NEON LAUNCHES LATEST XML TO EDI PRODUCT FOR B2B.New Era of Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : NEON), an e-Business enabler, has launched its newest Business-to-Business (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 ) product, the PaperFree 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. Adapter. Combined with NEON's integration server family, the PaperFree EDI Adapter provides easy connection between XML and widely used EDI formats.
NEON has incorporated PaperFree technology into its e-Business product suite to manage high-volume data transformation for clients using EDI including X12 and EDIFACT (Electronic Data Interchange For Administration Commerce and Transport) An ISO standard for electronic data interchange (EDI) that was proposed to supersede both X12 and TRADACOMS as the worldwide standard. See EDI. , and XML. NEON XML dialects include Microsoft BizTalk, CBL Cbl cobalamin. and RosettaNet versions.
PaperFree has more than 7,000 licensed users and is the solution of choice for customers with high-volume EDI/XML needs. More than 10 million B2B transactions are processed each month through PaperFree software. This number is expected to increase significantly in the next year.
By adding PaperFree's strength and flexibility in XML/EDI to its already extensive B2B product line, NEON accelerates the implementation of next-generation trading networks and offers customers end-to-end solutions. A major challenge companies face in adopting trading networks is the difficulty of moving to the next generation of technology while operating the current generation. The combined NEON/PaperFree solution accommodates different emerging standards while providing connections to existing standards.
The addition of the PaperFree EDI Adapter complements NEON's e-Business platform products including e-Biz 2000 software. e-Biz 2000 is hosted on Windows NT or Windows 2000 platforms and connects directly to Microsoft's recently-announced Biz Talk Framework.
The PaperFree EDI Adapter also operates with NEON's recently announced Open Business Interchange (Open Biz) product. Open Biz provides a complete framework for easy and quick Web-based B2B connections. Open Biz also uses the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) directory sponsored by ARIBA, IBM and Microsoft See Microsoft and IBM. .