Merkur Group/StreamServe Alliance Provides ERP Customers with Expanded Fax, eBusiness, and Internet Document Delivery Capabilities

Merkur Group will resell and implement StreamServe eBusiness communications

software products, enhancing its ERP fax and document delivery offerings.



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from SCH Technologies

    CINCINNATI and BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Merkur Group(TM), a
 leading provider of Output Communication solutions and services including ERP
 fax, document formatting/distribution, and eBusiness, and StreamServe, a
 provider of eBusiness communications software, today announced that Merkur
 Group will resell and implement StreamServe software. The alliance allows
 Merkur Group to offer its customers the ability to customize and distribute
 ERP produced documents in a variety of formats, including print, fax, e-mail,
 XML, HTML, SMS, and WAP.
     The StreamServe products' connectivity to ERP systems, legacy systems, or
 eBusiness applications allows them to be utilized as fundamental business
 communications tools for customers using SAP(R), Baan, Oracle(R),
 PeopleSoft(R), and other applications. The solutions enable companies to
 manage, personalize, and automate the flow of critical business information
 between customers, suppliers, and eMarketplaces in traditional and Internet-
 based delivery methods.
     "Merkur Group's strength in the PeopleSoft, Baan, and SAP markets combined
 with its excellent reputation and technical competence make it a perfect fit
 to resell StreamServe," noted Hans Otterling, CEO of StreamServe.  "We are
 excited about this partnership and the value that it will create for ERP
 customers searching for improved business communications with outside partners
 and customers."
     Merkur Group has successfully fax- and email-enabled thousands of SAP,
 Baan, and PeopleSoft users for more than seven years. The addition of
 StreamServe to the group's solution suite allows customers to extend these
 process communications capabilities beyond the walls of the enterprise to
 their partners, suppliers, and customers -- in whatever communication form
 works best.  With StreamServe, business documents and transactions such as
 Purchase Orders, Invoices, Sales Order Acknowledgments, and reports are
 formatted and delivered based on easy-to-manage rules.  Minimal changes to
 processes or ERP code is necessary.
     "With the addition of StreamServe technology, our customers can better
 serve their customers and trading partners," said Rob Wadzinski, Merkur
 Group's Business Unit Manager.  "Our customers' ability to adapt to technology
 changes, such as the eMarketplace, and to the specific needs of those with
 whom they communicate is another often overlooked or underestimated positive
 impact of our Output Communication solutions.  We are excited about this
 partnership because it allows our customers to improve their corporate image
 in their print and fax communications, and to project that image through
 Internet-based communications such as e-mail, HTML, and XML."
 
     About Merkur Group
     Merkur Group, an affiliate of SCH Technologies, develops, supports, and
 implements Output Communication solutions and services that dramatically
 extend the capabilities of ERP systems such as SAP(R), Baan, PeopleSoft(R),
 Oracle(R), and others.  These solutions automate the process of sending or
 receiving business transactions to customers, trading partners and employees
 in a variety of delivery methods, including traditional and those that are
 Internet-based. With Merkur Group's suite of vendor-certified, pre-integrated
 solutions, standard ERP reports or transaction formats are transformed
 into/from popular eBusiness formats, including XML, HTML, e-mail, and fax, as
 well as printed forms.  The group also delivers professional services,
 technical support, and training to maximize customer benefit with its
 solutions. SCH Technologies is a privately held company and is headquartered
 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For more information about Merkur Group call
 (800) 729-8649 or visit http://www.MerkurGroup.com .
 
     About StreamServe
     StreamServe is a provider of eBusiness communication software. Its
 solutions enable companies to manage, personalize, and automate the flow of
 critical business information between its customers, suppliers, and
 eMarketplaces. StreamServe leverages existing investments by providing
 integration with most major business applications, legacy systems, and
 eBusiness platforms.
     StreamServe began operations in Sweden in 1995. Over the past five years,
 it has experienced explosive growth and now has offices in Finland, France,
 Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
 StreamServe has more than 1,800 customers across a wide range of industries
 representing the new and old economies. StreamServe's North American
 Headquarters is located in Boston, MA with offices in San Jose, CA and
 Raleigh, NC. StreamServe can be reached at 877-88STREAM or on the web at
 www.streamserve.com .
 
 

SOURCE SCH Technologies
    CINCINNATI and BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Merkur Group(TM), a
 leading provider of Output Communication solutions and services including ERP
 fax, document formatting/distribution, and eBusiness, and StreamServe, a
 provider of eBusiness communications software, today announced that Merkur
 Group will resell and implement StreamServe software. The alliance allows
 Merkur Group to offer its customers the ability to customize and distribute
 ERP produced documents in a variety of formats, including print, fax, e-mail,
 XML, HTML, SMS, and WAP.
     The StreamServe products' connectivity to ERP systems, legacy systems, or
 eBusiness applications allows them to be utilized as fundamental business
 communications tools for customers using SAP(R), Baan, Oracle(R),
 PeopleSoft(R), and other applications. The solutions enable companies to
 manage, personalize, and automate the flow of critical business information
 between customers, suppliers, and eMarketplaces in traditional and Internet-
 based delivery methods.
     "Merkur Group's strength in the PeopleSoft, Baan, and SAP markets combined
 with its excellent reputation and technical competence make it a perfect fit
 to resell StreamServe," noted Hans Otterling, CEO of StreamServe.  "We are
 excited about this partnership and the value that it will create for ERP
 customers searching for improved business communications with outside partners
 and customers."
     Merkur Group has successfully fax- and email-enabled thousands of SAP,
 Baan, and PeopleSoft users for more than seven years. The addition of
 StreamServe to the group's solution suite allows customers to extend these
 process communications capabilities beyond the walls of the enterprise to
 their partners, suppliers, and customers -- in whatever communication form
 works best.  With StreamServe, business documents and transactions such as
 Purchase Orders, Invoices, Sales Order Acknowledgments, and reports are
 formatted and delivered based on easy-to-manage rules.  Minimal changes to
 processes or ERP code is necessary.
     "With the addition of StreamServe technology, our customers can better
 serve their customers and trading partners," said Rob Wadzinski, Merkur
 Group's Business Unit Manager.  "Our customers' ability to adapt to technology
 changes, such as the eMarketplace, and to the specific needs of those with
 whom they communicate is another often overlooked or underestimated positive
 impact of our Output Communication solutions.  We are excited about this
 partnership because it allows our customers to improve their corporate image
 in their print and fax communications, and to project that image through
 Internet-based communications such as e-mail, HTML, and XML."
 
     About Merkur Group
     Merkur Group, an affiliate of SCH Technologies, develops, supports, and
 implements Output Communication solutions and services that dramatically
 extend the capabilities of ERP systems such as SAP(R), Baan, PeopleSoft(R),
 Oracle(R), and others.  These solutions automate the process of sending or
 receiving business transactions to customers, trading partners and employees
 in a variety of delivery methods, including traditional and those that are
 Internet-based. With Merkur Group's suite of vendor-certified, pre-integrated
 solutions, standard ERP reports or transaction formats are transformed
 into/from popular eBusiness formats, including XML, HTML, e-mail, and fax, as
 well as printed forms.  The group also delivers professional services,
 technical support, and training to maximize customer benefit with its
 solutions. SCH Technologies is a privately held company and is headquartered
 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For more information about Merkur Group call
 (800) 729-8649 or visit http://www.MerkurGroup.com .
 
     About StreamServe
     StreamServe is a provider of eBusiness communication software. Its
 solutions enable companies to manage, personalize, and automate the flow of
 critical business information between its customers, suppliers, and
 eMarketplaces. StreamServe leverages existing investments by providing
 integration with most major business applications, legacy systems, and
 eBusiness platforms.
     StreamServe began operations in Sweden in 1995. Over the past five years,
 it has experienced explosive growth and now has offices in Finland, France,
 Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
 StreamServe has more than 1,800 customers across a wide range of industries
 representing the new and old economies. StreamServe's North American
 Headquarters is located in Boston, MA with offices in San Jose, CA and
 Raleigh, NC. StreamServe can be reached at 877-88STREAM or on the web at
 www.streamserve.com .
 
 SOURCE  SCH Technologies