eBusinessReady® Certifies 8 Software Products for AS1 Interoperability

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — eBusinessReady®, an industry-neutral software testing program under joint partnership of the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (soon to be GS1 US) and Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), today announced eight software products have successfully passed interoperability testing for AS1 (Applicability Statement 1) specifications. When implemented, AS1 enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably over Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) or email.

Products from seven companies, including Axway, Cyclone Commerce, Inovis, Inc., iSoft Corporation, iWay Software, nuBridges, LLC, and TIBCO Software, Inc. passed the AS1 2Q05 interoperability test.

During the test, the participating products-with-version are required to exchange test messages with each other and to verify the validity of each transaction. The test messages cover the full scope of the AS1 standard, which includes digital signatures, encryption and receipts, as well as data compression.

“eBusinessReady provides the marketplace with a growing selection of interoperable software products which support global electronic commerce,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “The vision and cooperative efforts of these seven leading software companies have been instrumental in establishing secure and interoperable Internet commerce and further contribute to the increased adoption of the AS1 Internet standard,” he added.

With each new round of testing, products become more mature as consensus is reached about the interpretation and implementation of each standard. The testing incorporates different scenarios so software vendors are given the opportunity to eliminate potential issues in a non-competitive, vendor-neutral test environment.

About eBusinessReady

eBusinessReadyTM is an industry-neutral software testing program, under joint partnership of the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®) 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 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 for more information, or email: