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

Carol Sato                              Aimee Brainard
Oracle Corp.                            Applied Communications
650-633-5551                            415-365-0222
csato@us.oracle.com                     abrainard@appliedcom.com


webMethods B2B Provides B2Bi Infrastructure to Enable
Internet-based delivery of XML messages to Oracle Exchange
Platform and Seamless Integration For Buyers and Suppliers Into
Oracle-Powered B2B Exchanges

FAIRFAX, Va. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.June 8, 2000
(tellmemorelink/?)webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM), the leading
provider of business-to-business integration (B2Bi) solutions,
and Oracle Corp., the largest provider of software for
e-Business, today announced a partnership to provide solutions
for the rapid deployment of global B2B exchanges. As a part of
the agreement, webMethods will be a preferred solution provider
for integrating buyers and suppliers to trading networks and
exchanges built on the Oracle Exchange platform.

Oracle and webMethods have integrated the Oracle Exchange
platform and webMethods B2B(tm) to enable secure, reliable
Internet-based delivery of XML messages. Oracle-powered
exchanges, including OracleExchange.com, will use this integrated
message hub to integrate buyers and suppliers. webMethods B2B
will route mission-critical business documents, such as purchase
orders and order confirmations, through the Oracle-powered
exchanges to enable seamless, real-time business transactions
among diverse trading partners.

"It is critical for buyers and suppliers to have an easy, secure
and reliable solution for integrating with the Oracle Exchange
platform," said Ron Wohl, executive vice president, Oracle
Applications, Oracle Corp. "By using webMethods B2B, our
Oracle-powered exchange participants will be able to seamlessly
integrate to their back-end systems and realize the full
e-business benefits of our exchanges."

Oracle is the only single source strategic partner to offer the
complete platform, applications, and services necessary to help
companies and entire industries transform to e-business by
connecting their supply chains via the Internet. By using
webMethods B2B to provide a seamless integration solution, Oracle
will be able to build an integration solution that is easily
replicated across all of its B2B exchanges, which include
industry specific exchanges, company branded exchanges and
To date, the Oracle Exchange platform has already been adopted
for industry specific exchanges such as GlobalNetXchange,
HomebuildersXchange, RetailersMarketXchange, Auto-Xchange,
FP-Xchange and GlobalTransportXchange. Company branded exchanges
include, Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Telecom, Dubai Ports
Authority Digital Marketplace, Belgacom E-Marketplace and KPN

"As interest in trading exchanges grows, it is critical for a
leading B2B marketplace platform like Oracle Exchange, to provide
their buyers and suppliers with a cost-effective, efficient B2Bi
solution that ensures seamless, secure connections with trading
partners over the Internet," said Phillip Merrick, president and
CEO of webMethods, Inc. "By leveraging the open standards of the
Internet, webMethods B2B enables real-time business transactions
between companies without requiring a standard technology
infrastructure. This flexibility is critical for the future
success of B2B e-commerce."

WebMethods will provide integration support and services to
buyers and suppliers connecting to Oracle Exchange through their
webMethods' B2B Rapid Integration Team, which includes the
Internet industry's leading systems integrators. This rapid
deployment strategy provides customers with an experienced
implementation team dedicated to providing cost-effective
solutions for implementing B2B e-commerce initiatives. Customers
will have their choice of integration firms to help connect to
any number of Oracle Exchange marketplaces.

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 that enables 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

webMethods provides a comprehensive solution that allows
organizations to effectively realize their B2B e-commerce
strategies. Through broad support of open standards and
protocols, such as XML, RosettaNet, FpML, cXML, OBI, OAG, ACORD,
and legacy EDI, the webMethods B2B family of products provides
the critical B2B integration software that enables companies to
form powerful trading networks with customers, suppliers and
partners. With webMethods B2B, companies can conduct
business-to-business over the Internet with minimal stress to
corporate resources and existing technology infrastructure.

Founded in 1996, webMethods is based in Fairfax, Va., with
offices across the U.S. and Europe. webMethods has more than 160
customers worldwidefrom Global 2000 leaders such as Dell, Eastman
Chemical Company, Lucent and W.W. 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, Oracle Corp.,
Sterling Commerce and SAP AG. More information about the company
can be found at www.webMethods.com.

About Oracle

Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the
Internet. For more information about Oracle, please call Oracle
Public Relations at 650-506-4176.


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

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Other
names may be trademarks 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

Scott McGrath
Member Services Manager

Organization for the Advancement of
Structured Information Standards

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