New IC member Above All Software achieves Integration

Live SOA challenge highlights Above All’s strengths

New York and London, 3rd June, 2005 ─ The Integration Consortium (IC) today announced new member, Above All Software achieved the Integration Solution Provider Award for Excellenceâ„¢ at the Annual IC Summit held in Banff Springs, Canada last week.

This year the IC Summit attracted over 200 international member delegates representing many of the major buyers of integration solutions, across all industry sectors. They were treated to an impressive line up of speakers who shared their experiences and best practices in terms of identifying and adopting integration solutions to fit their business needs, many with the challenge of implementing integration projects across the globe.

A special feature of the 2005 Summit was the unique and live SOA Integration Solution Showcase. This event offered an opportunity for participating solution providers to build and deliver a real-time supply chain solution using an SOA-based business integration solution in just over 24 hours. Above All accepted this challenge and delivered a working solution using its Composite Application Platform that rapidly develops business services and assembles them into composite applications.

"By offering easier, more rapid integration through a composite application platform, Above All shares the Integration Consortium’s mission of helping companies break down the silos associated with their corporate information systems and generating the value from a service-oriented architecture," said Jon Temple, president and CEO of Above All Software. "The importance of integration and composite applications to a company’s SOA initiatives was validated by the great response to this year’s Annual IC Summit. We had a great experience with the SOA Challenge and we look forward to continued work with the Integration Consortium in the coming months."

Michael Kuhbock, Founder and Chairman of the IC adds "The IC Annual Global Summit is an opportunity for members to meet, share and develop best practices. Through collaboration during events like the Summit they identify new and innovative ways to solve the challenges of integrating their business and IT operations in dynamic and very often, geographically widespread locations. There are so many variables but there is no point in everyone reinventing the wheel. The Summit is much more than an information sharing event and a great deal of good work continues behind the scenes thanks to the tireless work done by our various committees. This year, the SOA Integration Solution Showcase was developed to add extra value for the end user members who were able to see the capabilities of the various solution providers tested right before their eyes. In this live situation, there was huge risk for the participants and we salute those who rose to the challenge and were able to deliver, under very trying conditions. The IC is delighted that Above All Software succeeded in the SOA Showcase Challenge. We would like to congratulate Above All for achieving the Award for Excellenceâ„¢ this year, it is well deserved and we look forward to their continuing involvement with the IC and with our growing community of members."

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