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Day: October 4, 1999 (Page 2 of 2)

OAO & JetForm in Strategic Relationship

OAO Corporation and JetForm Corporation announced a strategic business relationship to integrate OAO’s electronic commerce (EC)/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology and JetForm’s XML-based e-process framework. This effort enables companies to provide completely automated, open standards based EDI-to-XML interoperability for e-business processes such as request for proposals, electronic purchase orders, electronic invoicing and support. The strategic teaming and development effort will create a transparent EDI bridge between OAO’s EC/EDI technology, specifically Easy Mix based on the Implementation Definition (IMPDEF) message, and JetForm’s e-process framework and XML Forms Architecture (XFA). This will provide an interface between EDI codified standards and XML structures offering an enhanced user interface, elimination of redundant inputs and errors and a faster processing time. www.oao.com. www.jetform.com

Harbinger Expands XML Initiatives, Partners with OnDisplay

Harbinger Corporation announced expansive new corporate-wide initiatives that bring XML to the forefront of its Internet E-Commerce strategy. First, Harbinger will launch an on-network XML translation service via its E-Commerce portal along with an online XML document repository that is being developed by Harbinger for its EC Resource Center (www.harbinger.net). Harbinger also plans to support XML in future releases of its suite of TrustedLink translation software. Finally, Harbinger announced that it has formed an alliance with OnDisplay, an e-business technology leader, to integrate their state-of-the-art XML products into certain of Harbinger’s products. In conjunction with these initiatives, Harbinger is working with international non-profit organizations, including UN/CEFACT and OASIS, to standardize XML business specifications and is supporting other collective efforts such as the Microsoft BizTalk Framework to drive the adoption of XML in Electronic Commerce. Harbinger plans to roll out an on-network XML translation service this December that will be available to customers using harbinger.net. The service, which automatically translates EDI documents to/from XML and will process native XML transactions as well, promises to facilitate translation and mapping in Internet electronic trading, while helping companies speed the implementation of new E-Commerce applications. The on-network service is currently in limited production tests. Harbinger also announced as part of its XML initiatives that it has entered into a significant alliance with OnDisplay. Through the relationship, Harbinger will incorporate OnDisplay’s e-business technology within its overall XML strategy, as well as within its data rationalization and content management offerings through Harbinger’s Catalog Solutions Division. The relationship additionally includes joint marketing and delivery of catalog content solutions by the companies. www.ondisplay.com. www.harbinger.net.

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