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iSoft Corp., Patrick Townsend & Associates announce value-added reseller relationship for iSeries, A

iSoft Corp., Patrick Townsend & Associates announce value-added reseller relationship for iSeries, AS/400 customers


iSoft Corporation, a leading provider of communication software and services for business community connectivity, announced a strategic partnership with Patrick Townsend & Associates to provide a set of services and software that help IBM iSeries customers deploy iSoft Commerce Suite.

Commerce Suite is a powerful B2B connectivity solution designed for companies committed to leveraging the Internet to reduce costs, increase visibility, and maximize the benefits of conducting business electronically. Commerce Suite delivers the performance, scalability, reliability, and security necessary to successfully manage your Internet-based trading community, and enjoy near-term ROI.

Working with iSoft Commerce Suite, Patrick Townsend & Associates developed a native iSeries software application providing the automation and integration components necessary to make EDI-INT AS2 data transfers easy to use on the IBM iSeries. This application software is known as Alliance AS2 Integrator.

"Through our Value Added Reseller relationship with Patrick Townsend & Associates, we can provide our customers with the ability to optimize the performance of their iSeries applications by enabling them with an AS2 solution that easily integrates with their existing applications and EDI translators," said Al Rose, iSoft Vice President of Alliances.

Alliance AS2 Integrator from Patrick Townsend & Associates integrates easily with Inovis TrustedLink, Sterling Gentrans, and Extol. For iSeries customers who need an EDI translator, the separately licensed Alliance EDI Workbench/400 product can be used to create and transmit ANSI X12 files. For iSeries customers who need to exchange XML file, the Alliance XML/400 translator product can provide a rapid implementation of XML on your iSeries.

"We are excited to offer an EDI-INT AS2 solution on the iSeries platform," stated Patrick Townsend, President of Patrick Townsend & Associates. "The Commerce Suite application provides a highly scalable, fully-certified solution for our customers. We've added value to the Commerce Suite solution by providing integration with EDI translators like Extol, Inovis, and Gentrans. Customers can take advantage of the high availability capabilities of Alliance products and complete automation."

"In our review of various solutions offered by vendors, we encountered a number of PC-based solutions. The Alliance AS2 Integrator from Patrick Townsend & Associates was selected primarily because it resides on the iSeries, the very location of our EDI activity. We were not interested in removing that function from our most stable computing platform. We are a server-populated environment with 10 servers devoted to various business functions, but our primary computing is iSeries-based. Why would we put an important function like EDI on just a PC?Stated George Berlakovich, Implementation Consultant for Hickory Farms." Patrick Townsend & Associates' technical support receives an A+ rating! Townsend's support receives my complete confidence!" added Berlakovich.

About iSoft Corporation
iSoft Corporation provides software and services for business community connectivity assisting companies around the world to facilitate secure, reliable communications over the Internet.

iSoft's flagship product, Commerce Suite, provides secure exchange of information for all types of business over the Internet between companies and their partners. iSoft's communication solutions are being employed by prominent company's around the world, including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., L'Oreal, Tyson Foods, Inc., Hershey's, and Paramount Pictures.

For more information on iSoft, visit or call 214-890-9988.

About Patrick Townsend & Associates
Patrick Townsend & Associates is a privately held company that specializes in B2B eCommerce and communications solutions for the Enterprise, ISV, and ASP customer.

For more information on Townsend products, call 800-357-1019. International customers call 1-360-357-8971. E-mail:

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