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Viewlocity to transform Australian SMB supply chains through IBM's ISV Advantage Iniative

  • 23 March, 2005 15:34

<p>Sydney, Australia, 23 March 2005 --Viewlocity, Inc., a provider of supply chain event management and visibility solutions, today announced that it has joined the Australian arm of IBM's ISV Advantage Initiative. The initiative gives independent software vendors (ISVs) technical and marketing support to help meet the specific information technology needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs).</p>
<p>Viewlocity is working with IBM to offer e-business on demand solutions that will enable SMBs to streamline supply chain operations with all partners. A streamlined SMB supply chain results in the ability to operate with significantly smaller reserves of inventory, capacity and people, while improving service levels.</p>
<p>Enabling Viewlocity's Control Tower Platform on IBM WebSphere Internet infrastructure software running on Linux means Viewlocity will utilise the open source platform to speed its expansion into the SMB market.</p>
<p>"With Viewlocity now part of IBM's ISV Advantage Initiative in Australia, our SMB customers can deploy enterprise-class supply chain applications tailored to suit their business environment," said Fadi Geha, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Viewlocity. "Partnering with IBM expands not only our reach, but also our available resources with which to service customers as Australian supply chains come under increasing scrutiny."</p>
<p>"We are happy to have Viewlocity partner with IBM in Australia as part of ISV Advantage and become a supply chain partner of choice," said Scott Kardash, Director Global Business Partners, IBM Australia/New Zealand. "SMBs have unique supply chain requirements that often require addressing on largely inflexible budgets, and IBM sees Viewlocity as a key player in delivering tailored solutions based on these requirements."</p>
<p>The IBM WebSphere family includes products that are designed and priced specifically for small and medium businesses -- easy to install and manage, scalable to grow with a business, rich in functionality, and based on open standards to allow integration with existing software and hardware platforms.</p>
<p>Viewlocity will also work closely with IBM locally to expand its visibility in target vertical industries through various co-marketing and sales activities.</p>
<p>ISV Advantage is administered by PartnerWorld for Developers, the developer resource for IBM Business Partners. It is a worldwide program designed to help software developers reach broader markets, lower their costs of doing business, and take their products to market faster.</p>
<p>In addition, Viewlocity has become a member of IBM Global Services Application Enablement Program (AEP). This program leverages IBM’s investment in global datacentre architecture and helps transform an ISV’s traditional licence business into a software as a service (SaaS) or on demand application business.</p>
<p>“This is the first step to enabling Viewlocity SCM software as a true on demand application,” said Fadi Geha.</p>
<p>IBM’s AEP program provides ISVs with technical enablement for hosting of their application, co-marketing planning and ongoing business development support from IBM Global Services.</p>
<p>For more information on the Application Enablement Program, visit:
http://www-1.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/so/ebhs/a1000350</p>
<p>-ENDS-</p>
<p>About Viewlocity
Viewlocity provides supply chain management software that helps enterprises execute operations more effectively. Our software suite is comprised of visibility, event management, and optimisation components that enable companies to optimise their use of assets and monitor supply chain processes for exceptions. When exceptions occur the optimal response can be determined, minimising disruption to the business. As a result, Viewlocity's customers can run their businesses with significantly smaller reserves of inventory, capacity and people, while improving service levels. To find out how companies use Viewlocity's products to improve their operations, visit www.viewlocity.com.</p>
<p>Media queries:
Gerard Mansour
Red Agency
+61 02 9955 7877
gerard.mansour@redagency.com.au</p>

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