ACI Announces Global Partnership with Avada Software LLC
(Omaha, Neb. – 23 January 2006) – ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq: TSAI), a leading international provider of enterprise payment solutions, today announced a global partnership with Avada Software LLC. The partnership allows ACI to distribute Avada’s Infrared360™ product. Addressing the requirements inherent to IBM WebSphere® MQ (WMQ) environments, Infrared360 is J2EE compliant, agentless technology for the WMQ family of products. Built as a platform independent J2EE web application, Infrared360 enables organizations to better manage their WMQ infrastructure without the need to deploy labor intensive agent software.
“This partnership aligns the channel distribution strength of ACI with one of the most innovative solutions in the WMQ market,” said Jeff Hale, chief marketing officer, ACI Worldwide. “The Infrared360 product enhances the management of our HP NonStop™ platforms and provides new visibility for our BASE24-es™ product suite.”
Infrared360 will allow ACI to deliver systems management and testing tools to customers with WMQ environments running on NonStop platforms. The partnership will also enable ACI customers to manage critical transactions across heterogeneous systems spanning both NSK and non-NSK environments.
“We chose to partner with ACI because of their proven leadership in transaction processing throughout the global financial marketplace,” said Peter Ohrenberger, vice president of sales, Avada Software. “With this alliance, we have clearly increased the reach of Infrared360.”
About Avada Software LLC
Avada Software LLC was founded by software engineers and architects with the mission to provide simple access to important data. Avada offers extensive experience in WebSphere MQ, service oriented architectures, J2EE design and development, web services, and general IT architecture spanning legacy systems, UNIX™, and Windows®.
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About ACI Worldwide
Every second of every day, ACI solutions are at work processing electronic payments, managing risk, automating back office systems and providing application infrastructure services. Founded in 1975, ACI is a leading international provider of solutions for consumer and wholesale banking, retail and cross-industry systems. ACI serves more than 800 customers in 83 countries including many of the world's largest financial institutions, retailers and payment processors. Visit ACI Worldwide on the Internet at www.aciworldwide.com.
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