Business Software Author Lakeview ( Signs Partnership Deal with First B2B

December 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Bexleyheath, Kent: Following a new partnership agreement with leading EDI integration specialist First B2B, business and accounting software author Lakeview ( is able to offer its customers free EDI traffic up to 100 kilocharacters per month.

For Lakeview, which provides flexible software and systems for business management, accounting and manufacturing control, the addition of the Lakeview Global Gateway powered by First B2B provides a number of further advantages over other EDI offerings. These include:

• Fixed-price agreements, for easy and accurate budgeting;
• Hosted ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) delivery, requiring neither up-front hardware nor specialist in-house IT skills;
• An open system, capable of accommodating any electronic trading message standards;
• Implementation deadlines protected by a unique service level agreement (SLA);
• Free provision of AS2, the communications method now mandatory within an increasing number of electronic trading communities.

“In working with us, Lakeview is leading the market in offering proven, high quality EDI integration,” believes First B2B founder and managing director, Ian Ford. “Not only does Lakeview have a strong technological advantage over its competitors as a result, but its customers will also benefit from this exceptional offer.”

For his part, Lakeview product and services director, Mark Greatrex, confirms: “Our business control system already covers financials, sales and purchase order processing, with a management reporting system providing live information to enable businesses to make the right decisions quickly.

“Adopting First B2B’s Software-as-a Service (SaaS) electronic trading tool has dramatically reduced the time to market for our EDI integration solution, so enabling Lakeview customers to realise significant time and cost benefits much more quickly.”

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Lakeview is a leading provider of powerful, flexible software and systems for most areas of business management, accounting and manufacturing control. Its tailored systems are designed to unlock the productivity of small and medium-sized businesses, by delivering proven technology together with best-of-class technical support and training, all underpinned by a market-leading service guarantee. Lakeview operates a direct sales model and although key target markets include manufacturing and wholesale distribution they have specific expertise in the food and drink, electrical and industrial manufacturing sectors.