webMethods, Inc. announced webMethods B2B 3.0. This next generation of the company’s B2B integration product seamlessly connects companies B2B marketplaces and trading partners in extensive trading networks. webMethods B2B makes it possible for companies to pursue direct integration with trading partners, while also participating in emerging B2B marketplaces such as mySAP.com, the Ariba Network and Clarus SupplierUniverse. In addition to support for current and emerging XML standards such as Commerce XML (cXML), Financial Products Markup Language (FpML), Open Applications Group (OAG) IS, Microsoft BizTalk and others, webMethods B2B 3.0 adds support for non-XML B2B standards such as Open Buying on the Internet (OBI), RosettaNet and major EDI standards such as ANSI X12 and EDIFACT. There are also new integration modules for Baan, Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft and IBM MQ Series. webMethods B2B 3.0 is available for all platforms that support Java, including Microsoft Windows NT, Sun Microsystems Solaris, Linux, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX, Compaq Unix, and IBM AIX and AS/400. The product integrates with DBMS products such as Oracle, Informix, DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server, and ERP applications from Baan, SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft. Pricing for webMethods B2B starts at $100,000. webMethods B2B 3.0 is available immediately for select customers, with general availability scheduled in October. www.webMethods.com.

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