Equarius Partners with Covast, Strengthening its Trading Partner Integration Solutions
05-20-03 Bellevue, WA - Equarius, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified
consulting partner, today announced a partnership with Covast to deliver EDI
solutions on the Microsoft BizTalk Server platform. Many organizations have
significant investments in electronic data interchange (EDI) capability. But
increasingly, these organizations are basing their new integration strategies
on Extensible Markup Language, or XML, which provides more extensive business
process collaboration capabilities. Equarius will use the Covast EDI Accelerator
for Microsoft BizTalk Server to help clients bridge the gap, leveraging their
existing investments to achieve true business-to-business (B2B) collaboration
outside the enterprise.
"The Covast EDI Accelerator is a perfect complement to Equarius' blend
of business and technology expertise," stated Burley Kawasaki, Chief Technology
Officer of Equarius. "It is a key component in helping our clients leverage
.NET solutions in their heterogeneous IT environments." Jim Norton, Covast's
Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, said, "Our
partnership with Equarius greatly strengthens our ability to offer complete
business collaboration solutions to our customers, allowing them to carry their
EDI investments forward into newer, more robust B2B initiatives."
Such legacy EDI investments can be extended to include integration of data,
business processes, application logic and business workflow rules. The Covast
EDI Accelerator provides robust EDI to XML functionality, including: control
of EDI specifications and versions, EDI to XML parsing and serialization, comprehensive
VAN and Internet support, and auditing and tracking of documents for syntactic
and semantic completeness. It is scalable to business requirements, minimizing
risk by allowing for deployment one project at a time, or across the enterprise.
Covast enables companies to easily integrate their EDI infrastructures with
internal applications and provides a gateway for connecting trading communities.
Covast is the Microsoft recommended EDI solution for the BizTalk Server environment.
For more information call 1-866-COVAST1 or visit www.covast.com.
Founded in 1996, Equarius is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that assists
organizations in transforming into a "Connected Enterprise" by integrating
the real-time flow of information between their customers, partners, and employees.
Equarius architects design integrated technology solutions, helping companies
such as Power Resource Managers, Bonneville Power Administration, Alyeska Pipeline,
Paccar, and American Seafoods Group, meet or exceed their strategic business
objectives. For more information, please call 1-888-462-6605 or visit www.equarius.com.
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