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Six Software Products Certified for AS3 Interoperability by eBusinessReady Program

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – August 9, 2005 – eBusinessReady®, an industry-neutral software certification program under joint partnership of GS1 USTM (formerly the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®) and Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), today announced that six software products from six leading companies successfully passed interoperability testing for AS3 (Applicability Statement 3) specifications. By successfully completing this recent AS3 interoperability test round, participants demonstrated a proven means for supply chains to securely interact with their trading partners.

Companies whose products passed the AS3 second quarter 2005 interoperability test include: Axway, Cleo Communications, Cyclone Commerce, Inovis, iSoft Corporation, and nuBridges LLC.

An eBusinessReady-certified product enables vertical and horizontal compliance and interoperability across the supply chain and distribution channels. AS3 is a new specification standard that allows applications to communicate Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or Extensible Markup Language (XML) data via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) over the Internet, enabling users to connect, deliver, and reply to data securely and reliably. AS3 provides security for the transport payload through digital signatures and data encryption, and also ensures reliable delivery through the use of receipts.

“Organizations worldwide reap the benefits of having a wide selection of interoperable products that are certified by eBusinessReady,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “The vision and cooperative efforts of these six global software

companies are instrumental in providing secure and interoperable Internet commerce and further contributing to the adoption of the AS3 Internet standard.”

For additional information about the AS3 test, please visit http://www.ebusinessready.org/as3.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.