Frontec and IBM announce initiative for fast-growing ERP market

FRONTEC AND IBM ANNOUNCE INITIATIVE FOR FAST-GROWING ERP MARKET Orlando, January 26, 1999 - Frontec AMT and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the signing of a co-marketing agreement aimed at providing Frontec´s AMTrix@ system and IBM´s MQSeries to companies undertaking Enterprise Resouce Planning implementations. According to Frontec, the proven capability of AMTrix to connect with the high quality message-queuing capability of IBM´s MQSeries gives customers the most complete application integration framework available on the market today. The agreement will also benefit customers who have the added requirement to integrate ERP systems with electronic commerce environments or legacy systems, the company said. Frontec´s connector for IBM MQSeries has been available on the market for one year, and boasts more than 67 installations worldwide. "Today´s global business world is hyper competitive and full of time constraints", said Vytas Kisielius, Vice President, Americas for Frontec AMT. "Fast turnaround and robust throughput in all critical business processes is more than a competitive advantage - it is often a necessity for long-term survival. We are therefore delighted to announce this partnership with IBM to fully meet the needs of our mutual customers." About Frontec Frontec´s AMTrix System enables end-users and software providers to more quickly and with less risk, integrate ERP solutions, legacy systems, packaged applications and electronic commerce communities across the extended supply chain. The AMTrix System entails a many-to-many message broker hub-and-spoke architecture supporting a wide range of applications and technologies, such as communications protocols, messaging, transformation, intelligent workflow, process integrity management, systems management and remote administration. AMTrix is installed and supported in more than 2,700 locations in 40 countries, operating in the UNIX, NT and IBM AS/400 environments. Frontec AMT is a $100 million provider of application integration products and services. A publicly traded company on the Swedish Exchange, Frontec was formed in 1981 and has more than 1100 employees in major international offices in Stamford, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Singapore and Beijing. Frontec was recently named one of the "25 Enterprise Companies to Watch" in 1999 by Fortune Magazine. AMTrix is installed and supported in more than 2700 locations in 40 countries, operating in the UNIX, NT and IBM AS/400 environments. For more information please contact the company at 1-800-386- 2074 or visit http://www.frontec.com. Contact: Vytas Kisielius, Frontec, (203) 977 7100 X215. About MQSeries and IBM IBM MQSeries, the most widely used message-queuing software on the market, enables users to exchange information between applications across more than 35 different platforms, from mainframes to PCs. This award-winning software enables business integration throughout the enterprise, allowing companies to maximize e-business opportunities by leveraging existing resources to improve speed-to-market and anticipate IT changes as their business changes. MQSeries´ asynchronous technology assures message delivery even when programs or networks fail or the target system is temporarily unavailable. For more information on MQSeries visit http:///www.software.ibm.com/ts/mqseries/. IBM is the world´s largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Software offers the widest range of applications, middleware and operating systems for all types of computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. The fastest way to get more information about IBM software is through the IBM Software home page at http://www.software.ibm.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/27/19990127BIT00210/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/27/19990127BIT00210/bit0002.pdf

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