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Day: February 7, 1999

Sterling Commerce to support cXML

Sterling Commerce, Inc., a provider of business-to-business electronic commerce software and services, announced, in conjunction with Ariba Technologies, its plans to support cXML. cXML is a proposed open industry standard for electronic commerce that reduces online business costs by facilitating the exchange of content and transaction information over the Internet between buyers and suppliers. cXML provides another method for companies, such as Sterling Commerce customers, to automate business processes, both internally and via commerce communities.

Softquad Software Announces New Add-Ons to HoTMetaL

SoftQuad Software Inc., announced new value-added tools for HoTMetaL Application Server, its low-cost solution for deploying e-commerce, customer service and personalized content applications. These tools–Quick Apps and Power Parts–are pre-built mini-applications that are ideal for end-users and developers alike, enabling them to increase the functionality of their sites with drag-and-drop ease. Quick Apps and Power Parts are available at no charge via SoftQuad Software’s new web site, HoTMetaL users can access these sophisticated tools via the HoTMetaL Resource Manager. Once loaded into the Resource Manager, users just drag and drop to add the mini-applications to their web sites. Absolutely no programming or testing is required. Power Parts are building blocks that enhance a Web site’s productivity instantly. They are also developed using Miva scripts, and are accessed through the HoTMetaL Resource Manager. Power Parts include a Mail-to form, a banner ad rotator and statistical analysis tool, and a robust password protection system with the ability to add and delete users, create and change passwords, and more. To add Power Parts to a site, users just select one from the Resource Manager, define a few parameters and settings, and then insert it onto their site.

Quest software announces release of vista plus 4.1

Quest Software, Inc. announced a new release of its Vista Plus Report-Based Information Management (RBIM) solution. Vista Plus 4.1 provides enhanced report management as well as electronic document management capabilities. A client/server-based solution, Vista Plus automatically captures, stores, indexes, and distributes mission-critical report data of any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.

Poet to support cXML

POET Software, announced support for Commerce XML — or cXML, an open-standard subset of XML for electronic commerce designed to reduce online business costs by facilitating the exchange of content and transaction information between buyers and sellers.

Onesoft Announces the Availability of OneCommerce

OneSoft Corporation, announced the availability of version 2.0 of their Internet commerce system, OneCommerce. The new version is designed to provide businesses with the flexibility to implement multiple, new, and changing business models for Internet commerce, and grow with their success. OneCommerce provides businesses the flexibility to change and adapt their Internet commerce channel to any online business model. OneCommerce componentization is on a fundamental level separating data, function, presentation, and control. The plug-and-play nature of these components allows businesses to combine data, function and presentation in unique ways, differentiating them and allowing them to more effectively leverage their Internet sales channel.

Ironside Technologies Announces Support of cXML

Ironside Technologies Inc., a supplier of sell-side business-to-business electronic commerce solutions for the mid-tier manufacturing and distribution market, announced that it will support Commerce XML (cXML), an open standard for e-commerce that reduces on-line business costs by providing a lightweight protocol for exchange of supplier content and transaction information via and XML-based open architecture.

FileNET Appoints Vice President

FileNET Corp. announced the appointment of Andy Stameson as vice president and chief information officer to expand the breadth and depth of its information technology (IT) department. This executive appointment builds upon FileNET’s internal management team as Stameson will work to increase productivity, enhance operations and strengthen global IT programs throughout the company. As vice president and chief information officer, Stameson will oversee all of FileNET’s internal business systems and network communications operations on a global basis. Stameson brings a strong information technology (IT) background to FileNET with previous executive positions at Sprint PCS and Airtouch Cellular. At FileNET he will provide strategic direction and administration to FileNET’s IT staff while managing the company’s internal business systems and network support infrastructure.

Extricity Software Announces Support for Commerce XML Standard

Extricity Software, announced support for Commerce XML (cXML), an open standard for business-to-business e-commerce that facilitates the exchange of catalog and transaction information between buyers and suppliers. Developed by a group of over 50 leading companies including Extricity, cXML is a suite of lightweight, end-to-end protocols that allow trading partners to exchange catalog content and transaction management information securely across the Internet. Extricity has announced integration with its industry-leading Alliance application and cXML. Extricity and Ariba will begin pilot implementations using cXML over the Internet in Q2 1999. cXML was developed with input from more than 50 organizations, including e-commerce companies such as Ariba, Extricity Software, InterWorld Corporation, Ironside Technologies, Poet Software, Saqqara Systems and Sterling Commerce. Contributing companies included 1Nine Systems, Anderson Unicom Group,, BT Office Products International, CAP (a division of the McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group), Chemdex Corporation, Collabria, Compucom,, Cort Furniture Rental, Harbinger Corporation, Life Technologies, NCR Systemedia Group, Office Depot, RoweCom, Staples and US

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