Supply chain software company Intervolve has just inked a deal with Lenovo to resell the X60 Tablet PC and package their software as part of a complete package to the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. According to this press release, Intervolve and Lenovo will jointly sell the combined hardware, software, and services solutions to beverage and consumer packaged goods distributors as an end-to-end solution.
Here is some background info on Intervolve:
Intervolve provides Distribution Suite and Route Accounting System (RAS) on Tablet PC, Pocket PC, and PalmOS devices and as web applications to enable distributors to access critical information for a new level of visibility, speed, and accountability. Intervolve solutions expand beyond traditional route accounting and sales order entry to include market intelligence. The broad set of Distribution Suite applications provides real-time market data to help companies plan, execute, measure, and adjust to dynamic market conditions and gain competitive advantage. Route Accounting System integrates sales order management, inventory management, financial accounting, reconciliations, and route maintenance into a single-real-time, enterprise-wide mobile computing application to reduce operating costs. By collecting, analyzing, and applying both transactional and non-transactional information on mobile and web devices such as the ThinkPad X60 Tablet PCs, companies using Intervolve solutions can manage and sell more effectively and influence their markets.