Business Integration Technology (BIT) Becomes MuleSource Partner, Drives Mule ESB Implementations in the Book Industry

Mule's easy XML configuration eliminates costly Java development / integration, streamlines book industry transportation, logistics and supply chain requirements.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO - July 24, 2007 - MuleSource today announced that St. Louis-based solution provider Business Integration Technology (http://www.businessintegrationtechnology.com/) has become a MuleSource Premium Partner and is using the Mule ESB and Integration Platform in its EME-BI B2B integration solution for the book industry. EME-BI enables efficient supply chain partnerships between publishers, printers and others in the book industry using the papiNet XBITS ("XML Book Industry Transaction Standards") industry standard. Currently, three publishing houses and three printing businesses use EME-BI and the Mule ESB Integration Platform to improve the efficiency of electronic communication within the book industry.

Due to increased adoption of industry standards such as papiNET XBITS, BIT is able to offer businesses the lower cost and increased flexibility benefits of open source technology from MuleSource while still effectively communicating with the proprietary or customized systems installed at their business partners.

"Unlike other enterprise service bus technologies that impose complex frameworks or standards on their users, Mule gives our book industry customers a simple configuration-based approach that consistently solves their integration requirements," said Fred Domke, President of BIT. "Our business strategy is based on starting with what provides the greatest value to our customers, then working backward. MuleSource subscriptions provide high value to our customers that simply want to get their business integration solutions working as quickly and cost-effectively as possible."

"BIT is an example of a solution provider that's taken the integration functionality of Mule and layered on top of it specific standards, functionality and business processes specific to the industry they serve," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource. "By partnering with best of breed vendors in given verticals - such as BIT in the book industry - we plan to continue to serve the Mule user community with additional technology and service offerings from the top SI's and solution providers in their vertical industries."

EME-BI and the Mule ESB Integration Platform interoperates with ERP, TMS, WMS and other book industry networks. Deployments are generally done in less time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional book industry interface solutions.

Due to the success of the EME-BI and Mule deployments in the book industry, BIT has begun development of B2B communication products for the chemical industry based on their proven EME and Mule technology.

About Business Integration Technology
Business Integration Technology (BIT), a leader in B2B integration for transportation, logistics, and supply chain, designs and implements highly cost-effective business-to-business connections that eliminate the costs of doing business with paper, phone, and fax. With deep roots in transportation, supply chain, and logistics, BIT brings innovative value to shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and any firm looking to improve cycle time and reduce cost. BIT is based on the team that built the messaging engine that runs North Ameri-can Rail. BIT is also a partly-owned subsidiary of Daugherty Business Solutions with more than 20 years experience and more than 400 consultants in St. Louis, Atlanta, and Chicago.

About MuleSource
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source infrastructure and integration software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely-used open source ESB and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class support and services to the hundreds of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.

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