Sonaca Streamlines Complex SAP Deployment With Computer Associates Unicenter TNG

CA's Award-Winning eBusiness Management Solution Facilitates Belgian Aerospace

Manufacturer's Rapid Business Growth



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., and GOSSELIES, Belgium, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer
 Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that Sonaca, a leading
 aerospace component manufacturer based in Gosselies, Belgium, is deploying
 CA's Unicenter TNG to monitor and enhance the performance of the company's
 enterprise resource planning and manufacturing systems based on SAP R/3.
     With 75 years of experience in manufacturing components for the aerospace
 industry, Sonaca recently completed a massive business re-engineering program
 to refocus on commercial aerospace customers, streamline production and boost
 productivity.  Following the successful implementation of an SAP Aerospace and
 Defense system, Sonaca prepared itself for rapid growth.
     Sonaca selected Unicenter TNG to help administrators maintain total
 control of mission-critical enterprise systems in anticipation of
 around-the-clock operations.
     The Unicenter TNG SAP R/3 Option will provide Sonaca administrators with a
 complete management view of their multiple SAP instances via a single,
 intuitive user interface -- enabling them to fine-tune workloads and system
 configurations for maximum performance and reliability.  Sonaca will be able
 to quickly determine the root-cause of any technical issues, whether they
 reside on a system device or within a given SAP R/3 application.
     "By simplifying the management of our complex infrastructure, Unicenter
 TNG is protecting our considerable investment in ERP technology while
 maximizing the total business value we receive from our SAP R/3
 implementation," said Bernard Bury, information systems director, Sonaca.
 "Unicenter TNG will also streamline our IT operations so that, as we grow, we
 can keep control of our IT environment without having to hire more technicians
 to our staff."
     Sonaca will also leverage additional integrated Unicenter TNG options and
 agents to remotely manage, control and troubleshoot all areas of its IT
 systems and devices from a central console.
     "The productivity of our core business is absolutely dependent upon our IT
 systems," said Bury.  "Our decision to deploy Unicenter TNG in order to ensure
 the consistent performance and high availability of our expanding IT
 enterprise was very much a strategic one, and one which supports our main
 business operations."
     "Companies like Sonaca need their mission-critical eBusiness systems to be
 up and running 24 x 7," said Dominique Bedeur, regional vice president,
 enterprise management sales, Belgium and Luxembourg, CA.  "Unicenter TNG
 enables these companies to fulfill their availability and performance
 requirements with optimum resource-efficiency, allowing them to pursue their
 business goals without being constrained by technology management issues."
 
     About Computer Associates
 Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software That
 Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     About Sonaca
     Sonaca SA manufactures components for the aerospace industry, a market
 which is competitive and technically demanding. Since 1978 Sonaca has
 developed and produced wing leading edge slats for Airbus aircraft. It also
 manufactures pressurized fuselage sections for the Brazilian Embraer EMP-145,
 a regional jet airplane. Sonaca employs 1800 people and in 2000 posted annual
 revenues of 9 billion BEF (0.22 billion Euros).
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., and GOSSELIES, Belgium, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer
 Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that Sonaca, a leading
 aerospace component manufacturer based in Gosselies, Belgium, is deploying
 CA's Unicenter TNG to monitor and enhance the performance of the company's
 enterprise resource planning and manufacturing systems based on SAP R/3.
     With 75 years of experience in manufacturing components for the aerospace
 industry, Sonaca recently completed a massive business re-engineering program
 to refocus on commercial aerospace customers, streamline production and boost
 productivity.  Following the successful implementation of an SAP Aerospace and
 Defense system, Sonaca prepared itself for rapid growth.
     Sonaca selected Unicenter TNG to help administrators maintain total
 control of mission-critical enterprise systems in anticipation of
 around-the-clock operations.
     The Unicenter TNG SAP R/3 Option will provide Sonaca administrators with a
 complete management view of their multiple SAP instances via a single,
 intuitive user interface -- enabling them to fine-tune workloads and system
 configurations for maximum performance and reliability.  Sonaca will be able
 to quickly determine the root-cause of any technical issues, whether they
 reside on a system device or within a given SAP R/3 application.
     "By simplifying the management of our complex infrastructure, Unicenter
 TNG is protecting our considerable investment in ERP technology while
 maximizing the total business value we receive from our SAP R/3
 implementation," said Bernard Bury, information systems director, Sonaca.
 "Unicenter TNG will also streamline our IT operations so that, as we grow, we
 can keep control of our IT environment without having to hire more technicians
 to our staff."
     Sonaca will also leverage additional integrated Unicenter TNG options and
 agents to remotely manage, control and troubleshoot all areas of its IT
 systems and devices from a central console.
     "The productivity of our core business is absolutely dependent upon our IT
 systems," said Bury.  "Our decision to deploy Unicenter TNG in order to ensure
 the consistent performance and high availability of our expanding IT
 enterprise was very much a strategic one, and one which supports our main
 business operations."
     "Companies like Sonaca need their mission-critical eBusiness systems to be
 up and running 24 x 7," said Dominique Bedeur, regional vice president,
 enterprise management sales, Belgium and Luxembourg, CA.  "Unicenter TNG
 enables these companies to fulfill their availability and performance
 requirements with optimum resource-efficiency, allowing them to pursue their
 business goals without being constrained by technology management issues."
 
     About Computer Associates
 Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software That
 Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     About Sonaca
     Sonaca SA manufactures components for the aerospace industry, a market
 which is competitive and technically demanding. Since 1978 Sonaca has
 developed and produced wing leading edge slats for Airbus aircraft. It also
 manufactures pressurized fuselage sections for the Brazilian Embraer EMP-145,
 a regional jet airplane. Sonaca employs 1800 people and in 2000 posted annual
 revenues of 9 billion BEF (0.22 billion Euros).
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.