webMethods, Inc. and Oracle Corp. announced a partnership to provide solutions for the rapid deployment of global B2B exchanges. As part of the agreement, webMethods will be a preferred solution provider for integrating buyers and suppliers to trading networks and exchanges built on the Oracle Exchange platform. Oracle and webMethods have integrated the Oracle Exchange platform and webMethods B2B to enable secure, reliable Internet-based delivery of XML messages. Oracle-powered exchanges, including OracleExchange.com, will use this integrated message hub to integrate buyers and suppliers. webMethods B2B will route mission-critical business documents, such as purchase orders and order confirmations, through the Oracle-powered exchanges to enable real-time business transactions among diverse trading partners. By using webMethods B2B to provide an integration solution, Oracle will be able to build a solution that is easily replicated across all of its B2B exchanges, which include industry specific exchanges, company branded exchanges and OracleExchange.com. WebMethods will provide integration support and services to buyers and suppliers connecting to Oracle Exchange through their webMethods’ B2B Rapid Integration Team, which includes the Internet industry’s leading systems integrators. This rapid deployment strategy provides customers with an experienced implementation team dedicated to providing cost-effective solutions for implementing B2B e-commerce initiatives. Customers will have their choice of integration firms to help connect to any number of Oracle Exchange marketplaces. www.webMethods.com, www.oracle.com