Contenlo Chooses IBM to Help Deliver On Demand Business Solutions to Meet Banking Industry Customer Needs

Joins IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks

HARROGATE, ENGLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/13/2005 -- Contenlo Consulting Ltd today announced it has achieved industry optimized in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks. Contenlo can now take advantage of IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver on demand solutions that meet customer requirements in the Banking industry.

Customers are seeking solutions that can help them better integrate processes and applications and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities -- all key elements in transforming to an On Demand business.

Contenlo are an Enterprise Reporting specialist independent software vendor (ISV) targeting the Banking and Retail industries, where our core product Contenlo Quest delivers to users the information they need whenever and wherever they want it. Quest provides easy to use real-time reporting across multiple systems via web page, spreadsheet and mobile devices.

PartnerWorld Industry Networks have really helped us focus on the industries where we have the best fit, and keeps us up to speed with industry developments. Having the assistance of IBM with technical issues and sales and marketing is a great bonus.

Contenlo Quest is enabled on IBM WebSphere Application Server and DB2 UDB on the IBM eServer iSeries, pSeries and xSeries running AIX, i5, Linux and Windows 2003 Server.

"When you save your customers time and money you earn their respect, PartnerWorld Industry Networks helps transfer that respect to new customers," said Richard Downey, Technical Director of Contenlo.

"PartnerWorld Industry Networks is mobilizing thousands of ISVs, helping them to develop customized, industry solutions for customers," said Lesley Norris, director of ISV & Developer Relations, IBM Europe, Middle East, Africa. "Customers aren't seeking a one-size-fits-all solution -- they want tailored, industry-specific solutions that can help solve their business challenges. Through PartnerWorld Industry Networks, IBM is working closely with Contenlo to deliver open and flexible solutions to match our customers' needs."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today. ISVs who have attained one or more Industry Optimized competences have successfully integrated with on demand IBM infrastructure software and hardware and demonstrated success with customers in the industries they note.

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