BroadVision Unveils Next-Generation Enterprise Portal

Company Launches New Strategic Platform for Unifying and Extending the Enterprise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—May 15, 2001 — BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), a leading supplier of personalized e-business applications, today unveiled a new corporate initiative designed to drive the adoption of enterprise portals as the strategic platform for personalized self-service and collaborative e-business. The centerpiece of this announcement is the introduction of BroadVisionŽ InfoExchange Portal™ 6.0, the next generation of e-business and portal technology from BroadVision. BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 transforms the way companies can use the web to reduce IT and overall business costs, increase revenue and improve the productivity of all of their key constituents – including employees, business partners, suppliers and customers -- by providing personalized access to information along with a powerful, collaborative business process environment.

More than 100 organizations, from a wide variety of markets -- including FleetBoston Financial, Mettler Toledo, NCR, R.R. Donnelley, State of California, Toshiba America, TSMC, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Wal-Mart -- have already adopted BroadVision InfoExchange Portal to power their enterprise portal initiatives.

“R. R. Donnelley has standardized on BroadVision InfoExchange Portal as part of our enterprise infrastructure strategy,” said Gary Sutula, senior vice president and chief information officer for R. R. Donnelley. “We’ve already deployed our first two BroadVision-powered portals – a customer facing portal for our book division and a communication and e-learning site for our employees – with great success. By continuing to consolidate more than 60 individual, static web sites into a smaller number of dynamic, personalized portals, we aim to reduce site administration and development costs and present a consistent, unified R. R. Donnelley brand.”

Designed for simple integration with other e-business applications from BroadVision and third parties and easy extensibility via open standards (including J2EE technologies), BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 is the most open, secure and scalable e-business platform available to rapidly deploy and cost-effectively operate secure e-business and knowledge management applications.

“Leveraging BroadVision’s well-established core competencies in the areas of personalization, enterprise-class scalability, and content management, BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 presents a compelling portal platform,” said Nathaniel Palmer, Chief Analyst of Delphi Group, “especially for the growing number of enterprises seeking a single solution to connect otherwise disparate B2C, B2B and B2E initiatives.”

By combining BroadVision’s industry-leading e-business capabilities with its highly regarded personalization and knowledge management capabilities, BroadVision InfoExchange Portal delivers the industry’s most advanced, comprehensive solution for unifying the way in which organizations interact with their key constituents. BroadVision InfoExchange Portal offers customers and BroadVision consulting and technology partners a common architecture and platform for creating robust, scalable and secure business-to-employee (B2E), business-to-business (B2B), and business-to-consumer (B2C) portals.

BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 offers an extensive set of features and enabling technology:

  • Through the personalized, self-service features of BroadVision InfoExchange Portal, enterprises can improve the productivity of all of their constituents, providing them with exactly the right information they need -- when they need it, where they need it -- to work together more effectively and efficiently.
  • Only BroadVision InfoExchange Portal takes complete advantage of BroadVision’s industry-leading role-based, context-based and navigational personalization capabilities, which ensure that users can find the exact information they need quickly and easily.
  • BroadVision InfoExchange Portal delivers collaboration and process management capabilities for improved productivity, and advanced content management capabilities that enable enterprises to maintain consistent, up-to-date content while reducing the associated time and expense associated with creating and managing that content.
  • BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 offers extensibility through popular J2EE technologies and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) through a wide variety of open adapters.
  • To make it easier to access multiple information sources and applications, BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 offers the InfoExchange Portal Architecture. The InfoExchange Portal Architecture enables end-users to get quick and easy access to databases, applications, other web sites and external data feeds such as stock quotes and news.
  • BroadVision InfoExchange Portal enables organizations to incorporate a wide-range of access and delivery devices as part of their infrastructure, including, pagers, fax, email and mobile devices.

“Today's business and IT cycles are shrinking. Yet, chief information officers are facing the problem of more applications, more databases, more platforms and web site proliferation,” said Janice Chaffin, vice-president and general manager, HP Solutions Organization. “BroadVision InfoExchange Portal, combined with HP’s enterprise application integration tools, unites the enterprise IT environment by building a community between an organization’s constituencies and easing the complexity of infrastructure management.”

“Enterprises today face increasing system complexity. At the same time, the pressure to achieve immediate business benefits continues to rise dramatically,” said Dr. Pehong Chen, president and CEO of BroadVision. “BroadVision InfoExchange Portal addresses both of these needs. BroadVision InfoExchange Portal reduces complexity and IT costs by enabling enterprises to not only consolidate hundreds of static web sites into a small number of personalized enterprise portals but also to provide unified access to the wide range of back-office and front-office applications that most major organizations have installed today.”

BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0 is scheduled for customer availability on the HP-UX™ operating system and Sun Solaris™ Operating Environment at the end of June 2001 with versions for other platforms available in the third and fourth quarters of 2001. For more information about BroadVision InfoExchange Portal 6.0, including white papers and datasheets, visit

About BroadVision

BroadVision (Nasdaq: BVSN, Neuer Markt: BDN) develops and delivers an integrated suite of packaged applications for conducting e-commerce interactions and transactions. Global enterprises and government entities use these applications to sell, buy and exchange information over the web and on wireless devices. The BroadVision e-commerce application suite enables a corporation to become more competitive and profitable by establishing and sustaining high-yield relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. BroadVision services professionals, supported by over 100 partner organizations worldwide, transform these applications into business value for our customers through consulting, education, and support services in more than 34 countries.

BroadVision-founded in 1993, public since 1996-has more than 1,200 customers. IDC ranks BroadVision as the world's leading provider of e-commerce software applications (International Data Corp., E-Commerce Software Applications Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2004). BroadVision is headquartered in Redwood City, California and can be reached at 650.261.5100 or


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