Hewlett-Packard Company and Bluestone Software announced an agreement to integrate Bluestone’s XML Suite Integration Server into HP Changengine, a business-process management system, to enable more flexible and dynamic B2B trading. This integration will allow B2B communications to make use of XML data formats and enable the entire business process to be managed by HP Changengine software, while taking advantage of Bluestone’s scalability, fault tolerance and open standards design. Collaborative processes between businesses will be made possible and will help fuel growth in online B2B trading. Even the smallest suppliers will be able to participate. Joint management of promotions will be made easier, orders will be able to be placed online, forecasts agreed to and monitored automatically, and sales data shared immediately. www.hp.com, www.bluestone.com

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