Vignette Corp. and Access Distribution, a General Electric company and distributor of complex computing solutions, have announced a distribution relationship whereby Access Distribution will make a mutually agreed selection of Vignette solutions available to its reseller partners. With the agreement, Access Distribution will add Vignette portal and collaboration solutions to its portfolio of enterprise application software solutions. Access Distribution will also offer service, education, and maintenance programs to its newly recruited authorized resellers throughout North America.
Vignette solutions will augment existing products and services offered through Access Distribution's Sun Business and Enterprise Solutions groups. Sun and Vignette's long-standing partnership includes product integrations to better help customers that deploy both solutions. Adding Vignette solutions to its portfolio is also expected to help Access Distribution as it furthers its move into the enterprise applications software market space, which was announced in December 2004.
Vignette solutions are designed to support broad overall IT strategies and help organizations achieve greater business efficiency. The solutions are built on a foundation of industry-standard, open technologies such as Java J2EE that are designed to be deployed rapidly in a modular fashion. Vignette collaboration solutions provide online and offline communications among co-workers and partners, customers, and prospects. Vignette portal solutions are intended to enable organizations to quickly configure and deploy robust portals and applications and to manage multiple portals and processes from a single, intuitive command console.