BASF and Peregrine Systems(R) Announce New Internet Site For Chemical Industry

New Test Site Allows Chemical Companies to Test Chem Standards(TM)

Interoperability Free of Charge



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Peregrine Systems, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PRGN), one of the world's leading software companies, and BASF, one
 of the world's top chemical companies today announced the availability of a
 Web-based testing site that will enable chemical industry organizations to
 test their Chem standards(TM) implementation.  The new test site is sponsored
 by BASF and hosted by Peregrine (via its recent acquisition of Extricity,
 Inc.).  It enables chemical companies to rapidly establish interoperability --
 or a Chem eStandards dial tone -- with other Chem eStandards implementations.
     "Chem eStandards are an important step forward for the chemical industry,"
 said Joel Johnson, Director of eCommerce, BASF.  "Chem eStandards enable a
 non-proprietary interface that is highly manageable and interoperable.  By
 taking a proactive role and investing in the development of a test server that
 can be used by other chemical companies, BASF is demonstrating its commitment
 to industry adoption of Chem eStandards.  It also enables us to develop a
 highly collaborative B2B environment with our trading partner community,"
 Johnson added.
     "Chem eStandards are a robust body of standards  for electronic
 transactions based on eXtensible Mark-Up Language (XML), the 'gold standard'
 for electronic data exchange," said Patricia B. Simmons, Executive Director,
 Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX).  "The standards are the result of
 active contribution by numerous chemical companies and their partners, and are
 open, platform-independent, uniform and available free of charge."
     Peregrine is hosting the test site and is providing organizations with the
 ability to self test their implementation by first allowing the organization
 to register for testing, then allowing them to initiate a Chem eStandards
 process via a Web page.  The testing organization can then continue to utilize
 the site throughout their Chem eStandard deployment.  The site can be used to
 test interoperability and behavior of Chem eStandards implementations.
     The testing site is available immediately.  Use of the site will require
 completion of a short registration form found at www.extricity.com/cidx.  The
 site is available for use for all companies interested in implementing Chem
 eStandards, free of charge.
     Peregrine Systems completed the acquisition of Extricity on April 23,
 2001, adding business process integration software and enterprise application
 adaptor technology to Peregrine EMG's Get2Connect hosted network services and
 Peregrine EMG software solutions.
 
     About BASF
     BASF is a return-focused global company generating long-term growth and
 profitability from its chemical businesses, positioning itself for continuing
 growth in agriculture and nutrition, and strengthening its oil and gas
 activities.  The company offers a wide range of products, including high-value
 chemicals, plastics, colorants, automotive and industrial coatings,
 agricultural products, fine chemicals, petrochemicals, crude oil and natural
 gas.
     BASF's approach to integration, known in German as "Verbund," is one of
 the company's particular strengths and provides a unique competitive
 advantage.  With sales in 2000 of $34 billion and a workforce of 103,000
 employees, BASF is one of the world's top chemical companies.  BASF's Internet
 address is www.basf.com.
 
     About Peregrine
     Founded in 1981, Peregrine has matured into one of the largest software
 companies worldwide.  Peregrine supports companies with solutions that remove
 friction points in managing infrastructure assets, empowering employees and
 enabling collaborative electronic commerce.  Peregrine's Infrastructure
 Management Group (IMG) provides solutions to manage the entire life cycle of
 an organization's assets, from IT equipment and fleets of vehicles to a
 company's intangible knowledge assets.  Peregrine's Employee Relationship
 Management solutions give employees real-time tools to secure knowledge,
 services and resources from a portal accessed at a desktop computer or an
 array of mobile devices.  Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) takes to market a
 digital business offering -- B2B Relationship Management -- that provides a
 full range of software products and managed Internet services using
 Peregrine's Get2Connect(SM) global trading network.  Peregrine EMG processes
 nearly 1.2 million e-Commerce transactions every business day and annually
 transacts $280 billion.  Peregrine is headquartered in San Diego, California
 and has offices throughout the world.  For more information on Peregrine,
 visit http://www.peregrine.com.
 
     About CIDX
     Founded in 1985, CIDX is a non-profit trade association whose mission is
 to improve the ease, speed and cost of conducting business electronically
 between chemical companies and their trading partners.  Membership in CIDX is
 open to all chemical companies and their trading partners.  As members,
 companies have the opportunity to shape the future of the business world, work
 with industry experts to resolve e-commerce-related issues, influence the
 process of guideline development and help to chart the direction of e-commerce
 within the chemical industry.
     More information about CIDX can be found on the CIDX web site
 (http://www.cidx.org).  A current version of Chem eStandards can be found at
 this site.  Chem eStandards are being developed in compliance with applicable
 laws, including antitrust laws, and pursuant to a standard intellectual
 property rights policy ensuring open access and use, while at the same time
 preserving contributing companies' individual rights to their own intellectual
 property.
 
     Peregrine Systems is a registered trademark and Get2Connect is a service
 mark of Peregrine Systems, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PRGN), one of the world's leading software companies, and BASF, one
 of the world's top chemical companies today announced the availability of a
 Web-based testing site that will enable chemical industry organizations to
 test their Chem standards(TM) implementation.  The new test site is sponsored
 by BASF and hosted by Peregrine (via its recent acquisition of Extricity,
 Inc.).  It enables chemical companies to rapidly establish interoperability --
 or a Chem eStandards dial tone -- with other Chem eStandards implementations.
     "Chem eStandards are an important step forward for the chemical industry,"
 said Joel Johnson, Director of eCommerce, BASF.  "Chem eStandards enable a
 non-proprietary interface that is highly manageable and interoperable.  By
 taking a proactive role and investing in the development of a test server that
 can be used by other chemical companies, BASF is demonstrating its commitment
 to industry adoption of Chem eStandards.  It also enables us to develop a
 highly collaborative B2B environment with our trading partner community,"
 Johnson added.
     "Chem eStandards are a robust body of standards  for electronic
 transactions based on eXtensible Mark-Up Language (XML), the 'gold standard'
 for electronic data exchange," said Patricia B. Simmons, Executive Director,
 Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX).  "The standards are the result of
 active contribution by numerous chemical companies and their partners, and are
 open, platform-independent, uniform and available free of charge."
     Peregrine is hosting the test site and is providing organizations with the
 ability to self test their implementation by first allowing the organization
 to register for testing, then allowing them to initiate a Chem eStandards
 process via a Web page.  The testing organization can then continue to utilize
 the site throughout their Chem eStandard deployment.  The site can be used to
 test interoperability and behavior of Chem eStandards implementations.
     The testing site is available immediately.  Use of the site will require
 completion of a short registration form found at www.extricity.com/cidx.  The
 site is available for use for all companies interested in implementing Chem
 eStandards, free of charge.
     Peregrine Systems completed the acquisition of Extricity on April 23,
 2001, adding business process integration software and enterprise application
 adaptor technology to Peregrine EMG's Get2Connect hosted network services and
 Peregrine EMG software solutions.
 
     About BASF
     BASF is a return-focused global company generating long-term growth and
 profitability from its chemical businesses, positioning itself for continuing
 growth in agriculture and nutrition, and strengthening its oil and gas
 activities.  The company offers a wide range of products, including high-value
 chemicals, plastics, colorants, automotive and industrial coatings,
 agricultural products, fine chemicals, petrochemicals, crude oil and natural
 gas.
     BASF's approach to integration, known in German as "Verbund," is one of
 the company's particular strengths and provides a unique competitive
 advantage.  With sales in 2000 of $34 billion and a workforce of 103,000
 employees, BASF is one of the world's top chemical companies.  BASF's Internet
 address is www.basf.com.
 
     About Peregrine
     Founded in 1981, Peregrine has matured into one of the largest software
 companies worldwide.  Peregrine supports companies with solutions that remove
 friction points in managing infrastructure assets, empowering employees and
 enabling collaborative electronic commerce.  Peregrine's Infrastructure
 Management Group (IMG) provides solutions to manage the entire life cycle of
 an organization's assets, from IT equipment and fleets of vehicles to a
 company's intangible knowledge assets.  Peregrine's Employee Relationship
 Management solutions give employees real-time tools to secure knowledge,
 services and resources from a portal accessed at a desktop computer or an
 array of mobile devices.  Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) takes to market a
 digital business offering -- B2B Relationship Management -- that provides a
 full range of software products and managed Internet services using
 Peregrine's Get2Connect(SM) global trading network.  Peregrine EMG processes
 nearly 1.2 million e-Commerce transactions every business day and annually
 transacts $280 billion.  Peregrine is headquartered in San Diego, California
 and has offices throughout the world.  For more information on Peregrine,
 visit http://www.peregrine.com.
 
     About CIDX
     Founded in 1985, CIDX is a non-profit trade association whose mission is
 to improve the ease, speed and cost of conducting business electronically
 between chemical companies and their trading partners.  Membership in CIDX is
 open to all chemical companies and their trading partners.  As members,
 companies have the opportunity to shape the future of the business world, work
 with industry experts to resolve e-commerce-related issues, influence the
 process of guideline development and help to chart the direction of e-commerce
 within the chemical industry.
     More information about CIDX can be found on the CIDX web site
 (http://www.cidx.org).  A current version of Chem eStandards can be found at
 this site.  Chem eStandards are being developed in compliance with applicable
 laws, including antitrust laws, and pursuant to a standard intellectual
 property rights policy ensuring open access and use, while at the same time
 preserving contributing companies' individual rights to their own intellectual
 property.
 
     Peregrine Systems is a registered trademark and Get2Connect is a service
 mark of Peregrine Systems, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
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