The Onyx Resource Kit for BizTalk Server 2000 has hit the market. This jointly developed, packaged CRM solution provides seamless integration of applications within and across organizational boundaries.
BizTalk Server 2000 unites enterprise application integration, B2B integration and business process orchestration technology designed to allow developers, IT professionals and business analysts to integrate applications, platforms and businesses over the Internet.
The Onyx Resource Kit for BizTalk Server leverages Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers, including Windows 2000 Server, SQL Server 2000, BizTalk Server 2000 and Office 2000.
Portum AG, a B2B auction site in Germany with customers including Audi, Bayer, ACG, Mercedes-Benz Lenkungen and Renault, is already reaping the benefits from implementing the resource kit. Implemented by Accenture, this global .NET Enterprise server-based integration solution connects Portum’s Onyx Employee Portal in Germany to its auctioning system in Dallas, USA.
“We have achieved seamless integration of Onyx CRM software throughout the Portum network, from our global trading headquarters in Germany to our auctioning system in Dallas,” said Stefan Broenner, chief intelligence officer at Portum AG. “We can now track and analyze customer-related information across the entire value chain. The kit has given us all the functionality we need, without investing in expensive upgrades. The tracking capability, combined with our Onyx Customer Portal, gives our customers total access to their profile and account information through any web-enabled computer.”
Customers can now work more effectively with customers, partners and vendors, and improve productivity among customer-facing employees, without abandoning the investments made in existing programs and processes.
“Building with the .NET Enterprise Servers, specifically with BizTalk Server 2000, represents a new way of doing business, allowing companies to communicate internally and externally without extensive customization or high overhead,” said Bill Bunker of Onyx Software. “We believe it is not only a tremendous value-add for our joint customers, but a solid illustration of the strong commitment Microsoft and Onyx share to jointly develop solutions that are applicable in real situations and that deliver tangible results.”
“The Onyx Resource Kit for BizTalk Server 2000 provides the business agility to seamlessly and quickly orchestrate their CRM-related business processes across all applications and systems throughout the entire value chain,” said Bill Dunlap, group product manager for e-business products at Microsoft Corp.
Onyx Software Corp is a global supplier of enterprise-wide, customer-centric applications that connect and power a company’s entire eBusiness world, including customers, partners and sales, marketing and service groups, making total customer and partner information available enterprise-wide. Onyx’s products are known for flexibility, reliability and ease of use, resulting in high return on investment, low total cost of ownership and industry-leading customer satisfaction. Onyx operates worldwide, with customers including American Express, Broadwing, Commerce One, Credit Suisse, Dreyfus, FirstWorld Communications, Portland Trail Blazers, Prudential Securities and Sierra Health Services.