XML-based platform provider eXcelon last week unveiled its Universal Platform on the heels of completing its merger with e-services firm C-bridge.
In addition to eXcelon's components, Universal Platform embraces XML, Java 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and BEA Systems' WebLogic application server technology as part of the platform solution.
"We've been working to develop a complete platform that allows our customers to implement and digitize business processes in the distributive service-based architecture," said Satish Maripuri, COO of eXcelon, based here.
Universal Platform allows customers to integrate all applications in which they have already invested and connect to extended enterprises. It is being beta-tested will be released later this year.
"We now can use vertical solutions capabilities to bring those assets, both the skills and the technologies, to our partner network," said Maripuri.
EXcelon is developing a three-tiered channel program aimed at systems integrators, software vendors and hardware vendors, said Maripuri, adding eXcelon looks to Siebel as a channel model.
"For every $1 of revenue, Siebel spends 15 cents of expense," said Maripuri. "They get that kind of leverage because they are successful channel players, and that's where we'd like to be."