Contract news – Deals: done and dusted

Plumtree Software/BT Ignite

Plumtree has announced a relationship with BT Ignite Application Services, the ASP unit of BT Ignite. They will work together to deliver a range of productivity applications and services, fronted by a Plumtree-based corporate portal and hosted by BT Ignite.

Logica/Blu Italy

Logica has announced a deal with Blu Italy, part of the BT Group, for its Odyssey mobile network planning tool to develop the operator’s GSM 2G network.

Sherwood International/Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

IT solutions supplier Sherwood International has announced that CGE&Y will be one of its implementation partners for UK, Europe and North America.

Trillium/Dalkia Energy and Technical Services

Trillium has once again chosen Dalkia to provide fully-integrated mechanical, electrical and fabric services for its Southern portfolio of Prime/DSS properties.

Vital Online/Royal Sun & Alliance

Internet and web service provider Vital Online has signed a deal to extend its relationship with Royal Sun Alliance, aiding its Global Ventures division.

Sun Microsystems/Meta4

Sun Microsystems and Meta4 have announced the creation of their first International Centre of Expertise. The objective of the new centre is to offer a complete technological solution for companies that invest in HR and knowledge management applications.

eGain Communications/Telia Group

Customer interaction management software provider eGain has announced a strategic alliance with the Telia Group, to provide it with eGain Mail, a component of the eGain Commerce suite.


UCCnet has named software and services provider Viewlocity as a Concept approved solution partner for its global electronic trading community.


Internet security products and PKI infrastructure provider nCipher has announced that its hardware security modules are EntrustReady, which means they now support the Entrust/PKI solution.


Virgin’s new chain will use Coda’s specialist financial solution, which will provide it with centralised financial management information in realtime, as well as giving retail staff access to sales information.


B2B web commerce software company SpaceWorks has announced that its Web BusinessManager Suite is to be implemented by ATM manufacturer Diebold.

Kewill Systems/Tesco

Software group Kewill has announced that its Kewill Trade system is to be implemented by food retailer Tesco, allowing its smaller suppliers to bypass phone, fax, e-mail or post.

Keane/Optimum Logistics

E-business and IT consulting firm Keane has been commissioned by Optimum Logistics to develop the first Internet based logistics system for bulk materials, called TransLink.


Online shops and e-commerce solutions provider Internolix has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft. The deal will cover joint training and consulting programmes for all Internolix and Microsoft resellers, as well as a product bundling agreement.


Second-generation e-business applications provider RightWorks is to provide Hewlett-Packard with e-business solutions for its enterprise customers worldwide.

APD Communications/Ascent/Lynx Commercial Systems

Control systems deliverer APD has chosen Lynx to provide it with the Ascent CRM solution to manage its sales operation.

Aspect Software/Hewlett-Packard

Aspect has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to provide rapid deployment of e-CRM solutions for the banking and insurance industry across the central European marketplace.

Datapoint/Kana Communications

Customer interaction specialist Datapoint has announced a pan-European deal with Kana to provide an integrated approach in managing all customer interactions within an organisation.

Minerva Industrial Systems/Robocom/AG Barr

Minerva has won a £240,000 contract to provide Robocom’s warehouse management system for soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr.

CrossWorlds/GlobeRanger Corporation

E-business integration platform provider Crossworlds has been chosen to provide GlobeRanger with a standard e-business integration solution, facilitating information exchange to and from its customers’ business systems.

evolutionB/Siemens/Interbel Software

Web technology solutions provider evolutionB has agreed a partnership with Siemens and Interbel to offer Synergy and SynergyNow application frameworks to Southern Europe and Latin America.


E-solutions provider SAP is to implement the IXOs-Exchange Archive solution for its employees worldwide. It will enable e-mail archiving, eliminating capacity problems and reducing pressure across its network.


Global professional services company marchFIRST is to extend its strategic alliance with SAP. They will jointly offer customers a new e-business value proposition.

Travel InfoSystems/BTinternet

Travel InfoSystems has joined forces with BTinternet to provide UK rail, Eurostar information and journey planning as a WAP service. It is part of BTinternet’s plans to create a WAP service that includes all the services currently available to its desktop users.

SAS Institute/ is to implement SAS’ e-Intelligence product to identify customer purchase patterns and enhance customer interactions on the web.

Image/Manpower Software

Manpower has won a contract to provide cruise industry photography concessionaire Image with MAPS Maritime, enabling scheduling, planning and personnel requirements for more than 200 internationally located staff.


OpenTV has announced a broadband partnership with ICTV, which enables cable operators using the OpenTV client-server platform solution to deliver ICTV’s broadband Internet, attachments for e-mail and web linking.

GEO Interactive Media Group/The Associated Press

GEO has announced a deal to stream Associated Press video news to wireless devices via MPEG-4 compliant clips, in a trial of GEO’s technology.

IAnywhere Solutions/Broadbeam Corporation

IAnywhere solutions and Broad have announced an alliance to enable wireless messaging for m-business applications.

Accenture/Yantra Corporation

Accenture and Yantra Corporation are joining forces to provide supply chain solutions through PureEcommerce, a fully web-enabled application that manages, tracks and executes complex customer transactions across a company’s extended enterprise.


E-business communication software company Streamserve is to to complement Baan’s ERP capability with its communication platform. This will provide clients with a software solution that extends the management and automation of critical business information for customers, partners and suppliers.


Logica has announced a five-year, multimillion pound per year commitment with AWG (formerly Anglian Water), as its strategic development partner. Logica will provide AWG with advice and experience to help guide the company in creating the next generation utility business. Software

E-business transformation company Mercator is to supply online retailer with its E-Business Integration Broker suite as key technology for Amazon’s B2B integration strategy.


International management and IT services consultancy Calleo has provided the content management software and build for Barclaycard’s visionary online shopping search site, IndigoSquare. Calleo’s CMS software controls the storage and dissemination of customer and retailer data on the site, offering over one million products and services.


Railtrack has chosen Spescom’s Configuration Management Software to facilitate the renewal and relaying of main line routes.

Ericsson/GEO Interactive

Ericsson has licensed GEO’s Emblaze technology and will use it as a component in its multimedia solution, enabling operators and service providers to offer on demand, standard based and streamed mobile multimedia services.

The Programming Poole/Pegasus

IT consultancy The Programming Poole is to be a nationwide dealer for Pegasus Opera II, a newly launched re-development of the accounting solution for business.

Knowledge Management Software/Caribiner Capital

KMS has joined forces with e-business investment and operational services provider Caribiner Capital, to combine eCRM solutions with knowledge management software.

Pivotal Corporation/Datawest Solutions

Pivotal and Datawest have launched demand chain network solutions designed to help financial service companies accelerate their ability to engage in e-commerce and CRM.

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