Stonebranch Taps Cleo for B2B Expertise
February 16, 2010 Alex Woodie
Cleo Communications, the Loves Park, Illinois, developer of B2B and EDI solutions for i/OS and other platforms, is hooking up with Stonebranch, the developer of file transfer and job scheduling software. Last week–just in time for Valentine’s Day–the companies announced a strategic partnership that involves Cleo providing some of the file transfer brains for Stonebranch’s Infinitran suite.
Cleo Communications is a well-known player in the market for B2B and EDI software. The privately held company boasts more than 100,000 installations around the world with VersaLex, the core business communication software that supports more than 30 types of communications (EDI, AS2, FTPS, HTTPS, etc.) and which is the core technology powering Cleo’s LexiCom and VLTrader offerings.
According to last week’s announcement, StoneBranch’s Infinitran managed file transfer (MFT) software is based in part on Cleo’s VLTrader software. The Cleo software is strategic to Stonebranch, says Jon Gatrell, vice president of product management for Stonebranch. “Cleo’s focus on the needs of the end user and their trading partners sets them apart from other B2B Gateway vendors in the marketplace,” Gatrell states in a press release.
i/OS shops will likely be hearing more from Stonebranch in the future. The vendor, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, last August rolled out new releases of its Indesca job scheduling software and Infinitran that allow customers to use the i/OS server as the central management node in enterprise data transfer and job scheduling activities, and not merely a node, as it was before.