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, barnesandnoble.com, BT Office Products International, CAP (a division of the McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group), Chemdex Corporation, Collabria, Compucom, ComputerLiteracy.com, Cort Furniture Rental, Harbinger Corporation, Life Technologies, NCR Systemedia Group, Office Depot, RoweCom, Staples and US Technologies.www.extricity.com