Quovadx Inc. and iWay Software have introduced new software to enable companies to integrate their business processes with those of business-to-business trading partners.
Quovadx, a business integration software company that focuses primarily in the healthcare and entertainment fields, on Monday announced two new products to further B2B integration.
The QDX BPMS (Business Process Management System) is a J2EE compliant, XML-based platform for rapid deployment of Web services and is the core component for the Englewood, Colo., companys Enterprise Platform.
BPMS synchronizes business processes between people and systems such as payers, providers and members in a healthcare supply chain. BPMS sits on top of Quovadxs second new piece of software, QDX Integrator, which serves as the tools layer for Quovadx Enterprise Platform.
The QDX Integrator provides real-time and batch-oriented integration services including transaction switch technology to legacy applications, Internet-based EDI (electronic data interchange) and application-to-application and data integration both inside and outside the enterprise, according to officials.
Quovadxs BPMS enables companies to build integration solutions that separate business logic from business data. What this means is that IT managers can develop processes that span multiple internal and external applications and business partners.
The BPMS software incorporates Quovadx XML Server Page technology, a commercially available version of the XSP technology standard. Quovadxs integrated development environment comes with XML data modeling, automatically generated XSLT, an interactive debugger, user interface templates and a Visual Process Author.
The idea is that by using these tools, IT managers with varied technology backgrounds will have Web services prototypes up and running in short order with little or no prior XML experience, according to officials.
Separately, New York-based iWay, a unit of Information Builders Inc., last week announced that its iWay Intelligent Adapters were now compatible with IBMs WebSphere MQ Integrator. This new support will enable users of the IBM software to connect business processes among various B2B partners using drag-and-drop programming.
Furthermore, iWay and Information Builders said they were expanding their partnership with Commercial Information Solutions, or CIS, to create more integration adapters.