webMethods' Business Integration Forums Draw Record 600 Customers and Partners Across Europe

Global Companies, Including ABN Amro, Ahold and Alcatel, Keynote at Events

LONDON, United Kingdom – February 24, 2005 – webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBME), a leading business integration software company, today announced the overwhelming success and record attendance of its Business Integration Forum events held during January and February 2005 in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, The Benelux and The Nordics. Over 600 customers and partners participated in the forums, where companies such as global retail giant Ahold highlighted how webMethods Fabric™ enables the company to view real-time product sales data from each of its retail outlets, which in turn has enabled it to improve the way it meets customer supply and demand and create competitive advantage.

Keynotes from companies such as ABN Amro, Iceland Air, Ahold, France Telecom, Alcatel, Infineon, Lapeyre and Hydro provided attendees with real-world implementation strategies. Customers provided valuable insight into the critical role business integration plays in solving their business challenges and discussed how webMethods’ solutions have helped them improve operations and gain greater return on investment from their IT infrastructure.

"Our Business Integration Forums provide webMethods’ customers and partners with an interactive forum for gathering valuable industry knowledge and sharing best practices and insights into all aspects of global integration initiatives," said Keith Deane, senior vice president and EMEA General Manager, webMethods. "With over 100 attendees at each event representing a variety of key industries including finance, manufacturing, retail, telecoms and energy, we are delighted that our customers and partners had an opportunity to share their experiences and have come away from our events with a better understanding of how webMethods’ solutions can improve their operational efficiency, corporate agility and business competitiveness."

webMethods’ leading systems integrator and application software partners Aebizz E-Consultants, Atos Origin, CSC Computer Sciences, Component Software, Entory, Ferrologic, GFT, GXS, HP Invent, Siemens, Synetics, T-Systems, Thales Business One, Unilog Management and Vistali shared their latest solutions and strategies for accelerating integration initiatives, showcased customer success stories and conducted demonstrations for attendees.

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