Marketing Alliance for EDS and BEA

E-business infrastructure software provider BEA Systems Inc. , today announced it will build on its five-year relationship with hosting services provider, EDS through a marketing alliance for integrated services and software packages on the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform.

Using the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform, EDS’ E Solutions can build integrated systems for business information and transactions to flow to the companies’ employees, customers and partners. Through the new alliance, EDS and BEA will develop joint training, marketing and sales programs targeted toward Global 1000 companies to produce additional integrated systems based on the BEA platform.

According to Brad Rucker, executive director of EDS bluesphere, an interactive Web solutions division of EDS, the Plano, Texas-based firm relies on the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform for enterprise-wide applications. “By formalizing our alliance, we strengthen our ability to bring innovative solutions to reduce operating costs, fuel revenue growth and boost productivity for a range of customers,” he says.

BEA says its WebLogic E-Business Platform allows EDS to unify the development, deployment and integration of its enterprise solutions, and to date EDS has delivered nearly 100 applications to its customers built on BEA.

“The development and implementation of great e-business systems often involves a broader skill set than any single organization can provide,” says Rauline Ochs, vice president of worldwide partner initiatives for BEA. “The EDS-BEA alliance broadens the opportunities for both companies to provide their joint customers with reliable and cost-effective solutions.”

Currently EDS and BEA are collaborating on an integrated e-business system called CalWORKS Information Network (CalWIN). Due for completion in 2002, the system is designed to streamline the delivery of human-services benefits from multiple assistance programs to families in 18 California counties. CalWIN will be used by more than 30,000 employees in 777 offices throughout the state and aims to reduce payment errors and the cost of program administration.

“Our work with BEA to forge agreements for this project has paved the way for the global alliance, which will streamline future projects requiring enterprise-class transaction processing,” says Dan Gonos, EDS chief technologist for the CalWIN project.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 93 offices in 34 countries and provides e-business infrastructure software to over 11,000 customers around the world.

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