The new IBM iSeries Solution Team for Extreme Business has added e.ssential, the e-business and ASP solution from apparel and footwear systems' specialist Datel, to its list of members. e.ssential allows businesses to extend the value of their core applications to the web and improve internal and external communications with their supply chain partners, suppliers and customers. It consists of a suite of web-centric business-to-business applications and takes full advantage of AS/400 technology such as WebSphere and LANSA, to deliver Internet and e-business capabilities.