Active Software, Inc. announced a new XML Adapter, enabling customers to quickly and easily integrate XML-based applications with a wide variety of enterprise applications. Today’s announcement represents the first stage of the company’s multi-phase business-to-business (B2B) strategy, named “Project Broadband,” which will be unveiled over the next two quarters. Upon completion of Project Broadband’s final phase, Active Software will provide a comprehensive solution for dynamically integrating applications within and across the extended enterprise, addressing all aspects of creating and managing Internet-based trading partner communities. Active Software’s XML Adapter is one in a family of over 50 Dynamic Adapters that integrate diverse information resources, including packaged and custom applications, databases, mainframes and middleware, through the ActiveWorks Integration System. The XML Adapter provides a user-configurable pathway between the ActiveWorks Integration System and XML-based applications. This enables business analysts to build and implement eBusiness links between enterprise applications, or to extend these links to their customers, partners, and suppliers. The ActiveWorks XML Adapter will be commercially available in November of 1999 and can be licensed directly from Active Software or through select system integrators and value added resellers. www.activesw.com

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