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Webmethods Portal To Provide Charter Communications With Single Point Of Access To Critical Applications

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Web services-based Portal to Enhance Business Process Efficiency and System Security

FAIRFAX, Va. – September 9, 2004 – webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM), the industry's first Web services infrastructure company, today announced that Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR), a leading broadband communications company, is deploying webMethods Portal™ to aggregate business-critical internal web-based applications, tools and web sites into a single unified web interface as well as serve as an internal document repository.

webMethods Portal will streamline Charter employee access in the monitoring of network status, services and products. It also will serve as Charter's single point of access for providing secure, role-based system access on the basis of employee location and responsibilities. Implementing webMethods Portal will improve employee efficiency, as employees will no longer need to access several systems to perform duties and only those employees with specifically assigned access will utilize the systems.

“Charter chose the webMethods Portal solution in order to achieve an efficient interface for critical applications across our extended enterprise,” said Chuck Gerarden, director of products integration, Charter Communications.

Gerarden said Charter will eventually deploy webMethods Portal in offices and call centers across the United States in phases in order to aggregate division-based systems and information. The powerful set of portal development tools provided by webMethods Portal, including portlet wizards and pre-built portlets specifically designed to accelerate and simplify development, make webMethods Portal an ideal platform for composite application development.

“webMethods Portal will provide Charter with efficient access to their business-critical operations based on the flexibility of Web services standards,” said Peter Carlson, vice president and general manager, Portal Business Unit, webMethods, Inc. “With webMethods' proven solution and composite application framework, Charter is well positioned to reap tremendous return on technology investment and further streamline operations in order to deliver superior service to its customers.”

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital(TM) and Charter High-Speed(TM) Internet service. Charter also provides business-to-business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through Charter Business(TM). Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at

About webMethods, Inc.

webMethods (Nasdaq: WEBM) is the industry's first Web services infrastructure company. webMethods' innovative integration, Web services, portal and analytic solutions enable more than 1,200 enterprise customers worldwide to run, measure and optimize their business. Recognized in 2003 as the fastest growing software company in North America by Deloitte, webMethods is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan. More information about the company can be found at

webMethods is a registered trademark, and Global Business Visibility and webMethods Portal are trademarks, of webMethods, Inc. in the USA and certain other countries. All other company and product names are the property of their respective owners.

This press release may contain various remarks about the future expectations, plans and prospects of webMethods that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of U.S. securities laws. The actual results of webMethods may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those discussed under the heading "Factors That May Affect Future Operating Results" in the Business section of webMethods' Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2004, and in the “Management's Discussion and Analysis” section of webMethods' Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may be accessed at or webMethods' investor relations web page at webMethods disclaims any obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statements made herein due to the occurrence of events after the issuance of this press release.