New York, NY and Santa Clara, CA, June 13, 2000 -- Accenture,leading global management and technology consultancy, and enCommerce, Inc. a leading provider of software and services for managing secure, individualized access to eBusiness portals, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver enhanced Internet security and portal infrastructure solutions to businesses around the world. The solutions will be based on enCommerce’s getAccess software.
In addition, Accenture Technology Ventures, the venture capital unit of Accenture, has taken an equity stake in enCommerce. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
"With the accelerated take up of eCommerce and the increased need for external connectivity, there is a need to face new security challenges and ensure security in a more complex environment. enCommerce provides the type of software our clients are looking for," said Mark Goodyear, a partner at Accenture. "enCommerce’s software and Accenture’s technology experience and delivery capabilities are a powerful combination. We have a successful track record of designing solutions and implementing this leading-edge software for a number of clients, and foresee great future benefits for others through this alliance."
By working with the enCommerce and Accenture team, companies will be able to rapidly implement and deploy strategic eBusiness initiatives and expand eBusiness relationships by enabling their customers, suppliers, employees and other business partners to gain private and privileged access to applications and services aggregated at their eBusiness portal.
"The enCommerce getAccess solution and the partnership between enCommerce and Accenture was instrumental in helping us deliver www.Telia.se services within compressed timeframes," said Jan Rudberg, executive vice president of Telia, a leading Swedish telecommunications company. "In the increasingly competitive telecommunications market, the www.Telia.se customer service portal is a direct response to our customers’ demands for increased Web self-service and direct insight into the status of their payments, service orders and other Telia products and services."
Accenture’s Goodyear added, "Clients across all industries and national borders are faced with the challenge of moving core business processes to the Internet and ensuring the security of their information assets while delivering personalized services at the eBusiness portal. This alliance provides Accenture the ability to help our clients implement secure eBusiness portals based on efficient processes and enCommerce getAccess, a leading solution."
The alliance formalizes a long-term relationship, as businesses around the world are already benefiting from complex global portal solutions jointly provided by enCommerce and Accenture.
"We are pleased that Accenture has selected getAccess as a key infrastructure component," said Alberto Yepez, chairman and CEO of enCommerce. "By combining our award winning getAccess software with Accenture’s global presence and established methodology and experience in information security, the ultimate beneficiaries of this alliance are customers seeking to rapidly deploy eBusiness solutions that will enable them to gain a competitive edge in the fast paced new economy."
enCommerce is a global eCommerce infrastructure company and the leading provider of software and services for managing global eBusiness relationships at business to business and business to consumer portals. enCommerce and Entrust Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), the global leader in solutions that bring trust to eBusiness, recently announced plans to merge.
Global 2000 and dot.com companies depend on the award winning enCommerce getAccess solution to strengthen and expand eBusiness relationships with secure and personalized access to applications and services aggregated at the portal. With extensive experience and a proven track record, enCommerce has expedited the successful deployment of global portals for customers like Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank of America, Visa International, Egg Bank, Nomura International, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, 3Com, Canon, UPS, NTT, Telia, Sprint and AT&T
Established in 1997, and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, enCommerce has established global partnerships and operates around the world with offices in New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo.