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From: Dustin Smith <dsmith@schwartz-pr.com>
Subject: webMethods release



		Jennifer Tansey				Lauren Arnold or Sarah Reed
		WebMethods, Inc.				Schwartz Communications, Inc.
		703-460-2554					781-684-0770
		jtansey@webMethods.com			webMethods@schwartz-pr.com

Intelligroup and Lante Corporation select webMethods as preferred provider 
of business-to-business e-commerce solutions

FAIRFAX, Va.-November 23, 1999-webMethods, Inc., a leading provider of 
business-to-business e-commerce integration solutions, today announced 
strategic alliances with industry-leading consulting firms Intelligroup, 
Inc. (NASDAQ:ITIG) and Lante Corporation. As part of their expanding 
e-commerce practices, these consulting firms will incorporate webMethods 
B2B into their methodology and provide customers with a broad range of 
consulting and implementation services to execute B2B e-commerce 

webMethods B2B provides a business community integration platform that 
makes it possible for companies to pursue direct integration with trading 
partners, while also participating in emerging B2B Marketplaces such as 
mySAP.com(, the Ariba Network and Clarus SupplierUniverse. webMethods B2B 
utilizes XML and open Web standards, such as RosettaNet, OAG, OBI and 
ACORD, to connect integrated business communities and enable companies to 
conduct business over the Internet with minimal stress to corporate 
resources and existing IT infrastructure.

"Our clients are at the frontiers of the Internet economy, establishing 
new electronic marketplaces that will serve as the infrastructure for 
e-commerce in the years ahead," said Rudy Puryear, president and CEO of 
Lante. "Reliable, scalable technology is an imperative for them, and our 
alliance with webMethods provides them with access to a solution tailored 
to address their challenges."

"We are pleased to add these Internet consultants to our list of alliance 
partners," said Phillip Merrick, president and CEO of webMethods. "These 
firms provide a strong complement to webMethods B2B, our 
business-to-business e-commerce integration software."

"We are seeing tremendous client interest in building B2B e-commerce 
portals," said Raj Koneru, Co-CEO of Intelligroup. "By partnering with 
webMethods, a leader in e-commerce technology, we are able to help 
customers gain precious time-to-market advantage with their portal 
About the Partners

Intelligroup, Inc. is a global professional services firm that helps its 
clients improve their business performance by building and supporting 
innovative Internet-based solutions and enterprise applications. The 
company provides a continuum of services throughout the client's solutions 
life cycle. These services comprise management consulting, solutions 
design and implementation, integration of best of breed enterprise and 
legacy systems and enterprise sourcing services.

Lante Corporation (www.lante.com) builds high-impact dot-com businesses 
that unleash electronic markets for the new economy, enabling clients to 
boost revenue, reduce costs and deepen relationships with customers, 
suppliers and other key business partners by leveraging the Internet. 
Lante generated more than $25 million in revenue over the past four 
quarters. It is based in Chicago and has offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Los 
Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, with new locations in 

About webMethods
webMethods, Inc. is a leading provider of open solutions for business 
community integration. As one of the first products to deliver XML-based 
e-commerce solutions, the webMethods B2B(tm) product suite leverages a 
variety of open Internet standards to automatically link business 
processes with those of key partners--without the time or expense of 
altering existing legacy, proprietary or ERP applications.

Founded in 1996, webMethods is based in Fairfax, Va., with offices 
nationwide. Investors include Goldman Sachs, the Mayfield Fund and FBR 
Technology Venture Partners. More than 100 top companies 
worldwide--ranging from Dell, DHL and Cisco to Dun & Bradstreet-use 
webMethods B2B. The company's partners include Microsoft, SAP AG, Sterling 
Commerce, Ariba, Intelisys Electronic Commerce, Intelligroup, Clarus, PSDI 
and MRO.com. For more information, contact webMethods, Inc. by phone at 
703-460-2500, via e-mail at info@webMethods.com or on the Web at 

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webMethods and webMethods B2B are trademarks of webMethods, Inc. All other 
company and product names are property of their respective owners.

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