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Attachmate Synapta Sets Stage for Enterprise SOA Success

A platform-neutral approach to service enablement.

London—March 7, 2005—Attachmate Corporation, 20-year veterans of connecting users with critical enterprise applications and data, announces the availability of the Synapta™ family of services-enabling products. Synapta solutions abstract information layers—data, logic, and presentation user interface that can be used independently of one another. This builds efficiencies that prepare IT for the age of user empowerment—an age in which more is never enough, application adoption lags, and rogue IT projects win the day.

Synapta leverages the viability of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as it exists today, granting maximum flexibility to business managers, IT organisations, developers and end users. The tool set saves companies money by working within existing infrastructures and “future proofs” development efforts with compliance to open standards. Ultimately, Synapta paves the way for Attachmate’s vision of a “user-organised enterprise” in which users drive the business and technology changes they need in real-time.

“For most enterprises today, the focus has been on what the application does, not what the user needs,” added Michael Jensen, Area Director for Northern Europe at Attachmate. “SOA promises to provide lower costs and quicker adaptability for IT organisations—Synapta leverages SOA to expediently meet user requirements.”

“Attachmate’s core expertise is in creating enterprise tools specifically with the user in mind, because we understand that user efficiency and productivity is crucial to an organization’s success,” continued Jensen. “Synapta is the first step for enabling disparate systems for SOA—creating composite applications, providing new interfaces and safeguarding business logic—in a very cost-effective way.” He continued, “Synapta provides solid footing into the new and evolving world of services-orientation.”
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Attachmate Synapta Services Builder converts existing data and logic into reusable services, granting maximum flexibility to line of business managers, IT developers, and end users. Services Builder uses open standards, fits within existing infrastructures and supports multiple systems, access methods and design requirements. Its GUI-based design, configuration and management tools enable data, transaction, and screen access, access and federation of structured/unstructured data, two-phase commit, and host-initiated events.

Attachmate Synapta Presentation Builder helps organisations build composite applications that enrich existing systems with Web services, custom code, and data from external databases. With Presentation Builder, organisations can create intuitive user interfaces for a broad range of new user groups (e.g. partners, suppliers, Internet self-service). Presentation Builder streamlines application workflow to meet increased demands for efficiency.

For more information, go to www.synapta.com.
About Attachmate
One of the world’s largest privately held software companies, Attachmate Corporation is helping companies leverage SOA as a platform for the user-organised enterprise—delivering solutions that overcome infrastructure and standards barriers to meeting user demands. From composite applications to efficient UIs, Attachmate technology helps Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies service-enable disparate systems while safeguarding existing business logic. Partnerships include: Unisys®, Sun® iForce, BEA®, and Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. News and information is available at http://www.attachmate.com or by calling Attachmate UK on 0118 912 4117.
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© 2005 Attachmate Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Attachmate is a registered trademark and Synapta is a trademark of Attachmate Corporation.