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Soprano joins IBM ISV Advantage program

  • 12 May, 2005 15:31

<p>Soprano Design Joins IBM’s ISV Advantage Initiative to Help SMB Customers in Media and Communications Industry</p>
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<p>Sydney, Australia, 12 May 2005 --Soprano Design Pty Ltd, a mobile messaging and wireless application infrastructure provider, has joined IBM’s ISV Advantage Initiative, a program designed to provide independent software vendors (ISVs) with technical and marketing support to help meet the specific information technology needs of small and medium business (SMB) companies. Customers are seeking solutions that help them better integrate processes and applications internally and externally and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities on demand.</p>
<p>Soprano Design provides its SOPRANO Corporate Gateway Platform (CGP) to provide mobile messaging and wireless application infrastructure. SMB applications can then use 2-way SMS and MMS to improve customer and employee services. Soprano Design ready solutions include Campaign Manager, Desktop SMS, Appointment Reminder, Remind and Pay, Rapid Staff Replacement, Mobile Ticketing and Mobile Banking. These solutions allow SMB customers to improve customer and employee contact by leveraging the interactive and personal delivery of information to mobile devices.</p>
<p>Enabling SOPRANO CGP on IBM’s DB2 and Websphere on Linux will help Soprano Design expand into the SMB market faster and more effectively than is possible with proprietary platforms.</p>
<p>“The ISV Advantage provides a highly effective program to identify the SMB customers who can take advantage of the IBM and Soprano offer. Through IBM, these SMB customers can reap the benefits of the mobile channel faster and effectively,” said Richard Favero, Managing Director, Soprano Design.</p>
<p>The IBM WebSphere and DB2 family includes products that are designed and priced specifically for small and medium businesses -- easy to install and manage, scalable to grow with a business, rich in functionality, and based on open standards to allow integration with existing software and hardware platforms.</p>
<p>Soprano Design will also work closely with IBM to expand its visibility in target vertical industries through various co-marketing and sales activities.</p>
<p>ISV Advantage is administered by IBM PartnerWorld, the developer resource for IBM Business Partners. It is a worldwide program designed to help software developers reach broader markets, lower their costs of doing business, and take their products to market faster. For more information, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld, or call 1800 637 713 in Australia.</p>
<p>About Soprano Design
www.soprano.com.au</p>
<p>Soprano Design is the leading provider of mobile messaging and wireless application infrastructure in Australia. Soprano counts as its clients the leading mobile network operators, wireless application service providers, financial institutions, government and top 100 corporations.</p>
<p>Soprano Design researches, develops and licenses its advanced mobile messaging and wireless application infrastructure software to its clients. These software products are designed to allow our customers to improve internal business processes and generate revenue.</p>
<p>With over a decade of experience, and operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, London and the USA, Soprano Design can provide off the shelf and customised innovative and timely solutions for the wireless vision customer.</p>
<p>* IBM, the IBM Business Partner emblem, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, PartnerWorld and WebSphere are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.</p>
<p>For more information:</p>
<p>IBM
Leesa Loh
External Communications Manager, Software Group
IBM Australia &amp; New Zealand
T: 0405 614 243
E: leesaloh@au1.ibm.com
W: http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld</p>
<p>SOPRANO Design
Tom Scahill
Business Development
T: 0414 412319
E: tom@soprano.com.au
W: www.soprano.com.au</p>
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