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Sybase and QBS Distribution Partner to Strengthen UK Market Leadership

Maidenhead, UK – 21 November – Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilising information, today announced its partnership with QBS Distribution (QBSD) to distribute Sybase® PowerDesigner®, the leading data modeling software tool with a 35% global market share. The strategic partnership seeks to further strengthen Sybase PowerDesigner’s global leadership within the UK market.

Sybase PowerDesigner combines business process modeling with unified modeling language (UML) and data modeling to make possible open, cross-platform information architectures that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere. Sybase® PowerDesigner® uniquely supports more than 60 databases and leading development environments including Java™, the Eclipse open source development environment and Microsoft® Visual Studio® and Sybase PowerBuilder®.

“Data modeling solutions are becoming increasingly important as information infrastructures become more complex. Modeling data, business processes and applications with PowerDesigner helps organisations understand, and manage the time, cost and risk of making changes to their environment whilst ensuring compliance with regulation,” said Andrew de Rozairo, Business Development Manager, Sybase. “Our partnership represents an exciting opportunity to provide essential tools to the UK market utilising QBSD’s expertise in the distribution of software throughout the channel. QBSD is going to help us take this world leading data modeling tool and strengthen its position within the UK.”

“PowerDesigner allows business and data analysts, database administrators, IT architects and developers to be more productive and ambitious. This product is a fantastic addition to our portfolio as we are able to offer our customers the market leader in data modeling tools” said Skye Quin, sales and marketing director of QBSD. “We wanted to work with Sybase, not only because of its credibility and product offering, but also to offer our resellers the benefits of selling such a robust and mature tool. This partnership will offer Sybase the opportunity to reassert its market share within the UK.”


PowerDesigner is available immediately in the following editions: DataArchitectTM; DataArchitect Enterprise; Developer; Developer Enterprise; Studio Personal and Studio Enterprise. PowerDesigner 15 was released on 31 October.

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase is the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilising information. With our global solutions, enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using any device. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, and government runs on Sybase. For more information, visit

Sybase, PowerDesigner, DataArchitect are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About QBS Distribution

QBS Distribution (QBSD) is a division of QBS Software with a mandate to professionally service software resellers.

The QBSD reseller database has grown extensively over 20 years and the company now supplies software to most corporate resellers, Large Account Resellers (LARs), value added resellers, system integrators or any organisation which procures software on behalf of others. Registered resellers have access to exclusive online pricing, product information, order history, order tracking and maintenance & support renewal details. Most of our corporate resellers utilise the QBSD specialist software sourcing service to obtain quotes for unusual software items that are not readily available through distribution.

QBSD has developed keen expertise in product licensing, marketing, management and fulfilment. The company participates in many leading industry exhibitions, conferences, road shows and seminars whilst working closely with various user groups. Currently QBSD has distribution rights for 17 software vendors, including Sybase.

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Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase’s future growth, prospects and new product releases are, by nature, forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks, and cannot be guaranteed. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “will” and similar expressions relating to Sybase and its management may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase’s current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technology changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on Sybase’s Web site).

Sybase Press Contact:

Danielle Cook/Lauren Wood
01628 628080

QBS Distribution Press Contact:

Mike Paterson
020 8733 7128

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