Canadian firms converge on web management


Canadian firms converge on web management

Watchfire and Corporate Renaissance Group (CRG), a pair of Ottawa-based companies, have formed an alliance to offer website management and services to enterprise businesses.

Under the terms of the strategic agreement, Watchfire will lend its software to help companies manage their online content and applications. The software includes WebQ, a website quality testing tool; Bobby, a website accessibility testing tool; and WebXM, its website management platform.

CRG will focus its attention on the service aspect of the relationship, handling an organisation’s web or e-business efforts through its Shared, Business Intelligence, Activity-based and Performance Measurement services. In addition, CRG will also be given the rights to resell Watchfire’s software solutions.

Watchfire is an existing CRG client and user of the Microsoft Great Plains product, an enterprise resource planning system.

Focusing on the medium to large-scale enterprises, a spokesperson at CRG said that initially, CRG and Watchfire existing customers will necessarily compose the targeted market segment for the solution.

The companies will also focus on the government and financial service industries. Industry Canada is already a Watchfire customer, as the company was charged with overseeing its online government project last year.

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