CenterPost Boosts Web Services

Centerpost on Friday announced a new release of its Web services-based communications platform.

Centerpost Corp. Friday announced a new release of its Web services-based communications platform.

Chicago-based Centerpost delivered the seventh release of its SmartDelivery platform delivering automated communications solutions, including new integration capabilities, said Craig Goren, president and CTO of the company.

To facilitate the integration process for its clients, Centerpost has added XML Schema Definition language support and Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) compliance to the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration, said Goren.

In addition to enhanced integration capabilities, the new release features greater scalability and an enhanced user interface, the company said.

Centerpost has provided automated communications solutions for companies such as United Air Lines Inc., L.P. and Motorola Inc. The Centerpost solutions enable enterprises to automate the delivery of outbound phone calls and other notifications.

A "notification solution" is a software application that solves the problem of how to notify customers or employees of important information, Goren said.

"For example, the notification solution we provide for United Airlines is called EasyUpdate," he said. "It allows United travelers to keep abreast of gate changes, schedule changes, seat upgrades, etc. via voice, wireless, e-mail and fax alerts."

Goren said Centerposts business is "focused on addressing the unique integration, scalability and message delivery needs of very large, customer-facing companies."

He added that as an early Web services pioneer, Centerpost delivered its SOAP API more than 18 months ago.

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