TradePower announced today it has won one of 16 IBM Beacon Awards. TradePower was recognized in the category of “Best Data Management Solution” for it’s new TradeSource enterprise system, which utilizes WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database technology.

The IBM Beacon Award honors IBM Software Business Partners for outstanding achievements in providing quality solutions and services to customers based on IBM technologies. Winners were announced at an IBM Beacon Awards gala reception on Monday, February 17, at PartnerWorld 2003 in New Orleans, LA.

The host of the ceremony, Scott Cooper, vice president, SMB and Channel Marketing, IBM Software Group, stressed how important innovation in e-business is to customers and IBM. Cooper thanked all of the award winners for their tremendous contributions in this area.

TradePower received the award in part based on recommendations from satisfied customers. Steve Phillips of Interstate Electrical Supply in Columbus, GA says, “We find TradePower’s innovativeness, expertise, responsiveness, value, and quality excellent. TradePower’s design and development of this package has had a profound positive impact on our business. TradePower will be a part of our business system for many years to come.”

Janet Perna, general manager, IBM Data Management Solutions, presented the award in which TradePower was selected from a field of nominations from around the world. She cited TradeSource’s seamless integration to all internal business operations, which results in improved asset management and better customer service.

The awards ceremony featured Grammy Award winner Irma Thomas and the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-trot Orchestra. Thomas sang a tribute to all of this year’s IBM Beacon Award winners, which included Toshiba Corporation, J.D. Edwards, and Digital Union.

Dean Jester, president of TradePower said, “IBM is an outstanding partner and together our technology delivers real time systems that allow our customers to effectively improve efficiency and lower the cost of their operations. This award is a validation that our technology strategy is world class and our solutions are second to none.” EC