Appian Implements AristaSoft Solution Integrating Operations, Finance And Collaborative Manufacturing Commerce

Enterprise Solution Allows Appian to Maximize Operational Efficiency



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from AristaSoft Corporation

    BOXBOROUGH, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Appian
 Communications(TM), the first to deliver an optical edge solution opening
 today's optical networks to high growth packet services, and AristaSoft
 Corporation, a provider of integrated business process services for the
 high-tech equipment industry, announced today that Appian has integrated its
 business processes in operations, finance and collaborative manufacturing
 commerce using AristaSoft's solution.
     "By leveraging AristaSoft's expertise and industry knowledge, Appian
 rapidly deployed a solution that meets our key business objectives," said
 Gregg Savage, co-founder and CFO of Appian. "The AristaSoft solution enables
 us to maximize our operational efficiency while we grow our company."
     Appian and AristaSoft deployed the integrated solution in just 64 days.
 The project kicked off in October 2000 and the service has been operational
 since January 2001. The enterprise solution allows Appian to effectively
 streamline order management and production planning as well as manage
 finances. AristaSoft's solution for Appian is based on J.D. Edwards
 OneWorld(R) enterprise software and Agile Software's Agile Anywhere(TM)
 web-based application suite.
     "Partnering with AristaSoft delivers tremendous value by freeing us to
 focus on our core competencies," added Savage. "In addition to enabling a fast
 deployment, the AristaSoft model delivers industry-tested solutions that solve
 our information technology challenges at an operational cost that is
 significantly less than if Appian selected, implemented and managed the
 solutions on site."
     "AristaSoft is excited about our relationship with Appian," said
 Drew Hoffman, president and CEO of AristaSoft. "As its trusted business
 partner, we will continue to provide solutions to help Appian succeed and meet
 its growth objectives."
 
     About Appian Communications
     Appian is removing the final bottleneck to optical service revenues with
 an optical edge solution optimized for the migration from traditional TDM
 services to high growth packet services. Designed to leverage existing
 transport and back office infrastructures, Appian's Optical Services
 Activation Platform (OSAP(TM)) and AppianVista(TM) services manager combine
 the low cost and flexibility of Ethernet with the resilience, manageability,
 and global scale of SONET/SDH networks to create significant time to market
 and profitability opportunities. With its integrated TDM support, the OSAP
 offers providers a smooth migration path from today's rigid, circuit-optimized
 voice and data offerings to a new generation of carrier-class Ethernet
 services that include Ethernet Private Lines, Ethernet Virtual Networks, and
 scaleable Ethernet Internet Access. Appian is marketing its products to
 emerging and existing providers around the world.  The Appian team has helped
 drive the market leadership of respected telecom systems developers such as
 Lucent, Nortel and Cisco Systems. For more information about Appian
 Communications, please visit its Web site at www.appiancom.com.
 
     About AristaSoft Corporation
     AristaSoft enables emerging, hyper-growth high-tech equipment companies to
 build bigger businesses faster by providing integrated business process
 services based on deep, industry-focused domain expertise and a portfolio of
 relevant enterprise-class applications delivered on a secure, scalable and
 reliable infrastructure. AristaSoft serves over 20 customers through the
 efforts of 300 employees and more than 30 strategic partners-all dedicated to
 the high-tech equipment industry. AristaSoft has successfully achieved Type II
 SAS 70 Attestation and is the ASP World-Class Award winner for Best Vertical
 Market Service. Founded in 1999, the privately held company is headquartered
 in San Jose, Calif. with offices in Boston, Mass. and Hyderabad, India. For
 more information, visit www.aristasoft.com or contact the company at
 888-972-9950.
 
     NOTE:  Appian Communications, Appian, and the Appian logo are trademarks
 or services marks of Appian Communications, Inc. All other company, product or
 service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Liza Goldberg of AristaSoft Corporation, 650-331-3809, or
 liza.goldberg@aristasoft.com; or Linda Pugliano of Appian Communications,
 978-206-7244, or lpugliano@appiancom.com, for AristaSoft Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE AristaSoft Corporation
    BOXBOROUGH, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Appian
 Communications(TM), the first to deliver an optical edge solution opening
 today's optical networks to high growth packet services, and AristaSoft
 Corporation, a provider of integrated business process services for the
 high-tech equipment industry, announced today that Appian has integrated its
 business processes in operations, finance and collaborative manufacturing
 commerce using AristaSoft's solution.
     "By leveraging AristaSoft's expertise and industry knowledge, Appian
 rapidly deployed a solution that meets our key business objectives," said
 Gregg Savage, co-founder and CFO of Appian. "The AristaSoft solution enables
 us to maximize our operational efficiency while we grow our company."
     Appian and AristaSoft deployed the integrated solution in just 64 days.
 The project kicked off in October 2000 and the service has been operational
 since January 2001. The enterprise solution allows Appian to effectively
 streamline order management and production planning as well as manage
 finances. AristaSoft's solution for Appian is based on J.D. Edwards
 OneWorld(R) enterprise software and Agile Software's Agile Anywhere(TM)
 web-based application suite.
     "Partnering with AristaSoft delivers tremendous value by freeing us to
 focus on our core competencies," added Savage. "In addition to enabling a fast
 deployment, the AristaSoft model delivers industry-tested solutions that solve
 our information technology challenges at an operational cost that is
 significantly less than if Appian selected, implemented and managed the
 solutions on site."
     "AristaSoft is excited about our relationship with Appian," said
 Drew Hoffman, president and CEO of AristaSoft. "As its trusted business
 partner, we will continue to provide solutions to help Appian succeed and meet
 its growth objectives."
 
     About Appian Communications
     Appian is removing the final bottleneck to optical service revenues with
 an optical edge solution optimized for the migration from traditional TDM
 services to high growth packet services. Designed to leverage existing
 transport and back office infrastructures, Appian's Optical Services
 Activation Platform (OSAP(TM)) and AppianVista(TM) services manager combine
 the low cost and flexibility of Ethernet with the resilience, manageability,
 and global scale of SONET/SDH networks to create significant time to market
 and profitability opportunities. With its integrated TDM support, the OSAP
 offers providers a smooth migration path from today's rigid, circuit-optimized
 voice and data offerings to a new generation of carrier-class Ethernet
 services that include Ethernet Private Lines, Ethernet Virtual Networks, and
 scaleable Ethernet Internet Access. Appian is marketing its products to
 emerging and existing providers around the world.  The Appian team has helped
 drive the market leadership of respected telecom systems developers such as
 Lucent, Nortel and Cisco Systems. For more information about Appian
 Communications, please visit its Web site at www.appiancom.com.
 
     About AristaSoft Corporation
     AristaSoft enables emerging, hyper-growth high-tech equipment companies to
 build bigger businesses faster by providing integrated business process
 services based on deep, industry-focused domain expertise and a portfolio of
 relevant enterprise-class applications delivered on a secure, scalable and
 reliable infrastructure. AristaSoft serves over 20 customers through the
 efforts of 300 employees and more than 30 strategic partners-all dedicated to
 the high-tech equipment industry. AristaSoft has successfully achieved Type II
 SAS 70 Attestation and is the ASP World-Class Award winner for Best Vertical
 Market Service. Founded in 1999, the privately held company is headquartered
 in San Jose, Calif. with offices in Boston, Mass. and Hyderabad, India. For
 more information, visit www.aristasoft.com or contact the company at
 888-972-9950.
 
     NOTE:  Appian Communications, Appian, and the Appian logo are trademarks
 or services marks of Appian Communications, Inc. All other company, product or
 service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Liza Goldberg of AristaSoft Corporation, 650-331-3809, or
 liza.goldberg@aristasoft.com; or Linda Pugliano of Appian Communications,
 978-206-7244, or lpugliano@appiancom.com, for AristaSoft Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  AristaSoft Corporation