1/23/2004 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), announced that it has teamed with leading solution providers to meet the needs of small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) in a wide range of industries including insurance, law, media and transportation. Partners Epic Solutions, Legal Files, Profit Tools and VCI selected SQL Anywhere® Studio from iAnywhere as the embedded database of choice powering their vertical industry SMB applications. SQL Anywhere's ease-of-use, high performance out-of-the-box and robust reliability meet the unique needs of SMBs - high performance with minimum maintenance and cost. In addition, iAnywhere launched a new online resource for application developers, the SMB Developer Toolkit, providing the software, tools and information they need to speed the development of SMB solutions.
"We needed a solution that would allow us to deliver a full-function SQL database that was self-maintaining and would not require high-end hardware," said Greg O'Connor, chief operating officer of Legal Files Software Inc. "It was also critical that the solution have the ability to integrate with current Web technologies. In addition, we needed something we could package in a single install and send off to our customers. SQL Anywhere from iAnywhere met all of these requirements."
"The qualities that make SQL Anywhere the market-leading mobile database also position it as the ideal solution for the SMB market - namely reliability, high out-of-the box performance and ultra-low maintenance requirements," said Shirley Macbeth, director of marketing at iAnywhere. "Our new SMB Developer Toolkit will help our more than one thousand embedded database partners create solutions for small to medium sized businesses more quickly and easily."
Epic Solutions, Inc.
Using SQL Anywhere, Epic Solutions developed ConceptOne to meet the office automation needs of insurance companies with multiple branch offices and large amounts of data. With customers ranging from 20-800 users per site and up to 28 separate office locations, Epic Solutions required an extremely flexible, yet powerful embedded database. New performance enhancements in the latest generation of SQL Anywhere enabled Epic Solutions to support larger numbers of simultaneous users as well as speed complex queries.
Legal Files Software, Inc.
Thousands of professionals in leading law firms, corporate legal departments, legal services clinics, insurance companies and universities around the world rely on Legal Files' software to store case information and track office workflow. The company leverages SQL Anywhere as its embedded database because of its reliability and scalability, enabling Legal Files to support customers with dozens of remote offices and thousands of users.
Profit Tools, Inc.
Profit Tools is a developer of leading-edge business, operations and e-commerce software for the commercial trucking and freight transportation industry. The company's solutions provide small to mid-size carriers with operations management and customer service tools that were formerly available only to the largest carriers - such as real-time access to load status, proof-of-delivery and online billing information. Using SQL Anywhere, Profit Tools can get a five-user system up-and-running in just half an hour with little ongoing maintenance required and no on-site database administrator, so that even the smallest customer can compete more effectively.
Video Communications, Inc. (VCI)
VCI selected SQL Anywhere to power its sales, traffic and billing solution for television broadcasters because of its scalability and ease-of-use, since most television studios do not have on-site database administrator support. The company's STARS II+ solution supports hundreds of simultaneous users connecting to multi-gigabyte databases.
SQL Anywhere SMB Developer Toolkit
The SMB Developer Toolkit provides developers with free SQL Anywhere Developer Edition software, technical datasheets, white papers, partner examples, product reviews and information about the iAnywhere Developer Community. Developers can visit www.ianywhere.com/smbtoolkit for more information.
iAnywhere is the worldwide market leader in mobile databases and mobile middleware. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 embedded database partners rely on its SQL Anywhere® technology and mobile enterprise solutions. In addition, its AvantGo® mobile Internet service has more than ten million registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), and its mobile technology plays an important role in the Sybase® Unwired Enterprise initiative to unlock and deliver enterprise information anytime, anywhere. Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, SQL Anywhere and AvantGo are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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