Tuesday September 5, 2:08 pm Eastern Time
XMLSolutions Corporation Introduces Business Integration Platform
Universal e-Business Platform Manages Direct and Indirect Materials as well as non-Procurement Documents within All EDI and XML Protocols - Implementation Timeframes for Global 2000 Measured in Weeks Not Years
MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- XMLSolutions Corporation, a leading
worldwide provider of software for the development and deployment of XML-based
applications, introduced XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform 2.0.
universal interpreter for business information exchange enables companies to
share information real-time with all business partners and marketplaces,
regardless of size.
XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform delivers the
functionality necessary for companies to conduct direct and indirect/MRO
materials procurement transactions with increased business process efficiency
and a dramatic time-to-market advantage over competing products.
``XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform makes the whole body of work
done in the last 20 years in developing the EDI data dictionaries available in
the Internet world,'' said analyst Ken Vollmer, Research Director at Giga
Information Group, Cambridge, MA, in a published report.
``The cost savings to
companies trying to contain escalating re-engineering expenditures as they go
online with new procurement systems will be significant.''
According to Kate Fessenden, Research Director, Enterprise XML at Aberdeen
Group, Boston, MA, ``XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform contains all of
the necessary bi-directional functionality to read and support any XML dialect
- such as RosettaNet, cXML, xCBL, or others - eliminating a company's
dependency on any one XML standard.
With the ability to support the bi-
directional translation of EDI documents to any XML vocabulary, this solution
should dramatically reduce the time it takes to deploy new e-business
Through the diverse support of legacy applications and lack of dependence
on technical abilities of smaller business partners, the product removes
information exchange barriers; thus, reaching all suppliers, buyers and
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.
``Our solution offers complete integration of EDI systems with XML-based
applications straight out of the box in addition to providing a centralized
location for all B2B transactional data,'' said XMLSolutions CEO, Ron Shelby.
``With XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform, the Global 2000 can now
complete direct materials transactions throughout the entire supply chain
Direct materials are mission-critical goods that are
essential to the production of end-user products.
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 like Peregrine Systems, GE
Global Exchange Services, Sterling Commerce, and TIE Commerce.
One user of the XML-to-EDI translation component, Advanced Marketing
Services (AMS) (Nasdaq: ADMS - news), was notified that in order to expand its
current supplier relationship with Sam's Club stores to include the Sam's
Online division, AMS would need to communicate immediately in a particular
dialect of XML.
``But we were exclusively an EDI shop with no XML experience,''
said Bob Gawel, AMS' Director of Application Services. ``XMLSolutions enabled
us to plug-in their solution, and we met the requirement to trade information
Now we have expanded from Sam's Club stores to Sam's Online and,
as a result, we have expanded our customer base.''
Trade Relationship and Information Exchange Management
The product's trading partner management facility provides a user
interface for managing all trade relationships from one location.
add new partners, restrict documents for transmission between partners and
establish business relationships through a graphical user interface.
Centralized Storage and Management of XML Standard Information
With the number of XML standards increasing daily, companies are now able
to manage their own proprietary standards and industry standards from one
This centralized storage facility for all information
related to XML dialects provides easy management for enterprise level XML
development and deployment.
Customizable XML-to-XML Transformation for Specific Data Exchange
Through the XML-to-XML mapping functionality delivered with XMLSolutions
Business Integration Platform, users are able to link any XML standard to any
other XML standard through a graphical user interface.
The transformation of
data from one XML standard to another offers companies the ability to be XML
This feature ensures that if, for example, data must be
exchanged from xCBL to a company-specific XML standard it can be quickly
Additional benefits of XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform:
-- Provides vertical implementations that address the needs of industry
specific business communities
-- Leverages existing technology investments, reducing costs and
shortening time to market
-- Supplies a starter set of over 3,000 internationally adopted business
About XMLSolutions Corporation
XMLSolutions (www.xmls.com) enables secure, real-time B2B data exchange of
direct and indirect materials transactions over the Internet.
a company's XML dialect dependence, XMLSolutions removes trade barriers
enabling uniform transactions among trading partners, customers, and
Included in this offering are XML-to-XML transformations, EDI-to-
XML integration and over 3000 mission-critical, industry-specific business
XMLSolutions Corporation 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.
For more information about XMLSolutions or the XMLSolutions Business
Integration Platform, please contact:
XMLSolutions Sales Department