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QuickArrow, Pervasive Software Team on Data Integration Solution

March 18, 2008

QuickArrow, a vendor of SaaS Services Automation, and Pervasive Software, a data management software vendor, have announced that their partnership has enabled QuickArrow to sell "a universal data integration product."

QuickArrow officials say the company is using the Pervasive Data Integrator to product QuickConnectIT, an integration engine capable of integrating QuickArrow with any application. This lets QuickArrow and Pervasive "deliver integrations that are consistent with the speed and economics of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model on one code base," QuickArrow officials say.
The partnership also enables QuickArrow to better focus on its core competency, Professional Services Automation, company officials say.
The partners have already implemented more than 50 bi-directional integrations between QuickArrow and other best-of-breed applications such as, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Peachtree, and QuickBooks. With QuickConnectIT and more than 150 standard Pervasive adapters in Pervasive Data Integrator v9, the partnership will enable QuickArrow to integrate with almost any other application using a configuration process versus a custom development exercise.
QuickConnectIT uses Pervasive Data Integrator and QuickArrow's Web Services API to support both on-premise and SaaS integrations, and can also operate as an Integration as a Service product. On premise, the product lets businesses connect QuickArrow with their other business critical applications including CRM, ERP, Financials, and HR.
Mike Hoskins, CTO and general manager, Integration Products at Pervasive, said both companies "are now able to focus more efficiently on their core businesses, QuickArrow on industry-leading PSA and Pervasive on integrations."
Last month QuickArrow announced the selection of Akamai Technologies, a content and applications vendor, to deliver an application "experience" to their end users, resulting in "increased productivity."
"Corporate users of software-as-a-service products expect rapid response times from these on-demand applications, no matter where they are located," according to Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and the founder of the SaaS Showplace.
As a Professional Services Automation vendor, QuickArrow sells its accelerated product to clients paying for the same performance domestic users have. Using the Akamai platform to deliver its on-demand PSA product, QuickArrow has improved the level of performance for its end users, Quick Arrovians say, "decreasing transaction times by 4X in Asia and Europe, and 3X in the Americas."
Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service uses Akamai's globally-deployed platform, comprising approximately 30,000 servers in 70 countries, and a number of techniques including dynamic mapping, route optimization and connection optimization technology.
A few months ago QuickArrow announced the availability of its Winter '07 product release. This latest version of QuickArrow "strengthens the relationship between resource and project management to simplify the scheduling of resources and enable increased collaboration," according to company officials.

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