Compiled by Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer

PenUltimate-IBM Deal: PenUltimate Inc. said Tuesday it signed a distribution agreement with IBM Corp.

IBM’s salespeople will be trained to use PenUltimate’s SalesForce software family and market it to corporate clients. SalesForce can use a pen instead of a keyboard as an input device.

PenUltimate, based in Irvine, designs software to run on portable computers. It was selected from a field of bidders for the IBM agreement.