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eWeek: IBM snaps up e-forms player PureEdge:

"What's happening now, [forms such as those having to do with warranty management and insurance] are being captured in the currency of exchange across business processes," Goyal said.

"They get captured in one technology and can't be shared in another. [XForms] is a standard we want to propagate into the marketplace. Customers will benefit if they don't get locked into a proprietary technology."

Ken Bisconti, vice president of Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software, said key business drivers in the marketplace are that customers of many kinds, specifically in banking, health care and other regulated businesses, are focused on automating business processes. E-forms are commonly used on the front end of this automation.
Line56, IBM makes acquisition:
PureEdge specializes in electronic documents, which have several advantages over ad hoc forms created in generic productivity tools. For example, PureEdge's technology takes advantage of XML, meaning that forms can be integrated with back end systems more easily.
Take the case of PureEdge's Universal Mortgage Application currently being used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Because the application is coded in XML, it goes straight from the applicant's computer to the eventual loan provider's back end system. Thanks to XML, it can be routed to any number of nodes in the process (think of something like this being used by a company that specializes in finding loan providers for consumers).

Integration and routability are good for business customers of e-documents, but PureEdge also addresses end users by adding on front end wizards to guide them through document creation and a help module to answer questions. The e-documents can be controlled as to input, so that, for example, they only allow certain choices in certain boxes. Once a company has defined a form, PureEdge can enforce its standardization.
CRN: IBM buys PureEdge, E-Forms expertise:
Analysts said IBM has long been aware of the need for content and data integration. "Many enterprises in such verticals as government, insurance, healthcare, and banking have massive data and content assimilation projects to work through before wider application integration and SOA benefits can be realized. Data and content, increasingly dominated by XML technologies, are the horse that must lead the SOA cart, "said Dana Gardner, principal analyst for Interarbor Solutions, Gilford, N.H.
Gardner downplayed the notion of contention with ISVs. "This makes them compete more against Adobe, Crystal, etc. but that is a small set of ISVs and forms need to give way to XML and app framework-based interop. The interface gives way to the middleware," Gardner said.

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