CSM Worldwide, a Detroit-based automotive market data firm, has entered an agreement with Covisint to serve as 'the exclusive supplier of forecast data through the Covisint public website'.

Under the agreement, visitors to Covisint's website (www.covisint.com) will find forecast data and industry analysis from CSM in the "Resources" section of the site.

CSM Worldwide says that articles and OEM production summaries will be updated weekly, while a global production forecast summary will be updated quarterly.

"We're excited for this opportunity to join forces with Covisint and add even more value to their formidable e-business initiative," said Craig Cather, president and CEO of CSM Worldwide. "In the future, we plan to explore new means of supporting Covisint users with global vehicle production, powertrain and component forecasts."

"Suppliers need accurate forecasts and market intelligence in today's environment. Our partnership with CSM will provide valuable resources to all suppliers, regardless of their size," said Kevin Demery, vice president Global Marketing for Covisint.