|Teresa Cheung||Aug 29, 2001 9:31 am|
|Subject:||OASIS Member News: iWay Software and XML Global Highlight eBIX atAuto-Tech 2001 in Detroit|
|From:||Teresa Cheung (tere...@xmlglobal.com)|
|Date:||Aug 29, 2001 9:31:59 am|
------------------------------------------------------------------------ iWay Software and XML Global Highlight eBIX at Auto-Tech 2001 in Detroit
Detroit, MI - August 29th, 2001 - iWay Software, an Information Builders company that accelerates e-business integration, and XML Global Technologies (OTC BB: XMLG), an XML middleware company, today announced they will be conducting a live demonstration of their jointly developed product, eBIX (e-Business Integration using XML), an XML-based e-business integration solution for complex enterprise environments at Auto-Tech 2001, being held in Detroit, August 28-30.
Auto-Tech is sponsored by The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), an association of approximately 1,600 manufacturers and suppliers in the North American automotive industry. The AIAG was founded in 1982 by DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motors, and General Motors and is focused exclusively on resolving issues critical to the automotive supply chain. Auto-Tech attracts management-level or senior executive automotive industry decision-makers responsible for quality, information systems, finance, purchasing, materials management, production and operations. Auto-Tech 2000 set an attendance record of over 4,000.
The eBIX demonstration will focus on the transformation of an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) message to an OAG BOD (Open Applications Group Business Object Document) XML-based message and will show how proprietary legacy data formats can be transformed into open XML-based Internet-capable standards. The OAG, supported by more than 90 organizations focused on B2B interoperability, has determined a number of XML-based BODs essential for e-business. By incorporating the eBIX solution, organizations will be able to adopt the OAG, or any, open standard for e-Business. The iWay/XML Global solution, eBIX, is less expensive, is available in-house and has a wider variety of back-end connectors than other available options.
"Auto-Tech 2001 is an important venue for our two companies and the eBIX Server," said iWay President John Senor. "The automotive industry is embracing XML as a way of streamlining their supply chain and improving back-end efficiencies. With the eBIX Server and its ability to open up old legacy systems and new e-business applications to XML, our automotive industry clients will be able to create better integrated applications than ever before."
"To stay ahead in e-business today firms must find transformation technologies that will cost-effectively breathe life into legacy databases and add value to a firm's information assets," said Peter Shandro, CEO of XML Global. "The combined iWay/XML Global solution will give the automotive industry and its trading partners a one-stop solution to this problem, allowing them to leverage their information assets through a variety of Web-based applications, thereby reducing costs and improving supply chain efficiencies."
The eBIX Server incorporates iWay Software's XML server and complete Enterprise Adapter Suite and XML Global's GoXML(tm) Transform, a patented transformation engine for dynamic exchange of XML, EDI, and other data formats. These complementary technologies form an XML-based server product allowing business analysts and systems integrators to access the extensive information assets contained in more than 120 applications and data sources on 35 different platforms. The combined product masks the complexity of back-end systems, allowing users access to all of the valuable assets in the enterprise.
About iWay Software iWay Software, an Information Builders company, is a market leader in middleware that accelerates e-business initiatives through the rapid integration of complex back-office systems. The company provides e-business-to-enterprise (e2E) integration technologies that enable e-commerce, B2B, EAI, and mobile business applications. Specializing in connecting new e-business applications to back-office systems including legacy information sources, iWay Software provides unparalleled access to more than 120 nonrelational, relational, transaction, and application sources. For more information about iWay software, visit www.iwaysoftware.com.
About XML Global Technologies, Inc. XML Global Technologies, Inc. is an XML middleware company focused on providing a methodical approach to the adoption of XML-based solutions. The Company's GoXML(tm) product line provides a family of three complementary solutions based around a patented XML-centric data transformation system: * Foundation provides a potent combination of automated business transaction transformation and detection driven with XML rule templates. Storage is provided directly to a native XML database system, complimented with robust support for legacy interchange format and sources such as EDI, and backed with an extensive library of business system adapters. * EBIX(tm) server extends the Foundation product with additional workflow control and a multitude of direct connectors to back-end legacy systems. * Central broadens these capabilities by providing interchange solutions in Web service environments based on ebXML semantic registry and UDDI directory services registries. The company is an active member of the ebXML, UDDI, OAG, and OASIS standards initiatives. Founded in May 1999, XML Global has its U.S. headquarters in New York City, and a research and development office in Vancouver, B.C. To learn more please visit www.xmlglobal.com.
Press Contacts: Kathleen Moran Information Builders (917) 339-6313 kath...@ibi.com
Anthony Dutton XML Global Technologies (604) 717-1100, ext.112 anth...@xmlglobal.com