J.D. Edwards Adds Interactive Systems As First eXtended Solutions Partner (XSP)

Customers to Gain Extended Enterprise Services Through New XSP Program;

Interactive Systems to Offer Lower Installation Costs, Support Legacy Systems



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from J.D. Edwards & Company

    DENVER, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Edwards & Company (Nasdaq:   JDEC), a
 leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy,
 today announced an alliance with Interactive Systems, Inc. (ISI) as its first
 eXtended Solutions Partner (XSP).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000807/JDELOGO )
     The XSP program provides customers with additional enterprise consulting
 services that extend beyond those of J.D. Edwards and its consulting and
 implementation partners.  XSPs offer industry or functional expertise in the
 technologies and verticals of J.D. Edwards' customers.
     ISI, an information technology company that specializes in outsourcing and
 enterprise systems management, will help customers transitioning from IBM
 legacy systems to new collaborative and supply chain technologies provided by
 J.D. Edwards and its "best of breed" partners.  ISI differentiates these
 extended enterprise services through its flexible support contract length, the
 level of services offered and strong customer satisfaction track record.
     "As an XSP partner, ISI provides intermediate term outsourcing services
 for clients transitioning to new technologies, such as J.D. Edwards
 OneWorld(R)," said Don Weymer, president of ISI.  "ISI also relieves the dual
 operations by hosting the client's existing systems at the ISI data center,
 which reduces the client's costs and reduces the manpower required to run the
 legacy systems until the migration to the new technology is completed."
     "Customer needs are center to creating the XSP program," said Cathie
 Frazzini, director, worldwide strategic alliances, J.D. Edwards.  "Our
 customers will benefit through more complete enterprise solutions that build
 on our collaborative software with extended specialized industry or technical
 services from leaders like ISI."
     This alliance looks to enhance J.D. Edwards' sales and services by
 leveraging ISI's strengths and core competencies.  Services provided by ISI
 include outsourcing, insourcing (co-sourcing) and IT infrastructure
 management.  Outsourcing includes computer mainframe processing, dedicated and
 shared servers, help desk services, data center operations, LANs and WANs.
 Insourcing includes mainframe/server operations, help desk services, network
 management, network integration and enterprise resource planning.  IT
 infrastructure management includes technology refresh, network management and
 help desk services.  Platform experience includes IBM CMOS, IBMES9000xxx, IBM
 AS400, DEC Alpha/VAX, Data General, HP, Servers and PCs.
 
     About J.D. Edwards
     J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for
 the Internet economy.  The Company's open solutions give organizations the
 freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they
 collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase
 competitive advantage.
     Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver.  Additional
 information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at
 www.jdedwards.com or at 1-800-727-5333.
 
     About Interactive Systems, Inc.
     Interactive Systems, Inc. (ISI), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is
 a growing information technology company.  Founded in 1991 by Donald C.
 Weymer, ISI specializes in Information Technology Outsourcing, Not-for-Profit
 Solutions, and Enterprise Systems Management.  Additional information can be
 obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at www.isiservices.com
 
     J.D. Edwards is a registered trademark of J.D. Edwards & Company.  The
 names of all other products and services of J.D. Edwards used herein are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of J.D. Edwards World Source Company.  All
 other product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE J.D. Edwards & Company
    DENVER, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Edwards & Company (Nasdaq:   JDEC), a
 leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy,
 today announced an alliance with Interactive Systems, Inc. (ISI) as its first
 eXtended Solutions Partner (XSP).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000807/JDELOGO )
     The XSP program provides customers with additional enterprise consulting
 services that extend beyond those of J.D. Edwards and its consulting and
 implementation partners.  XSPs offer industry or functional expertise in the
 technologies and verticals of J.D. Edwards' customers.
     ISI, an information technology company that specializes in outsourcing and
 enterprise systems management, will help customers transitioning from IBM
 legacy systems to new collaborative and supply chain technologies provided by
 J.D. Edwards and its "best of breed" partners.  ISI differentiates these
 extended enterprise services through its flexible support contract length, the
 level of services offered and strong customer satisfaction track record.
     "As an XSP partner, ISI provides intermediate term outsourcing services
 for clients transitioning to new technologies, such as J.D. Edwards
 OneWorld(R)," said Don Weymer, president of ISI.  "ISI also relieves the dual
 operations by hosting the client's existing systems at the ISI data center,
 which reduces the client's costs and reduces the manpower required to run the
 legacy systems until the migration to the new technology is completed."
     "Customer needs are center to creating the XSP program," said Cathie
 Frazzini, director, worldwide strategic alliances, J.D. Edwards.  "Our
 customers will benefit through more complete enterprise solutions that build
 on our collaborative software with extended specialized industry or technical
 services from leaders like ISI."
     This alliance looks to enhance J.D. Edwards' sales and services by
 leveraging ISI's strengths and core competencies.  Services provided by ISI
 include outsourcing, insourcing (co-sourcing) and IT infrastructure
 management.  Outsourcing includes computer mainframe processing, dedicated and
 shared servers, help desk services, data center operations, LANs and WANs.
 Insourcing includes mainframe/server operations, help desk services, network
 management, network integration and enterprise resource planning.  IT
 infrastructure management includes technology refresh, network management and
 help desk services.  Platform experience includes IBM CMOS, IBMES9000xxx, IBM
 AS400, DEC Alpha/VAX, Data General, HP, Servers and PCs.
 
     About J.D. Edwards
     J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for
 the Internet economy.  The Company's open solutions give organizations the
 freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they
 collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase
 competitive advantage.
     Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver.  Additional
 information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at
 www.jdedwards.com or at 1-800-727-5333.
 
     About Interactive Systems, Inc.
     Interactive Systems, Inc. (ISI), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is
 a growing information technology company.  Founded in 1991 by Donald C.
 Weymer, ISI specializes in Information Technology Outsourcing, Not-for-Profit
 Solutions, and Enterprise Systems Management.  Additional information can be
 obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at www.isiservices.com
 
     J.D. Edwards is a registered trademark of J.D. Edwards & Company.  The
 names of all other products and services of J.D. Edwards used herein are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of J.D. Edwards World Source Company.  All
 other product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  J.D. Edwards & Company