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BASIS International's Business BASIC -- Alive and Well and Thriving with Java.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2003

BASIS International, Ltd., a leading provider of software tools for business applications, today announced the release of BBj 3.0(R) -- the latest version of its Business BASIC application development language, written in Java(TM).

By combining the proven strengths and reliability of Business BASIC with the advanced technology of Java, BBj delivers new development options to application developers who may have felt limited by a legacy environment. With BBj, developers can migrate to GUI while also having the option to write character-based applications. New features in BBj 3.0 include the addition of the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) and Web services support for Java and .Net. MDI lets developers work with more than one document simultaneously, within one window. Web services allow software applications on different platforms or networks to communicate via the Web.

New York-based textile distributor, Maharam, participated in the BBj 3.0 beta test program. According to Maharam's Manager of Application Programming Brad Bell, BBj's MDI feature was a major reason his company considered this Java-based language. "Before migrating to BBj, we had a great Enterprise system, but we lacked a modern front end," attested Bell. "The Multiple Document Interface has the capacity to revolutionize the retrieval of remote data, making it easy to track down shipments from suppliers or to our customers and giving us the level of modernization we were looking for."

About BASIS International

BASIS International is a leading developer of the Business BASIC programming language. BASIS' proven technology has provided powerful interpreted programming tools to developers throughout the globe, as well as to a wide range of industries and vertical markets. Just a few of the companies running on BASIS include BMW - Netherlands, Citicorp, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Perot Systems, Toyota - Netherlands, and Goodwill Industries. BASIS was founded in 1985 and is located in Albuquerque.

BBj 3.0 is available on Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Hewlett Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, SCO, Sun Solaris Intel and Sun Solaris SPARC, and Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems. For more information, visit www.basis.com.
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