KUALA LUMPUR, 21 July 2000 (MaxisNet) - Viewlocity, a global provider of B2B integration and online trading community solutions, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to enable the rapid deployment of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000-based solutions through its Open Integration Server (OIS).
Under this agreement, Viewlocity's OIS for BizTalk Server 2000 will use the XML-based BizTalk Framework to provide a seamless gateway between BizTalk Server 2000-enabled applications and a variety of cross-platform transports, enterprise applications and industry-standard message formats.
The BizTalk Initiative represents the collective set of investments that Microsoft makes to facilitate business process integration within and between organisations using Internet-standard protocols and formats.
The BizTalk Framework is an open specification for XML-based data routing and exchange. It makes it easy for the exchange of information between software applications and to conduct business with trading partners and customers over the Internet.
Don Thompson, director of BizTalk Technology Partnerships for Microsoft said: "Customers facing application integration challenges can use Viewlocity's cross-platform integration brokers and application connectors in concert with BizTalk Server 2000 to rapidly integrate with existing applications and accelerate deployment."
The Viewlocity event-based integration broker can be distributed to major Unix, AS/400 and Windows NT operating systems and offer support for rapid connectivity without the need to deploy or install software to individual trading partners.
Greg Cronin, CEO of Viewlocity, said BizTalk Server 2000 users will be able to extend their event-based and real-time connectivity to external systems, trading exchanges, ERP systems or other legacy applications where Windows DNA 2000 is not yet deployed.
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