6/25/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Agile Software, Inc. [NASDAQ: AGIL], announce an alliance to jointly develop and market solutions that will offer customers choice and simplicity for managing a single system of record for manufactured products using the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). Agile will port its offerings-which include Agile Product Sourcing, Agile Product Collaboration, and Agile Product Service & Improvement-to the Sun ONE platform. Sun ONE is the vision, architecture, platform and expertise for developing and deploying services on demand.
Agile Leverages Sun ONE Platform
Agile Product Sourcing, the company's direct material sourcing and cost management offering is now currently available on Sun Fire[tm] servers and Sun StorEdge[tm] products to provide exceptional reliability scalability and performance. The first Sun ONE components supported are the Solaris[tm] 9.0 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) for Unix servers, the award-winning Sun ONE Web Server, an industry standard for developing multi-tier enterprise applications and the Java[tm] 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE[tm]) platform. Agile will be rolling out the complete Sun ONE architecture including Sun ONE Directory Server, Sun ONE Application Server and Sun ONE Portal Server.
"In response to the needs of our global customers, Agile has added the Sun ONE platform as a reliable and scalable platform option. The first customer to be running on this offering will be the Kimball Electronics Group," stated Paul Fu, Agile vice president of product marketing. "The Sun ONE platform offers an approach to delivering customer value quickly and comprehensively. We are excited to be working with Sun to deploy Agile's mission-critical solutions and continue to deliver value to our customers."
"Global manufacturing companies require a robust platform that provides increased flexibility, 24 x 7 reliability and scalability for linking their supply chain partners directly to their internal systems," said Shahram Moradpour, senior director, market development, Sun Microsystems Inc. "The Agile Product Chain Management solutions running on the Sun ONE platform will help our mutual customers to improve their time to market and subsequently their bottom line."
High Impact Benefits
Agile and Sun will continue to provide enhanced solutions in terms of security, scalability, reliability and a strong commitment to open standards through their partnership with RosettaNet.
Companies choosing this secure solution can look forward to being able to better manage the complete customer lifecycle - beginning with initial contact and continuing through the sales cycle, the order and billing process, product delivery and service and support.
The Agile8 Product Chain Management (PCM) solutions help companies manage their products through every phase of the product profit cycle. The integrated set of solutions helps companies communicate and collaborate internally as well as externally with customers and supply chain partners. Agile8 includes Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Sourcing and Agile Product Service & Improvement application suites-which deliver significant bottom-line results by helping companies manage materials costs, rapidly introduce products to meet market demand, and improve productivity and product quality.
About Sun ONE
Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) is Sun's vision, architecture, platform and expertise that enables the development and delivery of services on demand. Through its open, integrateable architecture, Sun ONE extends current enterprise systems to help reduce costs and complexity while improving organizations' return on assets. Further information is available at www.sun.com/sunone
About Agile Software
Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ:AGIL) provides Product Chain Management solutions to help companies build better, more profitable products faster. Approximately 825 companies use Agile solutions as the system of record for their products, including Armstrong Air Conditioning, B/E Aerospace, Compaq, Dell Computer, Flextronics International, FujiFilm, GE Medical, InFocus, International Paper, Juniper Networks, Lucent, Nvidia, Philips, Precor, and Texas Instruments. Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Sourcing and Agile Product Service & Improvement solutions help companies reduce materials costs, rapidly introduce products to meet demand, and substantially improve productivity and product quality. For more information, call 408-975-3900 or visit Agile at www.agile.com
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java, J2EE, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Fire, StorEdge and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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