Xora Launch Unlocks Market for Enterprise Mobile Applications By Conquering Deployment Barriers

Breakthrough Software Platform Increases Speed, Effectiveness and ROI

Of Back-Office Applications Connected to Web, Voice and Mobile Devices



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Xora

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Xora, a wireless and
 voice-enabled data applications company, today announced its plans to
 transform the way enterprises build applications to link back-office systems
 with wireless and wireline mobile devices.  For the first time, companies can
 achieve ROI with mobile deployment by building direct connections from devices
 such as PDAs or cellular phones to ERP, CRM, supply chain and database
 systems.  Backed by its patent-pending platform, Xora is breaking through the
 deployment barriers that keep many companies from achieving success with
 mobile applications.  Now, enterprises can build mobile applications from
 within the native environment of their back office systems in one to two
 weeks, including groundbreaking voice access to data with natural language
 queries.
     "Despite all the activity focused on the mobile enterprise, companies
 continue to wrestle with ROI from their projects," commented Sanjay Shirole,
 CEO of Xora.  "The Xora platform represents a new standard of deployment and
 achieving ROI, one that happens in weeks, not months or years, and represents
 a genuine operational saving."
     Hundreds of enterprises striving to connect their businesses with mobile
 applications face challenges to successful deployment.  These challenges
 include complex integration requirements that drive long, expensive timelines,
 and the lack of resources to connect with the large and confusing range of
 mobile devices. Smart organizations connect mobile technology directly to the
 existing back-office systems with proven ROI: CRM, ERP, supply chain and
 databases.  To achieve a rapid, efficient connection, firms can use internal
 back-office expertise to connect Xora's pre-built solutions to mobile devices
 of any type  Xora extends this flexibility to the most appropriate access
 method at any given time:  Web on a LAN, wireless PDA or voice.  With its
 launch, Xora is expanding the mobile enterprise market by delivering this
 efficiency in timelines of weeks, not months, enabling companies to achieve
 ROI quickly.  Target applications include sales, field service and support,
 supply chain, manufacturing and shipping.
     "We have 700 field staff who use the Home Finishes proprietary Site One
 Work Order Management System to track and manage their jobs," said Chris
 Gatley, senior vice president of Home Finishes, a leading home warranty
 provider.  "We wanted to create a wireless solution to manage the Time and
 Expense module and eliminate the 4000 pieces of paper we generate each week.
 We chose the Xora platform, as it is a prebuilt solution that works on our
 existing Nextel phones, and allowed us to implement a solution in a matter of
 days.  The Xora solution allows us to collect the same information with more
 accuracy than the paper-based system it replaces," Gatley added.  "We forecast
 a ten-times return on our investment and we should see ROI within a few
 months.  The Xora platform is a key part of our strategy to offer a higher
 level of service and a unique value proposition to our clients."
     Powering Xora's competitive advantages in the marketplace is the company's
 dynamic transformation and integration engine, which provides real-time, two-
 way communication between all mobile devices and virtually any back-office
 application, including homegrown legacy systems.  The engine accelerates
 deployment with pre-built connections to major enterprise applications such as
 Siebel CRM, Clarify, Remedy, Oracle CRM, Oracle ERP, i2 technologies and
 leading EAI vendors such as Vitria. Xora extends this interoperability with
 powerful Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology from Nuance and Xora's
 own Dynamic Voice Grammar Engine (DVGE) that enables developers to build
 dynamic grammars at runtime without specialized training in speech
 programming.  The Xora platform allows companies to build their applications
 once, deploying them on Web, through voice and wireless devices.
 
     About Xora
     Xora is a wireless and voice-enabled data applications company with
 breakthrough technology that seamlessly connects back-office applications to
 mobile wireless/wireline phones and PDAs.  The Xora platform provides an
 infrastructure for developing voice and wireless data applications of any
 complexity with unprecedented speeds of deployment.  Strategic Partners
 include i2, Siebel, Vitria Technology, Nuance, Fonix, Techspan, Transworld
 Information Systems, Hewlett Packard and Wireless Business Logistics.  Founded
 in 1999, Xora is privately venture financed by Wit Soundview Ventures, the
 venture capital arm of investment banking firm Wit SoundView Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   WITC).  For more information, visit www.xora.com or call 650-906-4871
     For further information, please contact JulieBrown of Bairey & Bedford
 Public Relations, LLC, 619-698-0786, julie@b2pr.com, for Xora, Inc.; or Steve
 Peck of Xora, Inc., 650-314-6460, speck@xora.com
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Xora, a wireless and
 voice-enabled data applications company, today announced its plans to
 transform the way enterprises build applications to link back-office systems
 with wireless and wireline mobile devices.  For the first time, companies can
 achieve ROI with mobile deployment by building direct connections from devices
 such as PDAs or cellular phones to ERP, CRM, supply chain and database
 systems.  Backed by its patent-pending platform, Xora is breaking through the
 deployment barriers that keep many companies from achieving success with
 mobile applications.  Now, enterprises can build mobile applications from
 within the native environment of their back office systems in one to two
 weeks, including groundbreaking voice access to data with natural language
 queries.
     "Despite all the activity focused on the mobile enterprise, companies
 continue to wrestle with ROI from their projects," commented Sanjay Shirole,
 CEO of Xora.  "The Xora platform represents a new standard of deployment and
 achieving ROI, one that happens in weeks, not months or years, and represents
 a genuine operational saving."
     Hundreds of enterprises striving to connect their businesses with mobile
 applications face challenges to successful deployment.  These challenges
 include complex integration requirements that drive long, expensive timelines,
 and the lack of resources to connect with the large and confusing range of
 mobile devices. Smart organizations connect mobile technology directly to the
 existing back-office systems with proven ROI: CRM, ERP, supply chain and
 databases.  To achieve a rapid, efficient connection, firms can use internal
 back-office expertise to connect Xora's pre-built solutions to mobile devices
 of any type  Xora extends this flexibility to the most appropriate access
 method at any given time:  Web on a LAN, wireless PDA or voice.  With its
 launch, Xora is expanding the mobile enterprise market by delivering this
 efficiency in timelines of weeks, not months, enabling companies to achieve
 ROI quickly.  Target applications include sales, field service and support,
 supply chain, manufacturing and shipping.
     "We have 700 field staff who use the Home Finishes proprietary Site One
 Work Order Management System to track and manage their jobs," said Chris
 Gatley, senior vice president of Home Finishes, a leading home warranty
 provider.  "We wanted to create a wireless solution to manage the Time and
 Expense module and eliminate the 4000 pieces of paper we generate each week.
 We chose the Xora platform, as it is a prebuilt solution that works on our
 existing Nextel phones, and allowed us to implement a solution in a matter of
 days.  The Xora solution allows us to collect the same information with more
 accuracy than the paper-based system it replaces," Gatley added.  "We forecast
 a ten-times return on our investment and we should see ROI within a few
 months.  The Xora platform is a key part of our strategy to offer a higher
 level of service and a unique value proposition to our clients."
     Powering Xora's competitive advantages in the marketplace is the company's
 dynamic transformation and integration engine, which provides real-time, two-
 way communication between all mobile devices and virtually any back-office
 application, including homegrown legacy systems.  The engine accelerates
 deployment with pre-built connections to major enterprise applications such as
 Siebel CRM, Clarify, Remedy, Oracle CRM, Oracle ERP, i2 technologies and
 leading EAI vendors such as Vitria. Xora extends this interoperability with
 powerful Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology from Nuance and Xora's
 own Dynamic Voice Grammar Engine (DVGE) that enables developers to build
 dynamic grammars at runtime without specialized training in speech
 programming.  The Xora platform allows companies to build their applications
 once, deploying them on Web, through voice and wireless devices.
 
     About Xora
     Xora is a wireless and voice-enabled data applications company with
 breakthrough technology that seamlessly connects back-office applications to
 mobile wireless/wireline phones and PDAs.  The Xora platform provides an
 infrastructure for developing voice and wireless data applications of any
 complexity with unprecedented speeds of deployment.  Strategic Partners
 include i2, Siebel, Vitria Technology, Nuance, Fonix, Techspan, Transworld
 Information Systems, Hewlett Packard and Wireless Business Logistics.  Founded
 in 1999, Xora is privately venture financed by Wit Soundview Ventures, the
 venture capital arm of investment banking firm Wit SoundView Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   WITC).  For more information, visit www.xora.com or call 650-906-4871
     For further information, please contact JulieBrown of Bairey & Bedford
 Public Relations, LLC, 619-698-0786, julie@b2pr.com, for Xora, Inc.; or Steve
 Peck of Xora, Inc., 650-314-6460, speck@xora.com
 
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