eBusinessReady Program Certifies IPWorks EDI/AS2 V6 Engine

Interoperability Certified Software Facilitates Implementation and Saves Costs


LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., May 12th, 2004 - 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 that the program has certified /n software's IPWorks EDI/AS2 V6 Engine for AS2 interoperability.

The IPWorks EDI/AS2 Engine includes software components that facilitate the transmission of secure Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions over the Internet. During the 5 months of testing, IPWorks EDI/AS2 V6 has undergone rigorous compliance testing and quality assurance, demonstrating successful interoperability with all other DGI (UCC) AS2 certified products.

"By uniquely focusing on components instead of a single standalone software application, our IPWorks EDI/AS2 Engine provides unmatched flexibility for customers with AS2 integration requirements," said Eric Madariaga, Marketing Director for /n software. "We are very happy to successfully complete eBusinessReady certification. Full interoperability with all other certified products is a real testament to the quality of our components."

An eBusinessReady certified product enables vertical and horizontal compliance and interoperability across the supply chain and distribution channels. Without interoperability, a solution can strongly inhibit supply chain implementations and add significant costs associated with supporting numerous solutions and proprietary protocols.

eBusinessReady is a neutral industry resource assisting companies in product selection and cost savings. The program aims to drive the adoption of open industry standards by working with software vendors, vertical industry groups and the standards community to facilitate software compliance and interoperability.

Full test results from the eBusinessReady certification testing are available at www.ebusinessready.org. IPWorks EDI/AS2 Engine Global Service Relation Number (GSRN): (8018) 086228300000000245.

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 compliance and 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 compliant and interoperable supply chain solutions. For software vendors, eBusinessReady certifies solutions and enables companies to deliver certified compliant and interoperable products to their customers. The eBusinessReady program addresses the needs of enterprises and supply chains by providing a neutral third party test of software solutions for interoperability and compliance.

About /n software
/n software is the market leader in software components for Communications and Security development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at info@nsoftware.com, on the World Wide Web at www.nsoftware.com, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.

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