EXE Technologies, Inc. announced its commitment to support Microsoft’s BizTalk Framework by developing industry-specific schemas that will enable the seamless exchange of business information for EXE’s customers. EXE Technologies will support Microsoft’s advocacy of XML and industry standards for sharing business information by using BizTalk schemas and developing industry-specific schemas for EXE applications. EXE customers will execute BizTalk schemas as the default business-to-business communication language and EXE-developed schemas for industry-specific functionality. Industry-specific schemas developed by EXE will be submitted to the BizTalk.org schema repository. In addition to committing to develop and use BizTalk XML schemas, EXE is participating in the beta program for Microsoft BizTalk Server and is working to ensure that BizTalk Server and schemas will seamlessly integrate with EXE’s application suite, EXceed. The BizTalk-enabled solutions will allow businesses to easily and uniformly exchange data with ERP, APS, Order Management, and other applications. EXE will deliver the first BizTalk schemas later this year. www.exe.com.