Beyond.com's Government Systems Group to Resell Hyperwave's KM Solutions to the U.S. Federal Government
- By Barry Zellen
- March 26, 2001
Beyond.com, an e-commerce service provider that builds, manages and markets
online stores, and Hyperwave, a provider of enterprise-class knowledge management
and portal software, have joined forces. Under the terms of the partnership
agreement, Beyond.com's Government Systems Group will resell Hyperwave's knowledge
management solutions to numerous U.S. government agencies.
Beyond.com's Government Systems Group provides digital distribution of software
and related services to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense (DoD), Internal Revenue Service
(IRS), Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), National Imagery and Mapping Agency
(NIMA), and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Beyond.com's General Service
Administration (GSA) custom online store allows government employees to purchase
software over the Internet.
"We chose to partner with Hyperwave because of its strong integrated knowledge
management and corporate portal offerings," said Don Beery, vice president and
general manager of Beyond.com's Government Systems Group. "We're excited about
partnering with Hyperwave and providing its offerings in the government sector."
The partnership agreement provides Hyperwave with a GSA-approved schedule
for its Hyperwave Information Server, Hyperwave Information Portal products
and future product offerings. And it provides Beyond.com with additional knowledge
management offerings for its customers.
Hyperwave Information Server delivers a platform for developing intranet and
extranet knowledge-sharing applications. Its features include bi-directional
link integrity, granular security, document/content management, collaborative
tools, an open API, and universal access from browsers and desktops. Hyperwave
Information Portal (HIP) is an out-of-the-box corporate portal solution that
is built on Hyperwave Information Server infrastructure, offering both aggregation
and collaboration and giving users access to internal and external resources,
including unstructured, structured and groupware content on one or more servers.
"Federal agencies have a clearly demonstrated need for our knowledge management
and corporate portal solutions," said Tim Kounadis, vice president of North
America Marketing for Hyperwave. "Through our partnership with Beyond.com, we
expect to better service our existing government customers and greatly expand
our distribution arm to this important market."