OASIS Technical Work Attracts Major Organizations from Europe and North America

Accenture, Business Logic Corporation, Cincom Systems, election.com, Engage, Identrus LLC, Intel, Ivis Group, Novell, OpenNetwork Technologies, SAA Consultants, SeeBeyond and Unisys Join OASIS

Boston, MA, USA, 6 June, 2001 - OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, continues to attract major technology suppliers and users to support in its work. Thirteen organizations-including some of the largest high technology companies in Europe and North America-have joined the roster of OASIS members, contributing technical talent to advance XML specifications. These new sponsors coincide with the expansion of the OASIS technical agenda to include development of XML-based standards for elections and voter services, security, electronic business transactions and more. New sponsors, Accenture, Business Logic Corporation, Cincom Systems, election.com, Engage, Identrus LLC, Intel, Ivis Group, Novell, OpenNetwork Technologies, SAA Consultants, SeeBeyond and Unisys, as well as 9 new Contributors and 40 new Individual members, joined OASIS within the last three months.

"It's exciting to see participation from all facets of the industry-from major IT vendors to international consultancies to specialized service providers for vertical industries. They all come together to do work at OASIS. It's important to note that OASIS support within the European community continues to grow," observed Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. "We welcome all these new members and look forward to their contributions."

The new sponsors join more than 170 OASIS member companies that collaborate to advance industry-standard specifications for interoperability.

About OASIS
OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is the international, not-for-profit consortium that advances electronic business by promoting open, collaborative development of interoperability specifications. With the United Nations, OASIS sponsors ebXML, a global framework for electronic business data exchange. OASIS operates XML.ORG, the non-commercial portal that delivers information on the use of XML in industry. The XML.ORG Registry provides as an open community clearinghouse for distributing and locating XML application schemas, vocabularies and related documents. OASIS serves as the home for industry groups interested in developing XML specifications. OASIS technical work embraces conformance, security, business transactions, repositories and other interoperability issues.

OASIS sponsors include Accenture, Access360, Adobe Systems, AND Data Solutions, Arbortext, Auto-trol, Aventail, Baltimore Technologies, B-Bop Associates, BEA Systems, Bentley Systems, The Boeing Company, Bowstreet, Business Logic Corporation, Chrystal Software, Cincom Systems, Cohesia, Commerce One, Critical Path, CrossLogix, Cyclone Commerce, DataChannel, Dataloom, Deutsche Post AG, Documentum, EADS Airbus, election.com, empolis, Engage, Enigma, Excelergy, eXcelon, Extricity Software, First Call Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Identrus, Informix, Infoteria, Innodata, Intel, Interwoven, IPNet Solutions, ITEDO Software, Ivis Group, Jamcracker, Logistics Management Institute, Mediaplex, Mercator Software, Microsoft, Netegrity, NetFish Technologies, Netscape/AOL, NextPage, NII Enterprise Promotion Association, Nimble Technology, NIST, Novell, ObjectSpace, Oblix, OpenNetwork Technologies, Pearson Education, Planet 7 Technologies, Popkin Software, Reuters Limited, SAA Consultants, Sabre, SAP, SeeBeyond, Sequoia Software, Silverstream Software, SoftQuad Software, Software AG, Sterling Commerce, StreamServe, Sun Microsystems, Synth-Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, The Tamalpais Group, Thomas Technology Solution, Tibco, Unisys, US Defense Information Systems Agency, Virtual Access Networks, Visa International, Wavo, webMethods, Whitehill Technologies, Xerox, XML Global, XMLSolutions and Xyvision Enterprise Solutions.

For more information:
Carol Geyer
Director of Communications
OASIS
carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
+1 978.667.5115 x209

OASIS Sponsor Support

election.com
"election.com, Accenture and Microsoft founded the OASIS Election and Voter Services Committee to facilitate interoperability among election technology," said Gregg McGilvray, Chief Technical Strategist, election.com (www.election.com) and chair of the new OASIS Election and Voter Services Technical Committee. "The introduction of open standards for election solutions is intended to enable election officials around the world to build upon existing infrastructure investments, to evolve their systems as new technologies emerge and to simplify the election process."

IVIS
"IVIS pioneered the business use of XML in designing and developing tesco.com, the world's largest on-line grocery store. Two years on, we continue our leadership with solutions that allow enterprises to profit from all the information they generate, receive and collate from customers, suppliers, employees, other partners, products and processes," said Qusai Sarraf, CEO of IVIS Group (www.ivisgroup.com). "Global enterprises are spending billions of dollars on technologies such as CRM, ERP, supply-chain management, content management and e flavours of these, yet are often dubious about their real worth. We sit above this confusion, so that you can profitably understand your customers and partner with suppliers through rich information. This is why we are passionate about standards and we look forward to contributing our international business perspective to the work of OASIS."

OpenNetwork Technologies
"We're pleased to support the important work of OASIS and contribute to a definition of the SAML standard that enables secure interaction within and between a diverse community of employers, employees, partners, and affiliates," said Bob Worner, senior vice president of product engineering for OpenNetwork Technologies (www.opennetwork.com). "An open standard within a trusted framework supports our corporate vision and our goal to provide a solution that speeds deployment, reduces administrative complexity and cost, and offers the lowest total cost of operation in the market."

SeeBeyond
"SeeBeyond product offerings enable Global 2000 businesses and B2B exchanges to rapidly connect, integrate and optimize business operations across extended enterprises," said Alex Andrianopoulos, Director of Product Management for SeeBeyond (www.seebeyond.com) . "Together, SeeBeyond and OASIS can more readily promote and encourage the use of XML-based standards for B2B interoperability by making these core standards useable for our customers."

Unisys
"While we are initially involved with the OASIS Election and Voter Services Technical Committee, we will also contribute to many other committees because of our wide-ranging industry expertise," said Susan Thomas, worldwide director, e-Business Services, Unisys (www.unisys.com). "We look forward to working closely with OASIS towards the development of key structured standards for a multitude of industries."