eCube Systems Joins Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards, Announces Support for NAXML and IXRetail XML schemas

Conroe, Texas. July 27, 2005

eCube Systems, the leading provider of Enterprise Evolution and tools for Evolution on Demand, announced their membership in PCATS, the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards, an organization responsible for technology standards initiated under the National Alliance of Convenience Stores. With this announcement, eCube will now support the implementation of NAXML, an XML schema developed by PCATS and widely used within National Alliance of Convenience Stores.

In conjunction with, its membership in PCATS, eCube also announce support for IXRetail schema, developed by the National Retail Foundation -- Association of Retail Technology Standards, which PCATS is a member of.

"We are happy to see eCube, a company that enables existing systems to support XML and NAXML, join our organization," says John Hervey, President of PCATS. "eCube's participation acknowledges the acceptance and importance of NAXML in the convenience market."

eCube Systems' XML enabled XB Suite and NXTware SOA technology simplify the evolution of existing retail store systems to support emerging standards like NAXML and IXRetail. eCube's support of NAXML and IXRetail is available on Windows, iSeries, Unix, Linux and many legacy platforms.

About PCATS

PCATS' initial project focus in its developmental efforts is in the areas of network and system integration, business-to-business document exchange and payment systems. PCATS actively seeks implementation of these standards by the industry's retailers and suppliers.

About eCube Systems

eCube Systems offers a family of enterprise evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. A growing number of Fortune 1000 companies are turning to eCube Systems to help reduce risk, improve time-to-market, and increase productivity as they move from legacy to contemporary technologies.

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