SOURCE: Prolifics

October 21, 2008 08:15 ET

Prolifics Enters Into Exclusive Partnership With Black Diamond Software

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Prolifics, the largest end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive business partnership with Black Diamond Software, a worldwide leader in helping customers deploy and use the Rational product suite. This partnership of two strong IBM Premier Business Partners offers clients tremendous value for the implementation of custom built applications and the tooling required to simplify and improve productivity, quality and predictability of those solutions.

"Our customers will immediately benefit from this strategic relationship which goes toward strengthening our expertise across the IBM software portfolio and creates more value-added services around testing, configuration management and process management," stated Nicolas Jabbour, CEO of Prolifics. "This newly forged relationship comes at a pivotal point in the economic climate where more customers are adjusting their governance practices."

Randy Howie, CEO of Black Diamond, added, "This exciting new partnership with Prolifics, in our view the leading IBM Software Systems Integrator, will greatly accelerate Black Diamond's vision of integrating Rational into best-of-breed IBM software solutions. The combination of Prolifics' depth in SOA and Portal solutions combined with the efficiency and productivity of Rational best practices will provide our customers with the most competitive total cost of ownership for their application development investments."

About Prolifics

Founded in 1978, Prolifics is the largest systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, having garnered awards for technical excellence across IBM's entire software portfolio. Prolifics provides expert services including architectural advisement, design, development, and deployment of end-to-end SOA and Portal solutions. In 2008, Prolifics joined with SemanticSpace Technologies and Arsin Corporation to form SemanticSpace Group -- expanding its global presence and offerings. Prolifics has serviced more than 3,000 customers worldwide across a broad range of industries.

About Black Diamond Software

Founded in 1990, Black Diamond is a software application development company featuring a core team of widely recognized leaders in specific processes and tools within the system development lifecycle. For 18 years, the company, which was the first Tier 1 IBM premier partner specializing in Rational technology, has been servicing customers in the pharmaceutical, banking and insurance industries. Today, Black Diamond is the worldwide leader in IBM-awarded contracts for deploying Rational technologies.

Prolifics is a trademark of JYACC, Inc.

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