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Jean Barnes
Covast Corporation

Sunaptic becomes Covast EDI Partner for Western Canada

Vancouver – February 14 2003 – Sunaptic Solutions, a leading mid-market solutions provider for business partner integration has signed a partnership agreement with Covast Corporation, a provider of integration software that enables secure connectivity to the Internet and e-trading partners. The Covast solution delivers complex EDI functionality within the Microsoft BizTalk Server environment, allowing businesses to use BizTalk as their central EDI gateway to link internal applications and external trading partner relationships.

“EDI is becoming more and more an issue for businesses of all sizes as companies look for ways to automate their supply and demand chains”, states Mike Hilton, President of Sunaptic Solutions, “Both Covast and Sunaptic have an excellent relationship with Microsoft and have demonstrated themselves as experts in business partner integration involving Microsoft BizTalk Server, so a partnership between us is a logical step.”

Sunaptic will provide design, development and deployment services for Covast’s EDI Accelerator for BizTalk Server in Western Canada, assisting small and medium sized companies in the implementation of open and robust EDI solutions, helping them to develop automated business partner relationships with suppliers and customers and dramatically reducing the transaction costs of those relationships.

About Covast

Covast provides the only integrated EDI solution for the BizTalk Server environment. The combination of Microsoft BizTalk Server and the Covast EDI Accelerator delivers the ultimate B2B solution - enabling companies to easily integrate their EDI infrastructures with internal applications and providing a gateway for connecting trading communities. With European headquarters in the Netherlands and U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Covast has strategic relationships with partners and customers including Microsoft, HP, Akzo Nobel, Grampian Foods, SMI Steel and Oldcastle. For more information, visit

About Sunaptic

Sunaptic Solutions is a specialist in the area of customer and supplier integration using Microsoft technologies such as .NET and BizTalk Server. By analyzing, developing and deploying solutions which help improve business relationships and processes while producing measurable and real ROI over a short period of time, Sunaptic has helped an ever growing number of customers realize the real benefits of e-Business. For more information on how Sunaptic can help you realize these benefits please email, call (604) 543-9093 or visit

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