Standard Solutions

SupplyWorks joins UDDI standards initiative

BEDFORD, MA  December 18, 2000  SupplyWorks was recently added to the list of UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) Project supporters. The project is an emerging set of multi-vendor standards aimed at accelerating ecommerce adoption and integration. By joining the UDDI standard, SupplyWorks will develop a platform-independent, open framework for business services across the Internet.

The UDDI standard allows businesses to describe the types of services they offer, as well as their preferred means for conducting online transactions. The UDDI effort also includes the shared operation of a global, distributed UDDI Business Registry, through which companies can publish the services they offer in a consistent format and search for business that provide the capabilities they need.

As an organization, we're committed to supporting open standards that encourage participation and agreement form all vested interests  from software providers to marketplace operators, said Jeff Herrmann, president and CEO of SupplyWorks. We believe that UDDI will be a key ingredient in building global markets, and we look forward to contributing to its future specifications and leveraging it in our products and services.

SupplyWorks plans to incorporate UDDI support in upcoming releases of its production e-procurement product, SupplyWorks MAX. In addition, SupplyWorks will take advantage of UDDI's global registry to enable its customers in discrete manufacturing to find supply chain partners and develop web-based business relationships with them.

SupplyWorks' decision to join the UDDI project comes one week after Peregrine Systems, an e-markets enablement solution provider, announced their support for the initiative.