Synchronizing Data

Indus and Synchrologic form alliance to provide data synchronization and asset management

Atlanta  October 9, 2001  Managing and controlling cost in inventory management and order fulfillment can be overwhelming for companies that purchase enterprise-wide resources across multiple locations that are not connected to a central server. 

Synchrologic and Indus International have signed a strategic alliance agreement for a joint solution that is designed to ease the synchronization of data across separate instances of Indus' EMPAC software solution. This capability will enable real-time decisions that can boost productivity while reducing excess inventory and unplanned maintenance, and it will allow Indus clients to improve access to and accuracy of critical operating data across disparate sites.

The impetus for developing the partnership was mutual customer Transocean Sedco Forex Inc., which required a software configuration between Synchrologic's iMobile Suite and Indus International's EMPAC product. Transocean Sedco Forex has been using the Synchrologic software to maintain its network of EMPAC databases since September of 2000.

Because of the partnership, Robert Hofer, vice president of product strategy for Indus International, said that clients with multiple instances of EMPAC will be better equipped to manage equipment, facilities and processes that make their operations run. "We chose to build a configuration to the data synchronization module of the iMobile Suite because it ensures a more timely and accurate exchange of information for EMPAC clients with disparate sites. But just as critical, during implementation it allows our customers to maintain existing business-processing rules that enable different levels of information access to people in various roles within the company."

"Partnering with Indus is a win-win situation for both companies," said John Dancu, president and chief operating officer of Synchrologic. "It allows us to extend our mobile computing solutions to new industries, giving us exposure to a broader customer base, while providing Indus clients a single, complete solution for easily and readily accessing information and standardizing operating procedures. This enables new and prospective customers to work faster, cheaper, and smarter."