Axway provides the messaging hub to integrate key trade processes on Standard Chartered's B2BeX platform

Successful completion of project enables Standard Chartered Bank's B2BeX customers to communicate easily with trading partners regardless of their existing systems

24 February 2004 - Uxbridge, Middlesex: Axway, a global supplier of Enterprise Application and Business-to-Business Integration (EAI and B2Bi) software solutions, has successfully provided Standard Chartered Bank's B2BeX global trading platform with its Integration Broker to help simplify international trade by integrating B2BeX customers' key transaction processes end-to-end, and delivering them on a single platform.

B2BeX improves competitiveness and efficiency by providing a convenient one-stop shop in a secure online environment for everyone involved in international trade, including suppliers, buyers, related companies, transport and logistics companies, insurers, inspection agencies and financial services providers.

Jon Richman, Standard Chartered's business head for B2BeX, Corporate & Institutional Banking, said: "We selected Axway's integration solution because it provides all the connectivity required to interact with any customer's IT systems, be it XML or EDI related, using any hardware, software or operating system. Also critical was Axway's financial viability and long-term stability as a company that gave us the confidence that we were investing in a platform that would be supported in the long-term."

A division of French company Sopra Group (listed on the Euronext exchange), Axway has been consistently growing and profitable since the outset, thanks to a long-term commitment to customer support and a broad product range, backed by a team of more than 130 engineers in Research and Development. This strong customer focus has earned the company one of the largest EAI and B2Bi customer bases in the world with over 5,000 customers.

Martin Stern, managing director of Axway UK and Ireland, commented: "Standard Chartered's B2BeX revolutionises the way that companies conduct trade. By using Axway's highly scalable and non-intrusive integration solution that also allows deep auditing and logging of messages, B2BeX is relevant to any type of trade transaction between large and small companies alike."

Unlike most application or IT tools providers, Axway's integration solutions enable customers to start their project at any level. The Axway Integration Platform covers a wide range: from tools designed for simple integration at a low price point to scalable, high performance integration brokers suitable for the most complex integration, connecting multiple parties and applications and utilising the most recent developments in XML and EDI related technology.

For further information please contact:
Mellissa Dorrell
Oast Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 1959 568 532

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