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REIMS 4.1 delivers an advanced e-business architecture for IBM iSeries 400 with break-through features including real-time integration, XML processing, e-collaboration and B2B integration

UK, 31 January 2001, SAA Consultants, a specialist provider of online trading, XML and knowledge management solutions, has announced today a new release of the enterprise e-business product range REIMS, specifically designed to support the e-business requirements of iSeries 400 and AS/400 users.

REIMS 4.1 delivers a complete e-business infrastructure for IBM iSeries 400, providing interactivity to support real-time processes; B2B middleware to support both traditional and Internet methods of data interchange; knowledge management to meet e-collaboration requirements and audit and security systems to support the successful deployment of an enterprise solution.

"SAA is supporting iSeries 400 due to the incredible reliability and scalability provided by iSeries and the rich e-business capability of OS/400" said Julie Cook, iSeries 400 Product Manager at SAA Consultants. "We have successfully exploited these capabilities to develop REIMS 4.1, delivering an enterprise e-business infrastructure native to iSeries 400 that provides a high level of automation for e-business as well as advanced usability through the Java Graphical User Interface (GUI)."

REIMS Products for iSeries 400

The REIMS 4.1 product set is a comprehensive series of e-business solutions that can be implemented individually or in combination to provide a scalable e-business infrastructure. The latest release of REIMS includes the following features for iSeries 400 users:

· E-business Middleware

Industrial strength B2B engine managing the exchange and integration of business information in XML, EDI and database formats, supporting batch, event-driven and interactive processing requirements.

· XML Processing

XML processing and knowledge management engine enabling the integration and exchange of business information in XML, including the creation and maintenance of XML DTDs and schemas, and any-to-any mappings.

· EDI Processing

Full multi-standard support managing both traditional and Internet EDI requirements.

· Graphical User Interface

Java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) supporting local and remote access from a state-of-the-art thin client.

· Enterprise Application Integration

Advanced application integration for legacy and e-business systems, including accredited SAP R/3 interfaces for XML, ALE and EDI.

· Integrated Communications

Full communications support providing Internet standard communications (HTTP, SMTP, FTP), wireless communications (SMS messaging), and network connections to Value Added Networks and trading exchanges (emarketplaces).

· Online Trading and Collaboration

B2B catalogue and document turnaround applications supporting online supply chain requirements and managing business communications with customers, suppliers and partners.

REIMS 4.1 is available now. For more information visit

Editor's Notes

About SAA

SAA Consultants is a specialist e-business solution provider, supporting the e-business, XML and online trading requirements of organisations across virtually every business sector and government activity. SAA has been delivering e-business products native to IBM Midrange products since 1989. Current customers include HMV, Newell, CIBA Vision, Folgate Insurance and HP Foods.

In addition to providing e-business software products, SAA is also a Professional Services Provider (PSP) delivering cost effective XML project services to customers through The XML Zone enables organisation to specify, order, pay for and receive expert services online, giving organisations the option of using third party services as the corporate XML resource.


SAA launched the REIMS V4 range of products and services in 2000. REIMS is based on the concept of providing a range of enterprise products and services that support different facets of e-business, delivering a formal and controlled environment within which a successful strategy can be implemented.

REIMS is a registered trademark of SAA Consultants

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