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New AS2 Testing Components Address Digital Certificate & Multiple Attachment Exchanges in Software Applications

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30 Products Certified eBusinessReady in Latest AS2 EDI/XML Interoperability Test Round

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — April 20, 2005  eBusinessReady®, an industry-neutral software testing program under joint partnership of the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC) and Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), today announced that two new optional testing components have been incorporated into interoperability testing for AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) specifications. The optional tests provide AS2 end users (manufacturers, retailers and suppliers) with additional tools for exchanging digital certificates between trading partners and creating transactions with multiple documents.

In the AS2 first quarter 2005 (1Q05) test round, 30 software products from 24 U.S. and internationally-based companies successfully passed interoperability testing for AS2 specifications. Leading companies from the United States, as well as France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom whose products passed include: Boomi, Inc., Bridgeware, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID), Classified Information, Inc., Cleo Communications, Click Commerce, Inc., Covast, Cyclone Commerce, EDICOM, Electronic Data Systems, EXTOL International, Global eXchange Services, Inc., ILLICOM, Inovis, InterCommIT, iSoft Corporation, iWay Software, /n software inc., LLC, nuBridges, Oracle Corporation, SAA Consultants Ltd., Sterling Commerce, TIBCO Software Inc., and Transentric.

AS2 is a specification standard that enables users to connect, deliver, and reply to data securely and reliably over the Internet. The first new optional test added to the AS2 1Q05 test round was Certificate Exchange Messaging (CEM), which is based on a new open standard that enables the exchange of digital certificates among active trading partners –

without interruption to current trading relationships. As certificates near expiration, new certificates must be introduced to the trading partner relationship without interrupting ongoing transactions. Cleo, EDS, Inovis, and /n software successfully completed CEM testing. The second new optional component involves multiple attachment testing (two or more payload documents), which provides the same security features that are used in single payload AS2 transmissions. Cleo, EDS, Global eXchange Services, Inovis, and /n software successfully completed multiple attachment testing.

“The commercial adoption of the AS2 standard has experienced an exponential growth as it continues to evolve and offer new features that companies can utilize to strengthen their trading partner relationships,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “The new tests added to this AS2 interoperability test round, such as CEM and multiple attachment options, open new doors for organizations to deliver a more secure, seamless and automated means of communication with their supply chains.”

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 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 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.