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Intalio Leads XML Initiative for Business Process Management

From: madden <madden@intalio.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 09:22:31 -0700
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INTALIO LEADS XML INITIATIVE FOR BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT

The Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI.org) will standardize
management of mission-critical business processes that span multiple
applications, corporate departments, and business partners.

BURLINGAME, CA - August 7, 2000 - Intalio, the Business Process Management
Company, with Aventail, Black Pearl, Blaze Software, Bowstreet, Cap Gemini
Ernst & Young, Computer Sciences Corporation, Cyclone Commerce, DataChannel,
Entricom, Ontology.Org, S1 Corporation, Versata, VerticalNet, Verve, and
XMLFund announced today that they will form a group to define standards for
the management of mission-critical business processes that span multiple
applications, corporate departments, and business partners. The XML-based
standards generated from the initiative will support and complement existing
business-to-business collaboration protocols such as RosettaNet, BizTalk,
and ebXML, as well as technology integration standards including J2EE and
SOAP.

"We are thrilled by the overwhelming response the industry has given to the
Business Process Management Initiative", said Ismael Ghalimi, CEO for
Intalio. "BPMI.org will help the Global 2000 further embrace the
opportunities offered by e-Business. By delivering a standard language for
the modeling of business processes that will be deployed on forthcoming
Business Process Management Systems, BPMI.org will bring the industry a step
closer to the process-managed enterprise."

The first deliverable of the Business Process Management Initiative will be
the specification of the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML). BPML is
an XML Schema that provides a standard way to model mission-critical
business processes. XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is the new Internet
standard for marking up data to facilitate exchanges of information between
businesses, independently of applications and platforms.

By covering many dimensions of business process modeling that are specific
to processes deployed internally to the enterprise, including business
rules, security roles, distributed transactions, compensating transactions,
and exception handling, BPML will bridge the gap between legacy IT
infrastructures and emerging business-to-business collaboration protocols
such as RosettaNet, BizTalk, and ebXML.

The Business Process Modeling Language will enable the enterprise to model,
deploy, and manage business processes such as order management, customer
care, demand planning, product development, and strategic sourcing. This
will allow the IT infrastructure to provide greater adaptability to the
business of the enterprise and easier manageability of constantly evolving
business processes, eventually leading to higher levels of profitability.

Sixteen companies and organizations founded BPMI.org:

Aventail Corporation
www.aventail.com

Black Pearl, Inc.
www.blackpearl.com

Blaze Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLZE)
www.blazesoft.com

Bowstreet.com, Inc.
www.bowstreet.com

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young U.S. LLC
www.usa.capgemini.com

Computer Science Corporation (NYSE:CSC)
www.csc.com

Cyclone Commerce, Inc.
www.cyclonecommerce.com

DataChannel, Inc.
www.datachannel.com

Entricom
www.entricom.com

Intalio, Inc.
www.intalio.com

Ontology.Org
www.ontology.org

S1 Corporation (Nasdaq: SONE)
www.s1.com

Versata, Inc. (Nasdaq: VATA)
www.versata.com

VerticalNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERT)
www.verticalnet.com

Verve, Inc.
www.verve.com

XMLFund LLC
www.xmlfund.com

Membership to the Business Process Management Initiative is open to any
company, organization, or individual. More information about BPMI.org,
including quotes and profiles of member companies, can be found at
www.BPMI.org.


Press Contact:
Intalio, Inc.
Ryan Madden
650-259-9291
madden@intalio.com
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