Comshare Teams with IBM FastStart Program Comshare joined IBM’s FastStart program for Business Intelligence, which provides IBM Business Intelligence solutions to small and midsize companies. The FastStart program gives IBM software and consulting partners opportunities to work with each other and IBM. As an IBM Business Partner, Comshare’s management planning and control solutions complement IBM data management technologies, including DB2 Universal Database, DB2 OLAP Server, and Visual Warehouse. “The FastStart program allows partners like Comshare to demonstrate how well their products support IBM’s e-business infrastructure,” says Dan Russell, IBM Software Group’s director of Worldwide ISV Software Sales & Marketing. “Comshare’s e-business applications for management planning and control sit on top of that infrastructure to give CFOs and their staffs online access to information that improves overall communication, management effectiveness, and decision making.”