BridgePoint, a provider of global supply chain visibility solutions, and The Information Management Group (IMG), a consulting company for SAP clients, have entered a partnership.

The agreement enables Chicago-based IMG to expand its systems implementation/integration service offering to include order and product information from the external supply chain.

IMG will in turn be a resource to Cary-based BridgePoint for managing local trading partner onboarding, solution support throughout Europe, and implementation expertise globally.

BridgePoint and IMG have been working together in Geneva, London and across the United States to help customers leverage the synergies between the BridgePoint and SAP solutions.

“The knowledge and expertise IMG provides is a tremendous asset to us as customers increasingly want to link our quality supply chain data with their ERP systems,” Peter Sola, vice president of commercial services at BridgePoint, said in a statement. “Using this data to create plans, manage relationships and allocate product dramatically increases the ability of the customer to reduce inventory, improve customer service and avoid excess financing costs.”

Working together, BridgePoint and IMG will offer a complete line of services, including connectivity, data management, analytics, alerting and exception management tools.

Available to any customer, the two companies will use a joint team to provide BridgePoint’s multimode, in-transit visibility integrated with SAP’s enterprise functionality using IMG’s implementation methodology PROMET.

BridgePoint: www.bridge-point.com

IMG Inc.: www.imginc.com