SOURCE: PureEdge

June 22, 2005 11:48 ET

PureEdge Achieves Optimized Status in IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks Program

Companies Team to Deliver On Demand Automation Solutions for Customers in the Government, Financial Services and Manufacturing Sectors

VICTORIA, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- PureEdge Solutions Inc., the leading provider of XML-based electronic forms to automate business processes, today announced that it has achieved industry optimized status in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks. PureEdge can now leverage IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to further develop and deliver on demand business process automation solutions that meet customer requirements in the Government, Financial Services and Manufacturing sectors.

Through its relationship with IBM, PureEdge has seamlessly integrated their intelligent XML forms with the IBM Content Manager, WebSphere Portal, Lotus, DB2 and Portal product lines. The PureEdge and IBM business process automation solutions enable customers to manage data through the entire lifecycle of each business process. Users of the integrated platform have the ability to quickly modify their automated processes to meet the changing needs of the markets they serve, while ensuring security of data and scalability of systems to accommodate future growth.

PureEdge is an IBM Advanced Business Partner and the leading provider of XML e-forms to organizations in government, banking, insurance and manufacturing sectors. Earlier this year, PureEdge and IBM announced another joint customer win when the two companies were chosen to automate the U.S. Army's e-forms program -- what Gartner Group has noted as the largest e-forms program in the world. Gartner Group recognized the large growth of the e-forms sector in a recent report where they estimated that over the next 5 years, one in every four organizations will be using XML e-forms.

"E-forms are an essential component of our customers and partners' business process automation efforts," said Paul Chan, VP Marketing, PureEdge Solutions. "IBM was the first partner to fully embrace the competitive edge that XML e-forms provides to them and their customers. IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provides a valuable portfolio of resources and opportunities that will accelerate and expand the worldwide markets that benefit from industry specific e-forms solutions."

"Access to open-standards based automation solutions is crucial to businesses in the government, financial and manufacturing industries," said Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. "PureEdge and IBM have worked together on several large e-forms implementations including the largest e-forms implementation in the world at the U.S. Army. This recent joint customer is an excellent example of the joint success that the PartnerWorld Industry Networks program supports."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today. ISVs who have attained one or more Industry Optimized competences have successfully integrated with on demand IBM infrastructure software and hardware and demonstrated success with customers in the industries they note.

ISVs can sign up for PartnerWorld Industry Networks at www.ibm.com/isv.

About PureEdge Solutions

PureEdge increases organizational effectiveness and productivity by enhancing business processes using PureXML e-forms solutions. The PureEdge solution is composed of products, partnerships and services that allow customers to create, manage and deploy XML forms-based processes and securely leverage existing sources and systems. PureEdge has worked with organizations including the U.S. Army, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), JPMorgan Chase, and the U.S. Department of Defense to increase overall productivity, reduce costs, and meet regulatory requirements.

For more information:

www.pureedge.com, Email: info@PureEdge.com, Call: 1-888-517-2675

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