Integra SP & Librados Join Forces to Deliver Rich Internet Applications to the Corporate Enterprise using AltioLive™

1 June 2004 - (London, UK) - Integra SP, the software platform provider for building real-time, interactive Internet applications and Librados, the company that's changing the economics of the adapter business, have formed a strategic alliance to deliver Rich Internet Application solutions to the Enterprise IT market. The partnership will combine Integra SP’s AltioLive solution and the Librados portfolio of application integration adapters to provide seamless off-the-shelf connectivity into systems such as SAP R/3, Siebel, and Oracle.

The partnership will deliver a powerful Rich Enterprise Application platform which enables companies to easily extend the functionality of their enterprise systems and tie together disparate applications, data sources and Web Services into a single, browser-based interface that exhibits the look, feel, functionality and immediacy of local desktop applications.

Enterprise applications usually require extensive and expensive customisation to fit the product to the customer, often costing more than three times the price of the original software and delaying implementation by many months. With the AltioLive Rich Enterprise Application platform, companies can rapidly build custom user interfaces to their existing systems that deliver a better and more efficient experience to their end users than legacy client/server or HTML-based web applications and at a fraction of the cost.

Based on standard Java and XML, AltioLive enables enterprises to develop, deploy and maintain applications within a thin-client browser as stand-alone or portal applications, offering real-time visibility and interaction with networked business applications. With AltioLive, applications can be quickly produced, configured and instantly deployed at zero cost throughout an enterprise cutting the time to market from months to weeks.

Industry analysts are already predicting that by 2007 rich clients will supplant portals as the primary interface to Web Services and Service-Oriented functionality. Moreover, IDC forecasts this market to be valued at $3.1 billion by 2006.

David Levett, CTO of Integra SP and principal architect of AltioLive, commented: "This marriage of technologies has created a compelling and powerful enterprise solution package that can save organisations millions of dollars in IT costs. We have harnessed the very best from both the connectivity and presentation layers,"

Levett added, "In Altio, Integra SP has a product for building and deploying applications that are as rich and functional as desktop applications, but run in virtually any browser. To support this, Librados brings globally renowned expertise in delivering the critical last mile of application integration."

David Richards, CEO at Librados, added: "We are delighted that Integra SP has selected Librados to provide its adapter capability and look forward to expanding market opportunities as we continue to drive the high costs out of the adapter business."

Librados is a provider of J2EE-standards based application integration software, featuring a comprehensive suite of application adapters that expose back-end enterprise functionality from systems such as SAP R/3, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Oracle and others in a wide variety of formats, such as XML and Web Services.

Librados has a number of major customers and ISV's such as British American Tobacco, Neopost, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and Embarcadero Technologies who rely on Librados application integration software.

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