Metaprise Solutions and eBridge Technologies Merge, Form eBridge Solutions

Metaprise Solutions and eBridge Technologies Merge, Form eBridge Solutions

New Enterprise Unites Expertise in Business Process and Technology Development
(GREENVILLE, SC) Two Southeast technology companies – Metaprise Solutions and
eBridge Technologies – have merged to create eBridge Solutions, a company that
unites Metaprise's custom application development expertise with the proven
product development experience of eBridge. "By marrying these two businesses,
we effectively bring the best of both worlds together, and in doing so become a
leader in providing IBM, Lotus Domino and Microsoft solutions in the region,"
said Scott Boswell, President and CEO of the new company. "This combined
experience, in addition to our already strong information security and network
solutions practices, enhances our ability to deliver complete technology
solutions to our customers."
Metaprise and eBridge, launched in 1997 and 1996 respectively, have
consistently grown, attracting local, regional and national clientele. eBridge
founder and President Brad Cunningham agrees that the synergies create a
stronger combined company with more capabilities and resources. "This is a
classic case in which one company specialized in building custom solutions from
the ground up and the other focused on productizing software solutions for
business. This combination is a natural fit," said Cunningham, who will serve
as Chief Technology Officer for eBridge Solutions.
Both companies have a depth of experience in developing new technologies for
commercial use by using multiple programming platforms including Lotus Domino,
and .Net. They also construct, manage and utilize databases created in
Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM UDB and other database platforms. With a
focus on business intelligence, eBridge has gained a reputation as a leading
resource for Oracle and Tivoli. Now with the combined company, the pair will
not only continue to development new products and expand the business
intelligence areas but also leverage and grow the existing network solutions
and network security practices underway at Metaprise.
Together, the two companies have complementary IBM credentials that will help
the new eBridge Solutions develop, commercialize and introduce new technologies
into the marketplace. eBridge has earned enrollment in the IBM Solutions-Proven
program for the development of multiple software solutions. In addition,
eBridge is classified as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), allowing for
marketing and sales of eBridge's software products through reseller networks,
of which Metaprise participates. Metaprise is enrolled in the IBM Value
Advantage Plus (VAP) program recognizing Metaprise for developing solutions
based on IBM software and the company is also a Certified Microsoft Partner. In
addition to custom applications developed at Metaprise, the company also
partners with Maximizer Enterprise for Notes, and Genius Inside to provide
complete solutions to clients.
In addition to ScheduleFLEX and BudgetFLOW, under Cunningham's leadership,
eBridge created an Internet-based Product Quality Assurance system called iPQA.
Metaprise has created IT programs for automated benefits administration,
customer relationship management, and other business dimensions. By bringing
the software company together with the solutions specialists, the combined
eBridge Solutions anticipates additional market penetration and rapid growth.
"By expanding the technology development expertise in house, we will accelerate
the speed to market for a multitude of products currently in development and
address contemporary business concerns with technologies that address specific
business imperatives," Boswell said.
The new company will operate two offices: one on Pelham Road in Greenville, SC,
and the other on South Boulevard in Charlotte, NC. Terms of the merger were not
disclosed. For additional information visit www.ebridge.ws.
About Metaprise Solutions
Metaprise Solutions is a professional information technology solutions firm
providing a comprehensive approach to customer relationship management, project
management, application development, network administration, and security
services with a focus in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing,
distribution, professional services and non-profit arenas.
About eBridge Technologies Inc:
eBridge Technologies Inc, a Greenville, SC company, is a software solutions
provider specializing in web-based process-automation software. eBridge's
software packages automate critical business processes such as manufacturing,
procurement, quality assurance and supply chain management for many industries
including apparel, textiles and flexible packaging. www.ebridge.ws.

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