Quintiq Awarded IBM Advanced Level Business Partner Status

Quintiq, a leading provider of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions, has achieved IBM Advanced Level Business Partner Status.

IBM awards Advanced Partner status to companies that have demonstrated the qualified skills, revenue achievements and successful deployments on IBM technology, middleware and hardware. By obtaining this award, Quintiq affirms its status as a premier provider of advanced planning and scheduling solutions.

IBM Advanced Business Partner status will allow Quintiq to leverage IBM's experience in hardware and software to provide its existing and prospective customers with better quality integrated planning and scheduling solutions.

As a member of IBM's PartnerWorld Program, Quintiq's membership level was elevated based on the success of the companies' ongoing cooperation. Quintiq earned Advanced status in recognition of its most recent collaboration with IBM, in implementing the Quintiq Company Planner for Advanced Planning and Scheduling at Impol, one of Europe's leading aluminum manufacturers.

The Quintiq Company Planner is just one example of a Quintiq solution that successfully applies IBM middleware and hardware in its advanced planning and scheduling solutions. The Quintiq Company Planner allows large companies to optimize performance, specifically in the areas of flexible order acceptance, delivery confidence, full supply utilization and customer service. By implementing the Quintiq Company Planner, Impol aims to improve delivery performance and significantly reduce inventory levels.

"We see the IBM Advanced partner status as a confirmation of our relationship with IBM," said Arjen Heeres, COO of Quintiq. "By integrating Quintiq solutions in the IBM solution portfolio, IBM and Quintiq are able to offer comprehensive solutions for advanced planning and scheduling in our chosen target markets."

"PartnerWorld Industry Networks help companies with domain expertise to develop industry solutions fitting IBM technology for customers. This really brings the best of two worlds together," says Mariane ter Veen, ISV & Developer Relations manager BeNeLux IBM. "Customers aren't seeking a one-size-fits-all solution-they want tailored, industry-specific solutions that can help them solve their business challenges. Quintiq is able to provide this and that is why we are pleased to work with them."

The IBM Advanced Partner Status rewards its members for their commitment in maintaining a prosperous business relationship with benefits such as increased exposure in the IBM community through the Global Solutions Directory and cooperative marketing strategies with access to ISV (Independent Software Vendor) marketing data. Quintiq looks forward to taking advantage of the benefits IBM provides and to translating them into better products and services for its present and prospective clients. Specifically, Quintiq customers will now be able to profit from truly integrated solutions comprised of a single technological approach and easier application deployment.

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