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webMethods Chooses QCS

Enterprise ASP Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QCS) Monday announced that integration software provider webMethods Inc. has selected QCS as their new enterprise ASP provider.

"Selecting an ASP provider to host our critical financial applications was a decision we took very seriously. As webMethods continues to grow, it is crucial that we have a provider that not only gives exceptional service, but one that has the staying power to be a long-term partner," said Dave Mitchell, president of webMethods Inc. "QCS demonstrates the expertise, strength, viability and market leadership that we need in an ASP. QCS' partnership approach and shared vision of the role of ASPs and extended enterprise integration was also very important to us."

webMethods will subscribe to QCS' Ultimate Freedom ASP services for the hosting and management of its PeopleSoft 8 application solution. webMethods chose QCS as its new ASP because of the provider's reputation, as well as its proven successes with established enterprise customers.

"This contract further solidifies our relationship with webMethods while reinforcing the same sentiment we hear repeatedly from our customers -- flexibility, quality and service are paramount," said John Charters, president and CEO, Qwest Cyber.Solutions. "With QCS, webMethods will gain the functionality and rapid upgrades they require with the peace of mind that allows them to focus on strategic business."

As part of the solution, QCS will use webMethods integration software products to provide seamless integration of the hosted and managed PeopleSoft financials system and webMethods' other front- and back-office systems. This further demonstrates the power and business advantage of webMethod's across-the-firewall, extended enterprise integration now available to any QCS customer.

QCS' also will assist webMethods in upgrading to PeopleSoft version 8, providing the necessary support for the enhanced functionality. QCS will host the application solution in Qwest's Sterling, Va., CyberCenter.