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Deloitte and TIBCO Partner ease the connection to marketplaces.

TIBCO Software, a provider of real-time infrastructure software for e-business, and Deloitte Consulting are teaming up to enable organizations to easily connect to B2B e-marketplaces. The TIBCO ActiveExchange product suite, a B2B integration platform that enables enterprise hubs and e-marketplaces of all sizes and technology sophistication to connect suppliers, distributors and partners, will support i2s new open application program interface (API) program, TradeMatrix Network API. By supporting this open XML-based standard, TIBCO and i2 customers can easily connect their e-marketplaces and participate in the global Internet economy. Deloitte Consulting will work with technology from TIBCO and i2 to integrate e-marketplace solutions at customer installations.

Integration is key to the success of e-marketplaces, said Keith Goldstein, vice president of corporate alliances for TIBCO Software. i2s open TradeMatrix Network API solution provides a standard interface that will help companies easily integrate their marketplaces with others & TIBCOs line of industrial-strength e-commerce infrastructure products and Deloitte Consultings experience in e-businesses strategies and supply chain management will be excellent complements to i2s portfolio of intelligent e-business solutions.

Deloitte Consulting and TIBCO have been working together worldwide to bring real-time, mission-critical, e-business infrastructure technology to a variety of industries, including energy, high-tech manufacturing, financial services, health care and telecommunications.

The wide adoption of standards is essential for enabling trading partners to seamlessly pass complex transactions and data among multiple exchanges, said Larry Calabro, Deloitte Consultings principal and global leader for the middleware practice. The combination of TIBCOs, i2s and Deloitte Consultings respective technology and services solutions will make it easier for companies and e-marketplaces to connect to all of their trading partners in real-time, and reap the benefits of the global economy.

Fred Meyer, chief marketing officer for TIBCO Software, said, Through our support of leading standards like TradeMatrix Network API and our strategic alliance with Deloitte Consulting, TIBCO is helping companies of all sizes and technology sophistication automate their cross-company business processes in real-time and optimize their supply chains, thereby speeding and easing their entry into e-marketplaces.