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Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 16:05:33 -0500
To: announce@lists.oasis-open.org
From: Dustin Smith <dsmith@schwartz-pr.com>
Subject: webMethods Press Release
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Jennifer Tansey                                 Lauren Arnold/Jason Morris 
webMethods, Inc.                                     Schwartz
Communications, Inc.
703-460-2554                                            781-684-0770
jtansey@webMethods.com                          webMethods@schwartz-pr.com


Experts from webMethods, Forrester Research, KPMG and RosettaNet to 
leveraging RosettaNet for successful B2B e-commerce initiatives

FAIRFAX, Va.--December 2, 1999--webMethods, Inc., a leading provider of
business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce and integration solutions, today
announced a series of executive Web-based seminars (Webinars) hosted in
conjunction with RosettaNet, Forrester Research and KPMG. RosettaNet is a
non-profit consortium of major technology vendors, merchants and buyers
created to develop a universal standard for the exchange of information
between businesses online. webMethods was the first solution provider to
join RosettaNet.

The eConcert Webinar series will address how RosettaNet's e-business
interoperability standard provides a common interface for system-to-system 
integration across the entire supply chain. Leading the discussion will be 
Kimberly Trudel, director of Industry Solutions, webMethods, David
Jaskulke, director of IT Partner Relations, RosettaNet, Lori Orlov, senior 
commerce technology analyst, Forrester Research, and Jim Oravec, senior
manager, KPMG. The panel will discuss the changing e-business landscape as 
well as technical solutions and implementation approaches for 
RosettaNet into successful B2B e-commerce strategies.

"webMethods was the first B2B e-commerce solution provider to support the
RosettaNet initiative," said Kimberly Trudel, director of Industry
Solutions at webMethods. "This eConcert Webinar series will leverage the
real world experience of webMethods and KPMG to assist companies in
understanding the advantages and practical business applications of the
RosettaNet e-business standards."

"Industry leaders, including Hewlett-Packard, Marshall Industries/Avnet,
Compaq and webMethods, are collaborating to deliver the tangible business
benefits of RosettaNet standards," said Fadi Chehade, CEO of RosettaNet.

Three, one hour Webinars, are scheduled as follows:

--Thursday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. EST (U.S.)
--Tuesday, December 21, 11:00 a.m. PST (U.S.)
--Monday, January 10, 3:00 p.m. GMT (Europe)

Industry leaders will address the following topics during the RosettaNet
Webinar series:

--"Foundational Elements to Successful e-Business Implementations"
---David Jaskulke, RosettaNet

--"Connecting Enterprises in the Age of e-Business"
---Lori Orlov, Forrester Research

--"Realizing the Benefits of RosettaNet for 2/2/2000 and Beyond"
---Kimberly Trudel, webMethods

--"eConcert to Production: Real-World Issues"
---Jim Oravec, KPMG

How to Register and Attend
In order to participate in the eConcert Webinars, participants need an
Internet connection and a Java-enabled browser such as Netscape Navigator
3.04+, Microsoft Explorer 3.02 or Sun Hot Java.

To register for an executive Webinar, refer to
http://webmethods.contigo.com and click on "View/Register for Internet
Events." Once registered you will receive an e-mail with instructions on
accessing the webMethods/Contigo Web site the day of the Webinar. Included 
is the conference call number required for the audio portion of the 

About webMethods, Inc.
webMethods, Inc. is a leading provider of open solutions for
business-to-business e-commerce and integration. As one of the first
products to deliver XML-based e-commerce solutions, the webMethods B2B
product suite leverages a variety of open Internet standards to
automatically link business processes with those of key partnerswithout 
time or expense of altering existing legacy, proprietary or ERP 

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

# # #

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

Dustin P. Smith
Account Coordinator
Schwartz Communications, Inc.

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