Versata Turns to Web Services

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2002-02-18
 
 
 

Versata Inc., a provider of software and services that automate the business logic and processes that power enterprise applications, on Friday announced it had joined the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization.

The Oakland, Calif., companys announcement indicates its commitment to the hot area of Web services and Web services deployment, company officials said.

The WS-I is an industry effort to promote Web services interoperability across platforms, applications and programming languages, and is made up of several founding companies, including industry leaders like Microsoft Corp., IBM and BEA Systems Inc.

By joining this initiative, Versata wants to promote a common industry vision for Web services, thereby easing customer adoption, the company said.

"Versata is aggressively developing solutions for its customers to leverage Web services," Doug Roberts, president and CEO for Versata, said in a statement. "By working toward standards for Web services interoperability, WS-I increases the opportunity for Versata customers to apply declarative business logic with this promising technology."

Versata is known for building reusable components. With the addition of Web services, these components can be leveraged as Web services, offering new levels of interoperability and business capabilities, the company said. Last fall, Versata launched its XML and Web services Integration Toolkit, an addition to the Versata Logic Server to enable companies to create, consume and coordinate Web services. Without requiring the writing of one line of code, Versata enables users to graphically compose processes in a declarative fashion using Web services and link these processes into real business transactions, the company said. Versata components run in Java 2 Enterprise Edition environments.

The WS-I is focused on providing guidance, recommended practices and supporting resources for developing interoperable Web services by creating common, industry-accepted definitions and related XML standards support. The organization has more than 50 members.

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