Press Release Summary:
Suited for SMBs, WebSphereÂ® 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).
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)