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American Diabetes Association Recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems today congratulated its customer, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), for being recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program for the successful enterprise-wide deployment of its MyADA portal.

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BEA Systems today congratulated its customer, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), for being recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program for the successful enterprise-wide deployment of its MyADA portal.

ADA, the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy, built an extranet portal for its 900 staff nationwide using the rich functionalities and tools offered by BEA's AquaLogic User Interaction products, including AquaLogic Interaction and AquaLogic Interaction Collaboration, to facilitate collaboration among their dispersed communities in a personalized, secure and flexible environment.

"By implementing MyADA we were able to reduce the amount of time involved in making resources available, and provide an online resource for cross- department collaboration and content sharing for our staff," said Frank Hoose, ADA's Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Services (IT&S).

Using the MyADA portal, ADA staff around the country can now utilize a variety of capabilities and resources including, online forms, collaboration projects, and content publishing with workflow, as well as secure access to information they need to do their job from anywhere they have access to a web browser.

"The design and implementation of MyADA was a collaborative effort among IT&S, Human Resources, and Online Services. We congratulate the project leaders, Rob Cork from Internal Communications, Katy Hayes from IT&S, and Del Jimeno from HR, on this recognition of their excellent work," said Nacole Hinton, Vice President of Human Resources at ADA.

BEA AquaLogic User Interaction is part of BEA's user interaction and web technology product portfolio, which features portal and user interaction products, integrated services for business process management, collaboration, Web publishing, search and usage analytics and social computing products for new modes of ad hoc collaboration and participation-driven experiences. With solutions for BEA people can see more, share more and do more by combining service-based capabilities from a collection of interoperable products and technologies to address a wide range of business needs, and quickly deliver a variety of web applications and user experiences. For more information, please visit http://www.bea.com/portal and http://www.bea.com/enterprise.

"Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society," said Ron Milton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation and executive vice president of Computerworld. "We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions."

For more information on BEA AquaLogic User Interaction please visit: http://www.bea.com/framework.jsp?CNT=index.htm&FP=/content/products/aqualogic/ user_interaction/.

For more information on the Computerworld Honors Program for 2007 please visit: http://www.cwhonors.org/archives/2007/index.htm.

About The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. The Association's advocacy efforts include helping to combat discrimination against people with diabetes; advocating for the increase of federal diabetes research and programs; and improved access to, and quality of, healthcare for people with diabetes. The Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association provides service to hundreds of communities across the country.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise and communications infrastructure software. BEA's SOA 360 platform is the industry's most unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy(TM) can be found at http://www.bea.com .

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Computerworld leads the industry with a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006) and an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).

SOURCE BEA Systems, Inc.

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