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Mercator Announces Relationship with IBM to Connect Mercator Integration Brokers with Websphere Software Platform.

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WILTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2000

Support for IBM WebSphere Software Platform by Mercator Web Integrator

Enables Use of Enterprise Business Logic and Data Across

Customer-facing Web Applications

Mercator Software(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: MCTR), the e-business transformation company(TM), today announced support for the IBM WebSphere(a) software platform with its new Mercator Web Integrator (See "Mercator Announces Industry's First Open Web Integration Solution," 6/27/2000). Support for the IBM WebSphere software platform server is the newest component of the Mercator strategy to extend the benefits of its market-leading integration broker technology to leading Web platforms and will be available in Q3 2000.

"Mercator's support for the IBM WebSphere software platform is further evidence of the industry's acceptance of WebSphere as a primary technology to enable customers to accelerate e-business application development and deployment," said Paraic Sweeney, vice president, Business Transformation, IBM. "Customers need open and standards-based foundations for Web-enabling e-business transformation scenarios that address business-to-business (B2B), consumer-to-business (C2B) and business-to-employee (B2E) information processing requirements. IBM offers industry leading integration broker technology with MQSeries Integrator (MQSI) as part of the MQSeries family, and this initiative by Mercator is complementary and provides customers with further options for e-business integration solutions."

Businesses will be able to leverage the Mercator technology's powerful data and business process transformation capabilities with the IBM WebSphere Application Server. Using Mercator Web Integrator, Web application developers will have seamless access to Mercator e-business transformation scenarios, which will be encapsulated as Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) or Java Servlets and deployed on the IBM WebSphere software platform. This capability provides value to enterprise customers and net market makers that need to expose automated procurement, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and trading partner management facilities to customer-facing Web applications.

"IBM WebSphere has gained tremendous popularity in the market as an e-business software and application services foundation," said Dave Power, VP of marketing, Mercator. "Our relationship with IBM will enable our joint customers to address the Web integration challenges associated with e-business transformation. Now, our customers can more easily extend enterprise business processes and data to next-generation e-business applications, helping them to realize new efficiencies, and support new revenue and customer service opportunities."

About IBM WebSphere Software Platform

IBM WebSphere's customizable family of products provides the industry's most scalable e-business software foundation and application services, and delivers a flexible and open platform on which to build next-generation e-business applications. Based on WebSphere Application Server, the WebSphere software platform supports business applications from simple Web publishing through enterprise-scale transaction processing. Through modular, integrated application services, such as Lotus Domino for rich collaboration capabilities and WebSphere Commerce Suite for high-performance, scalable commerce sites, the WebSphere platform transforms the way businesses manage customer, partner and employee relationships. Tightly integrated business and web content development tools and Web site management capabilities deliver the most advanced and productive end-to-end application development, deployment and integration for sophisticated e-business solutions. Information about the complete WebSphere Software platform is on the Web at http://www.software.ibm.com/websphere.

About Mercator

Mercator, the e-business transformation company(TM), is a leading provider of e-business integration software. Our products dramatically simplify customer migration to e-business across every industry, providing comprehensive automation for the most difficult e-business integration tasks.

The Mercator E-Business Integration Broker suite of products addresses customer requirements for business-to-business (B2B), application-to-application (A2A) and consumer-to-business (C2B) integration in every industry. More than 5,000 customers use our products to accelerate their transformation to e-business and over 100 partners embed or resell our technology to enhance their product or service offerings. Additional information about Mercator can be found on the Internet at www.mercator.com.

Mercator is a registered trademark of Mercator Software, Inc. "the e-business transformation company is a trademark of Mercator Software, Inc.

(a) Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Mercator Software's beliefs, expectations, hopes or intentions regarding the future. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the growth of the enterprise application market, the demand for the company's application integration solutions and the speed of deployment of new products, including combined Mercator E-Business Integration Broker products. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as changes in demand for application integration or e-business integration software and the company's Mercator E-Business Integration Broker suite of products in particular, the ability of the company to expand its international operations, the ability of the company to manage expanded global operations, the ability of the company to continue to add resellers and other distribution channels, and the success of third parties in utilizing and marketing the company's products, or seasonality in operating results. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements and reasons why results might differ included in this release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement or reasons why results might differ.
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