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Limitations Abound in Web Services B2B Integration

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Drummond Group’s Interoperability Certification Tackles Business Process Integration

FORT WORTH, TX—Aug. 1, 2006—Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) today announced a new Web Services (WS) B2B interoperability certification test program designed to expand the choice of interoperable products while lowering users’ implementation costs and enabling commerce between industries. DGI, a global leader in B2B software testing and certification, will launch vendor-neutral certification testing this fall on WS standards that contain the critical features of secure messaging.

“Companies looking to implement Web Services B2B now are facing similar hurdles that corporations faced 10 years ago with VANS— costly integration and limited vendor choice and options,” says Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “The promise of Web services is that it can be reused for internal processing, external communication and application integration to reduce support and development costs. DGI’s interoperability certification will play a significant part in fulfilling that promise of business process integration.”

DGI will facilitate interoperability testing and certify software products around three new WS-I profiles: Basic Profile 1.2, Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 and Basic Profile 2.0. The testing will be done in a phased approach with the first test focusing on WS-I Basic Profile 1.2.

DGI works with global software products and standards and is experienced in dealing with the complexities of B2B interoperability. DGI has extensive experience with a variety of web services protocols including SOAP, having tested ebXML messaging since 2001. AS2 certification, one of the most widely adopted messaging standards in B2B today, is also led by DGI.

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For more information about participating in DGI’s upcoming Web services certification program and registration deadlines, please send email to

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a global leader in B2B software testing and certification, works with software vendors, industry associations, supply chains and the standards community by conducting interoperability and conformance testing, publishing related strategic research and developing vertical industry strategies. Founded in 1999, DGI has tested hundreds of international software products used in vertical industries such as automotive, consumer product goods, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. For more information, please visit or email: