SOURCE: Kabira Technologies

June 05, 2008 20:24 ET

Kabira Technologies™ and Planet Consulting Sign Joint Marketing Agreement

Companies Partner to Offer Their Combined Products and Services to North American Payments and Financial Services Enterprises

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - Kabira Technologies, Inc., a leader in high-performance transaction processing software for global enterprises, today announced Planet Consulting, Inc., a division of Planet Group, Inc., as the latest member of its Global Partner Program. Under their agreement, Kabira® and Planet Consulting will develop and implement joint-marketing efforts to generate new revenue opportunities throughout North America.

"Working with Kabira is an ideal business venture for Planet," said Mark Spurgeon, President of Planet Consulting, Inc. "Their transaction platform is built for performance, fault tolerance and flexibility, which fits well with our expertise and offerings within the payments industry. We are excited about the new revenue opportunities this partnership will generate."

"Planet Consulting has for many years been a widely respected name in the North American payments and financial services marketplace," said Chris Clabaugh, Vice President of Business Development at Kabira. "We believe that the combination of Kabira's low-latency, high-throughput transaction platform and associated applications, with Planet's deep vertical expertise will prove to be a compelling offer for organizations of all sizes that are looking to address legacy application and infrastructure shortcomings."

The agreement enables Planet to offer Kabira products and services to both companies' customers across the region. Planet consultants have been fully trained on Kabira's market-leading transactional platform and payments applications, and the companies anticipate undertaking immediate joint activities to better serve the needs of each other's customer and prospect base. In addition, Planet will provide staff augmentation to assist Kabira customers in addressing the significant demand for implementation of Kabira's applications.

Since 1996, Planet Consulting of Omaha, Nebraska, has provided companies of all sizes with the information technology consulting and staff augmentation they require to perform and complete their IT initiatives. Planet's key differentiator is its ability to attract, recruit and hire highly qualified information technology professionals who meet an organization's specific IT needs. Planet Consulting offers unmatched breadth and depth of real world technology solutions that ultimately enable businesses to respond effectively to changes in the marketplace.

About Planet Consulting, Inc.

Planet Consulting is a member company of Planet Group, Inc. Planet Group, Inc. is a privately held corporation and holding company of a diverse group of technology and business solutions companies. Planet Group's diverse portfolio of companies provide solutions and services such as information technology consulting, electronic payment processing, secure correspondence portals and business process management to Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, healthcare, banking, retail, and consumer industrial and technology industries.

About Kabira Technologies, Inc.

Kabira Technologies, Inc. ("Kabira") provides proven "extreme transaction processing" software for large enterprises. Its products are designed to meet the demanding requirements of real-time, always-on business processes. Kabira supports mission-critical business applications, including card payment processing and real-time telecom services charging and provisioning. Kabira software can be implemented rapidly with much higher performance and at substantially less cost than other alternatives. Kabira has installed its products at over 100 customers in 40 countries. VISA, ATT Corp., France Telecom, Bank of America, Alcatel and others rely on Kabira to support some of their vital real-time business processes. Kabira Technologies is a privately held company.

Kabira, the Kabira logo and certain other trade names, trademarks and logos which may be registered in the United States, Australia and Europe, are owned by Kabira Technologies, Inc. or its affiliates. These marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to Kabira, unless expressly permitted by a license with Kabira, and may not be used in any manner likely to cause confusion among customers nor in any manner that disparages or discredits Kabira, its licensor, its subsidiaries or affiliates. Please visit www.kabira.com for more information.

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Contact Information

  • Press Contact for Planet Consulting:
    Anna Beaty
    Planet Group, Inc.
    402.964.1945
    Email Contact

    Press Contact for Kabira:
    Brigit Valencia
    Eastwick Communications
    650.480.4019
    Email Contact