Tangram Pioneers New Lifecycle Asset Management Methodology

Enterprise Insight(R) Delivers Customer-Driven

Flexibility and Business Process Optimization



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

    CARY, N.C., April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
     Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:   TESIC), a leading provider of
 enterprise asset management solutions, today announced Enterprise Insight, the
 latest addition to the Tangram family of business management solutions.
 Enterprise Insight, the only fully Web-based asset management solution on the
 market, is designed to assist organizations in the time-consuming and often
 complex tasks of tracking and managing information technology assets
 throughout their lifecycle-from procurement through disposal.  Enterprise
 Insight is available for immediate sale, with first shipment slated for
 July 2001.
     "In the downturn of today's economy, most organizations are under
 incredible pressure to contain expenses and to escalate productivity levels,"
 said Norm Phelps, president and CEO of Tangram.  "That's why organizations
 must become more effective and efficient at managing both their human and
 technological assets.  An asset management solution, designed around unique
 needs and priorities, is a necessity for any organization attempting to
 optimize resource efficiency and reduce the costs associated with technology
 assets."
     "A successful asset management solution must follow the 80/20 rule -- 80%
 process and 20% product," commented Ron Nabors, Tangram's senior vice
 president of worldwide sales and customer care.  "In designing the Enterprise
 Insight solution, Tangram adhered to this golden rule, bringing to market the
 most comprehensive asset management software product coupled with our unique
 customer-centric phased solution approach, which involves a careful evaluation
 of each customer's environment, current processes, points of pain, and
 solution priorities.  It is through achieving this high level of customer
 intimacy and familiarity that Tangram's team of asset management and process
 engineering consultants can deliver a complete and high-value solution -
 including process recommendations, services, and software-that fits each
 customer's needs, timeframe, and budget."
     Unlike complex suite solutions that are difficult to deploy and fail to
 provide an immediate return on investment, Enterprise Insight's modular asset
 management components and services, phased implementation approach, and
 commitment to complete customer care empowers organizations to rapidly resolve
 their most pressing asset management issues and to quickly realize greater
 efficiencies in their technology assets.  The following business-critical
 asset management components can be mixed and matched to meet the business
 priorities of each customer:
 
     * Asset Expert-Asset Expert, the core Enterprise Insight repository
       module, enables organizations to consolidate and report on relevant
       physical (e.g., hardware and software data), financial (e.g., asset
       costs and depreciation data), and contractual (e.g., license agreements
       and warranty / maintenance contracts) information from a single data
       repository.
 
     * Purchasing Manager-Enterprise Insight's Purchasing Manager allows
       organizations to automate the entire procurement process, including
       generating and tracking purchase requisitions through final approval,
       creating purchase orders, recording the receipt of assets, and
       validating vendor invoices.
 
     * Lease Manager-Enterprise Insight's Lease Manager automates the entire
       leasing process, from initial request to lease termination, providing
       critical information on the current status and terms of each lease
       agreement (e.g., end-of-lease notification requirements and options,
       costs, required configuration).
 
     * Complementary Services-Each Enterprise Insight module-Asset Expert,
       Purchasing Manager, and Leasing Manager-is complemented by a "Getting
       Started Right" service, designed to ensure each customer an expedient
       implementation and a roadmap for ongoing success.  Tangram also offers
       an Asset Management Best Practices Analysis and a Best Practices
       Implementation service.
 
     For more information on Enterprise Insight, please visit www.tangram.com.
 
     About Tangram (www.tangram.com)
     Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. is a
 leading provider of IT asset management solutions for large and midsize
 organizations across all industries, in both domestic and international
 markets.  Tangram's core business strategy and operating philosophy center on
 delivering world-class customer care, creating a more personal and productive
 IT asset management experience through a phased solution implementation,
 providing tailored solutions that support evolving customer needs, and
 maintaining a leading-edge technical position.  To date, Tangram's solutions
 have been installed on more than 2 million workstations and servers at more
 than 200 customer sites throughout the world.  Tangram is a partner company of
 Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:   SFE) (www.safeguard.com), a leader in
 identifying, developing, and operating premier technology companies in the
 Internet infrastructure market with a focus on three sectors: software,
 communications, and eServices.
 
     All product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
    CARY, N.C., April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
     Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:   TESIC), a leading provider of
 enterprise asset management solutions, today announced Enterprise Insight, the
 latest addition to the Tangram family of business management solutions.
 Enterprise Insight, the only fully Web-based asset management solution on the
 market, is designed to assist organizations in the time-consuming and often
 complex tasks of tracking and managing information technology assets
 throughout their lifecycle-from procurement through disposal.  Enterprise
 Insight is available for immediate sale, with first shipment slated for
 July 2001.
     "In the downturn of today's economy, most organizations are under
 incredible pressure to contain expenses and to escalate productivity levels,"
 said Norm Phelps, president and CEO of Tangram.  "That's why organizations
 must become more effective and efficient at managing both their human and
 technological assets.  An asset management solution, designed around unique
 needs and priorities, is a necessity for any organization attempting to
 optimize resource efficiency and reduce the costs associated with technology
 assets."
     "A successful asset management solution must follow the 80/20 rule -- 80%
 process and 20% product," commented Ron Nabors, Tangram's senior vice
 president of worldwide sales and customer care.  "In designing the Enterprise
 Insight solution, Tangram adhered to this golden rule, bringing to market the
 most comprehensive asset management software product coupled with our unique
 customer-centric phased solution approach, which involves a careful evaluation
 of each customer's environment, current processes, points of pain, and
 solution priorities.  It is through achieving this high level of customer
 intimacy and familiarity that Tangram's team of asset management and process
 engineering consultants can deliver a complete and high-value solution -
 including process recommendations, services, and software-that fits each
 customer's needs, timeframe, and budget."
     Unlike complex suite solutions that are difficult to deploy and fail to
 provide an immediate return on investment, Enterprise Insight's modular asset
 management components and services, phased implementation approach, and
 commitment to complete customer care empowers organizations to rapidly resolve
 their most pressing asset management issues and to quickly realize greater
 efficiencies in their technology assets.  The following business-critical
 asset management components can be mixed and matched to meet the business
 priorities of each customer:
 
     * Asset Expert-Asset Expert, the core Enterprise Insight repository
       module, enables organizations to consolidate and report on relevant
       physical (e.g., hardware and software data), financial (e.g., asset
       costs and depreciation data), and contractual (e.g., license agreements
       and warranty / maintenance contracts) information from a single data
       repository.
 
     * Purchasing Manager-Enterprise Insight's Purchasing Manager allows
       organizations to automate the entire procurement process, including
       generating and tracking purchase requisitions through final approval,
       creating purchase orders, recording the receipt of assets, and
       validating vendor invoices.
 
     * Lease Manager-Enterprise Insight's Lease Manager automates the entire
       leasing process, from initial request to lease termination, providing
       critical information on the current status and terms of each lease
       agreement (e.g., end-of-lease notification requirements and options,
       costs, required configuration).
 
     * Complementary Services-Each Enterprise Insight module-Asset Expert,
       Purchasing Manager, and Leasing Manager-is complemented by a "Getting
       Started Right" service, designed to ensure each customer an expedient
       implementation and a roadmap for ongoing success.  Tangram also offers
       an Asset Management Best Practices Analysis and a Best Practices
       Implementation service.
 
     For more information on Enterprise Insight, please visit www.tangram.com.
 
     About Tangram (www.tangram.com)
     Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. is a
 leading provider of IT asset management solutions for large and midsize
 organizations across all industries, in both domestic and international
 markets.  Tangram's core business strategy and operating philosophy center on
 delivering world-class customer care, creating a more personal and productive
 IT asset management experience through a phased solution implementation,
 providing tailored solutions that support evolving customer needs, and
 maintaining a leading-edge technical position.  To date, Tangram's solutions
 have been installed on more than 2 million workstations and servers at more
 than 200 customer sites throughout the world.  Tangram is a partner company of
 Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:   SFE) (www.safeguard.com), a leader in
 identifying, developing, and operating premier technology companies in the
 Internet infrastructure market with a focus on three sectors: software,
 communications, and eServices.
 
     All product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
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