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Extensity and Sabre to Deliver Leading e-Business Offering for Corporate Travel

Integrated Online Travel System Helps Corporate Customers Leverage Internet to

Optimize Efficiency and Manage Costs



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    EMERYVILLE, Calif. and FORT WORTH, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Extensity, Inc., a leading e-business applications company, and Sabre
 (NYSE:   TSG) today announced development plans to integrate their end-to-end
 corporate travel management systems.  This is the first integration of Sabre
 Business Travel Solutions(R) with a 100 percent Java-enabled expense
 management application to allow users access either online or offline from a
 laptop, PC or handheld device.  This expense application is part of
 Extensity's e-Business Application Suite.
     This integration will provide users with a hassle-free way to complete
 both the administrative and e-commerce components of business travel from the
 convenience of one Web-based application.  Once implemented, this application
 will help customers of Extensity and Sabre further streamline corporate travel
 processes and leverage the Internet to realize a greater return on their
 travel dollars.
     "Sabre develops integrated solutions with leading e-business applications
 companies to deliver highly functional solutions for the rapidly changing
 world of corporate travel," said Nancy Raynor, senior vice president of Sabre
 and general manager for Sabre Business Travel Solutions(R).  "We believe that
 forging relationships with forward-thinking corporations such as Extensity
 will help us to continue providing the best solutions for our customers."
     Sabre Business Travel Solutions(R) is the industry's leading corporate
 travel management system, giving business travelers a quick and easy way to
 make their own travel arrangements on their computers while complying with
 corporate policies.  In addition, it enables corporations to track every
 travel dollar from pre-planning and purchasing to expense reporting and
 reimbursement -- giving the potential to save as much as 30 percent in total
 travel management costs.  It is in use today by more than 250 customers --
 more than any other corporate travel management system.
     The Extensity e-Business Application Suite includes a Web-based system for
 automating travel planning, approval and expense reporting, providing users
 with a timesaving and seamless solution the administrative portion of business
 travel.  The Extensity Express(TM) Guaranteed Implementation Plan guarantees
 that each Extensity application will be up and running in 90 days.
     Together, these offerings give users a quick and easy way to plan,
 purchase and be reimbursed for corporate travel.  For corporations, these
 integrated solutions help further manage costs by enabling companies to more
 closely track travel expenditures throughout the entire business cycle and by
 improving the efficiency of travel-related management, administrative and
 financial processes.
     "Extensity and Sabre share the same goal of helping customers automate
 processes and exploit the power of the Internet to improve the way they do
 business.  Our integration with Sabre, a leader in travel and transportation
 IT solutions, provides customers with a full-service travel management system
 by adding commerce capabilities to Web-based travel planning and expense
 reporting," said Bob Spinner, president and CEO of Extensity.
     In this non-exclusive agreement, Sabre and Extensity will work together to
 bring this integrated solution to market through complementary sales and
 marketing efforts.  Availability is planned for early 2000.
 
     About Extensity
     Extensity is the leader in Internet applications for the e-business
 employee.  Extensity radically transforms the way companies do business by
 automating everyday processes to optimize employee productivity and business
 results.  Today Extensity addresses expense reporting, business travel,
 billable time capture and procurement.  Established by Scopus Technology
 co-founder Sharam Sasson, Extensity is funded by premier venture backers
 including Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers'
 Java Fund, Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners, and Visa International.
 Extensity customers include Franklin Resources, Incyte Pharmaceuticals,
 Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities, RELTEC, the University of California, and
 the @Home Network.  For more information on Extensity, go to
 www.extensity.com.
 
     About Sabre
     Sabre is a world leader in the electronic distribution of travel and is a
 leading provider of information technology solutions for the travel and
 transportation industries, including customized software development and
 software products, transaction processing, systems integration, consulting and
 total information technology outsourcing.
     Extensity is a trademark of Extensity, Inc.
     Sabre, Sabre Business Travel Solutions and the Sabre logo are registered
 trademarks of an affiliate of The Sabre Group, Inc., soon to be known as Sabre
 Inc.
     Current Sabre news releases may be accessed via the Internet.  Visit
 Sabre's Web site at http://www.sabre.com.
 
 

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