Covast Adds ebXML Capabilities to Microsoft BizTalk Server
Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter to enable ebXML-based transactions
in BizTalk Server
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - August 31, 2008 - Covast today announced the
general availability of its ebXML Messaging Service Adapter for BizTalk Server.
The Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter will allow current and future BizTalk
Server customers to conduct B2B transactions using the global ebXML standard.
With a growing presence in the B2B industry, ebXML (Electronic Business using
eXtensible Markup Language) offers more standardized and secure communications
across the internet than traditional XML-based communications. For this reason,
ebXML has become the standard of choice for many government organizations, as
well as organizations in the manufacturing and energy sector.
Today, BizTalk Server does not currently support the ebXML standard. The Covast
ebXML Messaging Service Adapter will give BizTalk Server users the ability to
easily conduct B2B communications using this standard.
"The Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter will
bring ebXML capabilities to BizTalk Server customers. Covast's work on this
technology is an excellent example of how Microsoft partners play an instrumental
role in ensuring BizTalk Server remains the most widely-used B2B integration
platform in the world," said Dan Alling, Sr. Product Manager - Business
Development, Microsoft Corp.
Covast has been Microsoft's goto partner for specialist B2B functionalities for
7 years and is the natural Microsoft Gold Certified partner to extend ebXML capabilities
to BizTalk Server. Several organizations are successfully piloting the new technology
in advance of its general availability release in September 2008.
"A growing number of companies in critical industries like government and
manufacturing are demanding a more secure alternative to XML-based communication.
The Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter gives them just that - the security
of ebXML within the reliability and scalability of the BizTalk Server environment,"
said Daan Scheer, CEO, Covast.
To learn more about the Covast ebXML Messaging Service Adapter, please visit
Covast, a leading provider of business-to-business integration solutions,
is revolutionizing supply chain integration through the world's first B2B integration
appliance - the Covast BBot. Requiring only a local area network with internet
connection, BBot automatically enables integration between the complex B2B systems
of large supply chain hubs and their smaller customers and suppliers. The result
is improved visibility, compliance, efficiency and accuracy for every supply
chain. Covast is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Covast maintains its European
headquarters in the Netherlands and its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta. For more
information, visit http://www.covast.com.
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