WebMethods, a provider of business-to-business integration (B2Bi) solutions, and Rare Medium have announced a strategic alliance to deliver end-to-end B2Bi solutions to the Global 2000 marketplace.
As part of the company’s expanding e-commerce practice, Rare Medium will incorporate webMethods B2B into its solution set and will provide customers with a broad range of consulting and implementation services to execute B2B e-commerce strategies.
Phillip Merrick, CEO of webMethods, said: “Through the alliance, we will enable our customers to create new revenue streams, increase returns on investments and strengthen relationships by seamlessly linking customers, suppliers and business partners in tightly integrated B2B trading networks.”
As a part of the alliance, the two companies will pursue joint sales and marketing opportunities in financial services, telecommunications and high-tech manufacturing.
“Through this alliance, we can leverage our combined expertise to deploy innovative, proven and cost-effective B2B solutions that are uniquely tailored to fit our clients’ needs,” said Brian Francis, senior vice-president of global alliances for Rare Medium.
Rare Medium is a member of webMethods’ B2B Rapid Integration Team, a programme that provides consulting and support services to integrate trading partners with trading networks and exchanges built on webMethods B2B.
Rare Medium invests in next generation Internet companies and provides end-to-end Internet Services. It incubates, finances and manages private companies and also makes strategic investments in independently managed companies that it believes possess superior Internet-focused business models. The company’s services include development and authoring of business plans and strategies; strategic, creative and technological consulting for web initiatives; on-line brand development and management; development of content for broadband and wireless applications; and launch of on-line commerce trading exchanges.
Rare Medium employs more than 1,400 people in more than 22 locations world-wide.
Founded in 1996, webMethods is based in Fairfax, Virginia, with offices across the US and Europe. The company has more than 160 customers world-wide - from Global 2000 leaders such as Dell, Eastman Chemical Company, Lucent Technologies and Grainger to major B2B market places like ChemConnect, e-STEEL and Ventro.
webMethods’ strategic partners include Ariba, Commerce One, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, i2 Technologies, KPMG Consulting, Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp., Sterling Commerce and SAP AG.