TIE to Moderate AMR Webcast on XML

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from TIE

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- TIE, an eCommerce company,
 announced today that Joe Dalman, chief operating officer of TIE, North
 America, will moderate a Webcast on XML and B2B integration featuring Amy
 Hedrick, an eCommerce analyst with AMR Research.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000509/TIELOGO )
     The Webcast will take place April 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST (1700 hrs. GMT), and
 will last 30 to 45 minutes.
     During the Webcast, Hedrick will discuss XML (extensible mark-up language)
 standards as well as electronic data integration -- two critical topics in
 business-to-business eCommerce.  Both XML and data integration affect the
 processes that businesses use to conduct electronic commerce, and they offer
 opportunities to streamline these processes, improve accuracy and cut
 operational costs.
     Hedrick is a senior analyst with AMR Research, covering e-business
 infrastructure.  Dalman joined the UN/CEFACT and OASIS ebXML working group at
 its inception.  He is an active participant in the ebXML proof of concept for
 transportation, routing and packaging.
     "Companies have some tough decisions to make right now," says Hedrick.
 Decision-makers are asking: 'How can I preserve my EDI investment?  What about
 XML in my industry?'  For most organizations, it's a balancing act at best."
     "The standards process is reaching a critical juncture," adds Dalman.
 "Businesses are ready to embrace XML as either a complement or alternative to
 EDI but want assurance that the XML choices today will provide measurable
 benefits.  As well, both application and back-office integration are vital to
 the success of any eCommerce initiative.  Both XML and integration are moving
 forward. This Webcast will give important insights into these key areas."
     Pre-registration is required for the Web cast.  The form is available on
 the Web at http://www.tiecommerce.com
 
     About AMR Research
     Based in Boston, AMR Research is a leading provider of research and
 analysis of e-business strategies and technologies.  Their research offers a
 comprehensive view of the rapidly evolving business processes fundamental to
 success in the new economy.  AMR focuses on industry-specific coverage of
 supply-chain management, customer management, enterprise management,
 business-to-business eCommerce and all underlying enabling technologies, and
 they maintain research and analysis on more than 2000 software, technology
 infrastructure and service providers.  More information is available on the
 Web at http://www.amrresearch.com
 
     About TIE
     TIE delivers B2B eCommerce software solutions that facilitate the exchange
 of critical business data between and within organizations.  Its eCommerce
 products increase efficiency and reduce costs.  TIE is a strategic partner
 with SAP, Oracle, ROI, and Baan, and its customers include Fortune 1000
 organizations and their suppliers.  TIE has offices in St. Paul, Minn., and
 Boston, Mass.  It is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly owned TIE Holding
 NV, based in the Netherlands.  Information about TIE and its products can be
 found on the Web at http://www.tiecommerce.com
 
 

SOURCE TIE
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- TIE, an eCommerce company,
 announced today that Joe Dalman, chief operating officer of TIE, North
 America, will moderate a Webcast on XML and B2B integration featuring Amy
 Hedrick, an eCommerce analyst with AMR Research.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000509/TIELOGO )
     The Webcast will take place April 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST (1700 hrs. GMT), and
 will last 30 to 45 minutes.
     During the Webcast, Hedrick will discuss XML (extensible mark-up language)
 standards as well as electronic data integration -- two critical topics in
 business-to-business eCommerce.  Both XML and data integration affect the
 processes that businesses use to conduct electronic commerce, and they offer
 opportunities to streamline these processes, improve accuracy and cut
 operational costs.
     Hedrick is a senior analyst with AMR Research, covering e-business
 infrastructure.  Dalman joined the UN/CEFACT and OASIS ebXML working group at
 its inception.  He is an active participant in the ebXML proof of concept for
 transportation, routing and packaging.
     "Companies have some tough decisions to make right now," says Hedrick.
 Decision-makers are asking: 'How can I preserve my EDI investment?  What about
 XML in my industry?'  For most organizations, it's a balancing act at best."
     "The standards process is reaching a critical juncture," adds Dalman.
 "Businesses are ready to embrace XML as either a complement or alternative to
 EDI but want assurance that the XML choices today will provide measurable
 benefits.  As well, both application and back-office integration are vital to
 the success of any eCommerce initiative.  Both XML and integration are moving
 forward. This Webcast will give important insights into these key areas."
     Pre-registration is required for the Web cast.  The form is available on
 the Web at http://www.tiecommerce.com
 
     About AMR Research
     Based in Boston, AMR Research is a leading provider of research and
 analysis of e-business strategies and technologies.  Their research offers a
 comprehensive view of the rapidly evolving business processes fundamental to
 success in the new economy.  AMR focuses on industry-specific coverage of
 supply-chain management, customer management, enterprise management,
 business-to-business eCommerce and all underlying enabling technologies, and
 they maintain research and analysis on more than 2000 software, technology
 infrastructure and service providers.  More information is available on the
 Web at http://www.amrresearch.com
 
     About TIE
     TIE delivers B2B eCommerce software solutions that facilitate the exchange
 of critical business data between and within organizations.  Its eCommerce
 products increase efficiency and reduce costs.  TIE is a strategic partner
 with SAP, Oracle, ROI, and Baan, and its customers include Fortune 1000
 organizations and their suppliers.  TIE has offices in St. Paul, Minn., and
 Boston, Mass.  It is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly owned TIE Holding
 NV, based in the Netherlands.  Information about TIE and its products can be
 found on the Web at http://www.tiecommerce.com
 
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