Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired the technology assets of privately held Yellow Dragon Software, a developer of XML messaging and metadata management software. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Yellow Dragon provides a commercial ebXML (Electronic Business eXtensible Markup Language) solution using an XML registry, as well as a messaging product, designed to reliably deliver XML messages between servers. The ebXML specification is a technical framework for using XML in a consistent manner in the exchange of electronic business data. By enabling native support for ebXML transactions within the Adober Intelligent Document Platform and PDF, Adobe expects to make it faster and easier for organizations to automate their external business processes and protect their investments using open standards. Adobe plans to integrate this technology into its server products next year. Adobe believes this acquisition will not have a material financial impact on the company.
Sponsored by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), ebXML is a globally developed open XML specification that is intended to provide a standard method to exchange business messages, conduct trading relationships, communicate data in common terms, and define and register business processes.