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Quick Takes: Business-process software provider snapped up

Jacada plans to acquire business-process technology provider Propelis Software for $6 million, and Cape Clear updates Web services platform, in this edition of Quick Takes.

Jacada to acquire business-process software provider

Jacada Ltd., an Atlanta-based provider of enterprise user interface solutions, said it has reached an agreement to acquire U.K.-based Propelis Software Inc., a business unit of CNT and a provider of business process management and legacy integration software. The purchase price consists of $6 million in cash and the issuance of a warrant to purchase 350,000 ordinary shares of Jacada Ltd, according to an announcement.

Formerly known as the Enterprise Integration Solutions Division of CNT, Propelis' products include Propelis Enterprise Access Integrator, which integrates data and processes from multiple legacy applications, and Propelis BPm (Business Process manager), a business process management system that automates business processes while integrating enterprise systems.

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Cape Clear updates Web services platform

Cape Clear Software, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based software maker, said its CapeConnect Web services platform now has built-in support for the iPlanet Application Server.

In addition, CapeConnect now includes fine-tuned support for the recently announced CapeStudio, which is a rapid application development tool for Web services. Cape Clear said the product also has updated interoperability with other leading Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-enabled products and an enhanced SOAP client builder.

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NEON Systems announces Remedy certification

NEON Systems Inc., a Sugarland, Texas-based provider of e-business integration and mainframe utility technology has announced certification of its iWave Integrator product by Remedy Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

NEON Systems' iWave Integrator product has been certified compliant with Remedy's Action Request System architecture, which NEON said will allow Remedy clients to integrate data, applications and processes into virtually any Remedy product through a non-programmatic process of field mapping and translation. Data and processes can be exchanged with any application supported by an iWave Integrator Interface.

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Sybex releases book on 'Mastering XHTML'

Sybex Inc., the San Francisco-based computer book publisher has released "Mastering XHTML," authored by XHTML experts Ed Tittle, Chelsea Valentine, Lucinda Dykes and Mary Burmeister.

Sybex said the book provides focused coverage of XHTML features and includes a master's reference to XHTML elements and attributes, the W3C Validator and the new XHTML 1.1 Specification.

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Data Junction selected to automate data extracts

Data Junction Corp., an Austin, Texas-based provider of integration technology, said Atlanta-based AtWork Technologies, a provider of e-benefits management software, has selected the Data Junction Integration Suite to speed the delivery of benefits information to third-party systems.

Initial AtWork benchmarks demonstrate that the parallel processing capabilities provided by Data Junction's Integration Engine will provide a 95% time reduction in AtWorks's data throughput, Data Junction said. The company also said its parallel integration engine processes multiple jobs simultaneously, improving efficiency by reducing process run-time.

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XyEnterprise to power automated XML publishing technology

Xyvision Enterprise Solutions Inc., a Reading, Mass.-based developer of XML publishing software, said Boston-based Thomson & Thomson has selected XyEnterprise's XML Professional Publisher 7.0 (XPP).

Xyvision said XPP, an XML publishing application that composes pages from XML/SGML or other source data and creates output in PDF and Postscript formats, was selected over other publishing software because of its ability to automatically format XML data into multiple custom styles without requiring complex coding.

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