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Mercator to incorporate Versata's process automation technology

Wilton, CT  June 14, 2001  Mercator Software today announced an agreement under which it will incorporate Versata's Interaction Server business process automation technology into its own Integration Broker technology, allowing customers to link business processes across multiple applications and systems.

The combined product is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2001.

Mercator's chairman and CEO, Roy King, said the combined product would be able to graphically define, manage and integrate transaction flows of critical business information.

Doug Roberts, interim CEO of Versata, said that by incorporating Versata's technology, Mercator would be able to deliver key requirements for business process integration, including process automation and exception handling.

Companies use Versata's Interaction Server to automate business processes such as claims processing, financial self-service and order processing. The application offers a standard way to define, implement and manage business process flows. Mercator Integration Broker technology and application enable enterprise application and B2B integration.

Mercator says the expanded offering will enable any-to-any management and integration of business processes and transactions across the extended enterprise.

The Versata Interaction Server business process automation capabilities support major e-business standards such as J2EE and CORBA. Mercator plans to offer integration solutions that incorporate Versata Interaction Server to "premier" customers in markets where it has established special expertise, including healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and product intensive enterprises in need of supply chain integration.