Peregrine Systems(R) Speeds Supplier On-Ramping With New Trading Partner Automation and Web Commerce Solutions

Web-Based Reporting Tools and Collaborative Value-Added Services Remove Cost

Of Entry and Complexity of Supplier On-Ramping



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Peregrine Systems, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PRGN), one of the leading software companies worldwide, today
 announced the expansion of its Business Community Integration (BCI) and
 trading partner on-ramping program with a new offering that speeds deployment
 of collaborative commerce for larger enterprises, while greatly reducing cost
 and complexity of entry to their smaller tiered trading community.
     The new offering, which includes trading partner automation and Web
 commerce tools, opens the door to developing B2B Relationship Management
 programs, while extending the economic rewards of the Internet to both large
 and small companies alike.  Using a standard Web browser, trading partners can
 retrieve and respond to documents (such as electronic purchase orders,
 invoices and shipping notices), without having to buy or license software.
 This greatly reduces the cost and complexity of entry to electronic commerce.
 In addition, trading partner automation enables companies to automate the
 certification and enablement process and to retrieve detailed reports along
 the way.
     To speed time to market and leverage best-in-class third-party solutions,
 Peregrine has entered into alliances with Edifecs (Bellevue, WA); ecwebworks
 (Toronto, Canada); and iApex (Alamo, CA).  These partners are providing
 technology and services to enhance Peregrine's Get2Connect(SM) e-Business
 Portal (http://www.get2connect.net/), which provides B2B broker, connectivity
 and value-added services between buyers, suppliers and marketplaces.
     "True return on investment for B2B e-commerce can more easily be achieved
 by large enterprises and marketplaces when they implement their programs all
 the way across the value network," said Louis Blatt senior vice president and
 general manager of the Peregrine E-Markets Group.  "One of the age old
 challenges with the Internet is getting suppliers of all tiers interested,
 engaged and certified to perform B2B relationship management.  This is what is
 required to unleash the promise of the Internet.  As a result of this exciting
 offering, we will be able to enable thousands of trading partners in a matter
 of months, while removing traditional barriers of entry."
     In the past decade, Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) has helped more than
 40,000 customers ramp up electronic trading communities. Peregrine's Business
 Community Integration services cover all aspects of rolling out a trading
 community, including surveying suppliers for e-Business readiness, automated
 project management, online certification, and community reporting.
     By implementing Edifecs CommerceDesk 4.0 software on Get2Connect,
 Peregrine's BCI services are extended to include project management, schema
 and message validation, and in-depth community reporting.  Peregrine also
 offers automated community collaboration capabilities and data mining for
 trading partners providing the value proposition for suppliers to join a
 company's B2B network.  The new offerings continue to support all EDI data
 formats as well as emerging XML standards such as RosettaNet and are able to
 provide real-time integration with marketplaces and a company's internal
 applications.
     Peregrine's new WebEC solutions complement the company's Business
 Community Integration projects, proving turnkey e-Business applications
 designed for the least sophisticated members of a trading community.  WebEC
 Standard solutions, made available as part of the company's hosted B2B
 transactions services, include up to four Web forms that match the community
 sponsor's EDI or XML implementation guidelines. WebEC Advanced Solutions are
 designed to fully automate a business process and may include more complex
 functionality such as bar-code printing and offline processing.  Peregrine
 will incorporate Web-based technologies from ecwebworks and iApex, as well as
 internally developed applications, depending on each trading community's
 requirements.  In most cases, customers pay a single monthly fee based on the
 number of trading partners, including application hosting, Web forms
 development, supplier enablement and trading community support.
 
     Availability
     Peregrine's new WebEC Solutions are available immediately.  Advanced
 trading partner automation services will be introduced throughout 2001.
 
     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
 B2B Relationship Management.  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 Edifecs
     Edifecs (http://www.edifecs.com) is the proven provider of solutions for
 rapidly deploying and managing today's trading partner networks. The Edifecs
 solution suite encompasses the CommerceDesk(TM) and SpecBuilder(TM) product
 families, and a Professional Services group with demonstrated expertise in B2B
 standards -- all designed to reduce cost and time-to-market for companies
 building complex trading partner networks.
     Founded in 1996, Edifecs serves an installed base of more than
 1,000 customers including Microsoft, IBM, Ingram Micro, Eastman Kodak and Dura
 Automotive.  The company partners with numerous B2B providers such as: GE
 Global eXchange Services and Peregrine Systems and is a technology partner for
 more than 30 industry consortia including RosettaNet, ebXML, UN/CEFACT,
 CompTIA, and OBI.  Based in Bellevue, Washington, Edifecs is privately held,
 with investment from GE Global eXchange Services.  More information can be
 found at www.edifecs.com or call Kevin Briody at 425-895-3064.
 
     About iApex
     iApex was founded in 1998 to facilitate the use of e-Commerce among
 businesses, efficiently and cost-effectively.  Headquartered in Alamo, CA,
 iApex has developed a core competency in providing e-Business strategies and
 solutions that address supply chain integration issues.  iApex successfully
 transforms businesses into e-Businesses.  The principle behind the
 achievements of iApex and its customers is that using the Internet to send
 data is not enough: e-Business success requires integrated content supported
 by efficient transaction management systems.  iApex can be reached at
 (925) 314-0230 or online at www.iapex.com.
 
     About ecwebworks
     Founded in 1996, ecwebworks is a privately held company that provides
 Web-based transaction services to companies looking to drive efficiencies
 through their supply chain.  Services include development and hosting of
 business-to-business applications utilizing XML, EDI and web-based
 technologies.  ecwebworks brings an emerging form of competitive and economic
 advantage to its clients by leveraging Web technologies that enable new
 business models.  ecwebworks' customers can streamline connections to multiple
 business trading partners in one-to-many, many-to-many relationships or
 aggregate multiple sources of data to a single point of presentation.  For
 more information on ecwebworks, visit http://www.ecwebworks.com.
 
     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.
 
 

SOURCE Peregrine Systems, Inc.
    SAN DIEGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PRGN), one of the leading software companies worldwide, today
 announced the expansion of its Business Community Integration (BCI) and
 trading partner on-ramping program with a new offering that speeds deployment
 of collaborative commerce for larger enterprises, while greatly reducing cost
 and complexity of entry to their smaller tiered trading community.
     The new offering, which includes trading partner automation and Web
 commerce tools, opens the door to developing B2B Relationship Management
 programs, while extending the economic rewards of the Internet to both large
 and small companies alike.  Using a standard Web browser, trading partners can
 retrieve and respond to documents (such as electronic purchase orders,
 invoices and shipping notices), without having to buy or license software.
 This greatly reduces the cost and complexity of entry to electronic commerce.
 In addition, trading partner automation enables companies to automate the
 certification and enablement process and to retrieve detailed reports along
 the way.
     To speed time to market and leverage best-in-class third-party solutions,
 Peregrine has entered into alliances with Edifecs (Bellevue, WA); ecwebworks
 (Toronto, Canada); and iApex (Alamo, CA).  These partners are providing
 technology and services to enhance Peregrine's Get2Connect(SM) e-Business
 Portal (http://www.get2connect.net/), which provides B2B broker, connectivity
 and value-added services between buyers, suppliers and marketplaces.
     "True return on investment for B2B e-commerce can more easily be achieved
 by large enterprises and marketplaces when they implement their programs all
 the way across the value network," said Louis Blatt senior vice president and
 general manager of the Peregrine E-Markets Group.  "One of the age old
 challenges with the Internet is getting suppliers of all tiers interested,
 engaged and certified to perform B2B relationship management.  This is what is
 required to unleash the promise of the Internet.  As a result of this exciting
 offering, we will be able to enable thousands of trading partners in a matter
 of months, while removing traditional barriers of entry."
     In the past decade, Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) has helped more than
 40,000 customers ramp up electronic trading communities. Peregrine's Business
 Community Integration services cover all aspects of rolling out a trading
 community, including surveying suppliers for e-Business readiness, automated
 project management, online certification, and community reporting.
     By implementing Edifecs CommerceDesk 4.0 software on Get2Connect,
 Peregrine's BCI services are extended to include project management, schema
 and message validation, and in-depth community reporting.  Peregrine also
 offers automated community collaboration capabilities and data mining for
 trading partners providing the value proposition for suppliers to join a
 company's B2B network.  The new offerings continue to support all EDI data
 formats as well as emerging XML standards such as RosettaNet and are able to
 provide real-time integration with marketplaces and a company's internal
 applications.
     Peregrine's new WebEC solutions complement the company's Business
 Community Integration projects, proving turnkey e-Business applications
 designed for the least sophisticated members of a trading community.  WebEC
 Standard solutions, made available as part of the company's hosted B2B
 transactions services, include up to four Web forms that match the community
 sponsor's EDI or XML implementation guidelines. WebEC Advanced Solutions are
 designed to fully automate a business process and may include more complex
 functionality such as bar-code printing and offline processing.  Peregrine
 will incorporate Web-based technologies from ecwebworks and iApex, as well as
 internally developed applications, depending on each trading community's
 requirements.  In most cases, customers pay a single monthly fee based on the
 number of trading partners, including application hosting, Web forms
 development, supplier enablement and trading community support.
 
     Availability
     Peregrine's new WebEC Solutions are available immediately.  Advanced
 trading partner automation services will be introduced throughout 2001.
 
     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
 B2B Relationship Management.  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 Edifecs
     Edifecs (http://www.edifecs.com) is the proven provider of solutions for
 rapidly deploying and managing today's trading partner networks. The Edifecs
 solution suite encompasses the CommerceDesk(TM) and SpecBuilder(TM) product
 families, and a Professional Services group with demonstrated expertise in B2B
 standards -- all designed to reduce cost and time-to-market for companies
 building complex trading partner networks.
     Founded in 1996, Edifecs serves an installed base of more than
 1,000 customers including Microsoft, IBM, Ingram Micro, Eastman Kodak and Dura
 Automotive.  The company partners with numerous B2B providers such as: GE
 Global eXchange Services and Peregrine Systems and is a technology partner for
 more than 30 industry consortia including RosettaNet, ebXML, UN/CEFACT,
 CompTIA, and OBI.  Based in Bellevue, Washington, Edifecs is privately held,
 with investment from GE Global eXchange Services.  More information can be
 found at www.edifecs.com or call Kevin Briody at 425-895-3064.
 
     About iApex
     iApex was founded in 1998 to facilitate the use of e-Commerce among
 businesses, efficiently and cost-effectively.  Headquartered in Alamo, CA,
 iApex has developed a core competency in providing e-Business strategies and
 solutions that address supply chain integration issues.  iApex successfully
 transforms businesses into e-Businesses.  The principle behind the
 achievements of iApex and its customers is that using the Internet to send
 data is not enough: e-Business success requires integrated content supported
 by efficient transaction management systems.  iApex can be reached at
 (925) 314-0230 or online at www.iapex.com.
 
     About ecwebworks
     Founded in 1996, ecwebworks is a privately held company that provides
 Web-based transaction services to companies looking to drive efficiencies
 through their supply chain.  Services include development and hosting of
 business-to-business applications utilizing XML, EDI and web-based
 technologies.  ecwebworks brings an emerging form of competitive and economic
 advantage to its clients by leveraging Web technologies that enable new
 business models.  ecwebworks' customers can streamline connections to multiple
 business trading partners in one-to-many, many-to-many relationships or
 aggregate multiple sources of data to a single point of presentation.  For
 more information on ecwebworks, visit http://www.ecwebworks.com.
 
     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.
 
 SOURCE  Peregrine Systems, Inc.