AMS, Active Software Join Forces on Enterprise Applications: American Management Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., and Active Software Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., will work together to sell enterprise application integration solutions to government and commercial customers.
Under the agreement, AMS will market, sell and support Active Software's suite of integration software products. AMS also will provide consulting services for using Active Software products.
The alliance will target the government, telecommunications and financial services markets. The services the companies will provide include customer asset management, electronic commerce, enterprise resource planning and supply chain management.
MicroAge Acquires UK Integrator: The integration wing of MicroAge Inc. of Phoenix has purchased United Kingdom systems integrator Bell & Watson of London. Terms of the June 22 deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition brings about 55 new employees to MicroAge. The new unit will operate under the name MicroAge UK Ltd. The acquisition is part of MicroAge's strategy to expand its integration services and establish a direct corporate presence in the European market, company officials said.
"This acquisition underscores our commitment to the European market and is part of our initiative to expand our worldwide corporate presence in order to provide superior service to our customers wherever they do business," said John Lewis, president of MicroAge Integration, which also is based in Phoenix.
SAIC Joins webMethods Integrator Program: Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego and Fairfax, Va.-based webMethods Inc. signed a strategic alliance for SAIC to offer webMethods' integration server to customers.
The server automates the exchange of data between applications, Web sites and legacy data sources. SAIC will target sales of the server to federal and commercial customers looking for e-commerce solutions, the company said.
Supply chain management, automated procurement and logistics are among the applications that already have been developed and deployed using webMethods' tech-nology.
- Nick Wakeman
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