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eBusinessReady Certifies Products Supporting AS1/AS2 EDI-XML, CPFR, and ebXML Messaging V2.0 Standards

eBusinessReady Program Certifies 35 Software Products in First Year

Program Launches Certification Seal and Website

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA. January 23, 2003.

eBusinessReady, an industry-neutral software compliance and interoperability testing program under joint partnership of the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) and Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI), announced today it has certified 35 products since its launch in November 2001. The products were certified to support AS1 and AS2 EDI/XML messaging over the Internet, VICS Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR), or ebXML messaging V2.0 standards.

The Uniform Code Council (UCC), a not-for-profit standards organization, is the founding sponsor of eBusinessReady, which provides the foundation for driving interoperability testing of multiple, standard compliant software products. DGI facilitates and manages the software testing for the eBusinessReady program. Enterprises and supply chains are increasingly demanding tested software solutions and the eBusinessReady program delivers a neutral third party to assess global interoperability.

"eBusinessReady has received an overwhelming response within the industry during its launch year," said Michael Di Yeso, executive vice president and COO of the UCC. "A certified product enables companies to more easily interface with the systems of their customers and partners and save the costs associated with implementing incompatible supply chain solutions. eBusinessReady helps software users simplify the procurement process and provides them with a selection of interoperable software products that meet their needs for price point and feature sets."

"The eBusinessReady program is aimed at driving the adoption of open industry standards by testing software compliance and interoperability testing in a neutral, cooperative and non-competitive environment," said Rik Drummond, chief executive officer of DGI. "Software companies with certified products will have an advantage as they provide their customers the extra benefits of saving time and money."

The program also unveiled the eBusinessReady certification seal and its website. The eBusinessReady seal informs software buyers that a solution has been tested and certified to ensure seamless interoperability across industries on a global scale. The program's website, located at, provides a comprehensive resource for software vendors and buyers, and features updated reports about the program and certification. An eBusinessReady certified product enables multiple software solutions to interact seamlessly for improved supply chain performance. The program brings together software vendors, exchanges, vertical industries and the standards community in a neutral, standards-based testing environment that simulates real-world operating conditions.

The debut of the eBusinessReady program has yielded widespread support from numerous companies, including bTrade, inc., Cleo Communications, Cyclone Commerce, Hewlett-Packard, Global eXchange Services, InterTrade Systems Corporation, IPNet Solutions, Inc., iSoft, i2 Technologies, Inc., JDA Software Group, Inc., Logility, Inc., Manugistics Group, Inc., SAP, Sterling Commerce, Inc., Sybase, Inc., Syncra Systems, Inc., TIBCO Software Inc., Vitria and webMethods, Inc.

About eBusinessReady

eBusinessReady is an industry-neutral software testing program, under joint partnership of the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) and Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI), to enable vertical and horizontal interoperability across the global supply chain. For software buyers, eBusinessReady provides a valued resource for product selection and cost savings by taking the guesswork out of implementing interoperable supply chain solutions. For software vendors, eBusinessReady certifies solutions and enables companies to deliver certified interoperable products to their customers. The eBusinessReady program addresses the needs of enterprises and supply chains by providing a neutral third party test of various software solutions for interoperability and compliance. Visit for more information, or email:

About the Uniform Code Council, Inc.

The Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) is a major standards development and implementation organization and a leading advocate of efficient international business across industries. As a neutral, not-for-profit organization, the UCC enables collaborative trading relationships through open, industry-driven standards and solutions. Through research, innovation, administration, education, and industry representation, the UCC offers companies of every size and scope, the ability to participate in efficient global commerce activities. Visit for more information, or email:

About Drummond Group Inc.

The Drummond Group, Inc. is a leading software testing company that drives the adoption of technical standards through interoperability and compliance testing. DGI started interoperability testing in 1996 and has built a worldwide reputation for expertise, value and integrity using the DGI Interoperability Compliance Process. Founded in 1990, the vendor-neutral group represents best-of-breed in the industry on linking horizontal infrastructure technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industry such as retail, grocery, healthcare, transportation, government and automotive. For more information, please visit or email:


Drummond Group, Inc.
Olga Flores Finneran
Tel: +1 512/657-7684

Uniform Code Council, Inc.
Cecily Laidman
Tel: +1 609/620-4526

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