SDRC and EDS Team Up to Address Growing Demand for E-Business
Collaboration Software and Services
CINCINNATI and PLANO, Texas-January 29, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq:SDRC) and EDS today announced
an agreement for EDS and SDRC to jointly pursue the E-Business Collaboration market.
The agreement targets the exploding market for collaborative product commerce (CPC)
software and services. The Aberdeen Group estimates CPC will grow at a more than 80
percent compound rate, to $16 billion in 2003. E-Business Collaboration software enables
companies to automate their product development processes and to leverage the supply chain
with other enterprises.
"SDRC and EDS offer clients value-added benefit by combining the strength of SDRC's
E-Business Collaboration product lifecycle software solutions with the breadth of global
service capabilities from EDS," said Bill Carrelli, vice president, market and
business development, SDRC. "The alliance is further complemented by EDS' expertise
in the digital supply chain and the depth of its ERP integration services. The discrete
manufacturing industry can now be assured of the best technology supported by global
services, as well as the expertise to deploy solutions in any number of configurations for
the e-business enterprise, such as portals, hubs, ASPs or exchanges."
Under the terms of the agreement, EDS becomes a strategic implementation and integration
services provider for SDRC's E-Business Collaboration software products, including SDRC's
Metaphase®, Metaphase Express product knowledge management (PKM) solutions, and SDRC's
Accelis™ e-business integration (e-BI) software. EDS will provide consulting and
implementation resources to SDRC, enabling SDRC to meet the escalating market demand for
its E-Business Collaboration products.
In addition, EDS and SDRC will join forces in the marketing and sales areas. EDS and SDRC
expect the agreement to generate $100 million in revenue for the two companies over the
next three years.
"SDRC and EDS have established a good track record already in a number of major
accounts," said Jim Maddux, EDS' client executive responsible for EDS' business with
SDRC. "Our success in these endeavors supports our initiative to become even more
closely aligned with SDRC, and this new strategic agreement accomplishes this
About EDS - http://www.eds.com
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation and hosting
for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS
brings together the world's best technologies to address critical client business
imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish
their customers' trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management
consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading
companies and governments in 55 countries. EDS reported revenues of $18.5 billion in 1999.
The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation), with headquarters in Ohio, provides
software solutions and services that propel manufacturers to increased business
competitiveness through the development of a web-based, collaborative environment for
product development. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 65 offices in 18
countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
Note to Editors: SDRC and Metaphase are registered trademarks, and Accelis is a trademark
of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
belong to their respective holders.