Tuesday July 25, 12:06 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
PFN Partners with XMLSolutions to Expand Information Sharing Across the Enterprise
Partnership will Enable XML Files to be Seamlessly Accessed and Transferred Throughout the Network
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2000--
Bridging the best attributes of two pioneering technologies, PFN
Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network communications
infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is partnering with
XMLSolutions Corporation to improve managed communications in complex
and dynamic inter-enterprise environments.
Together, PFN and XMLSolutions, the worldwide provider of software
for the development and deployment of XML-based applications, will
enable companies to leverage existing enterprise systems to facilitate
fluid communications among trading partners and internal applications,
such as EDI, ERP and mainframes. By leveraging XMLSolutions'
conversion technology and expertise, PFN's intelligent network
communications infrastructure will enable companies to better
communicate electronically with multiple trading partners regardless
of the application used.
``It is critical for us to move information quickly and easily
across a customer's enterprise. PFN's advanced communication
infrastructure provides the superior level of network technology that
enables us to extend our services to a much broader variety of users.
With a track record that exemplifies its advanced network offerings,
PFN is an important partner for us,'' said Kevin Kail, CEO of
PFN's FirmLink(TM) provides a reliable and manageable framework
that allows businesses to easily and non-intrusively link their
internal application systems with those of their business partners
over the Internet without extensive software development or
homogeneous technology adoption. The result is a fluid
business-to-business network communication environment that is
quickly and cost effectively administered and managed as a common
``Our partnership with XMLSolutions exemplifies our commitment to
providing comprehensive business-to-business network technology. As a
provider of RosettaNet-compliant solutions, XMLSolutions has proven to
be a leader in its class and is dedicated to providing the technology
needed to move traditional EDI and ERP vendors into the next
generation. We are pleased to partner with XMLSolutions to bring our
customers the most comprehensive communications infrastructures they
need to be competitive in today's e-business environment,'' said PFN
President Bob Jewell.
About XMLSolutions Corporation
XMLSolutions Corporation offers software for the development and
deployment of the XML-based applications that facilitate real-time
direct materials transactions over the internet. Included in this
offering are XML-to-XML transformations, EDI-to-XML integration and
secure, guaranteed delivery of B2B transactions between trading
partners and exchanges.
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.
About PFN, Inc.
PFN, Inc., was founded in 1995 and provides core technology to
enable businesses to establish dynamic B2B e-commerce networks over
the Internet. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., PFN offers systems
integrators, ISVs, ASPs and network infrastructure providers an
intelligent communications framework for the creation of secure,
scalable, relationship driven B2B networks that are cost effective,
quickly implemented and easily administered. PFN holds six patents and
one pending patent for all its comprehensive components and
communications processes. To learn more about PFN and its solutions,
please contact 617-494-9980 or visit www.PFN.com.
PFN, Inc. Sterling Hager, Inc.
Lisa Philpott Bob Collins
617-679-0286 617-926-6665 x318
Peter Arnold Associates