…Wily Technology announces threefold expansion in UK business
which helps to drive global expansion of its entire operations…
London — February 10, 2005 — Marking its fifth consecutive year of record-breaking growth, Wily Technology, the leader in enterprise application management, today announced that the company ended fiscal year 2004 with its best quarter ever and that it is now profitable. In addition, its UK operations ended 2004 with a growth rate of 335% from 2003 to 2004. This follows the addition of leading UK companies such as Orange, the John Lewis Partnership and Royal Mail as Wily customers in 2004. On a global basis, Wily Technology grew 69 percent year-over-year; on a quarterly basis, Wily grew 130 percent sequentially from Q3 to Q4 2004, and 91 percent over Q4 2003.
Mike Fisher, UK Sales Director at Wily Technology, said: “Wily Technology has achieved massive growth in the UK because our Management 360 solution and Introscope technology enables organisations using J2EE-based business applications to have proper management and control of their business processes. This is done by ensuring that the applications which support these processes, and the relevant back end systems, function in the most efficient and reliable manner possible. Having proper application management is something that many enterprises now understand is key to seamless business process performance, ensuring that customers, suppliers, employees and partners get the information and level of service they need when they need it.“
Commenting on the increasing global momentum of Wily Technology, the company’s President & CEO, Dick Williams, said: “In 2004, we focused on aggressive execution and realised tremendous customer success, product innovation and growth of our partner network. We see even more opportunity as an increasing number of enterprises trust their businesses to complex, composite Web applications that span multiple systems and stakeholders. In 2005, Wily Technology will continue to raise the bar in enterprise application management, providing customers greater insight into both their applications and business performance.”
Adoption of Wily’s pioneering enterprise application management solutions accelerated among Global 2000 enterprises across all industries in 2004. Key new account wins in the fourth quarter included ARAG IT GmbH, Ball Aerospace Technologies, Banque Populaire, BI Performance, BMW North America, CSC, Debitel AG, DekaBank, Eurotel, Express Scripts, Groupe Mornay, ISO New England, Orange, Raytheon, Prime Therapeutics, Swiss Life, US Bank, and VR-Leasing AG. Wily’s geographic expansion led to rapid growth in international markets including over 400 percent year-over-year growth in Europe.
Through significant new partnerships and agreements, Wily expanded its market coverage and access to its solutions. SAP®, the world’s leading provider of business software solutions, and Wily are working together to provide application management capabilities for customers using the SAP NetWeaver™ platform. SAP Active Global Support is shipping Wily’s Introscope® with the SAP NetWeaver platform, enabling SAP support centers around the globe to gain instant visibility inside their customers' systems and rapidly detect performance issues impacting their customers’ usage of NetWeaver. Through this agreement, SAP AGS can assure its customers that their environments successfully meet business goals and deliver superior customer service.
Additionally, Wily has expanded its global network of systems integrators and resellers for greater penetration in geographic and vertical markets. New partnerships in 2004 include adhoc PES AG, CSC, CrossLogic, eBuilt, E2E Consulting, Haverstick Consulting, Komix, LogicaCMG, Merlin Technical Solutions, Net2S, RFD & Associates and Selesta.
SETTING THE BAR FOR INNOVATION
In 2004, Wily Technology not only gained significant traction with leading enterprises but also with the broader Java community. Wily’s revolutionary byte code instrumentation technology was adopted as the official application management standard by Sun Microsystems and the Java Community Process in the latest release of Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition. During the fourth quarter, the company was also named a best-of-breed solution for J2EE application performance management by leading IT analyst firm, the Butler Group.
Wily released 12 new products in 2004. Major milestones include Wily 5™, the first management solution for the entire Application Platform Suite. Wily 5 includes the flagship Introscope®; Wily Portal Manager™, a first-to-market portal management solution; and seven Introscope® Powerpack™ products designed to monitor and manage application and technology adapters in the IBM WebSphere Business Integration family of products. Wily also introduced Management 360™, the industry’s most comprehensive application performance management solution for today’s complex, composite Web applications. Management 360 delivers the power IT needs to assess, prioritize and proactively manage every aspect of the application infrastructure and combines software, professional services, training and ongoing support.
Key Facts about Wily Technology
o Wily is the only enterprise application management vendor to manage the entire application platform suite.
o Wily’s comprehensive approach helps solve the real problems customers face when deploying today’s composite Web applications—bridging multiple teams across the organization and delivering insight on the performance of all aspects of the application.
o Wily’s customers include 16 of the top 20 global banks, 6 of the top 10 automakers, 10 of the top 30 global telecoms.
About Wily Technology, Inc.
Wily Technology is the market-leading provider of Enterprise Application Management solutions Wily's products enable companies to successfully manage their critical Web applications and infrastructure by providing real-time, end-to-end visibility into the performance and availability of these systems. Wily’s collaborative management approach allows enterprises to rapidly detect and diagnose application slowdowns and failures, and better assess the impact of application performance on business success. This means better customer service, more stable revenue streams, and higher IT productivity. Based on the strength of its innovation, partnerships, and solid customer base, Gartner, Inc. has placed Wily in the leader quadrant in the J2EE Application Server Management Magic Quadrant. To learn more about Wily and Introscope, visit http://www.wilytech.com/ or call 1 888 GET WILY.
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