webMethods, Inc. announced it will team with EDS to better serve clients implementing B2B e-commerce initiatives. Through this new relationship, EDS electronic business expertise and webMethods B2B software capabilities combine to provide comprehensive solutions for business-to-business e-commerce. webMethods B2B provides a business-to-business integration platform that 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. Through this partnership, EDS will incorporate webMethods B2B as part of the solution set it offers to EDS supply chain clients. webMethods B2B utilizes XML and open B2B standards, such as RosettaNet, OAG, OBI and ACORD, to build integrated business communities and enable companies to conduct business over the Internet with minimal stress to corporate resources and existing IT infrastructure. www.eds.com, www.webMethods.com

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