BEA and Vignette Unite

Duo to integrate efforts and applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2001-- BEA Systems Vignette formed an alliance and plan to engage in collaborative engineering, sales and marketing. By integrating Vignette's customer-driven Internet applications with the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform, the alliance was formed to address customer demand for a comprehensive application paired with a standards-based e-business infrastructure.

The combination of Vignette technology with the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform gives global organizations the power to build competitive differentiation and develop lasting customer relationships. The alliance allows BEA and Vignette to deliver pre-packaged technology integration, collaborative sales and investments in global marketing programs, all of which are designed to help global companies quickly deploy reliable, scalable customer-driven Internet applications. Widely adopted by major corporations in all major industries, including financial services, telecommunications, transportation and retail, BEA WebLogic Server offers a comprehensive platform for the most demanding customer-driven Internet applications.

"The combination of Vignette's customer-driven Internet applications and the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform is a powerful force in today's marketplace. Leading companies around the globe have already recognized this synergy and are demanding a BEA/Vignette combination to run their e-business," said Greg Peters, chairman, president and CEO of Vignette Corp.

"Strategic alliances between major corporations have become the driving force and foundation for creating and delivering successful e-business solutions," said Rikki Kirzner, research director of Application Development and Deployment at IDC. "This particular strategic alliance represents a very dynamic approach by two industry leaders to integrate their popular technologies for the benefit of their customers. Their combined efforts to market, sell, service and develop e-business software solutions will help organizations build their own e-businesses using integrated technologies."

BEA and Vignette's initial focus will be in the high-tech manufacturing, financial services and telecommunications industries, with plans to expand to other industries in the coming quarters. American International Group Inc., AOL-ICQ, Inc., AT&T Corp., British Telecommunications PLC, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., Citigroup Inc., DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Telekom AG, Exxon-Mobil Corp., General Motors Corp., Lucent Technologies Inc., Prudential Insurance Company of America, Siemens, Sprint, Societe Generale, United Airlines and Verizon are among the Global Fortune 1000 companies that already run their customer-driven Internet applications with the combined capabilities of BEA and Vignette.