Viador(TM) to Deliver Software for SCT's Specialized Energy and Utility Knowledge Management Application

Viador E-Portal(TM) to Fuel SCT eDash(TM), Connecting Energy Executives With

Customers and Partners



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Viador Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Viador Inc.(TM) (Nasdaq:  
 VIAD), the leading self-service enterprise portal provider, today announced
 that SCT (Nasdaq:   SCTC), a leading global provider of e-business solutions for
 four industry markets -- utilities, education, process manufacturing and
 distribution, as well as state and local government -- has selected the Viador
 E-Portal to fuel its new SCT eDash knowledge management application.  SCT's
 global energy, utilities and communications solutions business has chosen the
 Viador E-Portal as a portal framework for eDash, providing a secure, web-based
 gateway through which executives, partners and decision-making teams can
 connect to the documents they need to monitor customer business processes and
 key performance indicators.  eDash, a component of the iConverge.sct solution
 strategy, will be sold by SCT's worldwide sales force; sales teams will target
 their existing customer roster as well as new business opportunities.
     "Viador understands SCT's overall objective with eDash:  providing utility
 and energy companies with fully-integrated, enterprise-wide solutions that
 fuel successful business relationships," said Steve Dille, Senior Vice
 President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Viador Inc.  "And Viador's objective
 is to provide SCT with an intuitive, self-service portal interface through
 which users can search, publish and share data, anytime, anywhere."
     "eDash represents one-stop shopping, and cost-effective access to
 meaningful information that will provide executives and decision makers the
 tools they need to make vital business decisions," said Connor Gray, Vice
 President of Solution Management for SCT's global energy, utilities and
 communications solutions business.  "eDash transforms disparate data streams
 into information and information into knowledge that can be used to positively
 affect our clients' bottom lines."
     eDash represents SCT's "true analytical knowledge management solution,"
 one that analyzes enterprise-wide data through advanced business intelligence
 tools.  SCT's web-based eDash may be integrated with any Customer Information
 Management (CIS) system, as well as other key business systems, providing
 access to information from any number of external systems, such as network ERP
 systems, financial systems, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Outage
 Management Systems, and turning that information into key performance
 indicators.  Using the Viador enterprise portal, eDash displays this
 information on the desktops of users, allowing document sharing between
 corporate users, customers and partners in a secure virtual environment.
 
     About Viador Inc.
     Viador Inc. combines proven experience, technology and partnerships to
 deliver self-service enterprise portals for leading businesses and
 organizations worldwide. The Viador E-Portal enables enterprise-wide gains
 including increased revenue from new e-services, improved partner
 communications, better customer relationships and retention, and streamlined,
 paperless information distribution at lower cost. Viador has received industry
 recognition and awards including being named to the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50,
 CrossRoads 2000 A-List, Federal Computer Week's Top 10 Companies to Watch list
 while the Viador E-Portal product family was named Product of the Year by a
 CMP Media publication. Over 350 prominent companies have chosen Viador for
 their self-service portal needs including Amazon.com, Charles Schwab, the
 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), IBM, Nortel Networks, Shiseido and
 Xerox.  Viador is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.  For more
 information, call 650-645-2000 or visit the Viador web site at www.viador.com.
 
     About SCT
     SCT is a recognized leader in providing advanced technology solutions
 designed to meet the global needs of utilities, energy service companies and
 communications companies. Its leading-edge software and services enable
 comprehensive customer aggregation and fulfillment strategies for clients
 moving aggressively into the age of deregulation.
     SCT enables clients to achieve breakthrough results by leveraging
 e-business solutions. The company's unique and powerful e-business solutions
 combine application software and services to deliver benefits rapidly. SCT
 operates globally, providing specific solutions for four industry markets:
 education; energy, utilities and communications; process manufacturing and
 distribution; and courts and state and local government. SCT has more than
 3,400 employees and serves more than 2,900 clients worldwide. The company is
 headquartered in Malvern, PA. For more information, visit http://www.sct.com .
 
     Viador Safe Harbor
     Statements in this release that are forward-looking involve known and
 unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results
 in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that
 may be suggested in this release.  Such factors may include, but are not
 limited to, its ability to obtain additional capital to finance its
 operations, demand for and market acceptance of the Company's products and
 services, expansion into international markets, introductions of products and
 services or enhancements by the Company and its competitors, competitive
 factors that affect the Company's pricing, the timing of customer
 installations, the mix of products and services the Company sells, the timing
 and magnitude of capital expenditures (including costs relating to the
 expansion of operations), the size of customer orders, the hiring and
 retention of key personnel, conditions specific to the internet industry and
 other general economic factors, and new government legislation or regulation.
 Reference is made to the discussion of risk factors detailed in the Company's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its reports
 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Viador assumes no
 obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in the press
 release.
 
     NOTE:  Viador, the Viador E-Portal, Viador E-Portal Express and the Viador
 E-Portal Framework, are trademarks of Viador Inc. of Mountain View,
 California. All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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SOURCE Viador Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Viador Inc.(TM) (Nasdaq:  
 VIAD), the leading self-service enterprise portal provider, today announced
 that SCT (Nasdaq:   SCTC), a leading global provider of e-business solutions for
 four industry markets -- utilities, education, process manufacturing and
 distribution, as well as state and local government -- has selected the Viador
 E-Portal to fuel its new SCT eDash knowledge management application.  SCT's
 global energy, utilities and communications solutions business has chosen the
 Viador E-Portal as a portal framework for eDash, providing a secure, web-based
 gateway through which executives, partners and decision-making teams can
 connect to the documents they need to monitor customer business processes and
 key performance indicators.  eDash, a component of the iConverge.sct solution
 strategy, will be sold by SCT's worldwide sales force; sales teams will target
 their existing customer roster as well as new business opportunities.
     "Viador understands SCT's overall objective with eDash:  providing utility
 and energy companies with fully-integrated, enterprise-wide solutions that
 fuel successful business relationships," said Steve Dille, Senior Vice
 President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Viador Inc.  "And Viador's objective
 is to provide SCT with an intuitive, self-service portal interface through
 which users can search, publish and share data, anytime, anywhere."
     "eDash represents one-stop shopping, and cost-effective access to
 meaningful information that will provide executives and decision makers the
 tools they need to make vital business decisions," said Connor Gray, Vice
 President of Solution Management for SCT's global energy, utilities and
 communications solutions business.  "eDash transforms disparate data streams
 into information and information into knowledge that can be used to positively
 affect our clients' bottom lines."
     eDash represents SCT's "true analytical knowledge management solution,"
 one that analyzes enterprise-wide data through advanced business intelligence
 tools.  SCT's web-based eDash may be integrated with any Customer Information
 Management (CIS) system, as well as other key business systems, providing
 access to information from any number of external systems, such as network ERP
 systems, financial systems, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Outage
 Management Systems, and turning that information into key performance
 indicators.  Using the Viador enterprise portal, eDash displays this
 information on the desktops of users, allowing document sharing between
 corporate users, customers and partners in a secure virtual environment.
 
     About Viador Inc.
     Viador Inc. combines proven experience, technology and partnerships to
 deliver self-service enterprise portals for leading businesses and
 organizations worldwide. The Viador E-Portal enables enterprise-wide gains
 including increased revenue from new e-services, improved partner
 communications, better customer relationships and retention, and streamlined,
 paperless information distribution at lower cost. Viador has received industry
 recognition and awards including being named to the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50,
 CrossRoads 2000 A-List, Federal Computer Week's Top 10 Companies to Watch list
 while the Viador E-Portal product family was named Product of the Year by a
 CMP Media publication. Over 350 prominent companies have chosen Viador for
 their self-service portal needs including Amazon.com, Charles Schwab, the
 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), IBM, Nortel Networks, Shiseido and
 Xerox.  Viador is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.  For more
 information, call 650-645-2000 or visit the Viador web site at www.viador.com.
 
     About SCT
     SCT is a recognized leader in providing advanced technology solutions
 designed to meet the global needs of utilities, energy service companies and
 communications companies. Its leading-edge software and services enable
 comprehensive customer aggregation and fulfillment strategies for clients
 moving aggressively into the age of deregulation.
     SCT enables clients to achieve breakthrough results by leveraging
 e-business solutions. The company's unique and powerful e-business solutions
 combine application software and services to deliver benefits rapidly. SCT
 operates globally, providing specific solutions for four industry markets:
 education; energy, utilities and communications; process manufacturing and
 distribution; and courts and state and local government. SCT has more than
 3,400 employees and serves more than 2,900 clients worldwide. The company is
 headquartered in Malvern, PA. For more information, visit http://www.sct.com .
 
     Viador Safe Harbor
     Statements in this release that are forward-looking involve known and
 unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results
 in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that
 may be suggested in this release.  Such factors may include, but are not
 limited to, its ability to obtain additional capital to finance its
 operations, demand for and market acceptance of the Company's products and
 services, expansion into international markets, introductions of products and
 services or enhancements by the Company and its competitors, competitive
 factors that affect the Company's pricing, the timing of customer
 installations, the mix of products and services the Company sells, the timing
 and magnitude of capital expenditures (including costs relating to the
 expansion of operations), the size of customer orders, the hiring and
 retention of key personnel, conditions specific to the internet industry and
 other general economic factors, and new government legislation or regulation.
 Reference is made to the discussion of risk factors detailed in the Company's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its reports
 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Viador assumes no
 obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in the press
 release.
 
     NOTE:  Viador, the Viador E-Portal, Viador E-Portal Express and the Viador
 E-Portal Framework, are trademarks of Viador Inc. of Mountain View,
 California. All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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