RWD Selects Paragon Solutions as Technology Partner; Sign Long-term Development Partnership

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from RWD Technologies, Inc.

    COLUMBIA, Md., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RWD Technologies (Nasdaq:   RWDT):
     Paragon Solutions, Inc. issued the following press release on April 10,
 2001:
 
     Atlanta, Georgia -- April 10, 2001 -- Paragon Solutions, Inc., a leading
 provider of onshore, nearshore, and offshore software development services,
 has signed a 3-year development contract with RWD Technologies to integrate
 the Paragon recording and simulation technologies into RWD's product suite.
 Paragon's technology will also enhance the functionality of RWD Info Pak(TM).
     RWD Info Pak provides customers with a comprehensive toolset for
 capturing, organizing, and distributing key business knowledge related to the
 implementation of new software.  For example, in an organization that is
 implementing SAP software, a content developer using RWD Info Pak can rapidly
 capture knowledge needed to configure and test the software and to train end
 users.  The content developer simply runs each SAP transaction.  RWD Info Pak
 captures each step in the transaction and converts the result to
 professionally formatted content that can be published in a variety of forms.
 The content can also be rapidly published to a web site and attached to
 online, context-sensitive help.  More than 50 companies worldwide use RWD Info
 Pak to compress project timeliness, reduce implementation costs, and provide
 just-in-time support to end users of complex new technology.
     "Paragon's technical expertise and development capabilities will give RWD
 the ability to go to market quickly with new and beneficial features and
 functionality for our toolset," says Dana Sohr, Vice President of RWD's
 Enterprise Systems group.  "We have had a successful, ongoing relationship
 with Paragon.  Our teams have worked well together in the past, and this new
 partnership will allow us to extend our products to new markets and
 geographies."
     For the duration of the contract, Paragon will supply a dedicated team of
 resources that will work under the direction of RWD to develop and tailor
 specific technologies for use in the eLearning market space, as part of the
 comprehensive RWD solution set.  The Paragon team will consist of both onshore
 and offshore development resources.
     Tom Underwood, President of Paragon Solutions, Inc. says, "We are pleased
 to expand our relationship with RWD.  I am confident that our dedicated
 development team, working with their Product Management resources, will result
 in successful products for RWD."
 
     About Paragon Solutions
     Paragon Solutions, Inc. is a U.S. Company and a leader in providing
 onshore, nearshore and offshore software development services to premier
 organizations worldwide.  In a highly competitive, resource-tight market, our
 experienced and versatile employees are perfect resources to support the
 immediate needs of software development companies.  Paragon is the only U.S.-
 based software development resource company with established software centers
 not only in the United States, but also in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi,
 Vietnam, and Bangalore, India.  Paragon has a staff of experienced personnel
 who define customer requirements, design software solutions and coordinate the
 activities of our nearshore and offshore development teams.  Paragon has the
 ability to deliver large-scale, low-cost outsourcing teams for long-term
 development projects.  For more information visit our website at
 www.paragonsolutions.com.
 
     About RWD Technologies
     RWD Technologies, Inc, a professional services company with headquarters
 in Columbia, Maryland, U.S.A. provides a broad range of technology solutions
 to the business problems confronting Fortune 500 companies.  The Corporation
 has three operational segments: Manufacturing Performance, Enterprise Systems,
 and Latitude360.  The latter segment, Latitude360, specializes in eCommerce
 and eLearning solutions.  Established in 1988, RWD has approximately 1,100
 employees located in 18 offices in the United States, 3 offices in Europe, and
 one office in Mexico.  RWD provides services that increase productivity and
 reduce operating costs for companies in more than 20 industries.  Information
 about RWD can be found at the Corporation's World Wide Web site, www.rwd.com.
 
     Media Contact:
     RWD Technologies
     Dana Sohr
     Vice President, Enterprise Systems
     Dsohr@rwd.com
     800-448-8324
 
     Certain statements contained herein, including statements regarding
 development of the Company's services, markets, and future demands for the
 Company's services, and other statements regarding matters that are not
 historical facts, are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).  Such forward-looking statements
 include risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ
 materially from those expressed or implied thereby.  Factors that could cause
 actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, reliance
 on strategic partners and alliance organizations, expansion of international
 operations, reliance on the market for enterprise resource planning software,
 rapid technological change in the information technology industry, reliance on
 a few key clients, the Company's ability to attract and retain sufficient
 employees, substantial competition, concentration of revenue in the automotive
 industry, which is subject to cyclical and economic factors outside the
 Company's control, as well as various project risks associated with individual
 projects that could materially impact operating results, the Company's ability
 to effectively manage its growth, variability of operating results, and
 dependence on key personnel.
 
     RWD and RWD Technologies, Inc. are registered trademarks, and RWD
 Technologies and Latitude360 are trademarks of RWD Technologies, Inc. in the
 United States and several other countries.  All other products and names are
 or may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE RWD Technologies, Inc.
    COLUMBIA, Md., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RWD Technologies (Nasdaq:   RWDT):
     Paragon Solutions, Inc. issued the following press release on April 10,
 2001:
 
     Atlanta, Georgia -- April 10, 2001 -- Paragon Solutions, Inc., a leading
 provider of onshore, nearshore, and offshore software development services,
 has signed a 3-year development contract with RWD Technologies to integrate
 the Paragon recording and simulation technologies into RWD's product suite.
 Paragon's technology will also enhance the functionality of RWD Info Pak(TM).
     RWD Info Pak provides customers with a comprehensive toolset for
 capturing, organizing, and distributing key business knowledge related to the
 implementation of new software.  For example, in an organization that is
 implementing SAP software, a content developer using RWD Info Pak can rapidly
 capture knowledge needed to configure and test the software and to train end
 users.  The content developer simply runs each SAP transaction.  RWD Info Pak
 captures each step in the transaction and converts the result to
 professionally formatted content that can be published in a variety of forms.
 The content can also be rapidly published to a web site and attached to
 online, context-sensitive help.  More than 50 companies worldwide use RWD Info
 Pak to compress project timeliness, reduce implementation costs, and provide
 just-in-time support to end users of complex new technology.
     "Paragon's technical expertise and development capabilities will give RWD
 the ability to go to market quickly with new and beneficial features and
 functionality for our toolset," says Dana Sohr, Vice President of RWD's
 Enterprise Systems group.  "We have had a successful, ongoing relationship
 with Paragon.  Our teams have worked well together in the past, and this new
 partnership will allow us to extend our products to new markets and
 geographies."
     For the duration of the contract, Paragon will supply a dedicated team of
 resources that will work under the direction of RWD to develop and tailor
 specific technologies for use in the eLearning market space, as part of the
 comprehensive RWD solution set.  The Paragon team will consist of both onshore
 and offshore development resources.
     Tom Underwood, President of Paragon Solutions, Inc. says, "We are pleased
 to expand our relationship with RWD.  I am confident that our dedicated
 development team, working with their Product Management resources, will result
 in successful products for RWD."
 
     About Paragon Solutions
     Paragon Solutions, Inc. is a U.S. Company and a leader in providing
 onshore, nearshore and offshore software development services to premier
 organizations worldwide.  In a highly competitive, resource-tight market, our
 experienced and versatile employees are perfect resources to support the
 immediate needs of software development companies.  Paragon is the only U.S.-
 based software development resource company with established software centers
 not only in the United States, but also in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi,
 Vietnam, and Bangalore, India.  Paragon has a staff of experienced personnel
 who define customer requirements, design software solutions and coordinate the
 activities of our nearshore and offshore development teams.  Paragon has the
 ability to deliver large-scale, low-cost outsourcing teams for long-term
 development projects.  For more information visit our website at
 www.paragonsolutions.com.
 
     About RWD Technologies
     RWD Technologies, Inc, a professional services company with headquarters
 in Columbia, Maryland, U.S.A. provides a broad range of technology solutions
 to the business problems confronting Fortune 500 companies.  The Corporation
 has three operational segments: Manufacturing Performance, Enterprise Systems,
 and Latitude360.  The latter segment, Latitude360, specializes in eCommerce
 and eLearning solutions.  Established in 1988, RWD has approximately 1,100
 employees located in 18 offices in the United States, 3 offices in Europe, and
 one office in Mexico.  RWD provides services that increase productivity and
 reduce operating costs for companies in more than 20 industries.  Information
 about RWD can be found at the Corporation's World Wide Web site, www.rwd.com.
 
     Media Contact:
     RWD Technologies
     Dana Sohr
     Vice President, Enterprise Systems
     Dsohr@rwd.com
     800-448-8324
 
     Certain statements contained herein, including statements regarding
 development of the Company's services, markets, and future demands for the
 Company's services, and other statements regarding matters that are not
 historical facts, are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).  Such forward-looking statements
 include risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ
 materially from those expressed or implied thereby.  Factors that could cause
 actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, reliance
 on strategic partners and alliance organizations, expansion of international
 operations, reliance on the market for enterprise resource planning software,
 rapid technological change in the information technology industry, reliance on
 a few key clients, the Company's ability to attract and retain sufficient
 employees, substantial competition, concentration of revenue in the automotive
 industry, which is subject to cyclical and economic factors outside the
 Company's control, as well as various project risks associated with individual
 projects that could materially impact operating results, the Company's ability
 to effectively manage its growth, variability of operating results, and
 dependence on key personnel.
 
     RWD and RWD Technologies, Inc. are registered trademarks, and RWD
 Technologies and Latitude360 are trademarks of RWD Technologies, Inc. in the
 United States and several other countries.  All other products and names are
 or may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  RWD Technologies, Inc.