Basking Ridge, NJ-based Avaya Inc., a provider of voice and data networks, will team with Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Bangalore), an IT services and consultancy firm, to strengthen its CRM solutions.
APPS PICKS COSS
American Para Professionals, Inc. (APPS, Jericho, NY), a paramedical company specializing in services for the life and health insurance industry, has chosen Milwaukee-based COSS Development Corp. to develop a workflow management system called APPSNet.
The National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII, Des Plaines, IL) and the Sacramento-based Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) tentatively agreed to affiliate, pending board approval from both firms.
Pasadena, CA-based E-Z Data, Inc., a front-office systems provider for insurers, agents, brokers and advisors, has purchased LifeMarkets, LLC, a Lynchburg, VA-based agency software and data transmission services pro-vider, from LifeMarkets' parent, Richmond, VA-based GE Financial.
PROXYMED BUYS MDIP
ProxyMed, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale), a provider of physician healthcare transaction processing services, acquired the assets of Sioux Falls, SD-based Medical Data Insurance Processing, Inc., a private company that provides UB92 institutional claims processing services.
Mercator Software, Inc. (Wilton, CT), has expanded its partnership with Siebel Systems, Inc. (San Mateo, CA), and will become a premier partner in the Siebel alliance. Mercator will further enhance support for Siebel's Universal Application Networka standards-based application integration solution.
Enterprise marketing management solutions provider Unica Corp. (Lincoln, MA) will partner with Burlington, MA-based Epsilon, a marketing solutions provider, to provide customers with best-of-breed marketing solutions.
Lason, Inc. (Troy, MI), a document archival and retrieval ASP, will use Rye, NY-based Mobius Management Systems, Inc.'s Mobius ViewDirect TCM Content Repository for its On-Line Document Repository Solution.
The SpeechOne Alliance has been launched by VoiceGenie Technologies (Toronto), an XML voice solutions provider, Voxeo Corp. (Orlando), a voice solutions provider, and Audium Corp. (New York), a developer of advanced XML application technologies.
Atlanta-based Jacada, a provider of legacy extension and integration solutions for e-business, and IT consultant Align360 (Richmond, WA) are partnering to market and deliver legacy-to-e-business solutions to the insurance and banking industries.