Forte Software Inc. has announced XML-based application adapters for SAP R/2 and R/3 and Vantive Enterprise applications, the first in a line called the Forte Adapter Series. The company has also created an EAI business unit and will target its development and process-management tools for EAI tasks. Forte says its development tools are needed to link applications developed in-house. A software development kit specifically designed for integration tasks will be available in about 90 days, according to the company. Forte also said it will resell Iona Technologies’ Orbix middleware for building links to Corba-based software. www.forte.com

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