web server, transaction processing and distributed component software from IBM.