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Oberon expands app integration

Oberon Software forges ahead in the hot application integration market, adding new suppport for enterprise and vertical applications.

Oberon Software is adding new support for enterprise and vertical applications to its Prospero application integration environment, with applications from J.D. Edwards and Primavera the first to be supported.

The Prospero integrator allows companies to create many-to-many data exchange links between desktop applications, Web-based forms, and ODBC-compliant and Notes databases. It originally supported desktop applications, including the Microsoft Office suite and Symantec ACT contact manager, but Oberon is now looking to add enterprise application support.

The first two enterprise "Building Blocks" are for J.D. Edwards' financial application suite for architecture and construction firms and Primavera's project management software, said Oberon director of marketing Kathy Ruggiero. The company is working to support other enterprise-application vendors, but Ruggiero would not specify which.

Application integration is a hot area of late. Last week, a start-up, CrossRoads Software, announced tools will allow users to link one front-end application to several back-end apps, and reduce duplication of data entry and other time-consuming tasks.

Oberon's two building blocks will be available by mid-July, Ruggiero said. Pricing depends upon deployment.