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30 Global Software Applications Certified eBusinessReady for AS2 Interoperability

By November 30, 2005 No Comments

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — November 30, 2005  eBusinessReady®, an industry- neutral software testing program under joint partnership of GS1 US (formerly the Uniform Code Council) and Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), today announced that 30 products from 25 U.S. and internationally-based companies successfully passed interoperability testing for AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) specifications. AS2 is a specification standard that enables users to connect, deliver, and reply to data securely and reliably over the Internet.

Software products from the following companies successfully passed the third quarter 2005 interoperability testing for AS2 specifications: 1EDI Source, Inc., Axway, Boomi Inc., Cleo Communications, Covast, Cyclone Commerce, Inc., Electronic Data Systems, EXTOL International, GXS, IBM, Inovis USA, Inc., iSoft Corporation, /n software inc., nuBridges, Omni Business Solutions Ltd., Oracle Corporation, ParaRede, SAA Consultants Ltd., SEEBURGER AG, Sterling Commerce, Systrends USA, TIBCO Software Inc., Transentric, Tumbleweed Communications Corporation and webMethods, Inc.

“Internet technologies such as AS2 ensure seamless interoperability and new, faster methodologies for business data communication that provide security and integrity,” says Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “AS2 solutions are certified in a neutral, non-competitive environment. Software companies with certified products continue to gain momentum as they provide their customers the extra benefits of saving time and money.”

An eBusinessReady-certified product enables vertical and horizontal compliance and interoperability across the supply chain and distribution channels. Companies undergo testing to demonstrate that their AS2 messaging software products comply with a common level of interoperability. This allows them to effectively communicate with other eBusiness solutions, facilitating efficient trading partner relationships and reducing the costs of transmitting critical business data.

For additional information about the AS2 test, visit www.eBusinessReady.org/as2.html. ##

About eBusinessReady

eBusinessReady® is an industry-neutral software testing program, under joint partnership of GS1 USTM (formerly the Uniform Code Council, Inc.) and Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), to enable vertical and horizontal compliance and interoperability across the global supply chain. For software buyers, eBusinessReady provides a valued resource for product selection and cost savings by taking the guesswork out of implementing compliant and interoperable supply chain solutions. For software vendors, eBusinessReady certifies solutions and enables companies to deliver certified compliant and interoperable products to their customers. The eBusinessReady program addresses the needs of enterprises and supply chains by providing a neutral third party test of various software solutions for interoperability and compliance. Visit www.ebusinessready.org for more information, or email: information@ebusinessready.org.