Sonic Software and the Assosciation for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) Ease Retailers' Migration to Standards

Sonic Joins ARTS at the NRF Convention and Expo; Sonic Integration Products Added to ARTS XML Tools List


NEW YORK, N.Y.; NRF Convention & Expo, Booth #2425January 12, 2004 — Sonic Software, the leader in distributed, standards-based integration, is working with the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of the National Retail Federation (NRF) to develop key retail standards and promote the use of XML by retail organizations. IXRetail, the XML standards group of ARTS, has adopted Sonic Stylus Studio for XML Schema and XSLT development, helping retail organizations migrate to XML standards more easily.

Sonic will be showcasing Sonic ESB™ (enterprise service bus) and Stylus Studio in the ARTS Standards Pavilion during the NRF show in Booth #743, and offering an evaluation CD containing schemas and tools for retailers considering the use of any of the eight ARTS IXRetail Standard XML Schemas. Like many industries, retail is embracing XML as a powerful way to exchange data between applications, platforms and sites. ARTS and its contributing members are responsible for developing XML and other standards that enable retailers to integrate applications using an XML-based processing model.

"Sonic is a great partner and member for ARTS to have as we enable the migration to XML standards in the retail industry," said Richard Mader, executive director of ARTS. "Sonic Stylus Studio, which we're providing to NRF members and show attendees through this CD offer, provides a powerful toolset for working with the XML Schema, XSLT, XQuery and related XML standards that our ARTS members have developed."

Sonic will be showcasing its complete Sonic Business Integration Suite™, which includes Sonic ESB, Sonic Orchestration Server™, Sonic XML Server™, and Sonic Integration Workbench™ in NRF show Booth #2425.

About ARTS

The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) is an international membership organization dedicated to reducing the costs of technology through standards.

Since 1993, ARTS has been delivering application standards exclusively to the retail industry. ARTS has three standards: The Standard Relational Data Model, UnifiedPOS and IXRetail.

Membership is open to all members of the international technology community-retailers from all industry segments, application developers and hardware companies. For more information contact ARTS at ARTS@NRF.com or 1-202-626-8140

About Stylus Studio®

Stylus Studio, a product from Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), is the first and only XML IDE to provide advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML and XQuery. Used by over 100,000 software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For a complete listing of new product features, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com. Additional technical product information about Stylus Studio is available at http://www.developxml.com.

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