IBM and BroadVision Announce Global Agreement for e-Business Solutions on UNIX Servers


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SOMERS, NY & REDWOOD CITY, CA - 08 Sep 2000: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN) today announced an agreement that will enable IBM to integrate BroadVision's full suite of One-To-One applications on its performance-leading RS/6000 servers with copper technology. The agreement provides customers with more choices for building and deploying their e-business Web sites, as well as increasing network performance and availability. In addition, IBM Global Services will create a practice of service professionals around the world to help customers implement BroadVision applications.

Products to be ported to IBM's AIX operating system include BroadVision's One-To-One Enterprise eCRM platform and One-To-One suite of e-business applications. The companies will jointly integrate the Broad Vision application suite with IBM's DB2 data management software. In addition, BroadVision and IBM will work to integrate the solutions with IBM WebSphere for Enterprise Java Beans integration with back end systems.

IBM will demonstrate the combined e-business solutions to customers at IBM e-business Innovation Centers around the world. BroadVision has also signed IBM Global Services, the world's largest information technology services provider, as its top-tier systems integration partner to extend the reach of this solution set worldwide.

"We're very excited about this new relationship with IBM," said Dr. Pehong Chen, president and CEO of BroadVision. "The joint enterprise e- business solution allows us to take the richness of BroadVision's functionality to IBM's fast growing RS/6000 server platform. With this agreement, BroadVision extends its global reach and answers the e-business needs of many global enterprises."

"BroadVision is an important addition to the portfolio of e-business solutions we can offer to customers on our industry leading RS/6000 servers," said Mike Borman, vice president of Worldwide Web Server Sales at IBM. "This agreement further demonstrates IBM's commitment to deliver the full range of world class e- business applications to satisfy the requirements of many of our key customers."

This relationship allows IBM customers to leverage BroadVision's e-business applications for a wide range of B2B and B2C needs.

"We have been eagerly awaiting this relationship and truly welcome this announcement," said Jerry Miller, CIO of Sears Roebuck & Co. "BroadVision and IBM have been our premier vendors in e- business solutions. By aligning their solutions tightly together, they can provide best of breed e-business applications for our industry. We think the whole market can benefit greatly from this agreement."

Under the terms of the agreement, IBM will provide technical assistance, development resources, hardware and software to BroadVision to assist in porting. In addition, IBM and BroadVision will allocate funds for establishing a worldwide practice for the training of IBM Global Services personnel and IBM Business Partners.

About IBM's AIX

For the sixth straight year, AIX has been named the industry's leading UNIX operating system by D.H. Brown and Associates, a highly respected industry consultancy. AIX outperformed competitive operating systems in key areas, such as Web application functionality and systems management.

Forward-Looking Statements

BroadVision noted that each of the above forward- looking statements is subject to change, based on various important factors, including, without limitation, changes in the market and competition. Additional information on potential factors that could affect BroadVision's financial results is included in BroadVision prospectus, Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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