E-Markets Deploys Mule ESB Enterprise to Improve Profitability in the Agrifood Industry

Mule ESB enables Web Services-based integration and alleviates pain of custom coding
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO – June 16, 2009 – MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced that E-Markets, the leading supply chain management tools provider for the agrifood industry, has selected Mule ESB Enterprise to integrate its internal processes with external client systems.

E-Markets provides e-commerce solutions that streamline back-office processes, enable information sharing, and eliminate barriers between buyers and sellers across the agrifood value chain. E-Markets tools are at work in over 6,000 businesses in the United States, and transactions using E-Markets tools total over $2 billion since 1996. The deployment of Mule ESB provides improved integration capabilities for the company’s order management system. Previously relying mainly on file-based integration, the system is now able to expose some of its processes to client systems via a Web Services interface.

“Mule ESB allows us to integrate disparate systems quickly without having to write and maintain a lot of glue code or change our domain model to accommodate external or newly developed systems,” said Matt Goodwin, Vice President of Technology, E-Markets. “In addition, with a Mule ESB Enterprise subscription, we have access to enterprise-class features that will become important as we scale our implementation. Furthermore, we have the support that we need to make sure we are fully productive and can address any issues that arise during development or production.”

E-Markets is dedicated to deploying open source software where possible, benefitting from the inherent accessibility and low total cost of ownership of the open source approach. The organization initially evaluated a few different open source integration solutions, including Apache ServiceMix, but quickly chose Mule ESB based on its ability to solve E-Markets’ integration problems with the minimum of disruption to existing development practices.

“E-Markets is laser-focused on improving profitability for their customers in the agrifood industry,” said Phil Bradley, vice president of Sales, MuleSource. “With Mule ESB Enterprise, they are able to focus their valuable time and resources on solving customer problems rather than on their infrastructure software.”

About E-Markets
E-Markets is a pioneer in delivering e-commerce solutions to agriculture and the food industry. Founded in 1996, the company introduced the industry's first online grain production contracting system in 1997, the first Internet-based agricultural input ordering system in 1998, the first Internet-based risk management tool for the grain industry in 2000, and more recently an Internet-based Attribute E-XchangeSM trading management tool. For more information, visit www.e-markets.com.

About MuleSource
MuleSource® is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. With more than 1.5 million downloads and thousands of production deployments, Mule is the world’s most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform. MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that are using Mule, including industry leaders such as Walmart.com, Nestlé and DHL as well as 5 of the top 10 European and U.S. financial institutions. MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information visit www.mulesource.com.

Contact for MuleSource
Ray George, Page One PR
ray@pageonepr.com
650.922.3825