SOURCE: DataDirect Technologies

October 29, 2007 09:00 ET

DataDirect Technologies Presents EDI and Flat Files in an XML World

XML Experts Explore the Challenges of EDI and Flat File Integration With Modern Applications During ebizQ Webinar

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) -

What:       Web integration has changed how suppliers and partners exchange
            information. Traditionally, supply-chain partners have used
            expensive, proprietary software and networks to engage in B2B
            commerce. Often, only larger suppliers and partners could
            afford to implement EDI due to the expensive cost-per-message
            transaction fees.

            The Internet has ushered in a new age for EDI -- one where EDI
            is used in conjunction with the Web to transact business. The
            Internet, standards, and new technologies have reduced the
            transaction cost and partner on-boarding time. But even with
            the new standards that have emerged around XML, manipulation
            of XML documents still proves difficult. This Webinar will
            focus on how to modernize an EDI infrastructure and exploit
            XML technologies. Key topics to be addressed include:
            --  Challenges in EDI and flat file integration with modern
            --  How to seamlessly stream any non-XML data as XML to
                industry-leading XML processing components or to homegrown
            --  Benefits of EDI transformation to XML
            --  Real-world stories from the frontlines

Who:        Executives from the XML group at DataDirect Technologies
            (, a leader in data connectivity and
            mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress
            Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), will present "EDI and
            Flat Files in an XML World," Nov. 1, 2007. Featured speakers
            include Robert Evelyn, vice president of strategy and general
            manager of the XML products group, and Dr. Carlo Innocenti,
            XML program manager.

When:       Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 at Noon (12:00 p.m. ET)

Where:      To register for this Webinar visit ebizQ at

DataDirect: DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only
            comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's
            most critical business applications to data and services,
            running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards.
            Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect® products to
            connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data
            sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™
            and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent
            software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on
            DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data
            connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the
            complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies
            is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation
            (NASDAQ: PRGS). For more information, visit

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