iWay or the Highway

Middleware developer to resell rapid application development software from NeuVis

Tempe, AZ  June 19, 2001  Middleware developer iWay Software will resell a rapid application development platform from B2B software-development toolmaker NeuVis under the terms of an expanded partnership announced today between the two companies.

iWay will resell NeuVis' NeuArchitect software through its global sales force. iWay's parent company, Information Builders, will also build a dedicated consulting services practice around NeuArchitect within its 400-person professional services organization.

NeuVis offers rapid application development (RAD) software for creating enterprise-class e-business applications. iWay provides middleware to accelerate e-business initiatives through the rapid integration of complex back-office systems.

As part of the new agreement, iWay has committed to use NeuArchitect as its worldwide standard for Java-based development to create e-business solutions for customers. This relationship will provide iWay customers with the ability to exploit legacy systems in integrated e-business solutions leveraging the NeuArchitect e-business development platform.

"Our clients are looking for a powerful development platform to integrate existing enterprise IT assets with new Internet technologies," said John Senor, president of iWay Software.

iWay staff, armed with the NeuArchitect software, will help customers identify, design, integrate, construct and deploy solutions that meet their specific business needs, using NeuArchitect to solve enterprise-level challenges such as building XML applications, tying legacy systems to the Web, enterprise application integration, supporting Web services and increasing application development productivity.

Bill Lyons, president and CEO of NeuVis, asserted that the expanded partnership between the two companies would provide them with the technology and services platform necessary to allow customers to make use of their existing IT assets and to protect future investments.

The agreement also includes knowledge transfer, joint marketing, education, product support and services.