Microsoft Awards Webridge's E-Business Exchange "Best Collaboration Solution" in 2000 Industry Solution Awards Tuesday 28 November 2000 PDF Print Microsoft-based solution delivers significant business benefits, improves cross-company communication Webridge, a leader in the development and implementation of B2B private exchanges, has been named the winner of Best Collaboration Solution in the 2000 Industry Solution Awards by Microsoft, Corp. Awards were based on the finalists' use of Microsoft technology, specifically Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft enterprise platform. Finalists were also evaluated on a range of measurable business-benefit scenarios and were asked to demonstrate with a customer example how their products deliver the best features and functionality. For the award competition, Webridge showcased its private exchange solution for IronSpire, a company founded in 1999 by technology and commercial construction experts to deliver real-time command, control and communication functionality to construction teams. Due in part to the familiar Microsoft-based browser interface, the Webridge solution provided seamless adoption for IronSpire customers. In addition, IronSpire business managers - not technical staff, handle management of the site. The entire solution is delivered in an easily navigated project management "dashboard," for more effective construction project management. The dashboard enables faster communication, minimizes mistakes and delays, and improves scheduling and financial reporting. The Webridge E-Business Exchange solution also handles construction industry data standards such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) XML standard, and IronSpire's use of built-in workflow allows customers to handle existing business processes and create more flexible processes focused on improving efficiencies. As a result of the solution, IronSpire's decision cycle time improved by as much as 2400%, overall communications improved by 40% and the site is enabled to provide wireless notification to PDAs and mobile phones. "Webridge is honored to receive this validation from an industry leader," said Gary Fielland, CEO of Webridge. "In choosing to build our solution on Microsoft technology, we are utilising the best tools to deliver eBusiness solutions for the future. By putting the Internet at the centre of business, Webridge is transforming the information exchange involved in an organisation's commerce and relationship processes." About Webridge e-Business Exchange Webridge e-Business Exchange integrates the three critical components of eBusiness -- collaboration, commerce and content management -- required for companies to effectively transform their processes for the digital economy and to improve the way they work online with their employees, partners and customers. Webridge's solution can be implemented in less than ninety days and affords enterprises a highly customisable and intuitive means to extend day-to-day business activities online. Leveraging the strength of the Microsoft platform, e-Business Exchange is easily integrated and extended as business needs and technologies change. Built on XML standards, Webridge's transactional architecture is designed to meet today's Web application demands, with proven scalability to support hundreds of thousands of users and transactions. In addition, Webridge e-Business Exchange is built on and includes the Webridge Framework, enabling companies employing this solution to use the Framework's authoring tools to add custom functionality and applications in the future. Webridge contact: 0845 601 2870 http://www.webridge.com Press contact: Craig Coward, The Edge Partnership, 01625 511966 firstname.lastname@example.org About Webridge Building on almost twenty years of Online Transaction Processing Solutions (OLTP) design and delivery experience, Webridge is successfully addressing the needs of businesses transforming their processes to the digital economy. Webridge has more than 100 installations in a variety of industries ranging from high-tech, telecommunications and wireless, financial services, online learning, agriculture, packaging, healthcare and law enforcement. Customers include Deutsche Bank, Xerox, Honeywell, NEC, Primedia Learning Systems, IronSpire, BenefitMall.com and InFocus Corporation. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Webridge has offices located throughout the U.S. with development centres in London and Tokyo to address the online business needs of companies worldwide. Webridge, Inc., was founded in 1996 by the original founders of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc. More information is available at http://www.webridge.com The Edge Partnership (+44) 1625 511966 / 511967 (fax) This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.