IBM and Edocs, which makes account-management software, announced a partnership Tuesday. The companies will offer a variety of e-business services along with technology for online account management and e-billing (for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions). The alliance targets telecommunications companies in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Co-marketing initiatives are involved, as is the integration of Edocs' eaSuite with IBM eServers and middleware. The new products offered by IBM and Edocs are designed to give companies that issue bills, statements and other account-based communications the ability to let customers access account information online.