Products to be ported to IBM's AIX operating system include BroadVision's One-To-One Enterprise eCRM platform and One-To-One suite of e-business applications. The companies will jointly integrate the BroadVision application suite with IBM's DB2 data management software. In addition, BroadVision and IBM will work to integrate the solutions with IBM WebSphere for Enterprise Java Beans integration with back end systems.
IBM will demonstrate the combined e-business solutions to customers at IBM e-business Innovation Centers around the world.
BroadVision has also signed IBM Global Services, an information technology services provider, as its top-tier systems integration partner to extend the reach of this solution set worldwide.
"We're very excited about this new relationship with IBM," said Dr. Pehong Chen, president and CEO of BroadVision. "The joint enterprise e-business solution allows us to take the richness of BroadVision's functionality to IBM's fast growing RS/6000 server platform. With this agreement, BroadVision extends its global reach and answers the e-business needs of many global enterprises."
Under the terms of the agreement, IBM will provide technical assistance, development resources, hardware and software to BroadVision to assist in porting. In addition, IBM and BroadVision will allocate funds for establishing a worldwide practice for the training of IBM Global Services personnel and IBM Business Partners.