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Subject: Re: webMethods Broadvision Press Release

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicole Keating" <NKeating@webmethods.com>
To: <announce@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 10:20 AM
Subject: webMethods Broadvision Press Release

> Attached is a press release announcing webMethods partnership with
> Broadvision.
> Contacts:
> Sandy McBride Ross Levanto or Jason Morris Sharon Close
> webMethods, Inc. Schwartz Communications, Inc. Magnet Communications
> (408) 969-5614 for webMethods for BroadVision
> sandy.mcbride@webmethods.com (781) 684-0770 (510) 428-4100 x 208
> webmethods@schwartz-pr.com sclose@capstonepr.com
> BroadVision Selects webMethods as a Preferred Partner to Leverage Leading
> Business-to-Business Integration (B2Bi) Solution to Facilitate Enterprise
> Trade, Trading Partners Communities, ,and Personalize Customer
> Across the E-Commerce Ecosystem
> FAIRFAX, Va., and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - October 11, 2000 - webMethods,
> (Nasdaq: WEBM), the leading provider of business-to-business integration
> (B2Bi) solutions, and BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), a leading
> supplier of personalized e-business applications, today announced a
> strategic partnership to provide real-time integration of BroadVision®
> applications over the Internet and into business systems of suppliers,
> customers, and trading partners across the entire e-commerce ecosystem.
> webMethods will allow BroadVision to package the webMethods B2B
> Adapter as part of the BroadVision B2B Gateway product to enable real-time
> enterprise trade across BroadVision's e-business value chain. The
> BroadVision B2B Gateway product will deliver e-business integration to
> trading partners: directly or through exchanges, as well as provide
> integration to back-end systems and the analysis and reporting required to
> make informed business decisions. The BroadVision B2B Gateway product will
> leverage webMethods comprehensive B2Bi Solution Suite which includes PB2B,
> enterprise, mainframe and partner integration capabilities.
> With today's announcement,This alliance will enable customers can to
> seamless business-to-businessB2B integration  between BroadVisionā
> One-To-Oneä and e-Procurement, MarketMaker, and Business Commerce
> applications, and the customer's buyer and supplier participants. As a
> strategic tTechnology pPartner in BroadVision's aAlliance pProgram,
> webMethods has become become is one ofBroadVision's preferred partners for
> B2B integration methods    needs. As part of their agreement, BroadVision
> and webMethods will closely work together to market and sell the joint
> solutions on a worldwide basis.
> "We are very excited to form a strategic partnership with webMethods and
> make them our chosen B2B integration partner for our buy-side,
> ands andin our marketplace applications," said Dr. Pehong Chen, president
> and CEO of BroadVision. "Today's announcement enables our products to go
> beyond basic online commerce transactions by allowing our customers to
> integrate their internal back-end applications with aBroadVision
> MarketMaker, or alternate industry marketplaces,, out tofacilitating
> real-time business transactions between trading partners."
> "BroadVision has recognized the crucial part that B2Bi has to play in
> s e-commerce initiatives," said Phillip Merrick, president and CEO of
> webMethods. "By developing a strategic partnership, together we can
> rapid and comprehensive B2B solutions, allowing customers to have
> access to the information necessary to realize significant operational
> efficiencies and improve information flow."
> Facilitating Real-Time Business Transactions
> Using the BroadVision B2B Gateway -- based on webMethods B2Bi
technology --
> buyers and suppliers can be rapidly connected to the BroadVision
> application suite as well as integrate their internal Enterprise Resource
> Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply Chain
> Management (SCM) systems with business applications used by their business
> partners, over the Internet in real time. The combined solution addresses
> the challenges of integrating and managing disparate applications to
> facilitate dynamic, real-time relationships between buyers, suppliers and
> partners.
> To develop the webMethods BroadVision Adapter, which is onea component of
> the BroadVision B2B Gateway, webMethods is collaborating with Deloitte
> Consulting, one of the world's leading e-business consulting firms.
> "Deloitte Consulting is pleased to be working closely with webMethods to
> develop the BroadVision Adapter and B2B-enable BroadVision's full suite of
> applications," said Andy Daecher, technology integration principal,
> Consulting. "The combination of Deloitte Consulting's webMethods-certified
> professionals and webMethods industry leading B2Bi solution suite will
> translate hype into reality for BroadVision customers by delivering
> B2Bi across the Internet and throughout the extended enterprise."
> Pricing and Availability
> Under the terms of the agreement, BroadVision will market and resell the
> webMethods B2Bi solution suite, including the webMethods B2B BroadVision
> Adapter, as part of its new BroadVision B2B Gateway, which is expected to
> available in the first half of 2001. Pricing will be announced at general
> availability.
> webMethods Product Suite
> webMethods provides a complete B2Bi solution that allows organizations to
> effectively realize their e-commerce strategies. The webMethods product
> family was designed to provide broad support for open standards and
> protocols, such as XML, RosettaNet, ebXML, FpML, cXML, xCBL, OBI, OAG,
> and BizTalk framework. Through support of these standards, webMethods
> products provide seamless integration both within the enterprise and
> the Internet to trading networks and B2B marketplaces.
> About BroadVision
> BroadVision (Nasdaq: BVSN, Neuer Markt: BDN) develops and delivers an
> integrated suite of packaged applications for conducting e- commerce
> interactions and transactions. Global enterprises and government entities
> use these applications to sell, buy and exchange information over the web
> and on wireless devices. The BroadVision e-commerce application suite
> enables a corporation to become more competitive and profitable by
> establishing and sustaining high-yield relationships with customers,
> suppliers and employees. BroadVision services professionals, supported by
> over 100 partner organizations worldwide, transform these applications
> business value for our customers through consulting, education, and
> services in more than 34 countries.
> BroadVision--founded in 1993, public since 1996, profitable since
> over 1,000 customers. IDC ranks BroadVision as the world's leading
> of e-commerce software applications (International Data Corp., E-Commerce
> Software Applications Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000- 2004).
> is headquartered in Redwood City, California and can be reached at
> 650.261.5100 or info@broadvision.com.
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> ###
> webMethods and webMethods B2B are trademarks of webMethods, Inc.
> is a registered trademark and BroadVision One-To-One is a trademark of
> BroadVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. 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
> 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
> the quarter ended June 30, 2000, which are on file with the Securities and
> Exchange Commission.
> nicole
> ---------
> Nicole L. Keating
> Public Relations Manager
> webMethods, Inc.
> 703-460-5960 (phone)
> 703-460-2596 (fax)
> nkeating@webMethods.com

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