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BEA rolls out B2B integration software

Singapore, 23 August 2000 - BEA Systems, the e-commerce transactionscompany, announced further details on its B2B integration software solution, BEA WebLogic Collaborate.Built on BEA's WebLogic Server platform, WebLogic Collaborate manages the large volume of B2B transactions andprocesses that e-markets and process switches must coordinate, and is fully compliant with Java J2EE, XML, RosettaNetand other emerging standards.

Singapore, 23 August 2000 - BEA Systems, the e-commerce transactions company, announced further details on its B2B integration software solution, BEA WebLogic Collaborate.

Built on BEA's WebLogic Server platform, WebLogic Collaborate manages the large volume of B2B transactions and processes that e-markets and process switches must coordinate, and is fully compliant with Java J2EE, XML, RosettaNet and other emerging standards.

With an architecture that is modular and standards-based, Collaborate is said to allow companies to launch B2B initiatives quickly, and then to expand the complexity of those initiatives.

To establish an e-market, its owner simply specifies a trading vocabulary - such as RosettaNet, BizTalk or market-specific protocol - and then defines processes for how collaborators playing different roles within the e-market will interact.

Collaborators can be added or deleted, and business processes can be modified in real-time.

Bundled with BEA's recently announced WebLogic Process Integrator, Collaborate will support a number of models so that trading processes specific to individuals or groups of participants as well as shared business processes can be coordinated by an interaction management layer.

"Dynamic business collaboration on the Internet is a strategic imperative," said Julian Quinn, Managing Director, Southeast Asia for BEA Systems. "BEA WebLogic Collaborate dramatically lowers the B2B technology barrier to entry, and enables any company to create its own e-market for launching new business initiatives, managing supply chains, or building the next breakthrough B2B exchange."