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New Data Integration Software Speeds Adoption of Web Services; Contivo Automates Integration to Link Web Services and Legacy Systems.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2002

Contivo, Inc., the leading provider of automated data integration, today announced the release of the Contivo Enterprise Integration Modeling (EIM) Solution 3.5 to help enterprises integrate data faster and more effectively. Contivo's EIM Solution 3.5 is comprised of the Contivo Analyst(TM) and the Contivo EIM Server(TM), which work together to automate data transformation for application integration across multiple platforms. The new capabilities and platform support of EIM Solution 3.5 enable data integration across the enterprise, extending to legacy systems and Web services.

Contivo's EIM Solution 3.5 enables companies to realize the benefits of Web services, through simplifying the mapping of complex transactions by modeling and automatically generating transformations between native applications and SOAP (Services Oriented Access Protocol), or other Web services languages, schemas and protocols. Most data integration projects are still completed manually and are not reusable in creation or maintenance. Contivo dramatically improves the implementation and maintenance of enterprise-wide integration projects by automating data transformations between applications through the use of models. The technology analyzes and models the relationships between applications and automatically configures integration run-time code.

"Connecting new trading partners and buyers quickly is imperative to any successful exchange. Using Contivo's modeling technology we are able to exponentially reduce the mapping time for our integration project," said Sebastian Gass, director of solutions architecture at Trade-Ranger, a Web-based exchange for the energy and petrochemical companies. "We have to be ready to handle whatever type of enterprise software our partners use, and Contivo makes this possible. The model-based approach accelerates our customers' integration into the hub, allowing them to more quickly realize the benefits of the exchange."

In addition to providing interface modeling, automated mapping, and code generation, the Contivo EIM Solution 3.5 provides the ability to simulate transformations, giving customers full confidence that the maps produced will work inside the runtime environment as intended. Contivo EIM Solution 3.5 also offers expanded platform support, including native support for webMethods Enterprise, and Java transformations within BEA WLI.

"Companies spend countless hours and dollars on integrating internal departments and external partners, but with each new relationship, the goal of a streamlined business process moves farther away as the connections grow more knotted and complex," said Paul Koenig, vice president of business strategy at Contivo. "By automating the transformation of data between applications, Contivo's EIM approach helps companies take control of their integration projects and provides the capacity to grow their business incorporating their legacy systems and branching out into new channels such as Web services."

Contivo EIM Solution 3.5 features include:

The new features of Contivo's EIM Solution 3.5 include support for Web services by allowing customers to import WSDL schema payloads, as well as expanded capabilities to integrate data by including support for legacy systems. Additional new and improved features include:
-- New Map Simulation: Provides the ability to simulate transformations, as
well as trace rules and variables for "debugging." This function ensures that
maps are accurate and will work inside the runtime environment as expected
prior to deployment.

-- Java Support for BEA WebLogic: Supports the generation of Java
transformation components, in addition to the already available XSLT
transformations, for BEA WebLogic.

-- XML Schema Support: Provides enhanced support of XML standards with multiple
namespace support for XML Schemas.

-- webMethods Enterprise Support: Supports the generation of Java
transformation clients with direct Broker Repository integration, allowing
customers to quickly model and generate message transformations within
webMethods Enterprise.

-- XSLT Generator: Redesigned XSLT Generator provides improved XSLT performance
and smaller XSLT output files.


Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the Contivo EIM Solution 3.5 starts at $50,000. Please contact Contivo for specific pricing. For more information on the Contivo EIM Solution, visit http://www.contivo.com.

About Contivo

Contivo provides product solutions that enable enterprises to dramatically reduce the time, effort, and dollars spent to design and maintain software integration efforts. The Contivo approach provides integration architects with a centrally-managed repository that introduces reuse and collaboration to a previously one-off and manual task. Contivo introduced the concept of Enterprise Integration Modeling (EIM), a framework on which companies can create, leverage, and manage their knowledgebase of data integration efforts.

Contivo was founded in 1998 and has forged significant relationships with strategic partners and customers, including BEA Systems, webMethods, Agilent Technologies, Hitachi America, Viacore, and TIBCO. Corporate investors include industry leaders BEA Systems, TIBCO Software, and webMethods, Inc. Venture capital investors include Bank of America Ventures, MSD (Michael S. Dell) Capital LP, and Voyager Capital. Contivo is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA. More information about the company can be found at http://www.contivo.com/
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