and Netfish Extend B2B Procurement

Netfish XDI Technology and Commerce Interchange to Enable Enhanced B2B Collaboration among Partners, Suppliers, and Customers 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif./Aug. 3, 2000 – The Commerce Interchange, a leading supply chain event management exchange, has expanded its integration capabilities as a result of a broad partnership agreement announced today with Netfish Technologies, a leading provider of XML-based business-to-business integration solutions. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the Netfish XDI eProcess solution will be used as the engine to power current versions of SendOrdernLink software, and the two companies will jointly market horizontal order management solutions. will immediately begin providing this solution to customers, in addition to the free service which is currently available at . The new comprehensive technology licensing and joint marketing agreement unites the strength of the Netfish XML-based B2B process engine, data/document transformation, security and backend integration capabilities with's Web-based order management hubsite. 

The joint solution combines a best-of-breed B2B integration technology as a core component of the Commerce Interchange to provide data transformation, secure document delivery, and optimized integration modules for popular ERP packages. The system will also provide flat-file based integration for flexibility in connecting legacy applications, and a platform for 3rd party integration adapters. 

"This agreement marks a major opportunity for any subscriber to provide an extremely user friendly interface for their trading partners to conduct business transactions electronically," says Steve Mezak, founder, CEO and CTO. "The Netfish partnership leverages our Commerce Interchange against their world-class XML Hub technology to provide a low-cost B2B service for all purchasing and order fulfillment transactions." 

"Today's announcement is the latest example of continuing Net Market operator endorsement of the Netfish XDI eProcess solution," said Ravi Iyer, president and CEO of Netfish Technologies. " shares our commitment to equip customers with rapid time-to-market solutions and measurable competitive advantage through the deployment of the XDI eProcess platform." 

SendOrdernLink provides users of the Commerce Interchange with the ability to seamlessly send order information to all trading partners directly from their existing ERP or accounting systems while maintaining data security and compliance to current and future industry data standards. Commerce Interchange: Providing Order Visibility is addressing a complex problem common to buyers and sellers in businesses everywhere: processing of volumes of purchase and sales orders with a diverse set of trading partners. Once a purchase decision has been made, buyers and sellers routinely feel "pain" in accurately placing, expediting, and reconciling orders with a variety of vendors or customers. 

To solve this problem, the service provides businesses with a common, real-time view of all orders as they make their way through various stages of fulfillment. This solution implements a hosted central hub, or portal, where each trading partner uses one connection to send multiple order fulfillment transactions. The Commerce Interchange has four main functions: (1) Transaction Management, (2) Data Translation, (3) Messages and Alerts, and (4) Order History and Archive. 

Netfish eProcess' Platform 

The Netfish XDI eProcess platform is a comprehensive eCommerce solution that enables Net Market operators to streamline the implementation and administration of advanced B2B services. XDI technology provides the capability to rapidly integrate an entire trading community through the exchange of industry-standard XML messages and documents. This exchange of documents can be customized to meet buyer and seller requirements utilizing the Netfish XDI process integration engine, a core component of the eProcess Platform. The Netfish XDI system seamlessly integrates business processes between Net Market buyers and suppliers, allowing entire value chains to operate with maximum efficiency. 

About Netfish Technologies 

Netfish Technologies is a leading provider of highly scalable XML-based process integration solutions used by the world's top internet-enabled companies, such as Cisco Systems, NTT Communications and Sun Microsystems, to enable B2B eCommerce with their customers, suppliers and partners. In 1999, Oracle Corporation named Netfish Technologies as one of the "Top 50 eBusiness Solution Developers on Oracle" and one of the top four "Most Innovative eBusiness Solution Developers on Oracle." In 2000, UPSIDE magazine named Netfish Technologies as one of the "UPSIDE Hot 100" private companies, recognizing the company's innovation, leadership and performance in the business-to-business category. Founded in 1997, Netfish is based in Santa Clara, CA. Visit for more information . 

About was incorporated in August, 1999, with a mission to simplify commerce by enabling all companies to transact business electronically.'s Commerce Interchange provides a solid B2B E-Commerce framework for buyers and sellers to send and track order information over the Internet while supporting best practices in fulfillment. provides order status notification via pager, e-mail or fax to assure clear communications and fast cycle times, allowing purchasers to get the most out payment terms. offers their service by subscription based on the number of orders processed. Integration to legacy ERP or accounting systems is also provided at very low cost. The company has initiated a reseller program for VARs, consulting firms, portals and ASPs. Visit . 

Commerce Interchange is a registered trademark of The names of other products and services of used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Netfish Technologies, XDI and eProcess are trademarks of Netfish Technologies, Inc. Other company, brand and product names are referenced for identification purposes only and may be trademarks which are the sole property of their respective owners.