StreamServe announces partnership with Baan to enhance critical eBusiness information flows

StreamServe announces partnership with Baan to enhance critical eBusiness information flows - powerful software solution drives communication between customers, partners and suppliers Stockholm, Sweden and Barneveld, The Netherlands (November 27, 2000) - StreamServe, Inc., a leading eBusiness communication software company, has announced a partnership with Baan, a global leader in enterprise business solutions. StreamServe's eBusiness communication platform will complement Baan's ERP capability to provide customers with an outstanding software solution for communicating with their customers, partners and suppliers. Under the partnership, Baan will offer StreamServe's world-class infrastructure communications software to extend the management and automation of critical business information flows as part of Baan's supply chain-wide eBusiness focus. The agreement between the two companies builds on a successful relationship formed in the Nordic region at the end of last year. According to Baan's Vice President for Marketing and Alliances, Henk de Ruiter: "We are clearly seeing a growing demand for powerful eBusiness communication solutions from both our existing customers and prospects, and we're now working with StreamServe on a global basis to make their world-class technology more widely available." "This extended partnership with Baan confirms the strength of our product offering, and we'll be conducting joint sales and marketing efforts in order to drive revenues for both of our companies," added Jakob Svärdström, COO, StreamServe. Using StreamServe and Baan technology, customers can capture key data output - such as sales order details - from their ERP solution, restructure the information according to individual customer preferences, and then forward the information to the customer in a wide range of formats. Information can be delivered via a range of channels, including printer, fax, email, file transfer or mobile phone message, using a range of formats such as HTML, XML, PDF or SMS. According to Mr F. Caris, Production Process Group Manager for Netherlands-based KPN's network infrastructure group, the combination of StreamServe and Baan has proved very successful for his organisation. "By using StreamServe alongside our Baan application, we have improved both the layout of our documentation as well as streamlining our document distribution process." For more information about StreamServe and Baan, visit: For more information, please contact: Charles Crabtree, IBA Jakob Svärdström, COO, StreamServe Inc PR for Baan Tel + 46 8 686 85 33; +46 70 686 85 33 Tel: + 44 1780 721433 Peter Kramer Baan Company Pressroom Tel: + 31 342 477 539 Notes to editors About StreamServe: StreamServe is a provider of eBusiness communication software. Its solutions enable companies to manage, personalize, and automate the flow of critical business information between its customers, suppliers, and eMarketplaces. StreamServe leverages existing investments by providing integration with most major business applications, legacy systems, and eBusiness platforms. StreamServe began operations in Sweden in 1995. Over the past five years, it has experienced explosive growth and now has offices in Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. StreamServe has more than 1,800 customers across a wide range of industries representing the new and old economies. The company also has strong partnerships with major business application vendors, systems integrators, and eBusiness providers. See About Baan: Baan is wholly owned by Invensys plc, having been acquired in August 2000. Baan has been integrated into the newly formed Invensys Software Systems division - a global leader in providing unified E-Business/automation solutions. Baan's best-in-class solutions address the business needs of the entire extended enterprise, with powerful E-Business that helps engineering and manufacturing companies transition to the Internet. The company's inter- enterprise ERP, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management and E-Business solutions are deployed at more than 15000 customer sites worldwide, helping customers to drive strategic business growth, improve business processes, reduce operating complexity, and increase corporate flexibility. About Invensys plc: Invensys is a global leader in the Automation and Controls industry. With its head office in London, England it operates in all regions of the world through four focused divisions - Software Systems, Automation Systems, Power Systems and Control Systems. With over 90,000 employees, the company's products and services range from advanced control systems and networks for automating industrial plants and controlling the environments of buildings, to electronic devices and controls found in residential buildings and light commercial applications, plus complete power systems for the telecommunications and information technology industries. StreamServe, the StreamServe logotype and Intelligent Business Communications are trademarks of StreamServe, Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner. # # # ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT The following files are available for download:

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