Evoke Software Includes MERANT ODBC Drivers

Easier Product Implementations for Customers



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Evoke Software

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Evoke Software has entered into an
 original equipment manufacturer agreement with MERANT to include that
 company's industry-standard ODBC drivers in Evoke's product suite.  The
 partnership will make it easier for Evoke customers to implement Evoke's
 products, which provide organizations the only automated method for
 understanding the accuracy of their data.
     Evoke will embed MERANT's DataDirect Connect ODBC drivers into its data
 analysis software.  Doing so will give Evoke customers built-in access to the
 Evoke Repository, the central information store that holds all of the
 knowledge a company gains from analyzing its data that is at the core of the
 Evoke software suite.  The knowledge stored in the Repository can be accessed,
 reviewed and edited by different groups within an organization.  The MERANT
 drivers will be delivered to customers on the Evoke product CD and installed
 simultaneously with Evoke's application for those customers who elect to buy
 them.  Usage is limited to Evoke products.
     "Customers like AXA Financial want the fastest, most reliable connection
 to the metadata stored in the Evoke Repository," said Mike Cook, vice
 president, business development at Evoke Software.  "We chose MERANT because
 they are the data connectivity industry leader and the best for our
 customers."
     "By embedding MERANT's drivers, Evoke is making its products easier to use
 without incurring major development and support costs," said Eric Egertson,
 MERANT vice president of business development.  "That's a sound strategy for
 growth."
     Information about existing corporate data is gaining importance and
 visibility throughout organizations.  Understanding the quality, content and
 structure of corporate data is the key to leveraging it in popular software
 applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise
 resource planning (ERP).
      As a result, Global 2000 companies are turning to Evoke for its unique
 ability to discover hidden data problems by analyzing the precise quality,
 structure and content of each row and column in multiple, disparate databases.
 Such detailed data understanding had not been available until Evoke automated
 the process.
 
     About Evoke Software
     Evoke Software is the world leader in accelerating successful e-business
 integration with corporate operational systems.  Evoke's infrastructure
 solutions are being used across the enterprise at Global 2000 companies to
 speed the process of analyzing and understanding corporate data, ensuring
 successful integration for e-business, CRM, ERP, and data warehousing
 implementations.  Evoke's customer list includes such companies as
 ABN AMRO Bank, AT&T, AXA Financial, Fleet Financial Group, General Motors,
 GTE Wireless, Lloyds TSB Group, and Toyota USA. Evoke also has strategic
 partnerships with major systems integrators, including CAP Gemini Ernst &
 Young, CSC, IBM, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Based in San Francisco,
 California, Evoke has sales and support offices throughout the United States
 and in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.  Evoke is a private company
 funded by premier investment firms.  For more information, please contact
 Evoke Software at 877-386-5379 or visit the company's website at
 www.evokesoft.com.
 
     About MERANT
     MERANT is a leading global e-business software company.  More than
 5 million professionals use MERANT technology at 60,000 customer sites,
 including the entire Fortune 100 and the majority of the Global 500.  MERANT
 provides Egility solutions, which combine expertise, market-leading
 technology, best practices and an extensive network of partners, to help
 companies develop, integrate, transform and manage e-business applications.
 Founded in 1976, MERANT has more than $300 million in annual revenues,
 1,700 employees and more than 600 technology partners.  For additional
 information, visit www.merant.com.
     NOTE  MERANT and Egility are trademarks, and DataDirect Connect is a
 registered trademark, of MERANT.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan Inc., 831-440-2404, or
 tom@nadelphelan.com, for Evoke Software; or Andrew Carothers of
 Evoke Software, 415-537-9161, or acarothers@evokesoft.com.
 
 

SOURCE Evoke Software
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Evoke Software has entered into an
 original equipment manufacturer agreement with MERANT to include that
 company's industry-standard ODBC drivers in Evoke's product suite.  The
 partnership will make it easier for Evoke customers to implement Evoke's
 products, which provide organizations the only automated method for
 understanding the accuracy of their data.
     Evoke will embed MERANT's DataDirect Connect ODBC drivers into its data
 analysis software.  Doing so will give Evoke customers built-in access to the
 Evoke Repository, the central information store that holds all of the
 knowledge a company gains from analyzing its data that is at the core of the
 Evoke software suite.  The knowledge stored in the Repository can be accessed,
 reviewed and edited by different groups within an organization.  The MERANT
 drivers will be delivered to customers on the Evoke product CD and installed
 simultaneously with Evoke's application for those customers who elect to buy
 them.  Usage is limited to Evoke products.
     "Customers like AXA Financial want the fastest, most reliable connection
 to the metadata stored in the Evoke Repository," said Mike Cook, vice
 president, business development at Evoke Software.  "We chose MERANT because
 they are the data connectivity industry leader and the best for our
 customers."
     "By embedding MERANT's drivers, Evoke is making its products easier to use
 without incurring major development and support costs," said Eric Egertson,
 MERANT vice president of business development.  "That's a sound strategy for
 growth."
     Information about existing corporate data is gaining importance and
 visibility throughout organizations.  Understanding the quality, content and
 structure of corporate data is the key to leveraging it in popular software
 applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise
 resource planning (ERP).
      As a result, Global 2000 companies are turning to Evoke for its unique
 ability to discover hidden data problems by analyzing the precise quality,
 structure and content of each row and column in multiple, disparate databases.
 Such detailed data understanding had not been available until Evoke automated
 the process.
 
     About Evoke Software
     Evoke Software is the world leader in accelerating successful e-business
 integration with corporate operational systems.  Evoke's infrastructure
 solutions are being used across the enterprise at Global 2000 companies to
 speed the process of analyzing and understanding corporate data, ensuring
 successful integration for e-business, CRM, ERP, and data warehousing
 implementations.  Evoke's customer list includes such companies as
 ABN AMRO Bank, AT&T, AXA Financial, Fleet Financial Group, General Motors,
 GTE Wireless, Lloyds TSB Group, and Toyota USA. Evoke also has strategic
 partnerships with major systems integrators, including CAP Gemini Ernst &
 Young, CSC, IBM, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Based in San Francisco,
 California, Evoke has sales and support offices throughout the United States
 and in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.  Evoke is a private company
 funded by premier investment firms.  For more information, please contact
 Evoke Software at 877-386-5379 or visit the company's website at
 www.evokesoft.com.
 
     About MERANT
     MERANT is a leading global e-business software company.  More than
 5 million professionals use MERANT technology at 60,000 customer sites,
 including the entire Fortune 100 and the majority of the Global 500.  MERANT
 provides Egility solutions, which combine expertise, market-leading
 technology, best practices and an extensive network of partners, to help
 companies develop, integrate, transform and manage e-business applications.
 Founded in 1976, MERANT has more than $300 million in annual revenues,
 1,700 employees and more than 600 technology partners.  For additional
 information, visit www.merant.com.
     NOTE  MERANT and Egility are trademarks, and DataDirect Connect is a
 registered trademark, of MERANT.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan Inc., 831-440-2404, or
 tom@nadelphelan.com, for Evoke Software; or Andrew Carothers of
 Evoke Software, 415-537-9161, or acarothers@evokesoft.com.
 
 SOURCE  Evoke Software