Onyx Software and AvantGo Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Mobile Customer Relationship Management (mCRM) Solutions

Vendors Join Forces to Market and Sell Next-Generation,

XML-Based Mobile Solutions



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Onyx Software Corp.

    BELLEVUE, Wash., and SAN MATEO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- Onyx Software Corp. (Nasdaq:   ONXS), and AvantGo Inc., today
 announced a strategic alliance to deliver mobile customer relationship
 management (mCRM) solutions to large, field-based sales and services teams for
 wireless access to critical customer information anytime, anywhere.
     By combining AvantGo mobile infrastructure software and services with
 Onyx's XML-based platform, the two companies will offer a real-time, wireless
 solution for the growing mobile market, which according to Goldman Sachs'
 Mobile Internet study is estimated to be $13 billion by 2005.  The integrated
 solution will enable an organization's mobile professionals to manage contact
 information, review and update sales opportunities in their pipeline, access
 urgent service requests, and view customer history via handheld devices.
     "For most Fortune 1000 companies, customer management is not simply
 confined to centralized call centers but is instead a critical function that
 takes place continuously in the field," said Bill Bunker, vice president of
 product marketing at Onyx Software.  "By combining the power of Onyx's CRM
 solution with AvantGo's proven M-Business platform, our customers' will have
 wireless access to critical customer information increasing productivity,
 strengthening responsiveness and building a tremendous competitive advantage."
     As a result of the alliance with Onyx, AvantGo will expand the mCRM
 capabilities delivered within its existing product suite.  Additionally,
 AvantGo plans to deploy the mobile solution internally to accelerate
 information exchange across the enterprise for improved efficiency and
 empowered decision-making for its mobile workforce.
     "Onyx and AvantGo are delivering what we believe will be the dominant mCRM
 solution for large organizations seeking to run their enterprise data and
 applications from a handheld device," said Michael Kritzman, vice president of
 channels for AvantGo.  "The market demand is real and we think we've got a
 silver-bullet solution."
 
     About AvantGo
     AvantGo Inc., (Nasdaq:   AVGO) is the leading provider of infrastructure
 software and services that power the mobile economy.  AvantGo M-Business
 software enables businesses to increase the value of their corporate
 information systems by extending existing enterprise applications and critical
 information to employees, customers and business partners.  The company also
 provides the AvantGo mobile Internet service, a hosted network that enables
 hundreds of businesses to deliver their content and applications to more than
 2 million mobile consumers.  AvantGo is a pioneer in delivering real-world
 solutions for both wireless and off-line use.  For more information, please
 visit www.avantgo.com.
 
     About Onyx Software
     Onyx Software Corp. (Nasdaq:   ONXS) is a global supplier of customer-
 centric e-business enterprise applications that power a company's entire
 business world, connecting sales, marketing and service organizations with
 customers and partners.  Onyx products deliver the critical functionality
 needed to attract, acquire and retain partners and customers across all
 channels and touch points providing the flexibility, reliability and
 scalability needed to realize a high return on investment and forge a
 competitive advantage in today's marketplace.  Onyx offers the comprehensive
 mix of technology, strategic services and implementation support to deliver
 enterprise business value through a branded, seamless customer experience.
 Onyx customers include American Express, Broadwing, Commerce One, Credit
 Suisse, Dreyfus, FirstWorld Communications, Portland Trail Blazers, Prudential
 Securities and Sierra Health Services.  Get more information at 888-275-6699,
 info@onyx.com or www.onyx.com.
 
     Cautionary Statement
     Except for historical information, all of the expectations and assumptions
 contained in the foregoing are forward-looking statements involving risks and
 uncertainties.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
 to, the ability of the parties to integrate the software and related
 technologies, possible delays in release of other products and services, the
 ability of the sales forces to adequately market and sell these products and
 services, and customer demand for such products and services.  For additional
 information regarding these and other risks associated with the company's
 business, please refer to the company's reports filed with the SEC.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking
 statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time
 the statements are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the
 forward-looking statements.  The words "believe," "expect," "intend,"
 "anticipate," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify
 forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement
 is not forward-looking.  These statements are not guarantees of future
 performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are
 difficult to predict.  Factors that could affect Onyx's actual results
 include, but are not limited to, the "Important Factors That May Affect Our
 Business, Our Results of Operations and Our Stock Price" described in our
 annual report on form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2000.  Readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements
 that speak only as to the date of this release.  Onyx undertakes no obligation
 to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information,
 events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the
 occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
     AvantGo, AvantGo Enterprise and the AvantGo logo are trademarks of AvantGo
 Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
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    BELLEVUE, Wash., and SAN MATEO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- Onyx Software Corp. (Nasdaq:   ONXS), and AvantGo Inc., today
 announced a strategic alliance to deliver mobile customer relationship
 management (mCRM) solutions to large, field-based sales and services teams for
 wireless access to critical customer information anytime, anywhere.
     By combining AvantGo mobile infrastructure software and services with
 Onyx's XML-based platform, the two companies will offer a real-time, wireless
 solution for the growing mobile market, which according to Goldman Sachs'
 Mobile Internet study is estimated to be $13 billion by 2005.  The integrated
 solution will enable an organization's mobile professionals to manage contact
 information, review and update sales opportunities in their pipeline, access
 urgent service requests, and view customer history via handheld devices.
     "For most Fortune 1000 companies, customer management is not simply
 confined to centralized call centers but is instead a critical function that
 takes place continuously in the field," said Bill Bunker, vice president of
 product marketing at Onyx Software.  "By combining the power of Onyx's CRM
 solution with AvantGo's proven M-Business platform, our customers' will have
 wireless access to critical customer information increasing productivity,
 strengthening responsiveness and building a tremendous competitive advantage."
     As a result of the alliance with Onyx, AvantGo will expand the mCRM
 capabilities delivered within its existing product suite.  Additionally,
 AvantGo plans to deploy the mobile solution internally to accelerate
 information exchange across the enterprise for improved efficiency and
 empowered decision-making for its mobile workforce.
     "Onyx and AvantGo are delivering what we believe will be the dominant mCRM
 solution for large organizations seeking to run their enterprise data and
 applications from a handheld device," said Michael Kritzman, vice president of
 channels for AvantGo.  "The market demand is real and we think we've got a
 silver-bullet solution."
 
     About AvantGo
     AvantGo Inc., (Nasdaq:   AVGO) is the leading provider of infrastructure
 software and services that power the mobile economy.  AvantGo M-Business
 software enables businesses to increase the value of their corporate
 information systems by extending existing enterprise applications and critical
 information to employees, customers and business partners.  The company also
 provides the AvantGo mobile Internet service, a hosted network that enables
 hundreds of businesses to deliver their content and applications to more than
 2 million mobile consumers.  AvantGo is a pioneer in delivering real-world
 solutions for both wireless and off-line use.  For more information, please
 visit www.avantgo.com.
 
     About Onyx Software
     Onyx Software Corp. (Nasdaq:   ONXS) is a global supplier of customer-
 centric e-business enterprise applications that power a company's entire
 business world, connecting sales, marketing and service organizations with
 customers and partners.  Onyx products deliver the critical functionality
 needed to attract, acquire and retain partners and customers across all
 channels and touch points providing the flexibility, reliability and
 scalability needed to realize a high return on investment and forge a
 competitive advantage in today's marketplace.  Onyx offers the comprehensive
 mix of technology, strategic services and implementation support to deliver
 enterprise business value through a branded, seamless customer experience.
 Onyx customers include American Express, Broadwing, Commerce One, Credit
 Suisse, Dreyfus, FirstWorld Communications, Portland Trail Blazers, Prudential
 Securities and Sierra Health Services.  Get more information at 888-275-6699,
 info@onyx.com or www.onyx.com.
 
     Cautionary Statement
     Except for historical information, all of the expectations and assumptions
 contained in the foregoing are forward-looking statements involving risks and
 uncertainties.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
 to, the ability of the parties to integrate the software and related
 technologies, possible delays in release of other products and services, the
 ability of the sales forces to adequately market and sell these products and
 services, and customer demand for such products and services.  For additional
 information regarding these and other risks associated with the company's
 business, please refer to the company's reports filed with the SEC.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking
 statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time
 the statements are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the
 forward-looking statements.  The words "believe," "expect," "intend,"
 "anticipate," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify
 forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement
 is not forward-looking.  These statements are not guarantees of future
 performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are
 difficult to predict.  Factors that could affect Onyx's actual results
 include, but are not limited to, the "Important Factors That May Affect Our
 Business, Our Results of Operations and Our Stock Price" described in our
 annual report on form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2000.  Readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements
 that speak only as to the date of this release.  Onyx undertakes no obligation
 to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information,
 events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the
 occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
     AvantGo, AvantGo Enterprise and the AvantGo logo are trademarks of AvantGo
 Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
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