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Xenos and iPlanet Facilitate Internet Billing

Xenos (TSE:XNS), the legacy data to e-content company, and iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, Wednesday (Feb 14) announced a joint solution that will help enable enterprise customers to quickly migrate from paper to Web-based billing systems.

Software from Xenos will transform existing data from legacy systems to electronic content that iPlanet BillerXpert will then transform into Internet Bill Presentment and Payment (IBPP). Data transformation, usually a time-consuming, error-prone and complex part of Internet billing, will be simplified through this process, mapping the information directly into XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) to be readable by iPlanet BillerXpert software.

iPlanet BillerXpert software allows billers to present personalized statements to their customers. The software leverages the iPlanet Platform to provide the high performance, scalability and availability needed by today's most demanding corporations. The BillerXpert family of products includes iPlanet BillerXpert for business to consumer billing, iPlanet BillerXpert B2B Edition and iPlanet BillerXpert Consolidator Edition. All will be compatible with the Xenos d2e Platform.

The Xenos d2e Platform features a component-based architecture that allows individual software components to be selected to enable customer organizations to transform existing legacy data to e-content formats, such as XML, HTML, WML and PDF, for presentment on the Internet. This announcement and Xenos' use of open standards supports the recently announced Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) architecture by delivering an integrated, easily deployed, end-to-end solution for online billing.