Prolifics to Provide Development Environment for IBM's Websphere Web Application Software Platform

NEW YORK, New York –Prolifics (a JYACC company) announced today a rapid application development environment for IBM’s WebSphere Web Application Software Platform. The new software product, named Panther for IBM WebSphere builds on Prolifics’s successful Panther product suite, which simplifies the creation of n-tier, component-based applications.

"IBM offered us the benefits of a relationship, bringing insight and market leadership that will allow us to help customers take advantage of the WebSphere infrastructure," said Prolifics’ CEO Richard Westle. "In addition to offering rapid EJB-building, we can now offer a simplified migration path to move our customers away from older, proprietary client/server and 3-tier technologies, to WebSphere’s open, standards-based architecture."

Prolifics is working on the development efforts with marketing support from IBM. Targeted to companies needing to build business components to operate in WebSphere’s Enterprise JavaBeans-based infrastructure, Panther for IBM WebSphere provides rapid server-side EJB building in a visual development framework. Panther for IBM WebSphere is a full lifecycle development product, allowing users to model business components in Rational’s UML-based Rose, to create industry-standard Enterprise JavaBean components and then deploy those components in IBM’s WebSphere Web Application Software Platform. “To be competitive in today’s e-business arena, companies need an integrated e-business solution –including application server, database and commerce software –to meet the sophisticated demands of today’s e-business customers, “ said Paraic Sweeney, vice president, Business Transformation, IBM Software Group. “We’re pleased that Prolifics has extended the Panther environment to help their customers build sophisticated Web solutions that maximize their e-business investment.” Prolifics demonstrated Panther for IBM WebSphere at IBM’s premier e-business event, WebSphere 2000, March 27-29, in Miami. There, attendees had the opportunity to view a demo illustrating the benefits of using Panther’s straightforward approach to EJB component building.

About Prolifics

As 1 of 5 WebSphere Service Providers retained by IBM, Prolifics leverages best practices, proven methodology, and certified WebSphere experts to deliver high performing enterprise systems. Prolifics has offices throughout America and Europe and possesses over twenty years’ experience in solving business problems with technology solutions for a diverse list of well-known companies. Our solutions help organizations like the United Nations administer Human Resource benefits across international borders - even during field-level crisis management and aid JP Morgan Chase in managing portfolio information on its extensive customer base. Prolifics has an industry-high 96% success rate of delivering systems on-time and on-budget.

About IBM's (NYSE:IBM) Websphere Software

IBM WebSphere's customizable family of products provides the industry's most scalable e-business software foundation and application services, and delivers a flexible and open platform on which to build next-generation e-business applications. Based on WebSphere Application Server, the WebSphere family supports business applications from simple Web publishing through enterprise-scale transaction processing.

Through modular, integrated application services, such as Lotus Domino for rich collaboration capabilities and WebSphere Commerce Suite for high-performance, scalable commerce sites, the WebSphere family transforms the way businesses manage customer, partner and employee relationships. Tightly integrated business and web content development tools and web site management capabilities deliver the most advanced and productive end-to-end application development, deployment and integration for sophisticated e-business solutions. Information about the complete WebSphere product line is on the Web at

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