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Integration with SonicXQ™ESB, new XQuery Editor, XML Schema Designer and Schema ocumentation Generator features improve productivity for integration teams

BEDFORD, Mass., Mar 5, 2003 — Progress Software subsidiary Sonic Software has announced the release of Stylus Studio™ 4.6, its award-winning XML development environment acquired through the acquisition of eXcelon Corp. last year. Version 4.6 integrates Stylus Studio’s hallmark XSLT debugger with the SonicXQ(TM) enterprise service bus (ESB), making it easier to develop transformations stored within the SonicXQ environment. Additional new features in Stylus Studio 4.6 include an XQuery editor and debugger, an innovative XML-to-HTML WYSIWYG editor, a graphical XML Schema Designer and automated XML Schema Documentation Generator, making Stylus Studio the most productive XML development environment available today. Integration of Stylus Studio with the SonicXQ ESB provides a very powerful combination for standards-based integration projects.

“Stylus Studio is bar-none the best tool I have seen for working with XML in all of its guises, from building
and debugging XQuery programs to graphically designing XSLT transformations for generating HTML, to designing
and mapping schemas and developing XML-based web applications,” said Kurt Cagle, author of SVG Programming
(APress, 2002). “It occupies a very special place in my toolbox.”

“While most integration solutions require months, if not years, of expensive consulting services, Stylus
Studio’s support for integration standards enables our customers to leverage their in-house staff to tackle
complex integration projects,” said Paul Moxon, senior director of Product Management at Sonic Software. “The
powerful combination of Stylus Studio with the SonicXQ ESB improves the productivity of integration teams,
accelerating deployment of integration projects.”

For a limited period Sonic is offering Stylus Studio 4.6 at an introductory price of $295 per copy. To learn
more about Stylus Studio, download evaluations or purchase the product please visit

Sonic products are distributed in the UK by Progress Software.

About Stylus Studio™

Stylus Studio is an award-winning XML development environment. Used by over 30,000 developers worldwide,
Stylus Studio delivers unprecedented productivity through innovative features such as a best-in-class XSLT
editor and debugger, a graphical XML Schema designer, a unique XML-to-XML mapper, a WYSIWYG XML-to-HTML
designer, an advanced XQuery editor and debugger, and integrated Sense:X (XML-based auto-completion) support.

Stylus is now part of Sonic Software’s integration suite, the only suite built on an enterprise service bus
(ESB). The integration of Stylus with SonicXQ provides developers and integration architects with a one-step
approach to authoring XSLT data transforms (known as style sheets), XML Schemas and related XML documents for
use within the SonicXQ ESB.

About Sonic Software Corporation

Sonic Software enables reliable interoperability of software applications within and across enterprises based
on Web services and Internet messaging standards. Sonic products provide advanced security capabilities,
unmatched performance and scalability, and guaranteed delivery of mission-critical information.

Sonic is the world's fastest growing Internet middleware company and counts leaders in financial services,
energy, telecommunications and manufacturing among its over 500 customers. Sonic is an independent operating
company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), a $250+ million software industry leader with
customers in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Sonic Software can be reached on the Web at or at +1-781-999-7000 or 1-866-GET-SONIC.

Stylus Studio, SonicXQ and the Sonic Software logo are trademarks of Sonic Software Corporation in the U.S.
and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their
respective owners.


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