Tuesday September 12, 9:18 am Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions Announces Support for XML Representation of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) EDI Standards

XML Representation of AIAG-Specific EDI Standards Requires No Data Mapping

DETROIT, AUTO-TECH 2000, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- XMLSolutions Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of software for conducting XML-based direct materials procurement, today announced at AUTO-TECH 2000 support for the bi-directional translation of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) direct materials EDI transaction sets to XML through the XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform 2.0. XMLSolutions provides the only product that supports the XML representation of AIAG-specific EDI transactions immediately at product installation.

Typically, time-consuming and highly complex data mapping is required to link information in EDI transactions with the XML representation, but with XMLSolutions' unique method for seamlessly converting EDI messages to XML, the mapping requirement is absent. This feature delivers a 3 to 1 time-to-market and cost savings advantage over other products, and it offers a complete solution for EDI-to-XML translation to the over 1600 AIAG member companies and their thousands of business partners.

``Due to the complexity, specialization, and legalities of direct materials procurement in the automotive industry, AIAG members require a secure Internet-based solution that leverages their existing direct materials procurement processes,'' stated Ron Shelby, CEO of XMLSolutions Corporation. ``The XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform offers automotive suppliers and customers a unique industry-specific solution for solving their e- procurement challenges.''

Through the diverse support of legacy applications and lack of dependence on technical abilities of smaller business partners, the product removes information exchange barriers, enabling access to all suppliers, buyers and partners. By providing a central location for all trading partner management, customers can reduce the time lost tracking down orders and information shared through non-electronic means. In addition, XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform offers a mechanism for delivering valuable information to decision makers managing just-in-time production and on-demand processes.

Seamless EDI Connectivity to XML Standards

The EDI-to-XML translation capabilities provided by XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform supports all ANSI X12 and EDIFACT transaction sets and links to existing EDI Translators from companies such as Peregrine Systems, GE Global Exchange Services, Sterling Commerce, TIE Commerce, and Compaq-DEC.

About XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions (www.xmls.com) enables secure, real-time B2B data exchange of direct materials transactions over the Internet. By eliminating a company's XML dialect dependence, XMLSolutions removes trade barriers enabling uniform transactions among trading partners, customers, and exchanges. Included in this offering are XML-to-XML transformations, EDI-to-XML integration and over 3000 mission-critical, industry specific business documents.

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; S. Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain and the UK.