Catalyst and Starbase Announce Partnership to Speed Delivery of Enterprise eBusiness Applications

Integrated Solution Delivers Open Standards-Based Development



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Catalyst Systems Corporation from ,Starbase Corporation

    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Systems Corporation, the leader
 in application build management technology and Starbase Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   SBAS), the leading provider of end-to-end collaborative products for
 both the development and management of content and code for eBusiness
 applications, today announced a strategic technology and marketing
 partnership.
     Through the technology partnership, the two companies will develop and
 maintain a seamless integration between Openmake, an application build process
 automation tool and StarTeam, Starbase's integrated, collaborative source
 code, content and change management solution for eBusiness development
 projects.  This integration will offer enterprise development teams a complete
 solution for automating eBusiness applications build management across the
 widest variety of development languages and operating systems.  Starbase and
 Catalyst will co-market the integrated solution directly to end users through
 client referrals, joint seminars, workshops, and conferences.  The end user
 community will benefit by having the availability of one-source development
 solutions, based on best-of-breed technology.
     "StarTeam delivers critical team collaboration and code and content
 repository support to teams that are working with a wide variety of
 development tools, languages and operating systems," stated William R. Stow
 III, President and CEO of Starbase.  "Openmake supports true enterprise
 development across all platforms regardless of compiler or programming
 language.  The combination of StarTeam and Openmake offers our joint customers
 an integrated solution that will support the management and creation of
 enterprise and Internet applications."
     "Building enterprise and Internet applications using traditional
 mechanisms makes it is almost impossible to standardize many environmental
 development factors," said Steve Taylor, President of Catalyst Systems.  "The
 integration of Openmake's repeatable software build process with StarTeam will
 ensure that our joint customers will be able to rapidly deploy eBusiness
 applications while greatly reducing the risk of introducing errors into their
 production environments."
 
     About Starbase Corporation
     Starbase is the leading provider of end-to-end collaborative products for
 both the development and management of integrated content and code for
 eBusiness applications. Collaboration is the simultaneous coordination,
 management, and communication of geographically dispersed contributors of both
 code and content for eBusiness applications.  With over 2,500 Starbase
 customers worldwide, our technology supports the continuous cycle of creating,
 linking, and managing digital assets, which comprise complex eBusiness
 applications.  Starbase products enable users with differing technical and
 functional backgrounds to collaborate on the production and management of Web
 sites and eBusiness initiatives from multiple locations. Companies and
 organizations, including leading corporations such as Chase Bank, Dell
 Computer, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, PepsiCo and Seagate Technology have
 selected Starbase products to manage their eBusiness development projects.
 Starbase is headquartered at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 900, Santa Ana, CA
 92707. Tel: 714.445.4400. Fax: 714.445.4404. Visit Starbase's Web site at
 www.starbase.com.
 
     About Catalyst Systems Corporation
     Catalyst Systems, headquartered in Glencoe, Illinois is a leading provider
 of Configuration Management software and consulting services specializing in
 the design and implementation of reliable and repeatable processes for
 building e-business applications for Global 2000 organizations.  For more
 information about Catalyst Systems' products and services -- Tel:
 847-835-6106 -- FAX: 847-835-6109 or visit the website --
 http://www.openmake.com
 
     Forward Looking Statements
     When used in the preceding discussion, the words "believes, expects, or
 intend to" and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify
 forward-looking statements.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any of the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, (i) conditions in the general economy or the
 software industry, (ii) the timely development and market acceptance of
 products and technologies, (iii) competitive factors, (iv) demand for team
 productivity software products, (v) sell-through of products in the sales
 channel, and (vi) other risks described in Starbase Corporation's SEC reports
 and filings.
 
 

SOURCE Catalyst Systems Corporation; Starbase Corporation
    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Systems Corporation, the leader
 in application build management technology and Starbase Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   SBAS), the leading provider of end-to-end collaborative products for
 both the development and management of content and code for eBusiness
 applications, today announced a strategic technology and marketing
 partnership.
     Through the technology partnership, the two companies will develop and
 maintain a seamless integration between Openmake, an application build process
 automation tool and StarTeam, Starbase's integrated, collaborative source
 code, content and change management solution for eBusiness development
 projects.  This integration will offer enterprise development teams a complete
 solution for automating eBusiness applications build management across the
 widest variety of development languages and operating systems.  Starbase and
 Catalyst will co-market the integrated solution directly to end users through
 client referrals, joint seminars, workshops, and conferences.  The end user
 community will benefit by having the availability of one-source development
 solutions, based on best-of-breed technology.
     "StarTeam delivers critical team collaboration and code and content
 repository support to teams that are working with a wide variety of
 development tools, languages and operating systems," stated William R. Stow
 III, President and CEO of Starbase.  "Openmake supports true enterprise
 development across all platforms regardless of compiler or programming
 language.  The combination of StarTeam and Openmake offers our joint customers
 an integrated solution that will support the management and creation of
 enterprise and Internet applications."
     "Building enterprise and Internet applications using traditional
 mechanisms makes it is almost impossible to standardize many environmental
 development factors," said Steve Taylor, President of Catalyst Systems.  "The
 integration of Openmake's repeatable software build process with StarTeam will
 ensure that our joint customers will be able to rapidly deploy eBusiness
 applications while greatly reducing the risk of introducing errors into their
 production environments."
 
     About Starbase Corporation
     Starbase is the leading provider of end-to-end collaborative products for
 both the development and management of integrated content and code for
 eBusiness applications. Collaboration is the simultaneous coordination,
 management, and communication of geographically dispersed contributors of both
 code and content for eBusiness applications.  With over 2,500 Starbase
 customers worldwide, our technology supports the continuous cycle of creating,
 linking, and managing digital assets, which comprise complex eBusiness
 applications.  Starbase products enable users with differing technical and
 functional backgrounds to collaborate on the production and management of Web
 sites and eBusiness initiatives from multiple locations. Companies and
 organizations, including leading corporations such as Chase Bank, Dell
 Computer, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, PepsiCo and Seagate Technology have
 selected Starbase products to manage their eBusiness development projects.
 Starbase is headquartered at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 900, Santa Ana, CA
 92707. Tel: 714.445.4400. Fax: 714.445.4404. Visit Starbase's Web site at
 www.starbase.com.
 
     About Catalyst Systems Corporation
     Catalyst Systems, headquartered in Glencoe, Illinois is a leading provider
 of Configuration Management software and consulting services specializing in
 the design and implementation of reliable and repeatable processes for
 building e-business applications for Global 2000 organizations.  For more
 information about Catalyst Systems' products and services -- Tel:
 847-835-6106 -- FAX: 847-835-6109 or visit the website --
 http://www.openmake.com
 
     Forward Looking Statements
     When used in the preceding discussion, the words "believes, expects, or
 intend to" and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify
 forward-looking statements.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any of the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, (i) conditions in the general economy or the
 software industry, (ii) the timely development and market acceptance of
 products and technologies, (iii) competitive factors, (iv) demand for team
 productivity software products, (v) sell-through of products in the sales
 channel, and (vi) other risks described in Starbase Corporation's SEC reports
 and filings.
 
 SOURCE  Catalyst Systems Corporation; Starbase Corporation