Software AG and Contivo Announce Alliance to Further Enhance Total Business Integration.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 2002
Alliance Delivers More Efficient Integration of Business Data
Through Unified Interface Management and Messaging Models
Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, Europe's largest systems software provider, and Contivo, Inc., the leading provider of automated data integration, today announced a strategic alliance to help enterprises reduce the time, resources and costs associated with integrating data resources.
The Software AG-Contivo alliance enables customers using Software AG's Tamino(TM) native 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. Server and EntireX(TM) enterprise application integration products to more quickly integrate multiple disparate data resources such as databases, enterprise applications, and eBusiness portals into networked business processes, while simultaneously improving the fidelity and understanding of the data being exchanged.
"This alliance will enable Tamino users to easily retain valuable information when integrating their enterprise data resources," said Lori Williams-Peters, Software AG, Inc.'s vice president of sales. "Together, Software AG and Contivo are adding value to our customers' experience by delivering greater efficiency when integrating data resources."
As a result of the alliance, Software AG and Contivo can significantly reduce the manual effort of mapping between interfaces through Enterprise Integration Modeling (EIM EIM Enterprise Incentive Management
EIM Enterprise Information Management
EIM Enterprise Identity Mapping (IBM)
EIM Enterprise Instant Messaging
EIM Employee Internet Management
EIM European Institute for the Media ), an approach that analyzes and models the relationships between business documents, automatically configuring integration run-time code. Valuable knowledge about new business documents is configured to industry standards and is retained in an evolving repository that Software AG's customers can leverage as a centralized point to manage interfaces and messaging models.
"Companies working to integrate their data resources across applications or across the firewall face a serious problem when they encounter so many disparate interfaces," said Paul Koenig, vice president of marketing and alliances at Contivo. "The partnership between Software AG and Contivo provides these companies a solution to manage the integration processes and extract the most value from their knowledge resources."
The Contivo Analyst and EIM Server
The Contivo product is comprised of two elements: a Java-based 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 (GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. ) called the Contivo Analyst and the Contivo EIM Server. The Contivo Analyst is an intuitive graphical interface See GUI. that is used to create semantic and structural models of integration data. The Analyst is also used to combine these data models to complete and customize data maps visually. Once the map is completed, the Contivo Analyst outputs transformation code, which is then used as a roadmap for information flows in a run-time environment.
The Contivo EIM Server is the back-end that powers Contivo Analyst. Contivo EIM Server contains the self-learning semantic databases of synonyms and rules that enable auto-mapping. Also part of the Contivo EIM Server is the Repository, which provides subscribers the ability to share maps and manage changes either within their companies or with their trading partners.
Tamino and EntireX Features
Tamino is the first native XML server for Internet database management capable of storing XML documents natively, without transformation to other formats. Used by more than 300 private and public organizations worldwide, including DaimlerChrysler, Virginia Tech University and the California Board of Equalization In communications, techniques used to reduce distortion and compensate for signal loss (attenuation) over long distances. , Tamino facilitates the fast and efficient storage, retrieval and management of data critical to eBusiness. Three of the largest web application server providers, 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) , BEA BEA - Basic programming Environment for interactive-graphical Applications, from Siemens-Nixdorf. , and HP have all selected Tamino as their default XML server. For more information on this award-winning server and developing enterprise-scale XML-based applications, visit http://www.softwareagusa.com or the Tamino developer community at http://www.tamino.com/developer/.
EntireX is a highly flexible and easy-to-use component-based solution for integrating enterprise applications across heterogeneous operating systems. EntireX offers application integration at high speed -- both, in terms of implementation time and performance. The strong DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) Formerly Network OLE, it is Microsoft's technology for distributed objects. DCOM is based on COM, Microsoft's component software architecture, which defines the object interfaces. capabilities make EntireX the product of choice when connecting NT to mainframe applications. By connecting previously disparate worlds, EntireX enables enterprises to lay the foundation for a seamless implementation of electronic business applications.
Contivo, Inc. provides product solutions that enable enterprises to dramatically reduce the time, effort, and dollars spent to design and maintain 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 is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. founded in 1998 with headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Investors include Bank of America
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. Ventures, BEA Systems, MSD (MicroSoft Diagnostics) A utility that accompanied Windows 3.1 and DOS 6 that reported on the internal configuration of the PC. A variety of information on disks, video, drivers, IRQs and port addresses was provided. Capital LP, TIBCO Software Inc., Voyager Capital, and webMethods, Inc. More information about Contivo can be found at www.contivo.com.
About Software AG, Inc.
Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Software AG, Europe's largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998 the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet. With about 3,300 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG has revenues of 589 million euros in 2001. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard as well as innovative IT solutions providers like Extensibility, Softquad and Citrix. Software AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide to include Lufthansa, ZDF ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
ZDF Z-Firm Document Folder
ZDF Zone Definition File , Dresdner Bank AG, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail), BP and VIAG Interkom. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The largest of Germany's eight securities exchanges, operated by Deutsche Borse AS. (MDAX MDAX Mid Cap Dax (German stock index) , Security identification number 724264 / SOWGn.F). For additional information, go to http://www.softwareagusa.com.
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