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iWay Software and Microsoft Partner to Connect Enterprise Applications and Data

  • 24 July, 2003 10:54

<p>iWay Software and Microsoft Partner to Connect Enterprise Applications and Data</p>
<p>Universal Adapter Suite for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Brings Unprecedented Distributed Database Capabilities to SQL Server Users</p>
<p>Sydney – 24 July 2003 – iWay Software, an Information Builders company, and Microsoft today announced a relationship whereby iWay will provide a Universal Adapter Suite exclusively for SQL Server Data Transformation Services that will extend SQL Server's distributed database capabilities to over 50 popular proprietary databases and files, as well as major packaged application systems such as SAP R/3, SAP BW, J.D. Edwards, Siebel, and PeopleSoft. The introduction of iWay's Universal Adapter Suite for Microsoft SQL Server Data Transformation Services will ease the data integration burden across organizations of all sizes, by introducing a cost-effective and easy-to-manage solution to the marketplace.</p>
<p>The iWay Universal Adapter Suite for Microsoft SQL Server Data Transformation Services gives Microsoft SQL Server customers a new level of integration with their legacy data for high-volume transactions and massive data warehouses. It also extends the reach of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 into the application integration marketplace by enhancing its capabilities to work with packaged applications from such companies as Siebel, PeopleSoft, and SAP. The agreement also includes mainframe and legacy adapters for relational, hierarchical, network, and file structures.</p>
<p>iWay Software and Microsoft together will show customers how to connect applications for more efficient, effective computing. Both companies will provide each other with marketing and sales support.</p>
<p>"iWay Software's technology is instrumental in simplifying application integration, one of the largest costs to CIOs," said Stan Sorensen, director of product management for Microsoft SQL Server. "Together, SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services and iWay Software help customers spend more time using the technology and less time trying to make it work."</p>
<p>"The need to connect enterprise data has never been greater, and now it's even easier," said Mr Jon Piercey, Country Manager for Information Builders Australia. "Partnering with the world's largest software company is a great way to deliver that message to the users that stand to benefit the most."</p>
<p>About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place, and on any device.</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>About Information Builders
Information Builders is the leader in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company's WebFOCUS product – the industry's most secure and flexible – meets all the reporting needs of the extended enterprise, ranging from analysts to power users to the widest deployments for hundreds of thousands of users. WebFOCUS' empowerment of organizations seeking to leverage all their data by accessing it all – from legacy to data warehouse – is unmatched.</p>
<p>Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 28 years to more than 11,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,900 people, has over 350 business partners, and generated revenues exceeding $300 million in 2002.</p>
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<p>For further information please contact:
Cathryn van der Walt, 12 Worlds
T: (02) 9501 1931

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