webMethods, Inc. announced special introductory offerings of webMethods Portal to help customers move strategic portal projects into production. The special promotions, which are expected to remain in effect until March 31, 2004, are designed to remove cost barriers that may inhibit companies from expediting their portal projects. The first offering, called webMethods Portal Quick Start, includes a license for an unlimited number of users and 80 hours of webMethods professional services for deployment at $175,000 per project. The second offering is an introductory offering of webMethods Portal for $25,000 per server, which represents a 50 percent savings. Both offers are available for North America pricing only. www.webmethods.com