Tangram Asset Insight(R) 4.0 Delivers Anywhere, Anytime Asset Reporting And Administration via Web

Upgrade Also Boasts Software Usage Monitoring and Discovery of PDA And

CD-RW / DVD Devices



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

    CARY, N.C., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
     Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: TESI), a leading provider of
 enterprise asset management solutions and the market leader in IT asset
 tracking software, today announced the release of Asset Insight 4.0.  Backed
 by the company's commitment to world-class customer care, Asset Insight
 delivers business-critical asset information to every management discipline
 throughout the organization and is a foundational component of Tangram's full
 lifecycle asset management solution, to be announced later this month.
     "In an era of complex and confusing e-business initiatives, proactively
 managing corporate technology investments is unquestionably essential," said
 Ron Nabors, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer care.
 "Asset Insight empowers organizations with complete asset tracking and
 trending information, enabling them to tighten the reins on IT costs, improve
 productivity, maximize ROI for technology, and adapt to today's dynamic
 economic conditions."
     Key enhancements in Asset Insight 4.0 include:
 
     eCentral
     Anywhere, Anytime Web-based Access to Vital IT Asset Information
 
     In response to customer demand for enhanced user interface flexibility,
 Asset Insight 4.0 introduces eCentral -- an integrated set of Web-based
 interfaces that enable authorized users to access asset information from any
 Web browser via the corporate intranet or extranet.
     "The extended reach of eCentral delivers comprehensive, accurate asset
 information directly to any number of functional managers and need-to-know
 employees across the organization.  With this information in hand, managers
 are better-positioned to effectively manage the assets that directly affect
 their departmental productivity," commented Nabors of Tangram.
     eCentral operates as a central point of access, or "homepage," for all
 other Asset Insight Web-based tools, including:
 
     * eViewer (http://www.tangram.com/pr/eviewer.htm) -- Prior to Asset
       Insight 4.0, primary access to asset information was permitted only
       through the Windows-based Viewer component.  Now, with eViewer, any
       number of authorized users can access, report on, and administer Asset
       Insight data directly from a Web browser, quickly and effectively
       extending the value of Asset Insight's comprehensive asset information
       across the organization.
     * User Manager and Data Operator -- These Web-based components allow Asset
       Insight administrators optimum flexibility in quickly and easily
       performing user management tasks (setting passwords, granting/revoking
       Asset Insight privileges, etc.) and core system administration functions
       from any Intranet-connected Web browser.
 
     Software Usage Monitor
     Clear-Cut Compliance with Software License Agreements
 
     Asset Insight is well recognized for its detailed and comprehensive
 software discovery capabilities, including what and where software
 applications are installed throughout the enterprise.  Asset Insight 4.0 goes
 beyond installed software data, enabling organizations to precisely track how
 and when software packages are being used.  Running as a small background
 process on the desktop, Asset Insight gathers data on "active usage time" for
 every application that has been opened and closed.  With this application
 usage information, organizations can tighten compliance with software license
 agreements, maximize software asset utilization by redistributing unused
 software, and contain costs by purchasing upgrades only for those applications
 actually in use.
     "With the downturn of the economy, many well-known software vendors are
 mandating software license compliance audits for their customers, anticipating
 the generation of additional license revenues," stated Steve Kuekes, chief
 technology officer for Tangram.  "By tracking application installations as
 well as usage patterns, organizations can head off license compliance issues
 and keep the organization running smoothly."
     The Software Usage Monitor is an optional, separately priced component of
 Asset Insight.
 
     PDA and CD-RW / DVD Discovery
     Tighter Control of Corporate Productivity Tools
 
     Recognizing the increasing corporate prevalence of hand-held personal
 digital assistant (PDA) devices as key productivity tools, Asset Insight 4.0
 offers organizations the ability to track and manage hardware, software, and
 configuration information for Palm OS and Windows CE devices.
     "The value of PDA discovery is two-fold," commented Robert L. Wilson, IT
 Asset Management Project Leader for GE Power Systems.  "As with any other
 corporate asset, providing PDA component data to the help desk team greatly
 enhances problem resolution success rates and response times, thereby getting
 the PDA and the user back into productive operation.  Additionally, tracking
 and associating these highly mobile devices back to particular users
 facilitates greater control on these corporate PDA assets, which often house
 critical and confidential information."
     Also with Asset Insight 4.0, hardware discovery capabilities have been
 enhanced to detect CD-RW and DVD drives.
     PDA discovery is an optional, separately priced component of Asset
 Insight.  CD-RW and DVD discovery is an integrated component of Asset Insight.
 
     About Asset Insight
     Asset Insight, Tangram's best-of-breed enterprise asset tracking solution,
 provides an electronic image (current and historical) of nearly every IT asset
 in the enterprise, including hardware, software, operating systems,
 configuration files, and network devices.  Asset Insight supports all major
 industry-standard operating environments, including Windows, OS/2, Macintosh,
 DOS, NetWare, Linux, and numerous flavors of UNIX.  As a business solution,
 Asset Insight empowers decision makers across all departments with
 comprehensive asset information that is essential for planning upgrades,
 managing software licenses, optimizing end-user productivity, improving help
 desk support, and realizing a higher return on technology assets.
 
     About Tangram (www.tangram.com)
     Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. is a
 leading provider of IT asset management solutions for large and midsize
 organizations across all industries, in both domestic and international
 markets.  Tangram's core business strategy and operating philosophy center on
 delivering world-class customer care, creating a more personal and productive
 IT asset management experience through a phased solution implementation,
 providing tailored solutions that support evolving customer needs, and
 maintaining a leading-edge technical position.  To date, Tangram's solutions
 have been installed on more than 2 million workstations and servers at more
 than 200 customer sites throughout the world.  Tangram is a partner company of
 Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:   SFE) (www.safeguard.com), a leader in
 identifying, developing, and operating premier technology companies in the
 Internet infrastructure market with a focus on three sectors: software,
 communications, and eServices.
 
     All product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
    CARY, N.C., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
     Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: TESI), a leading provider of
 enterprise asset management solutions and the market leader in IT asset
 tracking software, today announced the release of Asset Insight 4.0.  Backed
 by the company's commitment to world-class customer care, Asset Insight
 delivers business-critical asset information to every management discipline
 throughout the organization and is a foundational component of Tangram's full
 lifecycle asset management solution, to be announced later this month.
     "In an era of complex and confusing e-business initiatives, proactively
 managing corporate technology investments is unquestionably essential," said
 Ron Nabors, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer care.
 "Asset Insight empowers organizations with complete asset tracking and
 trending information, enabling them to tighten the reins on IT costs, improve
 productivity, maximize ROI for technology, and adapt to today's dynamic
 economic conditions."
     Key enhancements in Asset Insight 4.0 include:
 
     eCentral
     Anywhere, Anytime Web-based Access to Vital IT Asset Information
 
     In response to customer demand for enhanced user interface flexibility,
 Asset Insight 4.0 introduces eCentral -- an integrated set of Web-based
 interfaces that enable authorized users to access asset information from any
 Web browser via the corporate intranet or extranet.
     "The extended reach of eCentral delivers comprehensive, accurate asset
 information directly to any number of functional managers and need-to-know
 employees across the organization.  With this information in hand, managers
 are better-positioned to effectively manage the assets that directly affect
 their departmental productivity," commented Nabors of Tangram.
     eCentral operates as a central point of access, or "homepage," for all
 other Asset Insight Web-based tools, including:
 
     * eViewer (http://www.tangram.com/pr/eviewer.htm) -- Prior to Asset
       Insight 4.0, primary access to asset information was permitted only
       through the Windows-based Viewer component.  Now, with eViewer, any
       number of authorized users can access, report on, and administer Asset
       Insight data directly from a Web browser, quickly and effectively
       extending the value of Asset Insight's comprehensive asset information
       across the organization.
     * User Manager and Data Operator -- These Web-based components allow Asset
       Insight administrators optimum flexibility in quickly and easily
       performing user management tasks (setting passwords, granting/revoking
       Asset Insight privileges, etc.) and core system administration functions
       from any Intranet-connected Web browser.
 
     Software Usage Monitor
     Clear-Cut Compliance with Software License Agreements
 
     Asset Insight is well recognized for its detailed and comprehensive
 software discovery capabilities, including what and where software
 applications are installed throughout the enterprise.  Asset Insight 4.0 goes
 beyond installed software data, enabling organizations to precisely track how
 and when software packages are being used.  Running as a small background
 process on the desktop, Asset Insight gathers data on "active usage time" for
 every application that has been opened and closed.  With this application
 usage information, organizations can tighten compliance with software license
 agreements, maximize software asset utilization by redistributing unused
 software, and contain costs by purchasing upgrades only for those applications
 actually in use.
     "With the downturn of the economy, many well-known software vendors are
 mandating software license compliance audits for their customers, anticipating
 the generation of additional license revenues," stated Steve Kuekes, chief
 technology officer for Tangram.  "By tracking application installations as
 well as usage patterns, organizations can head off license compliance issues
 and keep the organization running smoothly."
     The Software Usage Monitor is an optional, separately priced component of
 Asset Insight.
 
     PDA and CD-RW / DVD Discovery
     Tighter Control of Corporate Productivity Tools
 
     Recognizing the increasing corporate prevalence of hand-held personal
 digital assistant (PDA) devices as key productivity tools, Asset Insight 4.0
 offers organizations the ability to track and manage hardware, software, and
 configuration information for Palm OS and Windows CE devices.
     "The value of PDA discovery is two-fold," commented Robert L. Wilson, IT
 Asset Management Project Leader for GE Power Systems.  "As with any other
 corporate asset, providing PDA component data to the help desk team greatly
 enhances problem resolution success rates and response times, thereby getting
 the PDA and the user back into productive operation.  Additionally, tracking
 and associating these highly mobile devices back to particular users
 facilitates greater control on these corporate PDA assets, which often house
 critical and confidential information."
     Also with Asset Insight 4.0, hardware discovery capabilities have been
 enhanced to detect CD-RW and DVD drives.
     PDA discovery is an optional, separately priced component of Asset
 Insight.  CD-RW and DVD discovery is an integrated component of Asset Insight.
 
     About Asset Insight
     Asset Insight, Tangram's best-of-breed enterprise asset tracking solution,
 provides an electronic image (current and historical) of nearly every IT asset
 in the enterprise, including hardware, software, operating systems,
 configuration files, and network devices.  Asset Insight supports all major
 industry-standard operating environments, including Windows, OS/2, Macintosh,
 DOS, NetWare, Linux, and numerous flavors of UNIX.  As a business solution,
 Asset Insight empowers decision makers across all departments with
 comprehensive asset information that is essential for planning upgrades,
 managing software licenses, optimizing end-user productivity, improving help
 desk support, and realizing a higher return on technology assets.
 
     About Tangram (www.tangram.com)
     Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc. is a
 leading provider of IT asset management solutions for large and midsize
 organizations across all industries, in both domestic and international
 markets.  Tangram's core business strategy and operating philosophy center on
 delivering world-class customer care, creating a more personal and productive
 IT asset management experience through a phased solution implementation,
 providing tailored solutions that support evolving customer needs, and
 maintaining a leading-edge technical position.  To date, Tangram's solutions
 have been installed on more than 2 million workstations and servers at more
 than 200 customer sites throughout the world.  Tangram is a partner company of
 Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:   SFE) (www.safeguard.com), a leader in
 identifying, developing, and operating premier technology companies in the
 Internet infrastructure market with a focus on three sectors: software,
 communications, and eServices.
 
     All product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Inc.