Agilysys to Sell J.D. Edwards Apps for Oracle
December 11, 2007 Alex Woodie
Agilysys and Oracle unveiled an agreement last week that will see Agilysys reselling several of Oracle’s enterprise software products, including the J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne and World and PeopleSoft Enterprise ERP suites, Siebel CRM, and Hyperion business intelligence software.
Agilysys, which used to be one of three distributors for the IBM System i server, is in the midst of a shift in its business strategy as it moves to develop closer relationships with the consumers of business IT. In January, Agilysys sold its distribution business to Arrow Electronics for $485 million, leaving Arrow and Avnet as the only System i distributors. Agilysys retained its reseller business as part of the deal.
The move to sell Oracle’s fast-growing collection of ERP, CRM, and BI products represents a substantial addition to Agilysys’s portfolio, says Pete Coleman, executive vice president for Agilysys. “With this agreement, Agilysys will significantly enhance our ability to offer customer’s true end-to-end solutions, allowing them to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably,” he says.
Agilysys sells several other enterprise software products, including the Lodging Management System and the Materials Management System (MMS), which it acquired from Inter-American Data (IAD) in 2003 and which are used by some of the largest casinos and hotels in the world. The company also sells DataMagine, a Windows-based electronic content management product that interfaces with System i data.