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24 Software Applications Drummond Certified for Global AS2 Interoperability

By April 19, 2006 No Comments

DGI’s InSituTM Automation Technology Delivers Speed, Scalability in Certification Test

FORT WORTH, TX—April 19, 2006—Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), the leading interoperability e-commerce certification company, today announced that 24 products from 21 global software companies successfully completed the Drummond CertifiedTM AS2-1Q06 interoperability testing program. This program promotes the adoption of standards-based software by certifying interoperability amongst a group of commercial software products for use in worldwide supply chains.

Companies demonstrating interoperability amongst their products in the AS2-1Q06 test round included Axway-Cyclone, Boomi Software, Bridgeware, Cleo Communications, Compinia, Covast, Electronic Data Systems, EXTOL International, GXS, IBM, iSoft Corporation, iWay Software, Inc., /n software, nuBridges LLC, SAA Consultants Ltd., SEEBURGER AG, Sterling Commerce, TIBCO Software, Inc., Transentric LLC and Tumbleweed Communications.

AS2 is one of the most widely recognized messaging standards for B2B e-commerce with thousands of implementations around the globe. It enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably, thereby delivering cost savings and providing flexibility and control on how the data is utilized. Major supply chains in retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer product goods, automotive and petroleum industries rely on the Drummond Certified program to provide a wide selection of software tested for compliance and interoperability that offers leading product features in a variety of prices.

Through the use of DGI’s InSituTM test automation technology, all of the AS2-1Q06 software products successfully exchanged and evaluated thousands of test messages with each other in demonstrating their interoperability. By automating the sending and receiving of test commands

defined for each scenario, InSitu technology drastically reduces the time and staffing demanded for full-matrix interoperability testing.

“In order to keep pace with the growing number of software companies participating in AS2 testing, DGI’s InSitu technology automates testing to accommodate and deliver 24/7 testing capabilities for international and domestic companies that join the tests,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “Software companies with certified products have a leading edge in the marketplace because they offer a wide array of diverse, interoperable products that companies can utilize to strengthen trading partner relationships.”

DGI also provides certification and test development of software applications for industries that prefer to develop their own association- branded certification programs.

For specific AS2-1Q06 test results, final report and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit: http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/as2-companies.html

For more information about AS2, see:

http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/standards.html

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is an independent, privately held company that works with software vendors, vertical industries, supply chains and the standards community to drive adoption for standards by conducting interoperability and conformance testing, publishing related strategic research and developing vertical industry strategies. Founded in 1999, DGI represents best-of-breed in the industry on linking horizontal infrastructure technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industries such as retail, grocery, health care, transportation, government and automotive. For more information, please visit www.drummondgroup.com or email: info@drummondgroup.com.