IBM and Harbinger Join Forces

By Jim Martin

In a major coup for Harbinger Corp. (Atlanta), a worldwide provider of business-to-business e-commerce software, services and solutions, the company announced a worldwide e-commerce agreement with IBM. Under terms of the deal, IBM will market and support e-commerce end-user software products developed by Harbinger for translation and mapping.

“We are exceptionally pleased with our agreement with IBM and believe our customers will benefit from the relationship as well,” says James M. Travers, president and COO for Harbinger. “Our focus is helping businesses of all sizes to extend their ability to implement e-commerce trading communities. Through our relationship with IBM, our customers will have the advantage of choosing ‘Best in Class’ e-commerce software from one of the world’s leading service providers.”

Harbinger TrustedLink software suite for AS/400, UNIX and NT platforms is the main focus of the agreement, although there are plans to include additional e-commerce technologies in the future.

IBM Global Services will initially market TrustedLink software to North American and European customers. In the future, IBM will market the product to Latin American and Asia/Pacific customers.

“IBM and Harbinger have a proven track record of providing customers with premier e-commerce solutions,” says Chand Patel, VP. E-commerce services, IBM Global Services. “The Harbinger relationship will complement our existing suite of products and services, enhancing out ability to provide seamless e-commerce solutions on a wide range of platforms.”