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Synactive Launches GuiXT Access

New Offering Enables Mobile Access to SAP® Applications —No Upgrades or Platform Switches

ORLANDO, Fla. -- May 17, 2010 - Synactive, Inc. (www.guixt.com), a leading developer of optimization and user-enablement solutions for use with SAP® solutions today announced the general availability of GuiXT Access. GuiXT Access enables companies running the SAP ERP application to connect their users to their implementations of SAP solutions throughout every touch point, from the Web and desktop to the ubiquitous smart phone.

Companies already leveraging SAP solutions across every industry and business function around the world can extend their connectivity securely to their mobile workforce—aligning specific business transactions with roles and responsibilities—via a customized user interface. For example, waiting to get back to the office to approve a purchase requisition is a thing of the past; now, before boarding the plane, approval can be given using an iPhone, allowing productivity to continue.

"More specifically, a company can extend its sales-order creation with variant configuration to the field, as well as extend its supply chain visibility to suppliers," said Thomas Ewe, Synactive's CEO. "These modes of access are built on proven existing SAP transactions, specifically for a business process to a specific audience—but limited and customized by GuiXT. These are then accessible through the Web and mobile devices."

Connectivity via mobile devices such as iPhone and BlackBerry is accomplished through applications that integrate the device and SAP applications. "Through this integration, users can click on a customer phone number and have the phone dial, or they can click on a customer address to bring up the interactive map, ready for routing," added Ewe.

GuiXT Access' capabilities are delivered through 64-bit servers using Synactive’s new WS-64 Foundation Engine (patent-pending). Based on industry standard ECMAScript 262, WS-64 is a fully multi-threaded customization engine that allows for infinite extensions. Integration between WS-64 and SAP ERP is enabled through channels of connectivity to SAP solutions, including Web services, the BAPI® programming interface, remote function calls (RFCs), and SAP protocols, as well as direct database access if necessary. A software development kit (SDK) to develop extensions is available at www.guixt.com.

"The point is that, while software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are suitable for some companies, we recognize that typical users of SAP solutions prefer to keep private control of their own vital data and crucial information, being accountable for their access to them," said Ewe. "By enabling GuiXT Access, organizations no longer have to be dependent on SaaS providers to leverage the cloud; but, more important, they can start connecting their users, today, to any version of SAP ERP, without requiring upgrades or platform switching."

GuiXT Access is scheduled to be available as a native application on the iPhone, BlackBerry, and the new iPad devices in June. Native support for Android and Windows Phone 7 is scheduled to launch by the third quarter of 2010.

Today’s announcement was made at the SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, being held May 16-19 in Orlando, where Synactive is exhibiting in booth 1208. Attendees are invited to stop by Synactive’s booth for more information about GuiXT Access and other solutions from Synactive.

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, Inc.Synactive, Inc. has been setting the standard in end-to-end solutions for simplifying and customizing SAP solutions. As a member of the SAP Complementary Software Program, GuiXT software comes bundled with all SAPGUI installations - 4.6b to 7.0. Synactive develops its components in close cooperation with SAP and is included within the greater SAP’s vision of SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP PLM, Portals and IS solutions.

Synactive, Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Foster City, CA, with a presence in EMEA through Synactive GmbH. Synactive has established industry specific alliances with leading corporations in the Automotive, Discrete Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Utilities, Retail, Aerospace & Defense, High Tech, Oil & Gas, and Pharmaceutical industries across the world. Additional information about Synactive is available at www.guixt.com.

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