CrossWorlds Software and Edifecs Sign OEM Partnership; CrossWorlds to Resell SpecBuilder; Technology to Extend Legacy Standards Support to B2B Integration Solutions.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2001
Companies seeking the ability to extend their existing infrastructure across B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business exchanges using EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) The electronic communication of business transactions, such as orders, confirmations and invoices, between organizations. Third parties provide EDI services that enable organizations with different equipment to connect. standards will be able to do so more effectively as a result of an alliance announced today between CrossWorlds Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:CWLD) and Edifecs, Inc. As part of the agreement, CrossWorlds, a leading business integration software provider, will resell Edifecs SpecBuilder, a solution for developing, migrating, and managing XML schema The definition of an XML document, which includes the XML tags and their interrelationships. Residing within the document itself, an XML schema may be used to verify the integrity of the content. and EDI guidelines, with support available for other data types such as custom flat files.
This alliance brings CrossWorlds customers a powerful B2B standards-authoring toolset with an intuitive graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to that provides transparent support for custom XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. and EDI documents. In addition, the alliance extends Edifecs' line of trading partner and B2B standards solutions to the CrossWorlds customer community.
"This partnership is major step towards simplifying the otherwise complex components of e-business integration," said Sunny Singh, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Edifecs. "CrossWorlds' proven integration platform, coupled with Edifecs SpecBuilder and our B2B standards expertise, will provide the necessary capabilities for companies to rapidly interact and transact transparently with trading partners. Adoption of SpecBuilder by the CrossWorlds community further validates SpecBuilder's role as the premier schema-authoring tool on the market."
"This alliance with Edifecs underscores CrossWorlds' commitment to providing customers with the most comprehensive technology to optimize business with trading partners," said Fred Amoroso Am`o`ro´so
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adv. 1. (Mus.) In a soft, tender, amatory style. , president and chief executive officer of CrossWorlds. "Our customers have stressed that exchanging EDI documents cost-effectively across B2B networks is critical to their business. By partnering with Edifecs and offering a comprehensive schema tool in SpecBuilder, we are reinforcing our commitment to delivering the tools they need to accelerate in today's market."
Through this partnership, CrossWorlds customers gain access to a full repository of EDI business document specifications, providing native support for EDI documents directly through Edifecs SpecBuilder. SpecBuilder enables CrossWorlds customers to both create and modify existing specifications to more closely meet the need for both standard and customized EDI documents.
Edifecs is also developing a custom software bridge into the upcoming version 4.0 release of SpecBuilder to directly link its comprehensive export capabilities with CrossWorlds' file format. The addition of the bridge in all future SpecBuilder releases will enable seamless migration of EDI standards into CrossWorlds eBusiness integration solutions, and is in line with the Edifecs goal of tightly integrating SpecBuilder with best-of-breed B2B solutions in the market.
About CrossWorlds(R) Software, Inc.
CrossWorlds Software, Inc., provides a full suite of business integration software that unites and extends business processes. Our combination of products -- business process integration modules, sophisticated, easy-to-use tools and a patented, scalable architecture -- make integrating processes within the enterprise and across the internet possible.
By focusing on business process automation, companies use CrossWorlds to streamline and improve internal operations and trading relationships. Our products help companies reduce information technology costs, increase productivity and improve responsiveness to customer demands.
Along with our products, CrossWorlds offers a skilled, global services organization experienced in the complex challenges of enterprise-wide and e-business integration. Together, CrossWorlds products and services not only enhance our customers' competitiveness, they give them immediate cost savings by cutting the time needed for implementation.
The company's customers include industry-leading companies such as Caterpillar, The Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW TYO: 4850 ) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan. Overview
The Dow Chemical Company is currently the second largest chemical manufacturer in the World (after BASF). , DuPont, Ingersoll-Rand, Nortel Networks (Nortel Networks Limited, Brampton, Ontario, www.nortelnetworks.com) A world leader in telecommunications products, which includes switching, wireless and broadband systems for service providers and carriers, telephones and systems for residential and business users, computer telephony , Norwich Union Norwich Union is an insurance company in the UK. It is the biggest life-insurer in the UK, and has a strong position in motor insurance. It is part of the Aviva group, itself created by a merger of Norwich Union and CGU plc in 2000. , Sony, Telekom Austria Telekom Austria is a provider of a range of fixed line, mobile, data, and Internet communications services.
In addition to its operations in Austria, Telekom Austria also has a wireline segment represented in the Czech Republic with Czech On Line, a leading Internet service , Telecom Mobile Limited (New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. Telecom) and Whirlpool Corporation. CrossWorlds (Nasdaq:CWLD) is based in Burlingame, with European headquarters in Munich, Germany and other offices throughout the Americas and Europe. Additional information can be found at www.crossworlds.com.
Edifecs (www.edifecs.com) is the proven provider of solutions for rapidly deploying and managing today's trading partner networks. The Edifecs solution suite encompasses the CommerceDesk(TM) community collaboration server, SpecBuilder(TM) schema authoring toolset, and a Professional Services group with demonstrated expertise in B2B standards -- all designed to reduce cost and time-to-market for companies building complex trading partner networks.
Founded in 1996, Edifecs serves an installed base of more than 1,000 customers including Microsoft, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Ingram Micro, Eastman Kodak and Dura Automotive. The company partners with numerous B2B providers such as GE Global eXchange Services and Peregrine Systems and is a technology partner for more than 30 industry consortia including RosettaNet, ebXML, UN/CEFACT UN/CEFACT United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business , CompTIA, and OBI. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Edifecs is privately held, with investment from GE Global eXchange Services. More information can be found at www.edifecs.com or 425/895-3020.
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