IBM Integrates LotusLive with Core Business Services
Updated · Apr 16, 2010
IBM is offering customers access to a number of business applications by integrating its LotusLive SaaS collaboration suite with Salesforce.com, UPS shipping, Skype and Silanis e-signature. As noted in this PC World report, LotusLive customers will be required to purchase separate licenses for the integrated products, however, IBM is looking to make the purchasing process simpler for customers.
“‘For many years in the Lotus business we’ve been talking about collaboration in the context of the work you do every day,’ said Sean Poulley, vice president for cloud collaboration. The areas addressed by the new integrations are core horizontal building blocks of a company,’ he added.
“IBM doesn’t ‘necessarily need to deliver hundreds of these’ integrations, as it is prepping an open API (application programming interface) that will enable customers and partners to tie LotusLive to other SaaS applications or back to on-premises installations, he said.”