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Quick Takes: Partnering for enhanced software and supporting Oracle

Industri-Matematik and Blue Martini, Blue Flame and Cognos, Pivotal and Datawest, and NCR and BroadVision all partner to provide CRM software to their customers. Meanwhile, SoftWatch announces support for Oracle 8i.

Industri-Matematik and Blue Martini launch sales, fulfillment and customer service software

Sweden's Industri-Matematik International Corp. and San Mateo, Calif.-based Blue Martini Software Inc. have announced that they will work together to provide e-business software for interacting with customers and managing high-volume order fulfillment. The combined software address both business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-business requirements to control the quality and velocity of transactions across a supply chain. Blue Martini offers catalog management, content management, transaction management, data analysis and personalization, while Industri-Matematik's software provides order management, fulfillment and eCRM capabilities.

Blueflame and Cognos partner for business intelligence software

Hackensack, N.J.-based Blueflame, Inc. and Burlington, Mass.-based Cognos have announced a partnership to provide business intelligence software. Blueflame will use the Cognos business intelligence software as a platform to build customized software for its clients. The software will assist in interpreting and utilizing data across the enterprise to enhance customer and partner relationships.

SoftWatch offers Oracle support

The latest offering from New York-based SoftWatch, the SoftWatch Relationship Server 2.2, has officially launched and gives health companies the ability to work within their enterprise-wide software for e-business and e-marketing. SoftWatch now supports the Oracle 8i database, which the company says is widely used by health companies. It's all part of the company's strategy to develop out-of-the-box software that can easily be integrated with enterprise systems.

Pivotal and Datawest launch hosted demand chain software

Pivotal Corporation, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and Vancouver-based Datawest Solutions Inc. have announced demand chain network software designed for financial services companies. The software enhances the ability to engage in Internet commerce and CRM activities. The companies hope to foster faster, more efficient customer interaction with financial services companies across traditional and Internet communications channels. Using the software, companies can consolidate large volumes of information and compile enterprise-wide data for personalized marketing, sales, support and service.

NCR and BroadVision enter into $17 million e-business partnership

Dayton, Ohio-based NCR Corporation and Redwood City, Calif.-based BroadVision, Inc. have announced a $17 million worldwide partnership to help companies drive business growth with personalized communications to consumers and businesses. Through the agreement, NCR and BroadVision will develop software adapters between BroadVision's software and NCR's Teradata database, CRM software and ATMs.

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