BEA Systems and Announce Strategic Alliance to Deliver BEA WebLogic Workshop Java Controls for sforce BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), the world's leading application infrastructure software company, and, the world leader in delivering software-as-service, today announced a strategic alliance to provide services-oriented application development solutions based on BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 and the BEA WebLogic Enterprise PlatformT. The companies' alliance will help advance sforce - the first client/service application development framework that enables enterprises to rapidly build and deliver business applications using the software-as-service model.

When will these guys get? You don't implement industry standards in order to become product or vendor dependent. Web Services support should not reduce choice of Application Servers. I guess we need to show them what I mean via our eCRM; it services will be SOAP consumable via a WSDL file and that's it.