Geac Computer Corporation and Peregrine Systems have signed a global agreement, which will see Geac's Enterprise Solutions division resell Peregrine's employee relationship management applications.
Although it is still "early days" for the partnership in Australia, Geac will offer Peregrine's Get2Connect global trading network to its own customer base, according to Geac spokeswoman Carol Bath. The alliance also includes Peregrine's e-procurement and employee self-service applications, and business relationship management software for collaborative commerce.
Bath said the deal originated out of the US and will take some time before its effects are felt in the Australian market. For the time being, it remains "business as usual", she said.
One sticking point that will receive strong attention is the fact that Geac already has a human resources software package, which Bath said has undergone extensive localisation for the Australian market.
However, Steve Gardner, Peregrine's chairman and CEO, said in a statement: "The combination of our e-procurement solution and our Get2Connect network will be tightly integrated with Geac's proven business management software.
"This is a good opportunity for customers to realise return on investment through improved operational efficiencies in the procurement process, better visibility and cost controls over procured goods, and the competitive advantage of building tighter and more productive relationships between buyers and suppliers."
Peregrine's e-procurement software extends traditional procurement processes by allowing organisations to evaluate the overall cost of owning and managing an asset -- described as the total cost of ownership not simply its initial purchase price.