EAI Industry Consortium Gains Momentum in North America with Sonic Software and webMethods

New York and London, November 19, 2003 – The EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) Industry Consortium (EAIIC) today announced that Massachusetts-based Sonic Software and Virginia-based webMethods have become the EAIIC’s newest North American members.

"We are thrilled that these key players in the integration space have expressed such enthusiasm at taking a proactive position in the Consortium. While both companies are headquartered in North America, their membership comes without geographic limitations." says Michael Kuhbock, Founder and Co-Chairman of the EAI Industry Consortium.

"Sonic’s mission is very well aligned with the EAI Industry Consortium’s. The integration market – a multi-billion dollar IT category -- is going through a dramatic and swift transition as customers demand standards-based solutions that can unify distributed, heterogeneous organizations and business processes," said Tim Dempsey, Vice President of Marketing for Sonic Software. "Cooperating through a leadership forum like EAIIC will accelerate our progress through this transition in partnership with the users of our technology – a formula for mutual vendor-customer success."

"By joining the EAI Industry Consortium, webMethods continues to take a leadership position in the integration software market," said Scott Opitz, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, webMethods, Inc. "As an established market leader in EAI software and the industry's first Web services infrastructure company, webMethods is in the unique position to contribute to the consortium's value by expanding the traditional definitions of EAI to include Web services technology. webMethods’ Web services-based integration truly enables companies to leverage 100 percent, standards-based service-oriented architectures. webMethods is pleased to advance the discussions of EAI through proactive participation in the EAIIC."

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