BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2000-- eXcelon(TM) Corp. (Nasdaq: EXLN - news), a global provider of innovative eBusiness products and services, today announced a partnership with XMLSolutions(SM). Under the terms of the agreement, eXcelon Corp. will incorporate XMLSolutions' XEDI Translator(TM) with its B2B Integration Server, allowing companies to extend and expand their existing electronic data interchange (EDI). eXcelon Corp.'s B2B Integration Server gives companies the freedom to build and leverage current EDI solutions, while at the same time extending and augmenting the solutions in ways that allow companies to have richer interactions with new and existing customers.
XMLSolutions' Java-based XEDI Translator uses completely open standards to seamlessly integrate with EDI trading systems. Through this integration, it is possible to extend existing EDI systems to non-EDI trading partners, thus allowing a much larger number of companies to take part in Internet-based trading communities. The strategic partnership enables eXcelon Corp. to resell the XEDI Translator with its B2B Integration Server, thereby extending its power and allowing companies with significant investments in EDI systems to further tap into the power of XML. In turn, smaller suppliers who are unable or unwilling to use traditional EDI can participate in B2B transactions over the Internet.
``eXcelon Corp. recently unveiled a new suite of products targeted at the rapidly growing business-to-business (B2B) market that will help to break the rigid bonds of EDI to extend and enchance partnerships,'' said Larry Alston, vice president of marketing for eXcelon Corp. ``This partnership further strengthens our B2B product line by giving us an out of the box solution that enables companies to continue using their current EDI systems while also leveraging B2B to its fullest.''
``eXcelon's B2B Integration Server is a perfect fit for our XEDI Translator product because it allows us to further leverage the power of XML with our current and future business partners,'' said JP Morgenthal, Chief Technology Officer at XMLSolutions. ``We hope that our customers will be able to quickly enhance their business by taking advantage of the speed, flexibility and scaleability of our joint solution.''
eXcelon Corporation's B2B product family consists of three components. The eXcelon Portal Server allows companies to build and deploy vertical eMarkets and trading hubs, for reaching new markets, expanding and automating their channel and facilitating collaborations between businesses. This powerful product aggregates, personalizes and delivers business content, while at the same time linking buyers and suppliers with one another. eXcelon B2B Integration Server(TM) delivers dynamic B2B solutions for enterprises that want to broaden their partner base and integrate these partners with new and existing business processes. eXcelon eSolutions(TM) is a suite of frameworks and components for vertical industry solutions. Built upon the eXcelon B2B Integration Server, these solutions target the insurance, retail, manufacturing and telecommunications industries.
XMLSolutions Corporation (www.xmls.com) is a provider of XML-based business-to-business e-commerce products that enables companies to leverage their investment in legacy systems and extend their electronic trading communities to small and midsize trading partners. XMLSolutions backs its XML e-commerce software with a superior professional services team, staffed with world experts in XML, EDI, metadata and legacy system integration.
XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia, with offices in Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Bangalore, India, and The Netherlands. For more information contact XMLSolutions at 703-506-1111 or visit them on the Web at www.xmls.com.
About eXcelon Corporation
eXcelon Corporation (www.exceloncorp.com) is a leading provider of products and services that enable companies to engage in dynamic business-to-business (B2B) commerce across the Internet. eXcelon Corporation's dynamic B2B solutions are 100 percent standards-based, thus eliminating technical barriers-to-entry for doing business across the Internet. Companies use eXcelon's dynamic B2B solutions to establish high-value electronic partnerships that are built for change. Based in Burlington, Mass., eXcelon Corporation was founded in 1988 and completed its initial public offering as ODIS in July 1996. The company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol EXLN. eXcelon Corporation sells and supports its products through branch offices across the U.S. and international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan and Australia, as well as a worldwide network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators and other indirect sales partners.
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eXcelon Corp. Deborah Vlock, 781-674-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org or Schwartz Communications Bill Keeler, 781-684-0770 email@example.com or XMLSolutions Corporation Daryn Walters, 703-506-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org