Sun Microsystems, Managemark Team Up

Sun Microsystems Inc. and Managemark Inc. said they are teaming up
to integrate Managemark’s electronic business applications with Sun’s
StarOffice suite of office productivity software to deliver new economies of
scale for next generation portals.


In support of the agreement, Sun and Managemark will launch a joint campaign
in the first quarter of 2000 to promote ExpensAble.com as a premier expense
management application for StarOffice e-business portals with the goal of
reaching 100,000 new subscribers.


Financial arrangements between the companies were not disclosed.


“Managemark exemplifies the type of company that Sun is closely working with
to help ensure our portal customers have best of breed applications
integrated with our StarOffice
productivity tools which can drive traffic, create community and provide
revenue sharing capabilities for portal owners.” said Doug Kaewert, vice
president for market development at Sun Microsystems.


Managemark will use the Solaris Operating Environment as its primary
development and deployment platform for future e-business applications and
has become a member of the Sun Developer Connection program. The company is
also leveraging the Sun Startup
Essentials program to develop e-business applications for portal operators.


Based on a subscription transaction model, Managemark’s B2B Web applications
provide a recurring revenue stream that allows for revenue sharing between
host, partners and portals from things such as advertising and site
membership fees.

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