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DataChannel Supports the BizTalk Framework

XML Leader DataChannel Announces Support For Microsoft's BizTalk Vision With XML Framework

BELLEVUE, WA. March 04, 1999.

DataChannel announced today that its XML Framework, comprehensive portfolio of XML software solutions and services, will support Microsoft's BizTalk to enable cross platform electronic commerce over the Internet.

DataChannel's XML Framework enables the enterprise to exchange information between disparate systems while protecting their investment in existing technologies.

Microsoft's unveiled its e-commerce strategy today bolstered by strong support of key industry partners. DataChannel is pleased to be among these partners and will contribute its XML expertise with its latest solution, XML Framework. DataChannel's role in supporting BizTalk is being announced today as part of the Microsoft Commerce Day event in San Francisco, keynoted by Bill Gates, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft announced plans to expand it's popular commerce platform with three new software products and services, Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft Small Business Commerce Services, and Microsoft Commerce Server providing the most comprehensive and integrated platform for businesses of all sizes. By supporting BizTalk, these products and services make it easier to effectively conduct business with partners and reach consumers over the Internet. The company also demonstrated significant new points of integration between its platform and MSN commerce services to enable businesses to easily promote products and services to qualified consumers.

BizTalk uses XML as a common language for a comprehensive set of industry and cross-industry business schemas defining common business documents such as purchase orders, invoices and shipping notices. DataChannel's co-development with Microsoft on the cross-platform XML technology will accelerate the acceptance of BizTalk in the enterprise.

"DataChannel is pleased to build on our relationship with Microsoft. Today's announcement reinforces XML as a rapidly emerging standard. We are excited Microsoft has embraced XML from top-to-bottom in their computing road-map for the next millennium," said David Pool, CEO of DataChannel.

DataChannel's Software Solution, DataChannel RIO, combines the power of an XML-driven database engine with real-time TIBCO notification working with Netscape's Communicator or Microsoft Exchange to create an Enterprise Information Portal. DataChannel RIO simplifies the process of delivering critical information to the right people at the right time through the instant distribution of organized content including external newsfeeds such as NewsEdge; search engines such as Yahoo!, Excite, InfoSeek, and Lycos; relational databases from companies such as Informix Software, Sybase, and Oracle; Enterprise applications, such as SAP, PeopleSoft, and Baan; and enterprise corporate data from companies such as Wall Data and IBM -- all within a customizable employee desktop environment.

DataChannel Overview

DataChannel Inc., founded in 1996, is a privately held company. DataChannel is a value-added integrator of XML-based, market leading Information Management solutions and services that facilitate the way companies share information with employees, vendors, customers and consumers across Intranets, Extranets and the Internet. These solutions are offered through DataChannel's XML Framework, an extensive portfolio of enterprise solutions designed to capitalize on the Information Economy through the use of the Extensible Markup Language (XML). It includes DataChannel RIO, an Enterprise Information Portal solution connecting users of the portal to relevant information sources.

DataChannel simplifies the process of delivering critical information to the right people at the right time.


DataChannel, Inc.
Sunny Lauritzen
Tel: +1 425/974-4109

Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.

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