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New WebSphere Business Integration Software Enables Customers to Integrate Business Processes Across the Enterprise

New WebSphere Business Integration Software Enables Customers to Integrate Business Processes Across the Enterprise

(March 5, 2003) - IBM's latest additions to its WebSphere Business Integration portfolio provide businesses with a broad set of functions necessary to integrate, manage, and monitor business processes across an enterprise and with trading partners. IBM's new WebSphere Business Integration software enables customers to simulate how business processes will flow across a value chain; to integrate those processes across "silos" of custom and packaged applications found in many businesses today; to connect these processes with suppliers and customers; to monitor the processes, and to manage business performance.

This type of end-to-end - or horizontal - integration helps companies respond faster to customer needs; adapt faster to changes in supply and demand; and more flexibly handle the variety of on-the-fly changes typical in business today. By helping businesses with these issues, WebSphere Business Integration software is central to helping customers become on-demand e-businesses.

What's new In WebSphere Business Integration:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler: to model, identify, analyze and simulate business processes.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server 4.2: to integrate quickly new or existing applications or systems on diverse platforms, create and rapidly deploy new business processes, or solve a variety of business integration needs. New features include improved tooling, support for Eclipse open source platform, extended Web services functionality, enhanced workforce management support, and improved process viewing

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Monitor: monitors and improves business processes in real-time. With an advanced alerting system, customers can now utilize real-time metrics to help further optimize business operations.

    IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server 4.2, and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Monitor will be available later this month.

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