Integrating Uncle Sam

Expanded OEM agreement targets government, civilian procurement efficiency

Fairfax, VA  January 28, 2002  webMethods Inc., a provider of integration software; and American Management Systems Inc., an international business consulting and information technology firm, today announced that the companies have signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement. The new agreement allows AMS to embed the webMethods integration platform into a range of AMS solutions focused on government and privately-held companies' acquisition needs.

Some of the AMS solutions that will have the webMethods platform embedded into them are the Procurement Desktop Defense (PD2), Procurement Desktop Industry (PD-I), Buysense, a procurement package for state and local government, and other related contract management, procurement and business intelligence offerings from AMS.

Paul Turner, AMS' chief technology officer, explained that the webMethods platform has been very helpful for the company's customers. We expect to continue to expand the work we do with webMethods for clients in the public sector as well as in the energy, telecommunications, and financial services industries, he said. AMS has found webMethods integration technology to be a critical component in areas ranging from acquisition and financial management to customer relationship management and homeland security.

In addition to joint technical development, the companies will participate in joint sales and marketing. webMethods will continue to train AMS system integration consultants on the webMethods integration platform, building upon the 100+ AMS consultants already well-versed in webMethods software.

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