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Fujitsu introduces next generation of its Interstage suite, the application infrastructure software choice for over 8,000 enterprises worldwide

Fujitsu Australia Limited

San Jose, CA, October 22, 2003

Fujitsu Software Corporation today announced the next generation of its Interstage Suite, one of the world's broadest families of application infrastructure software products for designing, developing, and managing scalable, customised mission-critical applications.

The Interstage Suite, now available, offers groundbreaking new products and feature enhancements, which are designed to facilitate the management of processes and content, and support Web services.

Today, more than 8,000 enterprises, representing over 83,000 installations worldwide, have chosen the Interstage Suite of modular, flexible real-time software products. Customers include Toyota Motor Corporation, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd, Nippon Oil, the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia, Zenith Insurance Company, and iJet Travel Risk Management.

The modular Interstage Suite allows enterprises to choose the products that can have the most immediate impact on their business, often enabling businesses to achieve a measurable return on investment within weeks.

Core products of the Interstage Suite include the Interstage Application Server, Interstage Business Process Manager and Interstage Portal. The next generation of the suite adds significant new capabilities to Fujitsu's best-of-breed products for managing the processes and content that drive applications, including:

  • New Interstage XML Search, a high-speed search vehicle for XML data, allows queries to XML data, reports and documents, unlimited by size or location; results for 100 or 1000 simultaneous searches are completed in virtually the same time. The first commercial, solution of its kind, XML Search achieves this performance by using Fujitsu's patent-pending high-speed search algorithm, which distributes large amounts of XML data across a grid of retrieval servers.
  • New Interstage XBRL Processor is the first full-featured industrial-strength toolkit for building and deploying applications based on the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). It enables the automatic exchange and reliable extraction of financial information across multiple software formats and technologies, including the Internet. A resource for today's compliance-driven financial reporting demands and risk management, the Interstage XBRL Processor allows enterprises to address both the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the US and Basel-II worldwide.
  • Enhanced Interstage Business Process Manager is Fujitsu's best-of-breed business process management software. It features a powerful and highly adaptable engine to help organisations deploy complete process life cycle solutions. The new release extends process management by effectively linking human-centric business processes with systems-centric processes for an end-to-end solution.
  • Enhanced Interstage Portal lets enterprises integrate a variety of disparate systems and services, quickly and easily, presenting users, employees, customers and partners with one streamlined, consistent visual interface. The enhanced version provides a new collaborative workplace, Microsoft Windows integration, and content customisation using XSL (extensible stylesheet language).

The modular Interstage Suite is extremely flexible, leveraging Fujitsu's contribution to all major standards bodies, such as those for Web-based standards SOAP, UDDI, ebXML, Java, XML, and XBRL, which are enabling Web services. "We are seeing that the organisations purchasing application infrastructure want to buy strategically - purchasing the specific components they need today with the option to add complementary products as their needs grow," said Robert Sepanloo, general manager of Interstage at Fujitsu Software Corporation. "Our new Interstage Suite delivers squarely on these demands with one of the broadest lines of best-of-breed application infrastructure products, all based on open standards. With our modular approach, our customers and partners can obtain uncompromising quality today and the flexibility to address the future." "Organisations are turning to application platform suites to provide common systems management, a common development tool and methodology, and a means for minimising systems integration," said Yefim Natis, Gartner Inc vice president and research director. "At the same time, they want the flexibility to buy incrementally, one piece at a time. Standards-based, modular suites address these demands by allowing IT organisations to purchase the products that meet their needs today, leverage their existing investments, and put into place a platform that can grow with their business."

Interstage Suite features

The Interstage Suite is one of the world's broadest families of application infrastructure software products. The modular, flexible real-time software products allow enterprises, systems integrators, and independent software vendors (ISVs) to design, develop, deploy and manage customised mission-critical applications in a secure, reliable and scalable fashion. Using Interstage products, Fujitsu's partners have the capabilities to deliver applications that improve employee productivity, increase sales and profitability, and make their organisations more agile. The new Interstage Suite features robust products across the family's three functional layers: Interstage Integration, Interstage Development Tools, and Interstage Foundation. It features performance and ease-of-use enhancements across the entire Interstage Suite, the new Interstage XML Search and Interstage XBRL Processor products, and added functionality for the suite's proven Interstage Business Process Manager and Interstage Portal modules. The products that form the Interstage Suite are as follows.

Interstage Integration

  • Interstage Business Process Manager (CollaborationRing/i-Flow), Fujitsu's best-of-breed business process management software, features a powerful and highly adaptable engine to help organisations deploy complete process life-cycle solutions, including modelling, automation, integration, management, and business process optimisation.
  • Interstage XBRL Processor (XWand) is the first full-featured industrial-strength toolkit for building and deploying applications based on the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). It enables the automatic exchange and reliable extraction of financial information across multiple software formats and technologies, including the Internet.
  • Interstage XML Search (Shunsaku Data Manager), a high-speed search vehicle for XML data, allows queries to XML data, reports and documents, unlimited by size or location. Results for 100 or 1000 simultaneous searches are completed in virtually the same time, enabled by Fujitsu's patented search algorithm.
  • Interstage Content Integrator (Contentbiz) is a content integration product that helps knowledge workers to find the information they need - quickly and easily - from systems distributed across networks, both inside and outside the company. It provides an information infrastructure that integrates and manages information laterally with knowledge about where data is, its relationship to other data, and how to get to it
  • Interstage Portal (Portalworks) lets enterprises integrate a variety of disparate systems and services, quickly and easily, presenting users, employees, customers and partners with one streamlined, consistent visual interface. It provides highly personalised, relevant and timely content, collaborative workspaces, and role-based tasks tied directly to business processes.
  • Interstage Business Intelligence (Navigator) provides real-time access to the data, analytics, query and reporting to provide enterprises with a deeper, up-to-the-minute understanding of their business. Functionality includes analytics, metadata, text search, query, online analytical processing (OLAP), and APIs that connect to all of an organisation's knowledge centers via a common interface.

Interstage Development Tools

  • Interstage Apworks is a Java-based integration development environment that supports the development of a variety of applications, including Web services and mobile applications. It provides high-performance Java components, wizards for rapid development, and debugging capabilities. The environment also enables applications that can operate with Interstage Application Server and Interstage Application Server Plus - and operate across a range of industry-standard application frameworks. This edition is integrated with a UML modelling tool.
  • Interstage Application Server Plus Developer is a set of tools that covers development through test, enabling high-demand stress testing. It includes a Java integration development environment that uses JSP/Servlets in compliance with JSEE and EJB/SOAP, as well as an application server for testing. During the development cycle, the test debugging that synchronises with the application server function can be performed on a single machine. This edition includes Struts from the Apache Software Foundation.

Interstage Foundation

  • Interstage Application Server is the foundation of secure, reliable and effective Internet and Intranet applications. It provides fully compliant J2EE application-hosting capabilities, as well as all the necessary low-level services, fail-over protection, clustering, and other J2EE features for building turnkey applications and packaged solutions.
  • Interstage Application Server Plus, built on the Interstage Application Server, enables quick Web application development in Java. It also has enhancements that that allow systems to be constructed quickly and easily. The product is fully compliant with J2EE and supports the latest Web service standard technologies, such as SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL. Its Web server functions include an application development framework, portal functions for Web page integration and personalisation, and application control capabilities that guarantee stable operation.
  • Interstage Security Director is a strong security management product for ensuring the safety and integrity of business-critical applications. It provides authentication, encryption, and access control to protect Internet applications and data.
  • Interstage Traffic Director maintains a consistent level of service - both performance and reliability - during peak loads within an Internet or intranet environment. It dynamically increases bandwidth across an Internet operating environment, so that high-priority traffic can maintain high levels of service, increasing the usability and performance of Internet applications.

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About Fujitsu Software Corporation

Fujitsu Software Corporation, based in San Jose, California, is part of the Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) family. The wholly owned subsidiary delivers one of the world's broadest lines of application infrastructure software products, including the Interstage Suite and NetCOBOL. Fujitsu Software Corporation leverages Fujitsu's international scope and expertise in developing and providing information technology solutions, including more than 4,000 software developers worldwide.
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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.
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Gillian Lamrock

Phone: Phone: +61 (02) 9776 4799
E-mail: E-mail: gillian.lamrock@fujitsu.com.au
Company:Fujitsu Australia Limited

Date: 22 October, 2003
City: San Jose, CA
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited