Business Integration Suite (BIS), launched on 5 November, is a conglomeration of integration-specific technologies including enterprise application integration, business process integration, automated workflow and network services, B2B connectivity, electronic data interchange and XML.
"We took the best-of-breed products that we have acquired and technically put them together," said Steve Gaylor, vice-president of product marketing.
Peregrine BIS includes integration adapters to back-end systems, such as ERP applications, mainframes and databases, as well as system monitoring capabilities and an application workflow development environment.
The solution also provides a data transformation engine that enables conversions between disparate data formats including various forms of XML, SAP IDOCs and industry standards such as RosettaNet.
"We see this integration stack as a foundation for applications with accessibility through Web services," said Louis Blatt, executive vice-president of Peregrine's solutions group.
Jon Derome, an analyst at The Yankee Group, said that the various integration technologies typically address a similar business problem and, in turn, are melding together, albeit slowly.
"There's a need to unify the various ways a company communicates with its partners externally. The vendors are building that because customers are demanding a more unified means of communication," he added.
Peregrine BIS is available immediately.