IBM and J.D. Edwards & Co have formed a global alliance to jointly sell and market collaborative commerce solutions to the public sector and wholesale distribution markets, the companies announced.
Under the terms of the agreement, J.D. Edwards' World and OneWorld Xe applications will be ported to IBM's eServer and key software and middleware products.
As a result, J.D. Edwards' solutions will be incorporated into IBM's DB2 database, its WebSphere Commerce Suite and MarketPlace Edition and its WebSphere Application Servers. In addition, IBM Global Services will provide consulting and integration services for joint IBM/J.D. Edwards solutions.
J.D. Edwards' OneWorld is a fulfilment engine for the WebSphere platform, providing back-end functions for transactions via storefront and trading exchanges, directly fulfilling them through OneWorld's financial, sales order, warehousing, customer relationship management and knowledge management applications.