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NEW VERSION OF ACTAWORKS DATA SERVER ENHANCES B2B ECOMMERCE AND NEXT-GENERATION BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE.



Acta Technology, Inc., the leader in 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
) data caching caching - cache , announced today the general availability of ActaWorks 4.3, the latest version of its award winning data movement-and-management server. The core component in the Acta eCommerce Data Platform, ActaWorks 4.3 contains many new features and performance enhancements that will enable businesses to package and speed the delivery of data essential for both business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce and business intelligence. At the same time, Acta announced the availability of interfaces to multiple enterprise systems through 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)  MQSeries(A) (NYSE NYSE

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: IBM) and Acta DETAIL.

Among the new features and performance enhancements in ActaWorks 4.3 is a multi-user development environment. As businesses implement a data platform to support both internal and external access to enterprise data, the need for multiple users increases. ActaWorks 4.3 also enables enterprises to speed up both batch processing (1) Performing a particular operation automatically on a group of files all at once rather than manually opening, editing and saving one file at a time. For example, graphics software that converts a selection of images from one format to another would be a batch processing utility.  and real-time message requests with many performance-tuning features.

The addition of these new enterprise-level interfaces, which provide access to data from a variety of sources, further validates Acta's leadership position in B2B data caching and integration. Data integration is a rapidly emerging technology that is an essential component of the B2B integration market for companies that plan to buy, sell, and collaborate online. Industry analysts size the data integration market at $15B by 2005, driven by the need to provide information-rich data to partners, suppliers and customers for collaborative computing computing - computer .

As a pioneer in the movement and management of enterprise data, Acta is well-poised to continue leading the growing B2B data integration market.

The Acta eCommerce Data Platform resolves one of the principle issues in eBusiness today: that back-office systems were not designed to meet the data demands of B2B eCommerce and analytic an·a·lyt·ic or an·a·lyt·i·cal
adj.
1. Of or relating to analysis or analytics.

2. Expert in or using analysis, especially one who thinks in a logical manner.

3. Psychoanalytic.
 solutions. Those demands include speed, scalability, and access to both the real-time and historical data locked away in multiple back-office systems. By staging data from multiple systems in data caches, the Acta platform allows companies to deliver the data that is needed, when it is needed, both inside and outside the enterprise. The Acta platform consists of ActaWorks, an award-winning data movement-and-management server, and eCaches, a suite of packaged data caches that speed the delivery of back-office data in specific subject areas of eCommerce and business intelligence.

The Acta eCommerce Data Platform is the first and only solution designed to make enterprise data B2B eCommerce-ready across all channels in the networked economy. With Acta's highly scalable data platform, enterprises can maintain a real-time, online dialogue with customers and partners-providing them the critical information they need for transactions and business analysis.

Acta partners with leading vendors offering enterprise resource planning See ERP.

(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses.
 (ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ), front-end eCommerce, and analytic solutions. The company's 150+ customers include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron, Shell, Monsanto, and other leaders in the Global 1000.?
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Oct 16, 2000
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