Syncronex Announces Availability of New Gadget for the Plumtree Corporate Portal

New Gadget Created by Syncronex Enables Web Access to Critical Business Data

From Personalized Internet Desktop



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Syncronex, Inc.

    REDMOND, Wash., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncronex, Inc. today announced
 availability of the new Syncronex Gadget for the Plumtree Corporate Portal and
 a partnership with Plumtree Software.  Plumtree Portal Gadgets are plug-in
 portal components that deliver key services from enterprise applications and
 Internet sites to the business desktop.  The new gadget is a plug-in component
 for integrating Syncronex ViewPoint into the Plumtree Corporate Portal, and
 offers customers a comprehensive solution for extending data management
 capabilities across the enterprise.  The gadget is customizable, and gives the
 audiences that use corporate portals as the gateway to their business
 resources visual access to structured data in the form of phone lists, contact
 lists, issue trackers, sales leads, and organization charts.  The gadget is
 designed to allow users to confidently share sensitive data from multiple
 sources within an organization and across the extended enterprise on the same
 personalized Internet desktop that also incorporates those users' e-mail,
 sales leads, inventory reports, and market news.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010220/SYNCRONEXLOGO )
     The gadget was developed by Syncronex at the Plumtree Gadget Workshop, an
 online environment for building gadgets at http://workshop.plumtree.com .  It
 is currently available for customers to preview at the Plumtree Gadget
 Showroom at http://showroom.plumtree.com .  Both sites are part of the
 Plumtree Gadget Factory.
     "Syncronex ViewPoint provides access to employee and location data across
 our entire enterprise, and is now available through our corporate portal,"
 said Geoff Osan, director of infrastructure, Allegheny Technologies.  "Our
 original implementation of Syncronex ViewPoint helped us improve internal
 communications, and we now look forward to extending this access to our
 suppliers and customers through the integration of Syncronex ViewPoint and the
 Plumtree Corporate Portal."
     Syncronex ViewPoint(TM) is a data application platform that allows users
 to easily configure, publish and distribute business-critical enterprise data
 to anyone, anywhere, across the extended enterprise.  Quick creation of
 task- and role-specific data management applications deliver business value
 and ease-of-use while ensuring data integrity.  Allegheny Technologies
 installed the first Plumtree Portal Gadget for Syncronex ViewPoint, making
 contact information available to employees and customers across the
 enterprise.  This contact information gadget is only one example of how
 Syncronex ViewPoint can be used to take structured data from a database and
 make it visible through the Plumtree Corporate Portal as a gadget that can be
 edited by administrators and power users.  Syncronex's customizable gadget,
 which can be used to create issue trackers, sales leads, resource lists, or a
 variety of data-centric applications contains the following forms:
 
     -- A search form:  the user enters the name of the contact or issue he or
        she wishes to track;
     -- A results form:  the results of the query appear;
     -- Detail:  the user can find out more detail about the sales lead,
        individual, or issue being queried; and,
     -- Edit:  A user can add, update, or delete information within the
        Syncronex ViewPoint Gadget.
 
     "Inclusion in Plumtree's Corporate Portal continues Syncronex's commitment
 of providing anywhere, anytime access to enterprise data," said Bruce Leader,
 chief executive officer and president, Syncronex.  "As the Allegheny
 Technologies deployment demonstrates, this alliance allows customers to extend
 their Plumtree Corporate Portals to offer the entire value chain of employees,
 partners and customers a customized, secure view into the data of their
 choice."
     "Syncronex ViewPoint brings added value to the Plumtree Corporate Portal,"
 said Sam Charington, Director of Business Development at Plumtree Software.
 "Now, not only are employees empowered to create a personalized browser-based
 view, but they can also configure front-end forms that represent the data of
 their choice".
     The Plumtree Gadget Suite for Syncronex is currently Open Market pending
 certification by Plumtree.  Open Market Gadgets are developed and maintained
 by third parties.  Plumtree-certified gadgets are tested by Plumtree for
 functionality and scalability.
 
     About Syncronex
     Established in 1999, Syncronex, Inc. is an enterprise software company
 that provides Web and wireless access to critical business data for
 Fortune 5000 companies.  Their flagship product, Syncronex ViewPoint(TM), is
 implemented in days, not months, and provides unparalleled data security
 within the extended enterprise environment.  Headquartered in Redmond, Wash.,
 Syncronex has worked with more than 40 companies including Allegheny
 Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Landstar System, PacifiCorp, San Francisco
 Chronicle and Virginia Mason Medical Center.  For more information call
 877-796-2766 or visit www.syncronex.com.
 
     About Plumtree Software
     Plumtree Software is creating a simple, personalized Web portal to the
 information and applications that businesses use every day.  Plumtree's
 extensible portal platform organizes links to different types of corporate
 documents in a Web directory, and assembles application and Internet services
 from different systems in a personalized Web page.  Plumtree embeds services
 from other systems in its portal platform using plug-in components called
 Plumtree Portal Gadgets(TM), which can be developed in a wide variety of
 programming environments, on a broad range of platforms.  Hundreds of gadgets
 have been developed by Plumtree and its partners, integrating into the portal
 application services and content from such vendors as Business Objects,
 Documentum, eRoom Technology, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Screaming Media, Siebel
 Systems and others.  Plumtree's strategy is to build a network of portal
 technology and deployment expertise that is unmatched in the industry.
 Plumtree has more than 50 systems integrators, including
 PricewaterhouseCoopers and Compaq Computer, and over 175 customers, including
 Ford Motor Company and Procter & Gamble.  Plumtree is working with its
 technology vendors, systems integrators and customers to fortify the Plumtree
 platform with new gadgets, customer-syndicated content, better deployment
 methodologies, and industry-specific portal applications.  To learn more about
 Plumtree, visit www.plumtree.com, or see a demonstration at
 www.corporateportal.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Penny Comfort of Syncronex, Inc., 425-467-4533
 
 

SOURCE Syncronex, Inc.
    REDMOND, Wash., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncronex, Inc. today announced
 availability of the new Syncronex Gadget for the Plumtree Corporate Portal and
 a partnership with Plumtree Software.  Plumtree Portal Gadgets are plug-in
 portal components that deliver key services from enterprise applications and
 Internet sites to the business desktop.  The new gadget is a plug-in component
 for integrating Syncronex ViewPoint into the Plumtree Corporate Portal, and
 offers customers a comprehensive solution for extending data management
 capabilities across the enterprise.  The gadget is customizable, and gives the
 audiences that use corporate portals as the gateway to their business
 resources visual access to structured data in the form of phone lists, contact
 lists, issue trackers, sales leads, and organization charts.  The gadget is
 designed to allow users to confidently share sensitive data from multiple
 sources within an organization and across the extended enterprise on the same
 personalized Internet desktop that also incorporates those users' e-mail,
 sales leads, inventory reports, and market news.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010220/SYNCRONEXLOGO )
     The gadget was developed by Syncronex at the Plumtree Gadget Workshop, an
 online environment for building gadgets at http://workshop.plumtree.com .  It
 is currently available for customers to preview at the Plumtree Gadget
 Showroom at http://showroom.plumtree.com .  Both sites are part of the
 Plumtree Gadget Factory.
     "Syncronex ViewPoint provides access to employee and location data across
 our entire enterprise, and is now available through our corporate portal,"
 said Geoff Osan, director of infrastructure, Allegheny Technologies.  "Our
 original implementation of Syncronex ViewPoint helped us improve internal
 communications, and we now look forward to extending this access to our
 suppliers and customers through the integration of Syncronex ViewPoint and the
 Plumtree Corporate Portal."
     Syncronex ViewPoint(TM) is a data application platform that allows users
 to easily configure, publish and distribute business-critical enterprise data
 to anyone, anywhere, across the extended enterprise.  Quick creation of
 task- and role-specific data management applications deliver business value
 and ease-of-use while ensuring data integrity.  Allegheny Technologies
 installed the first Plumtree Portal Gadget for Syncronex ViewPoint, making
 contact information available to employees and customers across the
 enterprise.  This contact information gadget is only one example of how
 Syncronex ViewPoint can be used to take structured data from a database and
 make it visible through the Plumtree Corporate Portal as a gadget that can be
 edited by administrators and power users.  Syncronex's customizable gadget,
 which can be used to create issue trackers, sales leads, resource lists, or a
 variety of data-centric applications contains the following forms:
 
     -- A search form:  the user enters the name of the contact or issue he or
        she wishes to track;
     -- A results form:  the results of the query appear;
     -- Detail:  the user can find out more detail about the sales lead,
        individual, or issue being queried; and,
     -- Edit:  A user can add, update, or delete information within the
        Syncronex ViewPoint Gadget.
 
     "Inclusion in Plumtree's Corporate Portal continues Syncronex's commitment
 of providing anywhere, anytime access to enterprise data," said Bruce Leader,
 chief executive officer and president, Syncronex.  "As the Allegheny
 Technologies deployment demonstrates, this alliance allows customers to extend
 their Plumtree Corporate Portals to offer the entire value chain of employees,
 partners and customers a customized, secure view into the data of their
 choice."
     "Syncronex ViewPoint brings added value to the Plumtree Corporate Portal,"
 said Sam Charington, Director of Business Development at Plumtree Software.
 "Now, not only are employees empowered to create a personalized browser-based
 view, but they can also configure front-end forms that represent the data of
 their choice".
     The Plumtree Gadget Suite for Syncronex is currently Open Market pending
 certification by Plumtree.  Open Market Gadgets are developed and maintained
 by third parties.  Plumtree-certified gadgets are tested by Plumtree for
 functionality and scalability.
 
     About Syncronex
     Established in 1999, Syncronex, Inc. is an enterprise software company
 that provides Web and wireless access to critical business data for
 Fortune 5000 companies.  Their flagship product, Syncronex ViewPoint(TM), is
 implemented in days, not months, and provides unparalleled data security
 within the extended enterprise environment.  Headquartered in Redmond, Wash.,
 Syncronex has worked with more than 40 companies including Allegheny
 Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Landstar System, PacifiCorp, San Francisco
 Chronicle and Virginia Mason Medical Center.  For more information call
 877-796-2766 or visit www.syncronex.com.
 
     About Plumtree Software
     Plumtree Software is creating a simple, personalized Web portal to the
 information and applications that businesses use every day.  Plumtree's
 extensible portal platform organizes links to different types of corporate
 documents in a Web directory, and assembles application and Internet services
 from different systems in a personalized Web page.  Plumtree embeds services
 from other systems in its portal platform using plug-in components called
 Plumtree Portal Gadgets(TM), which can be developed in a wide variety of
 programming environments, on a broad range of platforms.  Hundreds of gadgets
 have been developed by Plumtree and its partners, integrating into the portal
 application services and content from such vendors as Business Objects,
 Documentum, eRoom Technology, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Screaming Media, Siebel
 Systems and others.  Plumtree's strategy is to build a network of portal
 technology and deployment expertise that is unmatched in the industry.
 Plumtree has more than 50 systems integrators, including
 PricewaterhouseCoopers and Compaq Computer, and over 175 customers, including
 Ford Motor Company and Procter & Gamble.  Plumtree is working with its
 technology vendors, systems integrators and customers to fortify the Plumtree
 platform with new gadgets, customer-syndicated content, better deployment
 methodologies, and industry-specific portal applications.  To learn more about
 Plumtree, visit www.plumtree.com, or see a demonstration at
 www.corporateportal.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Penny Comfort of Syncronex, Inc., 425-467-4533
 
 SOURCE  Syncronex, Inc.