COMPUTERVISION TURNS TO NEURON DATA'S ELEMENTS
ENVIRONMENT FOR ITS NEXT GENERATION OPTEGRA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | ND-32
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 1995 -- Neuron Data, Inc. today announced that Computervision Corp. will employ its Elements Environment as the user interface framework and portable services layer for Computervision's next-generation enterprise data management software product, Optegra. Elements Environment is a leading high-end development solution for building distributed business-critical applications. Computervision is one of the morethan 2,000 leading independent software vendors (ISVs) and value-added resellers (VARs), including American Management Systems (AMS), Computron, ESRI, General Magic, IBM, Infinity Systems, NASDAQ and Platinum technology that resell or embed Neuron Data technology. The sale of Neuron Data-based software solutions represents more than $2 billion in annual revenue for the company's ISV/VAR partners.
"Neuron Data has made a significant impact in all vertical industries -- including telecommunications, finance, manufacturing and workflow -- with thousands of partners that rely on our technology to help them deliver open, extensible and cross-platform solutions to their customers," said Patrick Perez, president and CEO of Neuron Data. "Embedding, reselling and developingsoftware solutions with Elements Environment provides ISVs and VARs with reduced time to market, internationalization and investment protection. Neuron Data reaches its growing end-user customer base directly as well as through a large channel of ISVs and VARs, many of whom have standardized on Elements Environment as their main development platform."
Bedford, Massachusetts-based Computervision Corporation is a $573 million international supplier of enterprise-wide product development softwareand services. The company's product and process data management (PDM) and design automation (CAE/CAD/CAM) software solutions help manufacturers improve product quality and reduce time to market. Computervision is utilizing Elements Environment to build the user interface component of its cross-platform desktop applications that incorporate workflow and document management capabilities. Additionally, Computervision will resell Neuron Data's OPEN INTERFACE development tool as part of its Optegra product suite. "We'll benefit substantially from Neuron Data's robust, cross-platformdevelopment environment," said Henry Truong, Computervision's technical director for workgroup products. "It allows us to create highly-functional user interfaces to all the platforms (UNIX, PC and Macintosh) used by our Optegra family of enterprise data management products. Our customers benefit from the immediate availability of our products on their chosen platforms, presented with the native look-and-feel of the graphical user interface (GUI) they are familiar with. This is an important consideration in our customer's quest to achieve complete Electronic Product Definition (EPD) with Computervision."
NEURON DATA'S ISV/VAR PARTNER PROGRAM
Neuron Data has implemented an aggressive ISV/VAR partners' program that combines leading edge technology, world class technical support and services with business and marketing programs. ISVs and VARs represent 40 percent of Neuron Data's revenue and encompass all major industries worldwide. Solutions built with Neuron Data technology are now incorporating the "NeuronData Elements Inside" logo which symbolizes applications that are distributed, component-based, multi-platform, open and extensible.
ABOUT ELEMENTS ENVIRONMENT
Neuron Data's application development suite offers a combination of true portability, scalability and openness that transparently supports a wide variety of databases, platforms, operating systems, network protocols and windowing environments. Its Elements Environment consists of portable software modules called "Elements" -- GUI, Data Access, Business Rules and Distributed Communications. The Elements are connected by integration layers -- visual editors, an extensible script language, C and C++ interfaces and portable application services. The Elements Environment delivers "develop once, deploy anywhere" functionality for more than 35 platforms including: Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh, IBM OS/2, as well as a wide variety of UNIX systems. The company's unique, component-based approach to building mission-critical applications is flexible and supports the changing requirements of a dynamic business environment -- all with no runtime license fees.
NEURON DATA, INC.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Neuron Data is a global market leader in high-end development software for building business-critical applications. The company's Elements Environment product line is used by corporate developers and commercial software vendors worldwide. Neuron Data reaches its international customer base through 12 offices, including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo, and distributors throughout the Pacific Rim, Europe and South America.
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Neuron Data, Inc.