SOURCE: Hubspan

December 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Hubspan Launches New WebSpan Connect SaaS Integration Products

Four New WebSpan Connect Solutions Enable Fast, Cost-Effective Business Integration in the Cloud for the Small and Medium Enterprise, Including Secure File Transfer, Punchout, PO and E-Invoicing

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Hubspan today announced the new WebSpan Connect product line, a suite of basic business integration packages designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). WebSpan Connect launches with four packages, including secure managed file transfer, e-invoicing, electronic purchase order and eCommerce punchout.

With this launch, WebSpan is now available in two solutions: WebSpan Connect for basic integration processes and WebSpan Process, which are premium business integration processes for Supply Chain, Demand Chain, eCommerce and Advanced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The WebSpan Software as a Service (SaaS) Integration Platform was launched in May of this year by Hubspan and IBM, and combines the Hubspan cloud-based integration solution and managed services with key components of IBM WebSphere integration software.

As a cloud-based solution delivered as SaaS, WebSpan Connect reduces IT costs by eliminating the need for costly hardware or software to configure, maintain or support, while providing interoperability across applications and standards. With WebSpan, customers remove paper-based exchanges and manual interactions to receive a fully-automated, electronic process matched with services by Hubspan's integration specialists.

The WebSpan Connect SaaS integration packages are uniquely priced per connection instead of by transaction, which enables SMEs to easily predict budgets and scale up or down accordingly. Pricing starts at $350 per connection and is tiered as the number of connections grows.

The new packages unveiled today include:

--  Purchase Order Connector -- Enables purchase order exchanges, as well
    as other messages such as purchase order acknowledgements and shipping and
    delivery notices, in a secure environment. Purchase Order Connector
    supports major PO formats from EDI 850 to SAP, Ariba, Oracle, Lawson, and
--  Invoice Connector -- Provides electronic exchange of invoices, as well
    as other invoice-related messages across systems, applications and
    enterprises. It supports all invoicing formats, from EDI 810 and 811 to
    procurement systems, such as Ariba, SAP, Oracle and Lawson, as well as in-
    house applications.
--  Punchout Connector -- Offers a direct connection from a buyer's
    procurement system to a supplier's online catalog or eCommerce store.
    Punchout Connector seamlessly works with procurement systems such as Ariba,
    SAP, Oracle and others and supports all major Internet protocols.
--  File Transfer Connector -- Facilitates the seamless movement of data,
    files and information from one company/system to another with end-to-end
    security, visibility and monitoring, supporting small to massive file

All WebSpan Connect packages come with enterprise-level services, such as on-boarding, community management, process visibility, monitoring, data validation and data protection.

"Companies of all sizes have an increasing need to exchange information and automate business processes, but SMEs particularly need solutions that are cost-effective and enable them to start small while providing a fast time to value," said Margaret Dawson, VP of Marketing, Hubspan. "These new WebSpan Connect packages are a great match for SMEs, because they allow them to operate and look like a much bigger company and thereby compete more effectively in the market."

Hubspan customers consistently report a fast return on investment and positive business impact using business integration solutions, including increased customer retention, higher revenue, improved order accuracy and better margins.

About Hubspan, Inc.

Hubspan is the leading provider of business integration solutions, helping companies automate business processes across internal and external communities. Hubspan's flagship solution is the WebSpan SaaS Integration Platform. An enterprise-class solution, WebSpan combines Hubspan's innovative, cloud-based platform and managed services with IBM WebSphere integration software. Thousands of companies, from small enterprises to the Fortune 500, successfully use the platform every day for secure, reliable and scalable business integration. WebSpan is available in packaged integration processes, from managed file transfer, electronic purchase order, e-invoicing and punchout to full business process integration, such as Supply Chain, Demand Chain, Advanced EDI and eCommerce. For more information, go to or email

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