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7 Software Applications Certified by Drummond Group for Global ebXML Interoperability

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Interoperable ebMS Systems Mark Launch of Drummond CertifiedTM Program

AUSTIN, TX—Jan. 25, 2006—Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), the leading interoperability e-commerce certification company, today announced that seven software products from seven leading companies successfully completed the Drummond CertifiedTM program’s ebMS (ebXML Message Service)-4Q05 interoperability testing. This test round formally launched DGI’s Drummond Certified program designed for industries to drive adoption of technical standards and certify a stable foundation of software products to support their supply chains. Starting in 2006, all ebMS, AS1, AS2, AS3 and CSOS tests will be conducted under the Drummond Certified program.

ebMS is the messaging layer of the ebXML framework. The adoption of interoperable ebMS systems is critical to the growth of today’s marketplace to ensure that different information systems within numerous industries are able to exchange information efficiently and effectively.

Companies demonstrating interoperability among their products in the ebMS-4Q05 test round included Axway Software, Cleo Communications, Cyclone Commerce, Inc., Inovis USA, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Oxlo Systems, Inc., and Sterling Commerce. The software products from these solution providers deliver a cross-industry selection of tested standards- based, interoperable ebMS solutions to worldwide industries, including automotive, financial services, government, health care, public health and retail.

“For effective and timely responses between trading partners around the world, it is essential to choose tested and certified interoperable ebMS products,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “Reliance on secure business data messaging techniques that are interoperable with various product versions and platforms will continue to advance to serve the needs of ever-changing industries throughout the world. These Drummond Certified solutions are ready to simplify and streamline the integration process between organizations and their customers at all levels.”

Interoperability and conformance testing of B2B and electronic commerce products are DGI’s core competency. DGI is structured to support an organization’s testing effort in an efficient, professional, cost-effective manner. By providing conformance and interoperability testing services, as well as certification and test development of software applications, DGI facilitates these professional, vendor-neutral services under its own newly- launched Drummond Certified program and various association-branded certification programs throughout several industries.

For specific ebMS-4Q05 test results, final report and registration information for 2006 test rounds, please visit: http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/ebXML-companies.html.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is an independent, privately held company that works with software vendors, vertical industries 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: info2@drummondgroup.com.