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Synactive GuiXT boosts Steelscape SAP R/3

Steel Manufacturer Uses GuiXT to Simplify its SAP Warehouse Management Operations

Foster City, CA (07/20/04) -- Synactive, a leading developer of customizing and simplification solutions for SAP (NYSE: SAP), announced that Steelscape, Inc., part of the Grupo IMSA (NYSE:IMY) family of companies, has deployed GuiXT RF solution to help increase business and cost efficiencies across its SAP warehouse management operations. With GuiXT, Steelscape has taken a strategic approach to providing its field staff with secure, easy, and instant access to stock transfer and movement, no matter where they are working from. By implementing GuiXT, they have enhanced SAP user interface, facilitated shipment planning and tracking, and improved employee productivity.

GuiXT is a solution shipped by SAP and bundled within SAPGUI. GuiXT increases productivity and user satisfaction by simplifying the screens and streamlining the R/3 processes. Through GuiXT, companies reduce training costs and decrease the barrier between the users and their tasks. GuiXT can be used with standard R/3, SAP CRM, SAPConsole, RF guns, and even Pocket PC and hand-held CE devices. GuiXT is being used by over 150,000 users worldwide.

"With RF guns, our warehouse employees can access SAP R/3 from almost anywhere, and GuiXT has helped simplify the interface tremendously," said Tony Waadevig, Business Analyst at Steelscape. "The interface is built from the mobile user's perspective, making it very easy to use. The most amazing part is that we were able to port GuiXT simplified SAPGUI screens to hand-held devices without additional development. We had used GuiXT to simplify SAPGUI screens. When we decided to use RF guns, we were able to import the existing GuiXT screens to RF devices, and make the screens fit on a RF gun screen. Managers and operation leads use simplified SAPGUI screens from their desktops, and field staff is able to access the same screens using their RF devices."

"At Synactive, we are dedicated to helping our clients maximize their business process efficiencies. Warehouse management optimization not only makes it easier for field workers to complete their task, but also delivers savings to the company with more efficient use of resources," commented Thomas Ewe, CEO of Synactive. "Steelscape has joined a growing list of customers with intense and dynamic warehouse management operations who have successfully deployed our GuiXT RF solution. We are delighted to be working with Steelscape to improve their warehouse management efficiency and help maximize business profitability."

About Steelscape, Inc.

Steelscape, Inc. makes metallic coated and painted steel sheet at its facilities in Kalama, Wash., Richmond, Calif. and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The company’s products are primarily used in the construction industry. Steelscape, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMSA Acero, part of the Grupo IMSA family of companies.

About Synactive, Inc.

Synactive, Inc. enables clients to activate, accelerate, and achieve significant business results across the enterprise with Synactive Desktop, Web, Mobile, Offline, Developer, and Access solutions for SAP ERP. As an SAP software solution partner in the SAP PartnerEdge™ program, GuiXT software comes pre-packaged with installations of the SAP GUI—4.6b to 7.0.

Synactive is a privately held software company headquartered in Foster City, Calif. with a presence in EMEA through Synactive GmbH. Synactive has established industry-specific alliances with leading organizations in aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, and utilities industries around the world. Please visit us at www.guixt.com for more information about GuiXT Access or any of our other solution suites.

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