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Wily Technology Announces 43 Percent Worldwide Growth in Q3
Wily Tetchnology, the leader in Enterprise Application Management, announced it achieved worldwide sales growth of 43 percent in Q3 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. Demand for Wily's application performance management solutions continued to surge in Q3 as the company released Wily 6, the latest version of its flagship Introscope product, closed on its acquisition of Timestock, expanded its partnerships with the worlds leading application vendors and maintained a steady pace of international expansion. Year-to-date, Wily has grown worldwide sales by 69 percent compared to the same period in 2004.

"This was another strong quarter for Wily. We continue to grow faster than the market because we offer the most effective solutions for enterprises to ensure the performance and availability of their revenue generating applications," said Dick Williams, president and CEO of Wily Technology, "Companies trust Wily for their application management needs because we provide all the real-time information required for end-to-end application management, and we continue to release innovative new solutions that meet their evolving needs such as Customer Experience Manager, MQ monitoring and the first production error detection solution."

Many leading enterprises across all industries selected Wily in the quarter to meet their application management needs. Key new or extended customer relationships in the third quarter of 2005 included: Caterpillar, Citizens Property Insurance, City of Chicago, Discovery Communications, Honda Canada Manufacturing, Kohls, Motricity, San Diego Data Processing Corporation, UNICCO Service Company, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, VNU eMedia, World Wide Technology, AIB, AWD GmbH, maufmannische Krankenkasse, MKK, Sekerbank, American International Assurance and SMG Co. Ltd.

Between Q3 2004 and Q3 2005 outside the U.S., Wily achieved 125 percent growth in Europe and 306 percent growth in Asia Pacific. Year-to-date, Wily has grown its combined sales for Europe and Asia by 129 percent compared to the same period in 2004.

In Q3 2005 Wily closed its acquisition of Timestock, and created a new Customer Experience Management business unit to be led by Dave Chapman, former CEO of Timestock. Timestock solutions detect, prioritize and isolatecomplex problems that affect the ability of customers to execute successful transactions in any application, whether it was built on Java, .NET, mainframe, or other technology. Timestock technology will be used to extend the deep application visibility and problem diagnosis capabilities already provided by Introscope, Wily's award-winning application performance managemen solution.

Wily expanded its global network of systems integrators, distributors and resellers to 63 in Q3 by establishing new partnerships with Adanta Systems,Kainos Software Ltd., Millennium Software Solutions , SAFE-IT and TSI. Wily introduced Wily 6 in Q3 2005, a new version of the world's most advanced solution for managing the availability and performance of business-critical web applications. Only Wily 6 can provide application management teams with realtime visibility into actual customer transactions as they cross through heterogeneous systems, from the browser to connected back-ends. Wily 6 supports all leading application platforms and enterprise J2EE software packages, innovations in Wily 6 include Introscope ErrorDetector, the first solution for the detection and diagnosis of serious application errors that can prevent users from completing web transactions; expanded capabilities to monitor IBM WebSphere MQ; and significant deployment and usability enhancements.

Wily also shipped Introscope for SAP NetWeaver in Q3 2005 which enables SAP customers to maximize application uptime and performance through end-to-end, real-time visibility into real transactions by ensuring applications built on SAP NetWeaver and SAP Enterprise Portal successfully meet business goals. Introscope for SAP NetWeaver provides SAP customers with the same performance management tools used by SAP's Active Global Support (AGS) centers. In Q3 2005, Wily expanded its professional services organization and named Melinda Watson, a 20-year technology veteran, to the position of VP and General Manager of Consulting. Watson will be responsible for the ongoing growth of Wily's professional services organization, which has grown over 110 percent in the past year.

Prolifics Gets IBM's Five Star SOA WebSphere Partner Award
Prolifics, a provider of WebSphere, Portal, SOA and Business Integration solutions, has announced that it was the recipient of IBM's Five Star Value Advantage Plus Certification Award.

The IBM Five Star Certification Award is awarded to Business Partners who are certified sellers for IBM's five software brands - Information Management, WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli and Rational. To achieve the Five Star Certification Award, IBM Business Partners must be an active participant in the IBM Value Advantage Program, which is designed to award Business Partners who successfully integrate IBM middleware into their software solutions.

"Prolifics is honored to receive the Five Star Certification Award," said Frank Vafier, Prolifics' CEO. "Prolifics is proud of its dedicated WebSphere consulting team, and this award is a direct result of their hard work and achievements."

As a Premier-Level IBM Business Partner, Prolifics was selected as one of three worldwide WebSphere Service Providers retained by IBM to service IBM customers. Prolifics brings highly specialized skills to all aspects of the full project lifecycle, including architectural advisement, development through deployment, administration and training. In addition to IBM's Five Star Value Advantage Plus Certification Award, Prolifics also received the IBM Business Partner Leadership Award in 2004 and awards for many of its WebSphere and Portal custom solutions.

IBM and SOA Software Partner with Merrill Lynch To Scale Out SOA and Web Services
IBM and SOA Software will work with Merrill Lynch to standardize on SOA Software Service Manager to secure and manage Web services. This large scale engagement, which leverages SOA Software's scalable Web service management software, was entered into jointly with SOA Software's services partner, IBM Global Services.

"The partnership of IBM Global Services and SOA Software will allow us to scale out use of SOA and Web services--technologies that are a strategic cornerstone of our process re-engineering initiatives," said Andy Brown, chief technology architect of Merrill Lynch. "We decided to standardize on SOA Software because of the feature richness, scalability and high performance."

SOA Software's Service Manager provides comprehensive security, monitoring, management and governance of Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture, the company says. "This is a great validation of our technology and thought leadership," said Eric Pulier, founder and chairman of SOA Software. "I am very proud of what our team has been able to accomplish working with Merrill Lynch to set a course for leadership in SOA management and find the solutions that will take them there. SOA Software is now consistently winning the larger engagements worldwide where scalability is a factor."

Dassault and IBM Launch Product Lifecycle Management Portfolio
Dassault Systemes and IBM has announced the release of Version 5 of their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) portfolio, comprised of CATIA for collaborative product development, and ENOVIA and SMARTEAM for product data and life- cycle management, collaboration, and decision support. Concurrently, Dassault Systemes announced DELMIA V5R16 for the digital development of factory and production processes.

"V5R16 helps our customers create more innovative products and leverage the talents of their global supply chains," noted Dominique Florack, Executive Vice President, R&D, Dassault Systemes. "The new release increases the power of the V5 PLM platform in three ways: by delivering unified PLM solutions for unrivalled gains in productivity; by extending the reach of 3D XML within the enterprise for ease of communication; and by accelerating performance with Microsoft Windows 64-bit support."

Florack outlined several new benefits:
Optimizes Business Processes - V5R16 extends the coverage of the large portfolio of V5 process-centric applications. It delivers significant new PLM capabilities for all industries in the modeling, simulation and electrical domains. New Product Simulation Management capabilities in ENOVIA fully integrate product simulation with design and lifecycle management processes - improving productivity for all companies that perform and manage product simulations.

Empowers Value Chain Innovation - V5R16 delivers powerful new collaboration capabilities within ENOVIA V5 VPM Navigator and SMARTEAM TeamPDM, enabling extended networks of partners to work together in globally distributed 3D environments. Entire engineering packages can now be shared and managed bi-directionally while protecting intellectual property, enabling true concurrent engineering across the value chain.

Streamlines Engineering-to-Manufacturing Cycles - V5R16 delivers on Dassault Systemes' Product-Process-Resource model. Major new extensions in the ENOVIA Engineering and Manufacturing hubs enable companies to obtain unique competitive advantages from the CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SMARTEAM PLM applications. V5R16 improves the integration of engineering and manufacturing environments: engineering specifications captured within the 3D environment are automatically made available and accounted for during manufacturing process planning, thereby ensuring a lean process flow from design intent to production set-up.

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