EAI is Enterprise Application Integration, which is a fancy way of saying (iirc) the melding together of different enterprise-class applications for business purposes.
I'm hardly an expert, but what I've gleaned from looking at webMethods' website is that they're a company whose products manage EAI between different platforms. They seem to be involved on a high level with web services, and a quick scan over their website would possibly indicate that web services might very well be one of their major ways of leveraging EAI.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
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Web methods do boast a variety of products that are geared towards verticals(like finance, hr etc) and they also consist services group that solely works on implementing verticals + services for different industries.
ie they make their money with their services experience and product suite geared towards integration of different systems.