November 22, 2005 10:29 ET

Syclo Joins IBM's ISV Advantage Initiative to Help SMB Customers Leverage Mobile Solutions for Asset Maintenance and Field Service

Companies to Offer Open, e-Business On Demand Solutions

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- Syclo, a global leader in mobile software solutions, has joined IBM's ISV Advantage Initiative, a program designed to provide independent software vendors (ISVs) with technical and marketing support to help meet the specific information technology needs of small and medium business (SMB) companies. Customers are seeking solutions that help them better integrate processes and applications internally and externally and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities on demand.

Syclo has more than 10 years of experience enabling maintenance, field service and facilities management organizations to leverage mobile computing to lower costs, gain productivity and better manage critical assets. Syclo's SMART Suite includes pre-integrated and fully configurable applications for work orders and inventory management, audits, inspections, scheduling and calibrations. Syclo and IBM are currently offering the IBM Hosted Mobile Asset Management and Maintenance solution for SAP users.

By hosting Syclo's SMART for SAP in combination with IBM's WebSphere Portal running on Linux, IBM is helping Syclo expand into the SMB market faster and more effectively than is possible with proprietary platforms. This Software as Services solution allows maintenance departments to continue to manage their SAP application, and keep their data behind the corporate firewall, while IBM and Syclo host the mobile technology that enables this data to be transmitted to and from technicians using mobile devices.

"Syclo has developed a sound product recognized by industry analysts as among the leading mobile platforms available today," said Richard Padula, Syclo's president and CEO. "Our collaboration with IBM is further validation of the strength of our offering -- it can meet the needs of large Fortune 500 organizations with field forces of thousands, or easily scales down to serve the needs of small-to-medium businesses with limited budgets and IT resources. In particular, a hosted solution offers all the benefits of mobile, without the up-front expense typically required."

"Medium-sized businesses are seeking open and dependable solutions that are cost effective and easy to maintain," said Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. "We are pleased that Syclo has joined ISV Advantage and recognize the value of working together to best meet our joint customer needs."

The SMART Suite is built on Agentry, Syclo's leading mobile development platform that allows organizations to rapidly design, deploy and maintain mobile solutions that work across multiple devices, communicate using real-time wireless connections or in an offline mode, and provides central administration features that lower the total cost of ownership. Syclo's growing customer base includes SMBs from across industries, including local and national governments, energy companies, facilities outsourcers, manufacturers, pharmaceuticals and transportation companies.

Syclo will also work closely with IBM to expand its visibility in target vertical industries through various co-marketing and sales activities.

About Syclo

Syclo is a leading developer of mobile solutions that streamline workflow and maximize productivity. Building on its flagship development platform Agentry, Syclo offers fully configurable mobile applications that run on a variety of devices and support real-time wireless or offline computing. Syclo's SMART Suite, the most widely deployed solution for enterprise asset management, includes pre-packaged and pre-integrated applications for maintenance and field service teams. Syclo and its partners utilize Agentry to design, develop and integrate mobile solutions on-time and within budget. Over 500 Global 2000 corporations across industries have deployed Syclo's solutions. For more information, visit, or email

Syclo and Agentry are trademarks of Syclo LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Erica LeBorgne
    Syclo LLC
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