October 31, 2003 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) Industry Consortium today announced that Collaxa joined as a consortium member. Collaxa, the industryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s leading pure-play BPEL vendor, joins with the mission of demonstrating how BPEL allows enterprises to add support for Business Process Management (BPM) to their existing infrastructure (both .NET and J2EE) while avoiding vendor lock-in.
Traditional BPM technology is based on proprietary and complex vertical software stacks. The result is a highly fragmented market, making technology selection and implementation daunting challenges for customers. These difficulties inhibit the growth of the BPM market and prevent customers from realizing the full potential of BPM.
To address these issues, Collaxa is spearheading the use of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language), the standard for integrating services into business processes. CollaxaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s mission is to help organizations of all sizes harness the power of BPEL to reduce project costs, complexity and skills requirements for their BPM initiatives. Collaxa will assist by educating developers, business analysts, consultants and business users on how BPEL and other industry standards can help make BPM mainstream.
“By joining the EAI Industry Consortium, we will gather experience from the business process management world to accelerate adoption of BPM through industry standards such as BPEL, Web services and J2EE,” said Doron Sherman, Collaxa’s CTO. “We joined the consortium because we agree with the philosophy of the group, encouraging free expression, entrepreneurial spirit and education.”
Michael Kuhbock, Chairman and Founder of the EAI Industry Consortium, adds: “We welcome CollaxaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s vision of global open standards and their drive to unify the thought leadership in the BPM arena. The EAI Industry Consortium is excited to leverage the growth in this area with members like Collaxa.”
About EAI Industry Consortium
The EAI Industry Consortium is a non-profit global advocacy group developed to promote EAI and all related integration technologies through sponsored research, the establishment of standards and guidelines, best practices, and the articulation of EAIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s strategic and measurable benefits. EAI Industry ConsortiumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s motto is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDedicated to the Quest for Measurable Business Value.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The strategic mission of the member-driven EAI Industry Consortium is simple: We are unifying and developing a common understanding within the industry, educating and informing the marketplace, and introducing and promoting integration technologies.
Among the sectors represented in the EAI Industry Consortium membership are independent software vendors (ISVs), hardware vendors, system integrators, academic institutions, end user corporations, non-profit institutions and individual members, as well as various industry leaders. Information on the EAI Industry Consortium is available at www.eaiindustry.org or by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.