Microsoft and iWay Software Strategic Alliance Produces Native .NET Adapter Suite for BizTalk Server 2004

NEW YORK, March 2, 2004 — iWay Software, an Information Builders company that accelerates business integration and the world’s leading adapter vendor, continues to expand its support of Microsoft Corp.’s integration initiatives by providing a custom line of adapters for BizTalk® Server 2004. These adapters, which provide complete, code-free access to a variety of applications and data within the enterprise, have been developed on Microsoft®
.NET architecture.

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, part of the Microsoft Windows Server System (TM) , provides foundational technologies — including business-process orchestration, single sign-on capability, and human-based workflow and Web services support — that enable customers to build tailored e-business solutions to connect people with information and processes. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and integrated into the Microsoft Office System and Visual Studio®
.NET 2003, BizTalk Server 2004 addresses the unique needs of information technology professionals, information workers and developers to help increase efficiency and productivity.

iWay has developed the adapters to ensure that they integrate tightly with the BizTalk Server 2004 administrative and process orchestration tools. The adapters are a native .NET implementation of iWay’s adapters, ensuring reliability, scalability, and high performance.

Microsoft has designated iWay application adapters for Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle applications and SAP, as well as RDMS, MQ Series and CORBA technologies, as “Premier” adapters. To earn this designation, iWay’s products completed rigorous certification testing in the Unisys’ Innovation Center and review by Microsoft engineers. iWay also entered into support agreements with Microsoft to jointly support BizTalk Server with iWay adapters, working together all over the world.

“We needed an efficient way to get our 3rd Party scheduling system to talk to Oracle,” said Joe Kennedy, IT Director of Coty Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fragrances. “A combination of iWay Software adapters and Microsoft BizTalk Server helped us quickly accomplish our goal. 24/7/365 reliability is the hallmark of iWay adapters.”

“iWay Software and Microsoft have long worked together with a shared vision of helping customers create connected and productive businesses, including the use of Web services,” said Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of E-Business Servers at Microsoft. “iWay’s Universal Adapter Suite for BizTalk Server enables customers to easily expose applications as Web services and orchestrate these services with BizTalk Server to create flexible business processes.”

“Rapid deployment is necessary in today’s market to quickly prove the value of integration projects,” says John Senor, president of iWay Software. “The enemy of rapid deployment is custom integration code. Our adapters allow customers to reach more systems with less custom code than any other vendor on the market, so integration projects take less time, cost less money, and are more flexible than they would be with hand-coded adapters.”

iWay Software .NET BizTalk Server Adapters are available now. For a list of available adapters, please go to .

About iWay Software

iWay Software, an Information Builders company and the world’s leading adapter vendor, accelerates business integration. With facilities to integrate systems in real time, near-real time, or on a scheduled basis, iWay provides a complete reusable infrastructure for EAI, B2B, e-commerce, mobile business, and e-government. iWay’s experience with complex information systems led to the development of prepackaged Intelligent Adapters to connect to more than 250 packaged applications, transaction systems, legacy data, relational databases, and e-business formats without writing custom code. iWay Software integration solutions significantly reduce the time, cost, effort, and risk of integration projects throughout the enterprise. For more information, visit .

About Windows Server System

Microsoft Windows Server System is an integrated and interoperable server infrastructure that reduces IT complexity to enable IT professionals to deliver innovative solutions that meet the changing needs of business. With Windows Server (TM) 2003 at the foundation, Windows Server System is engineered from the ground up for XML Web services based on Microsoft .NET technologies to connect information, people, systems and devices. Based on a common software architecture that spans all facets of IT from design, development and deployment through ongoing management and usage, Windows Server System provides comprehensive IT infrastructure for operations (security, systems management, networked storage), applications (data management and analysis, e-business), and information work (messaging, communications and collaboration). More information on Microsoft Windows Server System can be found at .

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