IBM Partners with Extricity Software to Deliver Business-to-Business Integration Solutions

Agreement Enables Customers to Easily Create Real-Time Internet-Based Trading Partner Communities

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Somers, NY - 29 Nov 1999: . . . IBM today announced an agreement with Extricity** Software, deliver Internet-based business-to-business (B2B) integration software solutions worldwide. Under the agreement, IBM will resell and market Extricity AllianceSeries** B2B e-commerce software.

The agreement with Extricity extends IBM's industry-leading business integration family of products -- including MQSeries*, MQSeries Integrator, MQSeries Workflow and related partner-based solutions -- to address the marketplace need for B2B integration and collaboration over the Internet.

IBM's software, in combination with Extricity's software, enables companies primarily in the banking and finance, insurance, manufacturing, and retail industries, to quickly and economically create:

"IBM is very serious about business-to-business integration, evidenced by our extensive business integration portfolio and our support of emerging industry standards like XML," said Bill Reedy, Vice President of Marketing, Business Integration, IBM Software. "With the addition of Extricity's software, we're now able to help companies easily automate integration with trading partners."

IBM has an extensive business integration software portfolio for front-end consumer applications and inter-company applications. The agreement with Extricity enhances IBM's software offerings for supply-side B2B integration. The end result for customers is faster, more economical B2B integration because they can use Extricity AllianceSeries in combination with MQSeries to automate B2B integration rather than accomplishing this manually, or using other stand-alone B2B technologies.

"The majority of the world's largest companies use IBM as their e-business solution provider," said Ken Ross, President and CEO, Extricity Software. "This agreement validates Extricity's B2B integration offerings because it extends IBM's business integration leadership into B2B e-commerce. For Extricity, this is a tremendous opportunity to offer our software to new customers globally through IBM's worldwide sales force."

Pricing and Availability
Extricity AllianceSeries B2B e-commerce software is available through IBM immediately. Pricing varies based on customer requirements.

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