ACCPAC Announces Worldwide Agreement With IBM To Deliver DB2 Univ ersal Database To Small And Mid-Size Customers

My spin: Biz dev…small but nice boost for IBM; great partner with maybe more and better things to come for ACCPAC
PLEASANTON, CA, February 5, 2003 – ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), announced today an agreement whereby ACCPAC will distribute IBM’s DB2 Universal Database(tm) as a standard component of its ACCPAC Advantage Series(tm) and ACCPAC Pro Series(tm) accounting software and other end-to-end business management
ACCPAC Advantage Series and ACCPAC Pro Series are designed to address the accounting needs of small and mid-size businesses. Both serve as a foundation for ACCPAC’s integrated suite of end-to-end business management applications. ACCPACÆ will begin offering DB2Æ immediately with ACCPAC
Advantage Series 5.1 Enterprise, Corporate, Small Business, and Discovery Editions. The offering will include the DB2 database and 3 user licenses, with the ability to purchase additional licenses from ACCPAC. ACCPAC will offer the DB2 database option for Pro Series and other ACCPAC end-to-end
offerings in future versions.