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Old 20th August 2001, 17:57
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BSP-US (LLC) added as a Baan Education Alliance
Baan extends alliance with BSP-US to provide Education services in North America

Barneveld, The Netherlands and Leesburg, VA - July 10, 2001 - Baan, the global provider of B2B collaborative commerce solutions, has announced the addition of BSP-US as a provider of Baan Education services in North America. This alliance strengthens the existing alliance between the two companies and expands BSP's Baan services across two continents. Baan announced in October 2000 an Education Alliance with BSP (UK) Limited, a premier independent ERP consultancy company, to provide United Kingdom users a comprehensive range of Baan Education services.

Baan North American customers can enjoy a vast array of Education services offered by senior level BSP resources located in both the United Kingdom and North America. Offerings include public classes being held on both continents, private on-site classes, and end user training customized to user roles. BSP (UK) has recently announced the official opening of its state-of-the-art training facilities in Milton Keynes, UK, which is dedicated to the Baan products. BSP-US has recently announced a public schedule of Baan classes to be held in Toronto, Canada. Both sides of the Atlantic will be offering a complete range of Baan Education classes including Baan IV, Baan5 and Baan SCS products.

Andre Boone, BSP-US Operations Director comments: "Our aim is to provide quality education in North America and we will work on satisfying the customers expectations and requirements to the best of our ability with the high class instructors we have on board both in America and the United Kingdom. Most of our instructors have many years of industry experience behind them and that makes them very qualified to the education platform.."

Venkat Muthukrishnan, Vice President of Alliances and Education, Baan Americas says: "Baan feels that the skilled resources at BSP-US will bring in a lot of value to the Baan customers and other alliances in North America by delivering quality education services for the Baan software. There is demand for this in the Americas and I am confident that BSP-US will meet those customer demands. The existing relationship that Baan and BSP (UK) has will add value to the North American Baan community".

About BSP:
BSP UK was formed in December 1998 with the purpose of providing a cost effective, quality alternative for IT solutions and consulting across Europe. Baan and BSP UK have enjoyed a fruitful, solid alliance since that time. In October 2000, BSP UK decided to expand its global presence by opening BSP US in Leesburg, VA. BSP US is comprised of highly skilled, industry savvy resources who bring many years of Baan knowledge and teaching experience to the BSP table. A full listing of BSP services, course catalog, and public schedules can be found at

About Baan:
Baan helps companies to compete in the 'networked economy' with its ever-increasing demands for more information, integration and collaboration. Through its powerful new iBaan suite of Internet-enabled solutions, Baan is ideally placed to support organizations in the manufacturing, logistics, service and engineering industries as they move towards tighter integration of their complex processes, collaborate more closely with customers and partners, and provide employees with essential build-to-order shop floor data and supply information. Baan has more than 15,000 customer sites worldwide, and is part of the Invensys Software and Systems Division - a global leader in the provision of e-business/automation solutions. For more information, please visit

About Invensys plc:
Invensys is a global leader in the Automation and Controls industry. With its head office in London, England it operates in all regions of the world through four focused divisions - Software Systems, Automation Systems, Power Systems and Control Systems. With over 80,000 employees, the company's products and services range from advanced control systems and networks for automating industrial plants and controlling the environments of buildings, to electronic devices and controls found in residential buildings and light commercial applications, plus complete power systems for the telecommunications and information technology industries. For more information, please visit
Scott G Van Den Hout
Global IT Manager
Technical Instructor
BSP (US) Ltd