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BEA Systems Named 'Vendor of the Year'


BEA Systems Named 'Vendor of the Year' by Business Integration Journal

BEA Technology Outshines the Competition in Annual Business Integration Awards

WELLINGTON, New Zealand August 12 2004 - Demonstrating that innovation continues to drive industry leadership, BEA Systems, Inc., the world's leading application infrastructure software company, today announced that the company has been named 'Vendor of the Year' by Business Integration Journal.

Beating out a host of other enterprise software vendors, this award helps to further validate the continued success BEA has had in driving the development of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). The Business Integration Journal awards were voted on by an independent panel of judges that included Tony Brown, founder and president of NeoCom Consulting, and former editor-in-chief of Business Integration Journal; David McCoy, vice president of Gartner and a Gartner Fellow with more than 23 years of experience in IT; and David McGoveran, president of Alternative Technologies with more than 25 years of experience with mission-critical applications. BEA was selected on the basis of rigorous criteria including significance of the company's contribution to the software industry.

"It is an honour to be recognised by Business Integration Journal," said Peter Linkin, senior director, product marketing, BEA Systems. "The company has worked tirelessly to create a unified technology platform for building service-oriented architectures (SOAs). As this award demonstrates, customers can find true value in the BEA WebLogic Enterprise PlatformTM and we plan to continue to working to refine our technology to meet their evolving needs."

The BEA WebLogic Platform(tm) 8.1 is a technology platform designed to enable the rapid development and deployment of service-oriented business applications. With BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1, BEA customers, partners and developers can realise faster time-to-value-today-through better business integration.

BEA's application infrastructure is the industry's only truly converged platform, which heralds a new era of business integration by changing the traditional approach to application integration and business process management. By combining integration and development into one IT process, BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 can increase software infrastructure re-use, business flexibility and skills synergy, ultimately leading to future cost savings. For additional information on BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1, or any other BEA products, please contact your local BEA sales representative or visit .

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is the world's leading application infrastructure software company, providing the enterprise software foundation for more than 15,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(r) and Tuxedo(r) brands are among the most trusted names in business.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 71 offices in 34 countries including New Zealand and Australia and is on the Web at

BEA, Tuxedo, and WebLogic are registered trademarks and BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform, BEA WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Integration, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic JRockit, BEA WebLogic Platform, BEA WebLogic Express, BEA WebLogic Workshop, BEA WebLogic Java Adapter for Mainframe, BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic, BEA eLink, and BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. All other company and product names may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by third parties.

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