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SOURCE: XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions Announces Support for XML Representation of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) EDI Standards

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

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- XMLSolutions Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of software for the development and deployment of XML-based applications, today announced support for the translation of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) 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 AIA-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 bi-directionally 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 63 AIA member companies and their thousands of business partners. The AIA Electronic Commerce Working Group endorsed XMLSolutions' approach to bi-directional EDI-to-XML translation in November 1999.

``Due to the complex, legal, and highly procedural requirements of direct materials procurement, each vertical industry group has tailored the standard ANSI X12 and EDIFACT EDI transaction sets to meet their particular trading needs. The XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform offers our customers a unique industry-specific solution for solving complex e-business challenges,'' stated Ron Shelby, CEO of XMLSolutions Corporation.

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, and TIE Commerce.

About XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions (www.xmls.com) enables secure, real-time B2B data exchange of direct and indirect 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.

     Susan Lee-Butts                    XMLSolutions Sales Department
     Peter Arnold Associates            877-XML-XMLS (877-965-9657)
     One Hollis Street                  McLean, VA
     Wellesley, MA 02482                sales@xmls.com
     Phone: 781-239-1030
     Fax: 781-239-1204

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