Monday June 12, 9:08 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
PureEdge and XMLSolutions Join Forces to Expand EDI-XML e-Commerce
Strategic Alliance Enables Global 2000 and Government to Conduct Regulated, Legally Binding E-commerce Transactions
SAN FRANCISCO/MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2000--
PureEdge, leading provider of legally binding e-commerce software,
and XMLSolutions, worldwide provider of XML-based infrastructure
software and services, have signed an agreement to combine PureEdge's
award-winning InternetForms Commerce System(TM) with XMLSolutions'
Together, PureEdge and XMLSolutions will allow organizations to
leverage their investment in EDI by integrating legacy systems with
partners and processes that were previously excluded from EDI-based
``As the deployment of e-commerce and e-government offerings
accelerates, enterprises need to integrate their EDI systems with a
growing network of trading partners and citizens who use the Web,''
said David Manning, CTO of PureEdge. ``PureEdge is pleased to partner
with XMLSolutions to create legally binding, end-to-end EDI-XML
solutions that embrace not only large enterprises and traditional
processes, but also small to mid-sized enterprises and heavily
regulated business processes.''
``Over 80% of business agreements and processes are embodied in
forms,'' said Kevin Kail, Chairman and CEO of XMLSolutions. ``We chose
to partner with PureEdge because its InternetForms software completely
addresses the legal needs of Internet transactions. The combination of
XMLSolutions and PureEdge serves to extend -- not replace -- EDI
systems. That's a huge step forward for e-business.''
E-Commerce: From EDI to XML
XMLSolutions' XEDI Translator provides the most expansive,
completely customizable EDI solution, expanded trading communities and
cost reduction in trade transaction process and fulfillment. XEDI
Translator bolts on to existing EDI systems and acts as an extension
of that system to the Internet.
PureEdge's InternetForms Commerce System enables organizations to
create, complete, sign, and process legally binding XML documents.
InternetForms eliminates the need for paper records and enables
organizations to conduct sophisticated e-commerce agreements from a
The PureEdge-XMLSolutions integration will enable organizations
using EDI to establish full trading relationships with partners of any
size. InternetForms provide a legally binding XML front end to EDI
systems, and appear as human-readable and familiar form interfaces to
trading partners accessing them from Web browsers. A partner at a
small or medium-sized enterprise can use a browser to open an
InternetForm -- such as a purchase order, invoice, or other
contractual agreement -- and fill, save, sign, and submit it for
processing, thereby interacting with an EDI system that was previously
available only to other EDI systems.
About PureEdge (www.PureEdge.com)
PureEdge is the leader in creating legally binding transactions
for e-commerce. Named a Top Ten E-Commerce Company by InternetWeek and
a Company to Watch by Wall Street & Technology, PureEdge is a
recognized leader in the development of secure e-commerce standards.
Products include the award-winning InternetForms Commerce System, and
an upcoming suite of applications for financial services. PureEdge
customers include Global 2000 and public sector organizations
including the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Chase Bank,
Arvest Bank, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Allina Health
System, Ameritech, and American Legal Net. PureEdge actively works to
promote interoperable e-commerce through its participation in a wide a
range of industry associations and standards bodies, such as the W3C,
the American Bar Association, NACHA, and CommerceNet. For more
information visit http://www.PureEdge.com or call 888/517-2675 or
About XMLSolutions (www.xmls.com)
XMLSolutions Corporation is a leading provider of XML-based
infrastructure software and services that allow companies to achieve
enterprise-to-enterprise information integration, or E2Eism.
XMLSolutions software allows customers to aggressively leverage
existing enterprise systems to deploy new enterprise-to-enterprise
information over the Internet. XMLSolutions facilitates communication
among trading partners and internal applications such as ERP,
mainframe and EDI. 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. For more
information contact 703/506-1111, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Note: PureEdge, UWI.Com, InternetForms, and InternetForms Commerce
System are trademarks of PureEdge Solutions Inc. All other products
named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
Maureen Gordon, 250/881-6143, maureeng@PureEdge.com
Robyn Rader, 213/489-8254, email@example.com
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