ANAHEIM, Calif. – Clarke American deployed its first XML interface partner, WESCOM Credit Union, using the IFX XML standard. The solution allows WESCOM to data-stream directly to Clarke American’s enterprise system over the Net. The IFX Forum, which administers the XML standard, is a non-profit organization charged with developing an open and interoperable specification on a XML framework for electronic business-to-business financial data exchange. Clarke American, a member of the IFX Forum, assisted in developing the most recent XML standard. In December of last year Clarke American wrote an initial tag to allow the transfer of data to add check order records. Since then it has worked with IFX to develop 15 additional tags which will make the check ordering capability completely IFX compliant.