J.D. Edwards and BPS Sign Distribution Agreement

In an effort to better reach the AS/400 small and medium business enterprise resource planning (ERP) market space, Business Partner Solutions Inc. (San Antonio) has signed a distribution agreement with J.D. Edwards and Co. (Denver).

Under the terms of the partnership, BPS -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of Savoir Technology Group Inc. (Campbell, Calif.) -- has the opportunity to offer an ERP solution for small and medium businesses (SMB) to IBM solution providers. BPS will also pre-load J.D. Edwards' ERP software on the AS/400 for an integrated solution.

"J.D. Edwards offers a truly scalable solution that will grow with the business needs of small companies," says Joe Mertens, president and CEO of BPS, a leading distributor of AS/400 systems, software, storage and services. "Our partnership with J.D. Edwards enables us to offer our solution providers a top ERP technology in a comprehensive and adaptable business solution."

J.D. Edwards is similarly enthusiastic about the relationship. "By partnering with BPS, we are expanding the breadth and depth of our resources to sell and support our products for small businesses nationwide," says Carl Farrell, director of worldwide channels for J.D. Edwards. "BPS shares our market focus and general customer-oriented culture, and we intend to leverage this partnership to extend our reach into the small business market."

--L. Greenemeier