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Bowstreet Portlet Factory 5.8.2 Includes PeopleSoft Extension
[June 17, 2004]

Bowstreet Portlet Factory 5.8.2 Includes PeopleSoft Extension

TEWKSBURY, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- June 17, 2004 -- New Extension Makes It Fast and Easy To Create, Customize, Deploy, and Maintain Robust Portlets That Leverage Existing PeopleSoft Business Processes and Data

Bowstreet(TM), a leading provider of development tools for adaptive J2EE applications, today announced the availability of Bowstreet Portlet Factory version 5.8.2. This new release features the PeopleSoft Extension, allowing companies to rapidly integrate PeopleSoft data and business processes with their portals.

Bowstreet's PeopleSoft Extension augments Portlet Factory with easy-to-use, automation components (Builders(TM)) to rapidly create, customize, and maintain custom portlets that interface directly with PeopleSoft applications. With this new extension, companies can enable employees, partners and customers to have selective, convenient access to company and product information that was previously only available to a few people who had direct access to PeopleSoft backend systems.

"IBM is pleased to work with companies like Bowstreet who are set apart by the ability to integrate with key technologies. IBM's WebSphere(a) Portal customers want to access data from a variety of systems, and Bowstreet makes it easy for them to get the information they need," said Bill Swatling, product manager, WebSphere Portal, IBM. "Bowstreet's latest release enhances the value of WebSphere Portal to the PeopleSoft customer base."


With WebSphere Portal, users can interact with the on demand world in a personalized way, via real-time information access and business process execution across critical applications. Bowstreet Portlet Factory for WebSphere supercharges the WebSphere Portal Server with tools and technology for rapidly creating, customizing, maintaining, and deploying portlets.

"Bowstreet offers tight integration with a number of backend systems, including SAP, Lotus Domino and, with this new release, PeopleSoft," said Rose O'Donnell, vice president of engineering, Bowstreet. "Our customers can easily build composite applications that aggregate data and functionality from disparate systems, such as PeopleSoft, Lotus, and databases, into a single portlet. Our goal is to add several new extensions over the next 12 months and make Bowstreet Portlet Factory the leading software automation tool for integrating backend data into user-facing applications."

Bowstreet Portlet Factory 5.8.2 also offers more automated control of generated template "look and feel", and is available immediately.

About Bowstreet Portlet Factory

Bowstreet Portlet Factory greatly reduces the complexity of J2EE development. Developers are able to quickly and easily leverage their company's core assets to build applications as sets of adaptive portlets. Unlike portlets created with RAD or "clipping" tools, Bowstreet-powered portlets are dynamic, robust J2EE applications that adapt automatically to change, and can be further modified by business users in real time, to meet changing business requirements.

About Bowstreet

Bowstreet(TM) is the leading provider of development tools for the creation and maintenance of adaptive J2EE applications. With Bowstreet's award-winning automation framework and patented reusable software components, development teams can rapidly build adaptive portlets, web services, and J2EE web applications that stand-alone or integrate directly into an existing infrastructure. Unlike with traditional RAD tools, Bowstreet-built applications are inherently designed for maximum adaptability, allowing for the creation of multiple iterations from a single model without the need for costly reprogramming. The Bowstreet development framework is used by more than 65 companies, including Bureau Veritas, Cardinal Health System, Cisco, Crossrail, DuPont, Fidelity Information Services, GM, John Crane, Kroger, Northwestern Mutual, Sun Microsystems, UNICCO, and Wackenhut. Bowstreet is headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and has offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London. www.bowstreet.com.

Bowstreet is a trademark of Bowstreet, Inc. All other company names and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or owners.

(a) Indicates a trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

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