Symbol Technologies Chooses Xelus for Enterprise Service Management

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Xelus, Inc.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Xelus, Inc., the leading
 provider of enterprise service management solutions to Global 1000
 corporations, today announced that Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:   SBL), a
 global leader in wireless and Internet-based mobile data transaction systems,
 has selected XelusPlan software to optimize its growing service operations
 around the world.  XelusPlan synchronizes supply, demand and deployment of
 service parts through traditional and online trading venues.
     "Exceptional service is a strategic weapon for Symbol," said Alan
 Anderson, Senior Director of Service Operations at Symbol.  "We chose Xelus to
 help us maintain this edge as we grow."
     Symbol plans to deploy XelusPlan at all of its operations worldwide,
 including Europe and the Pacific Rim.  By the end of 2001 or early 2002,
 Symbol will complete its software rollout to operations in the United States,
 Canada and Mexico.
     "We expect to see return on investment in less than a year, and we know we
 will also realize significant cost savings with XelusPlan as we reduce our
 inventory levels," Anderson said.
     "Symbol's decision to choose Xelus highlights our reputation for helping
 companies achieve high level of service goals while reducing inventory costs
 in today's dynamic merger-and-acquisition environment," said Mike Fabiaschi,
 chairman and CEO of Xelus.  "We're very pleased to enable Symbol to grow its
 service operations globally and keep a tight rein on its lead in the rapidly
 evolving data and wireless industries."
 
     About Symbol Technologies
     Symbol Technologies, Inc., winner of the National Medal of Technology, is
 a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative
 customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice,
 application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture.  Symbol's
 wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the
 move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the
 Internet.  Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers
 and wireless LAN's are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to
 transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal
 delivery, government, healthcare and education.  Symbol's systems and products
 are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store,
 to the enterprise and out to the home.  Information about Symbol is available
 at http://www.symbol.com, and 1-800-722-6234.
 
     About Xelus
     Xelus, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise service management
 solutions for Global 1000 organizations.  Xelus has unmatched domain expertise
 in service supply chain optimization, combined with best-practice knowledge of
 service operations in its targeted vertical markets (aviation,
 telecommunications, high-tech, surface transportation, energy and DoD).  Xelus
 application software and services enable inventory planning and forecasting,
 online sourcing and procurement, and business process optimization.  Xelus
 clients achieve new levels of service efficiency, improve asset utilization,
 reduce costs, and increase service levels -- thereby increasing customer
 loyalty, revenue and ROI.  Xelus clients include 3Com, Agilent, Ameritech,
 Aviall, BellSouth, BGE, British Airways, Cisco, Compaq, Dell, Ericsson,
 Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, IBM, ICL, Isuzu, Kodak, Network Appliance, NCR,
 Logicom, Nissan, Samsung, SBC, StorageTek, Subaru, Sun, Tektronix, Unisys and
 Xerox.  Xelus is a privately held company headquartered in Rochester, NY, with
 offices throughout the United States and Europe.  For more information visit
 www.xelus.com.
 
     Contact:  press, Lisa Schaertl of Xelus, Inc., 716-419-3317, or
 lisa_schaertl@xelus.com; or David Lord of Socket PR, 512-335-8771, or
 dlord@socketpr.com, for Xelus, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Xelus, Inc.
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Xelus, Inc., the leading
 provider of enterprise service management solutions to Global 1000
 corporations, today announced that Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:   SBL), a
 global leader in wireless and Internet-based mobile data transaction systems,
 has selected XelusPlan software to optimize its growing service operations
 around the world.  XelusPlan synchronizes supply, demand and deployment of
 service parts through traditional and online trading venues.
     "Exceptional service is a strategic weapon for Symbol," said Alan
 Anderson, Senior Director of Service Operations at Symbol.  "We chose Xelus to
 help us maintain this edge as we grow."
     Symbol plans to deploy XelusPlan at all of its operations worldwide,
 including Europe and the Pacific Rim.  By the end of 2001 or early 2002,
 Symbol will complete its software rollout to operations in the United States,
 Canada and Mexico.
     "We expect to see return on investment in less than a year, and we know we
 will also realize significant cost savings with XelusPlan as we reduce our
 inventory levels," Anderson said.
     "Symbol's decision to choose Xelus highlights our reputation for helping
 companies achieve high level of service goals while reducing inventory costs
 in today's dynamic merger-and-acquisition environment," said Mike Fabiaschi,
 chairman and CEO of Xelus.  "We're very pleased to enable Symbol to grow its
 service operations globally and keep a tight rein on its lead in the rapidly
 evolving data and wireless industries."
 
     About Symbol Technologies
     Symbol Technologies, Inc., winner of the National Medal of Technology, is
 a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative
 customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice,
 application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture.  Symbol's
 wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the
 move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the
 Internet.  Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers
 and wireless LAN's are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to
 transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal
 delivery, government, healthcare and education.  Symbol's systems and products
 are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store,
 to the enterprise and out to the home.  Information about Symbol is available
 at http://www.symbol.com, and 1-800-722-6234.
 
     About Xelus
     Xelus, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise service management
 solutions for Global 1000 organizations.  Xelus has unmatched domain expertise
 in service supply chain optimization, combined with best-practice knowledge of
 service operations in its targeted vertical markets (aviation,
 telecommunications, high-tech, surface transportation, energy and DoD).  Xelus
 application software and services enable inventory planning and forecasting,
 online sourcing and procurement, and business process optimization.  Xelus
 clients achieve new levels of service efficiency, improve asset utilization,
 reduce costs, and increase service levels -- thereby increasing customer
 loyalty, revenue and ROI.  Xelus clients include 3Com, Agilent, Ameritech,
 Aviall, BellSouth, BGE, British Airways, Cisco, Compaq, Dell, Ericsson,
 Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, IBM, ICL, Isuzu, Kodak, Network Appliance, NCR,
 Logicom, Nissan, Samsung, SBC, StorageTek, Subaru, Sun, Tektronix, Unisys and
 Xerox.  Xelus is a privately held company headquartered in Rochester, NY, with
 offices throughout the United States and Europe.  For more information visit
 www.xelus.com.
 
     Contact:  press, Lisa Schaertl of Xelus, Inc., 716-419-3317, or
 lisa_schaertl@xelus.com; or David Lord of Socket PR, 512-335-8771, or
 dlord@socketpr.com, for Xelus, Inc.
 
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