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Nicole Keating                          Lauren Arnold/Sarah Reed
webMethods, Inc.                        Schwartz Communications,
703-460-5960                            781-684-0770
nkeating@webMethods.com         webMethods@schwartz-pr.com


Early Internet B2B Adopter Grainger to Discuss how to Leverage
webMethods B2B for a Successful Business-to-Business Integration
(B2Bi) Strategy

FAIRFAX, Va.-June 6, 2000-webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM), the
leading provider of business-to-business integration (B2Bi)
solutions, today announced it will host a series of Web-based
seminars (Webinars) in conjunction with Grainger to discuss how
webMethods B2B( enables companies to build and extend B2B
marketplaces for unlimited business advantage.

The Webinar series will address how Grainger, the leading North
American provider of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO)
supplies and related information to businesses and institutions,
leverages webMethods B2B to enable frictionless trading among
Grainger's vast business community of customers, partners and
suppliers. For fast and efficient B2B transactions, these
customers, partners and suppliers are connecting their disparate
information technology infrastructures to Grainger's digital
storefront, Grainger.com(r). By using webMethods B2B, Grainger is
able to provide buyers with real-time pricing and availability
information, integrate orders immediately into Grainger's backend
systems, maximize shared information and accelerate response
time, and increase revenue potential for the company and its

Leading the discussion will be Chris Barbin, vice president,
Professional Services, webMethods; Thomas Condon, vice president,
eBusiness Sales, Grainger; Richard Reese, vice president,
Corporate Architecture, Grainger; and Pramod Sachdeva, senior
consultant, webMethods. The speakers will discuss how to create a
successful B2B marketplace and how to expand the integration to
include multiple marketplaces.

"As one of our early webMethods B2B adopters, Grainger has
leveraged our business-to-business integration solution to
provide buyers from leading B2B marketplaces such as Ariba
Network, Commerce One MarketSite and mySAP.com the ability to
purchase products from an online catalog of more than 220,000 MRO
items," said Chris Barbin, vice president, Professional Services
for webMethods. "This co-developed integration platform also
enables Grainger to rapidly integrate with additional
marketplaces including Oracle Exchange and Intelisys'

"As the seamless interface for Grainger.com, webMethods B2B not
only integrates our Web site to our ERP systems, it also extends
access to a multiplicity of buyers from other established B2B
marketplaces," said Richard J. Reese, vice president, Corporate
Architecture, Grainger.

Three, seventy-five minute Webinars, are scheduled as follows:

(       Thursday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.)
(       Tuesday, June 27, 11:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.)
(       Thursday, June 29, 11:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.)

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

(       "It's Marketplace Mayhem! Thousands of Marketplaces-How
Do I Connect?"
        -Chris Barbin, webMethods

(       "Case Study: Grainger Connectsm-Grainger's Digital
Business Integration Strategy"
        -Thomas Condon and Richard Reese, Grainger

(       "Marketplace Integration: 'How to' with webMethods"
        -Pramod Sachdeva, webMethods

How to Register and Attend
To take part in the Webinar program, 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 a Webinar, refer to http://webmethods.contigo.com
and click on "View/Register for Internet Events." Once registered
you will receive an e-mail confirmation with the toll-free phone
number required for the audio portion of the program, plus
instructions on how to access the Webinar. Fifteen minutes before
the seminar begins, simply call the toll-free number, then log on
to http://webMethods.contigo.com.

About webMethods, Inc.

webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) is the leading provider of
software solutions for business-to-business integration (B2Bi).
Leveraging the open standards of the Internet, the award-winning
webMethods B2B(tm) family of products provides the B2Bi
infrastructure enabling Global 2000 companies and B2B
marketplaces to connect customers, suppliers and partners to form
real-time B2B trading networks. webMethods B2B allows companies
to create new revenue opportunities, strengthen relationships
with customers and substantially reduce supply chain

Founded in 1996, webMethods is based in Fairfax, Va., with
offices across the U.S. and Europe. webMethods has more than 160
customers worldwide-from Global 2000 leaders such as Dell,
Eastman Chemical Company, FacilityPro.com, Lucent and Grainger to
major B2B marketplaces like ChemConnect, e-STEEL and Ventro.
webMethods' strategic partners include Ariba, Commerce One,
Deloitte Consulting, EDS, i2 Technologies, KPMG, Microsoft,
Sterling Commerce and SAP AG. More information about the company
can be found at www.webMethods.com.

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

This press release contains various remarks about the future
expectations, plans and prospects of webMethods that constitute
forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor
provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. The actual results of webMethods may differ materially from
those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result
of various important factors, including those discussed in the
Risk Factors section of webMethods' recent Registration Statement
on Form S-1, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange

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