Bison Switzerland Joins Red Hat ISV Programme as an Advanced Partner

Bern

United States, October 29, 2009

Bison bundles its Greenax ERP solution with JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Bison, a leading Swiss IT specialist, has joined the Red Hat Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Programme as an Advanced Partner. As part of the new ISV partnership with Red Hat, Bison is offering its ERP solution in a bundle with JBoss Enterprise Middleware, providing customers with a complete turnkey offering.

Bison has been working with Red Hat's platform and middleware technologies for two years and has optimized its Greenax business application suite for JBoss Enterprise Middleware and Red Hat Virtualization. The Greenax application suite has a particular focus on targeting the retail, agricultural trade, food & beverage, steel and construction materials sectors.

Greenax is a leading ERP solution whose strengths include the ability to map and control business processes in purchasing, sales, warehousing, logistics, production, finance and customer care. The solution is part of a state-of-the-art software generation based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

"We have been using JBoss Enterprise Middleware in our Java-based IT technology since 2002 and have been a Red Hat partner since 2007," says Heinz Ranner, head of marketing and communications at Bison. "Red Hat ISV partner certification lets us demonstrate to our customers that the combination of Greenax and JBoss aims to offer a seamless solution."

"Our partnership with Bison gives us a strong ISV Advanced Partner in Switzerland", says Petra Heinrich, director of EMEA Partners and Alliances, Red Hat." The open source approach and open standards philosophy benefit from a broad, dynamic partner ecosystem. By combining a worldwide network of certified Red Hat partners and their high quality Linux applications with JBoss Enterprise Middleware and Red Hat Virtualization, we can build a solid foundation for application development."

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About Bison Schweiz AG
Bison is one of the leading Swiss IT companies. Under the guidance of CEO Rudolf Fehlmann, the group currently employs 340 people and in 2008 achieved sales to the tune of CHF 60 m.
The Bison group of companies consists of a total of six companies, with their headquarters in Sursee, Sempach, Puidoux in Switzerland - and Kaarst in Germany.
With over 25 years of experience on the market, Bison is able to make a reliable and secure contribution to its customers’ success. Every customer receives comprehensive and long-term service and assistance. Here, the main aspects are a technologically advanced product range, mutual trust, and the fact that the customer’s investment in IT is protected.

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