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Contacts:Bryan Kristof                          Nicole Keating          
Epic Data International Inc.            webMethods, Inc.
(604) 273-9146                  703-460-5960
info@epicdata.com                       nkeating@webmethods.com


First Wireless Implementation of RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes

San Francisco, California and Fairfax, Va.--October 10, 2000--Epic Data International Inc. (TSE symbol: EKD), a leading supplier of wireless solutions for enterprise applications and e-business collaboration, and webMethods (Nasdaq: WEBM), the leading provider of business-to-business integration (B2Bi) solutions, will preview Epic Data’s B2B Mobile product at the RosettaNet e-Concert meeting this week.

B2B Mobile will extend business-to-business applications to mobile devices, enabling companies gain a dramatic increase in supply chain visibility and effective management of supply chain events through wireless connectivity. Managers can, for example, check price and availability of parts from a supplier, place orders, and check order status, using Symbol Technologies Spectrum24 Wireless LAN connectivity and wireless handheld computers.

B2B Mobile is developed using Epic Data’s innovative eXpresso product. eXpresso is a Java and XML-based wireless application development environment and application programming interface for creating and enabling wireless enterprise applications for web-based distributed system architectures. eXpresso applications are portable across ‘thin’ and ‘thick’ client devices (including Win CE, Palm OS®, DOS and microJava™ based) and back-end server operating systems (Windows® NT, UNIX and Linux), without modification.

The B2B Mobile product demonstration integrates Epic Data’s eXpresso Java and XML-based wireless application development platform with webMethods B2B Server to enable
the first ever wireless implementation of RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes. RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes (PIPs) define business processes between supply-chain partners, providing the models and documents for the implementation of standards.
“The demonstration of B2B Mobile at RosettaNet’s eConcert illustrates the value of wireless connectivity for B2B e-commerce, by providing managers with continuous connectivity to the supply chain,” saidCharles Allen, vice president, Industry Solutions, webMethods, Inc. “Through wireless B2B applications, managers can instantly receive event notifications and quickly respond to exception situations, check product availability, obtain price quotes, and monitor trading partner requests. AsRosettaNet's first solutions partner, webMethodshas proven its position as a leader in RosettaNet implementations. Working with Epic Data to develop a wireless RosettaNet application further illustrates the flexible innovative nature of the webMethods B2Bi solutions suite.”
“WebMethods is a leading provider of technology and vision for business-to-business integration. Epic Data is extremely pleased to collaborate with webMethods in demonstrating B2B Mobile at RosettaNet’s eConcert. WebMethods’ B2Bi solution suite is a perfect fit for Epic Data’s eXpresso wireless application development platform. Both eXpresso and the WebMethods B2Bi Server are based on Java and XML architecture. This greatly simplifies application integration for RosettaNet, as well as other B2B frameworks,” said Dr. Jacek Lipowski, Chef Technology Officer, Epic Data Inc.

About Epic Data International Inc.
Epic Data is a leading supplier of wireless solutions for enterprise applications and e-business collaboration.  Epic’s best-of-breed wireless technologies and e-fulfillment solutions provide companies with continuous connectivity to the supply chain.  The company’s open systems-based family of products is playing a pivotal role in the emerging market created by the convergence of wireless computing, enterprise applications and e-business collaboration.

With over 2000 installations on four continents, Epic Data’s wireless electronic data capture solutions have helped thousands of companies maximize their business processes and make better business decisions.

About RosettaNet
RosettaNet is an independent, self-funded, non-profit consortium dedicated to the development and deployment of standard electronic business interfaces to align the processes between supply chain partners on a global basis. Launched in June 1998, RosettaNet is currently in the pilot phase of its implementation cycle. More than 250 companies representing over $1 trillion in annual information technology and electronic components revenues currently participate in RosettaNet’s standards development, strategy and implementation activities. A complete list of member companies and more information on RosettaNet can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.rosettanet.org.

About Symbol Technologies, Inc.
Symbol Technologies, Inc., winner of this year’s National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture. Symbol’s wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol’s systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home.

About webMethods, Inc.
webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) is the leading provider of software solutions for business-to-business integration (B2Bi). As the only company providing seamless B2Bi across the Internet and throughout the extended enterprise, webMethods provides Global 2000 companies and B2B marketplaces with a complete, end-to-end solution for integrating customers, suppliers and partners into real-time B2B trading networks, while also increasing internal operational efficiencies. The webMethods product family allows companies to create new revenue opportunities, strengthen relationships with customers, substantially reduce supply chain inefficiencies and streamline internal business processes.

Founded in 1996, webMethods is based in Fairfax, Va., with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. With an emphasis on key vertical markets such as chemicals, financial services, high-tech manufacturing and telecommunications, webMethods has more than 425 customers worldwide--from Global 2000 leaders such as Citibank, Dell, Eastman Chemical Company, Fidelity Investments, Grainger, Motorola and Starbucks to major B2B marketplaces like ChemConnect, e-STEEL and Ventro. WebMethods’ strategic partners include Ariba, Commerce One, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, i2 Technologies, J.D. Edwards, KPMG, Microsoft, Oracle Corp., SAP AG and Siebel. More information about the company can be found at www.webMethods.com.

Information about Epic Data is available at

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© 2000 Epic Data Inc.  All rights reserved. 

Statements in this release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. 

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-4,  the company's Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2000 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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