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Subject: EPIC DATA PREVIEWS B2B MOBILE PRODUCT USING WEBMETHODS B2BI SOLUTIONS
- From: Erin Del Llano <email@example.com>
- To: Announce@lists.oasis-open.org
- Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 09:09:56 -0400
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- Epic Data International
EPIC DATA PREVIEWS B2B MOBILE PRODUCT USING WEBMETHODS B2BI
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
First Wireless Implementation of RosettaNet Partner Interface
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.
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
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
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
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
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