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  Online News published in DM Direct Newsletter
November 17, 2000 Issue
 
  By Rachel Rasmussen

Sybase Delivers Fully Integrated E-Business Platform for B2B E- Commerce

Sybase, Inc., a provider of e-business solutions, announced eMarketLink, a business-to-business (B2B) option to Sybase Enterprise Portal (EP), which will enable e-businesses to automate information exchange between organizations and integrate applications across corporate boundaries. This will help businesses increase efficiency in supply chain management and reduce costs associated with procurement and distribution of products and services.

Using an open, standards-based and Web-enabled commerce engine for B2B application integration, eMarketLink enables multiple business partners, suppliers and customers to automate manual business-to-business process interactions to reduce costs and delays without having to change existing systems or applications. In addition, eMarketLink allows businesses to easily build interfaces to multiple e-marketplaces to increase procurement choices.

"Sybase EP, with the eMarketLink option, is the leading e-business platform that provides B2B application integration, content management, search, personalization and security for online business-to-business e-commerce," said Raj Nathan, senior vice president, Sybase. "Sybase EP customers now have a powerful new tool for building a vibrant e-Business."

eMarketLink is available now, only as an option to Sybase Enterprise Portal. Pricing starts at $150 per megahertz based on total machine power-pricing. For more information, please visit www.sybase.com.

 

Trillium Software Announces XML Strategy

Trillium Software, a division of Harte-Hanks Inc., announced a development initiative to enhance its flagship product, the Trillium Software System, with data cleansing features for extensible markup language (XML) data. Trillium's new XML conversion features will simplify the process for developers to build and to deploy multitier, Web applications that provide a consistent view and definition of their customers.

"We are committed to making it easier for businesses to utilize the Trillium Software System throughout the enterprise," said Len Dubois, vice president of marketing for Trillium. "In the past several months, we've enabled our technologies as components as well as provided JAVA class libraries for Trillium. This has empowered developers with enormous time savings in e-business and on-line customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives. Our XML development means organizations that are serious about their e-commerce business will have a data quality solution capable of handling Web transactions from around the world. Our goal is to continue to separate ourselves from our competition by providing the most technologically advanced software with enhanced ?ease of use? features that make it easier for our customers to be successful."

For more information, please visit www.trilliumsoft.com.

 

DataMirror Introduces Breakthrough in Meta Data Management for Business Intelligence and CRM

DataMirror Corporation, a provider of e-business data integration and resiliency solutions, announced that the company's Transformation Server product family now provides meta data management capabilities afforded through Version 2.2 of its Enterprise Administrator graphical user interface.

Enterprise Administrator for Transformation Server Version 2.2 features a new MetaCapture facility that allows users to view their entire replication network in a single snapshot and export detailed meta data directly into front- end query and reporting tools or customer relationship management (CRM) applications without custom coding. MetaCapture is an open solution that supports the Object Management Group Standard for meta data integration, open information model (OIM) and XML interchange format (XIF). DataMirror is also committed to providing future support for the next version of the Object Management Group's Common Warehouse MetaModel (CWM) which is currently in development.

"Meta data management is absolutely essential to ensure a successful business intelligence or CRM implementation," said Nigel Stokes, chairman, president and CEO of DataMirror Corporation. "How well the data replenishment solution you choose manages meta data will directly affect the performance of presentation tools and the overall effectiveness of the data warehouse. Using Transformation Server, organizations can now easily export meta data to another repository or directly into end-user query and analysis tools. Without this functionality, companies often must resort to time- consuming custom development that may negatively impact time to market."

For more information, please visit www.datamirror.com.


Rachel Rasmussen was a Web Editor of DMReview.com.



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