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Unique Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) leverages service-oriented architecture to deliver extensible, flexible supply chain integration

Progress subsidiary, Sonic Software, today announced that NxTrend Technology has selected SonicXQ™ to provide the standards-based integration used by its bizLink Commerce Connect, supply chain integration solution. The SonicXQ Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) provides NxTrend customers with a unique, configurable, service-oriented architecture that provides scalable integration between applications and services in distributed environments.

SonicXQ helps users to more easily integrate supply-chain applications with suppliers and customers using open standards, such as web services, JMS and the J2EE™ Connector Architecture (JCA), eliminating the need for integration brokers or hard-coded connections. With SonicXQ’s distributed processing, common integration services, such as transformation and routing, can be executed at any node of the bus, avoiding the scaling bottlenecks common with centralised integration engines.

“SonicXQ is the first product to market with the most flexible and cost effective model for deploying
supply-chain integration based on the vision of the ESB: a standards-based service-oriented architecture,” said Danny Goodall, marketing director Sonic Products at Progress EMEA. “The ESB architecture allows organisations to move toward real-time information sharing across their enterprise and between trading partners.”

NxTrend bizLink Commerce Connect is a Progress®-based supply chain integration solution that enables back-end ERP systems to participate in a trading community by performing B2B transactions. bizLink Commerce Connect supports multiple transport protocols, including JMS, SMTP, FTP, HTTP and TELNET. SonicXQ extends this connectivity to include support for web services and JCA endpoints.

About NxTrend Technology Inc.

For over 22 years, NxTrend has established itself as the leading provider of business information systems within its target market segments in supply-chain management. NxTrend has an installed base of over 1000 customers that span the electrical, building materials, industrial, plumbing/heating/air conditioning, paper and medical industries. For more information, e-mail to or visit

About Progress Software

The Progress Company is a global supplier of software and services that simplify the development, deployment, integration, and management of business applications. The Progress OpenEdge platform, with the industry’s leading embedded database, delivers lowest cost-of-ownership applications that are rapidly implemented and easily integrated with other enterprise, extended enterprise and Internet applications.

With the expertise of more than 2000 independent software vendors (ISVs), and application service providers (ASPs), the Progress Company and its application partners supply more than $5 billion annually in Progress technology, Progress®-based applications, and related services. Progress customers span 50,000 organisations in more than 120 countries including 70 percent of the Fortune 100. The Progress Company, and Sonic Software are operating companies of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS). Sonic Software designs and develops the Sonic range of products in the USA. In Europe, they are distributed by Progress Software. The Progress Company, an operating unit of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and can be reached in the UK at 01753 216300 or on the web at

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