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Synactive Extends GuiXT WS Platform to Generate Office-based Business Application Interfaces and Integrate with SAP® Solutions

Introducing GuiXT WS Workbench—an authoring tool in support of SAP solutions to enhance the user experience while simplifying and automating data integration with WS Office, Microsoft® Excel, Adobe® Acrobat, and SAP GUI

Foster City, CA. – August 3, 2011 – Synactive, Inc. (www.guixt.com), a leading developer of optimization and user-enablement solutions for use with SAP® solutions, today announced the introduction of GuiXT WS Workbench, an application for business users to author office-based business application interfaces to SAP Business Suite software, without any programming or scripting required. Integration with personal productivity tools empowers individuals with familiar interfaces they use on a day-to-day basis.

"GuiXT WS Workbench is a game changer," said Thomas Ewe, CEO, Synactive. "Non-technical users can now create scripts that perform bulk data migration between Excel and SAP solutions or between PDF forms and SAP solutions. Built on our WS Platform, WS Workbench also allows our customers to create a simplified graphical user interface (GUI). In addition, WS Workbench includes Excel spreadsheet generation and error handling, which will identify and flag any mistakes produced by a user during the data-entry process."

Business applications used on a day-to-day basis often involve manual data entry that can be a little time consuming for users. GuiXT WS Workbench enables bulk data migration and moves complex workflows into familiar formats without the need for developers to spend time creating integration, easing the data-entry process for business users. Complex transactions containing multiple screens are recorded to show only the fields and cells business users need. Even custom transactions can be recorded and displayed in Excel or PDF, or aggregated on one GUI screen, enabling users to easily automate the uploading and downloading of data between familiar application interfaces to fields in SAP solutions.

"Enterprises show wide interest in how to improve application interfaces and extend them to a broader range of users,” said Jim Murphy, Research Director, Gartner, Inc. “Organizations need mechanisms that offer quick and direct results without requiring third party consulting or systems integration."

WS Workbench not only records transactions, screens, and processes in SAP solutions, but also automatically wires fields and cells to any type of SAP transaction.

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The core of WS Workbench is the same WS Platform that drives all of Synactive's next-generation solutions. "WS Platform is the central infrastructure upon which all of Synactive's solutions are built," said Ewe. "This means any and all process developments will integrate with SAP solutions."

Used with WS Office, WS Workbench enables users of SAP solutions to perform mass data uploads via Excel spreadsheets of PDF forms. "WS Office allows users to keep track of sales order data in Excel and then do a mass upload to a given (VA01) SAP transaction," added Ewe. "WS Office also enables our customers to extract data from a given record or transaction and modify it in the familiar interface of Excel, while providing error handling for the subsequent upload back to the SAP solution."

WS Workbench and WS Office leverage native SAP security with support of SAP’s extensive authorization functionality, which protects sensitive corporate data from unwanted access and use. Empowering users to consume and update information in their preferred format requires critical attention and the need to ensure full protection of that data.

"Using our proven technology and intimate knowledge of SAP solutions, Synactive is dedicated to enabling its customers to create a richer user experience, while helping to accelerate their return on investment," said Gino Padua, senior vice president, Worldwide Field Operations, Synactive. “GuiXT WS Workbench is simply the latest example of our commitment to these goals.”.

About Synactive, Inc.

Synactive, Inc. enables clients to activate, accelerate and achieve significant business results, in support of end-to-end solutions customized for installations of SAP solutions. It is an SAP software solution partner in the SAP PartnerEdge™ program and the 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 technology, products and solutions.

SAP, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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