Softshare announced the immediate availability of Softshare Athena. Named after the goddess of commerce, Softshare Athena is a Web-based EDI/XML solution. From Athena, businesses can view, print, delete or, if their trading partner requires it, respond to incoming EDI documents. In addition, Athena automatically creates 997 functional acknowledgments on the user’s behalf whenever an incoming document is printed or viewed. Businesses can manage more than one trading-partner relationship under a Softshare Athena account. With subscriptions starting at $300 per year, Softshare Athena requires only an ISP and browser. For an interactive look at Softshare Athena see