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SOURCE: XMLSolutions Corporation

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. This 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 applications.''

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 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.

``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 electronically.'' 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 using XML. 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. Users can 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 network location. 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 Requirements

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 dialect independent. This feature ensures that if, for example, data must be exchanged from xCBL to a company-specific XML standard it can be quickly accomplished.

    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. 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 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
     877-XML-XMLS (877-965-9657)
     McLean, VA

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