Software helps automate business processes.

Press Release Summary:



Suited for SMBs, WebSphere® Business Integration Server Express v4.4 helps enterprises integrate stand-alone manual processes and integrate internal systems ranging from simple databases to complex business applications. Tools let users create, modify, and manage processes as well as apply business rules to process flows. Software features business rule creation/modification wizards, Web-based Remote Deployment Console, and multi-platform support.



Original Press Release:



IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server Express and Express Plus V4.4 Help Automate Business Processes



At a glance

WebSphere Business Integration Server Express delivers:

Easy-to-use visual tool that allows complete life cycle of business processes

New user-friendly wizards to create and modify business rules

Simplified administration and configuration

Comprehensive selection of prepackaged adapters and on-ramp business process templates

New Web-based Remote Deployment Console and management of business processes

Inclusion of WebSphere Business Integration Connect - Express in the Express Plus edition

Easier integration with WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Commerce, and other offerings

Support for open standards including Web Services

Multiple platform support (Windows(TM), Linux(TM), OS/400®, and i5/OS)

The following features are delivered as developerWorks(TM) technical previews:

Better integration with Microsoft(TM) BizTalk adapters

Easy-to-use tooling to create your own adapters for better integration with homegrown applications

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Designed specifically for small and medium business (SMB), WebSphere® Business Integration Server Express helps you automate business processes by leveraging investments with the emphasis on low total cost of ownership.

WebSphere Business Integration Server Express addresses the business integration needs that arise from:

Integrating inefficient, stand-alone manual processes

Changing to address flexible market demands

Integrating internal systems that range from simple databases to complex business applications to improve process efficiencies

Buying ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, and portal applications that involve back-end integration

Purchasing WebSphere Commerce, WebSphere Portal servers, Lotus® applications, enterprise modernization applications like HATS, and other business applications

Implementing industry-mandated business processes or being asked to comply with regulations

The Express edition offers a comprehensive set of tools for you to create, modify, and manage processes with little or no programming.

Using the graphical tools, you can apply business rules to the process flows to improve your business agility. WebSphere Business Integration Server Express offers a flexible choice of prebuilt adapters for easy connectivity to a wide range of back-end systems.

WebSphere Business Integration Server Express adapts to your varying SMB needs. The offering includes WebSphere Business Integration Server Express and Express Plus. For advanced requirements, you can purchase an adapter or collaboration capacity pack. These packs work only with the Express Plus edition.

Planned availability dates

April 22, 2005 (electronic software delivery)

May 13, 2005 (media)

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