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Subject: webMethods-Braodvision press release


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 Relationships
Across the E-Commerce Ecosystem

FAIRFAX, Va., and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — October 11, 2000 — webMethods, Inc.
(Nasdaq: WEBM), the leading provider of business-to-business integration
(B2Bi) solutions, and BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), a leading worldwide
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 BroadVision
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 support
seamless business-to-businessB2B integration  between BroadVisionâ
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 to
make them our chosen B2B integration partner for our buy-side, sell-side,ale
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 today’
s e-commerce initiatives,” said Phillip Merrick, president and CEO of
webMethods. “By developing a strategic partnership, together we can provide
rapid and comprehensive B2B solutions, allowing customers to have real-time
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 e-commerce
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

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 co-
develop the BroadVision Adapter and B2B-enable BroadVision’s full suite of
applications,” said Andy Daecher, technology integration principal, Deloitte
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 seamless
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 be
available in the first half of 2001. Pricing will be announced at general

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, ACORD
and BizTalk framework. Through support of these standards, webMethods
products provide seamless integration both within the enterprise and across
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 into
business value for our customers through consulting, education, and support
services in more than 34 countries.

BroadVision--founded in 1993, public since 1996, profitable since 1998--has
over 1,000 customers. IDC ranks BroadVision as the world's leading provider
of e-commerce software applications (International Data Corp., E-Commerce
Software Applications Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000- 2004). BroadVision
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 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


webMethods and webMethods B2B are trademarks of webMethods, Inc. BroadVision
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 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.


Nicole L. Keating
Public Relations Manager
webMethods, Inc.
703-460-5960 (phone)
703-460-2596 (fax)

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