iWay to Sell .Net Adapter Source Code to Microsoft

The .Net-based adapters enable BizTalk Server to communicate with third-party ERP and integration applications.

iWay Software is helping Microsoft Corp. users better interoperate with third-party applications.

The New York-based company, which has a stable of about 280 prebuilt adapters to back-end systems, announced Tuesday its selling the source code and intellectual property from eight of its adapters to Microsoft.

The handful of .Net-based adapters Microsoft is acquiring essentially enable the companys BizTalk Server to communicate with applications from a variety of ERP (enterprise resource planning) and integration vendors, including PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards ERP applications (both companies are now owned by Oracle Corp.); Oracle applications and databases; Siebel Systems Inc.s applications; and Tibco Software Inc.s EMS, Rendezvous and Clarify integration applications.

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iWay, founded by Information Builders Inc. in 2001, will continue to develop adapters for BizTalk, officials said.

"Microsoft will now be able to provide a complete solution that involves popular applications and middleware integration without relying on third parties for sales, support, or implementation," said John Senor, president of iWay, in a statement. "They are still relying on iWay for additional, less complicated adapters. … We expect to expand our adapter offerings for .Net in the future."

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