DENVER – May 17, 2000 – Qwest Cyber.Solutions LLC (QCS), the largest enterprise applications service provider (ASP), today announced the QCS Business Partner Program, designed to enable premier technology solution providers to evolve their business model to include ASP services from a trusted industry leader. The new program has drawn interest from hundreds of partners and is expected to generate $100 million in ASP services revenue. First members of the program include C-bridge, the leading global c-commerce solutions provider, Compendit Technologies and Idea Integration, the e-business unit of Modis Incorporated.
The program is available to best of breed consulting firms, system integrators, hardware vendors, and infrastructure vendors and resellers. The program provides select, high value organizations the ability to partner with QCS to deliver their customers an integrated ASP solution. By offering two different levels of membership, partners have the ability to either work with QCS to provide integrated solutions for customers or become lead referral partners that extends their product offerings with QCS solutions creating new business opportunities to address their rapidly growing and changing marketplace. QCS and the partner will jointly deliver solutions to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
"This strategic partnering program will propel QCS to capture additional market share as it extends the scope and reach of our solutions to an expanded customer base accessed through the new partners," said John Charters, Qwest Cyber.Solutions' president and CEO. "The program opens the door for partners to capitalize on the ASP demand and expand their business value proposition to their customers. Idea Integration, Compendit and C-Bridge are just the first to partner and we expect many others to quickly follow, creating a strong community of QCS business partners."
C-bridge, Compendit and Idea Integration
Three top-tier business partners, C-bridge, Compendit and Idea Integration, are the first to join the program.
C-Bridge Internet Solutions is the leading provider of true c-commerce business solutions. C-bridge's industry iSolutions create business value for clients by developing business and technology strategies, and delivering advanced Internet applications and e-business solutions. C-bridge also provides executive educational services to guide over 10,000 business leaders per year in the successful definition and implementation of Internet business transformation and collaboration. An Oracle preferred business partner, as well as a long-term HP partner, C-bridge brings value to the QCS Business Partner Program. Through the partner program, C-Bridge and QCS will work together to deliver c-commerce solutions that incorporate critical ASP capability.
Compendit Inc., a market-leading provider of professional services that delivers e-Business Analytical Solutions that enables the analysis of customer interactions and Web logs together with ERP Business Content. As one of today's front-running SAP Business Information Warehouse™ (SAP BW™) implementers, Compendit has joined QCS' program and is together offering BW QUICKSTART, a 30-day implementation hosted in QCS' ASP environment. Compendit will provide the implementation support and QCS will host and manage the application. By joining the program Compendit is able to provide customers an excellent way to begin building a consistent company-wide decision support environment. The BW QUICKSTART offering, available immediately, is a quick and cost effective solution that provides companies with immediate access to information about their business.
Idea Integration is an end-to-end e-business solutions provider enabling clients to define, design, implement, and manage Internet strategies across their enterprise. QCS and Idea will work together to provide a broad range of CRM, ERP, and B2B e-commerce integration and ASP services. By joining the program, Idea further expands the service offerings of the company's Enterprise Solutions unit into the rapidly expanding ASP marketplace, allowing Idea to provide TSP capabilities. This program greatly improves market exposure to the thousands of existing and prospective customers contemplating quick start implementations and high quality management of enterprise-wide solutions from which to launch their e-business strategies.
For more information on the program or how to apply to become a member please call Pam Venkus at 303-992-6312 or Ted Williams at 303-992-7504.
About Qwest Cyber.Solutions
Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QCS) is the industry's largest enterprise applications service provider (ASP) delivering scalable and reliable business critical software solutions through remote management and hosting of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business-to-Business (B2B) E-Commerce applications. A joint venture between Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and KPMG LLP, QCS leverages Qwest's state-of-the-art Internet protocol broadband network and CyberCenters as well as KPMG's consulting and software integration expertise. QCS' software applications portfolio includes Ariba, Captura, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel, and others. For more information, see the QCS Web site at www.qwestcybersolutions.com.
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