Attunity Extends Multi-Year OEM Distribution Agreement With World-Leading Software and IT Corporation
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ CM: ATTU), a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today that it has extended its multi-year OEM strategic distribution agreement with one of its partners, a world-leading software and IT corporation. As part of the extension, the new structure of the agreement improves the pricing terms for license, support and maintenance revenues. This includes a higher royalty percentage, offering Attunity a greater share of revenue from each OEM transaction, as well as allowing Attunity to benefit from increased maintenance revenues on a recurring basis.
Under the OEM agreement, the partner embeds Attunity's data connectivity software as part of its data and information lifecycle management product line. This product line enhances the partner's offerings to support a broader variety of platforms and enables solutions such as data archiving, test data management, and application retirement. Revenues from this OEM agreement are expected to be recognized starting in the third quarter of this year.
"Building long-term strategic partnerships with one of the largest companies in the IT industry is an important part of our business and overall growth strategy," stated Shimon Alon, Chairman and CEO of Attunity. "This partner has extended and expanded the use of Attunity software over the years, making it part of multiple solutions. This renewed OEM agreement reinforces our unmatched focus on quality, service and partner success."
Attunity is a leading provider of information availability software solutions that enable access, sharing and distribution of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Our software solutions include data replication, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed-file-transfer (MFT), and cloud data delivery. Using Attunity's software solutions, our customers enjoy significant business benefits by enabling real-time access and availability of data and files where and when needed, across the maze of heterogeneous systems making up today's IT environment.
Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for nearly 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and HP. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners.
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