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SELECT releases SELECT Enterprise v5.1 with UML support; New version of component modeling toolset offers UML support, ERwin interface, IDL generation and enhanced C++ generation.

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 1997--SELECT Software Tools (NASDAQ:SLCTY), a leading vendor of component-based modeling tools for multi-tier client/server development, today announced the release of SELECT Enterprise v5.1.

The new version, which will be available at the end of April, supports the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and will help developers achieve the benefits of Rapid Architected Application Development (RAAD). Additional new features include integration with Logic Works' data modeling toolset ERwin, CORBA IDL generation and improved C++ generation and reverse-engineering.

In 1994, SELECT offered the first object-oriented (OO) modeling toolset to support the combination of Rumbaugh's OMT and Jacobson's Uses Cases -- two key elements of the UML. SELECT's pre-existing support of these techniques within the SELECT Enterprise component modeling toolset allows its customers a smooth transition path to the new industry standard.

"J. Frank is using SELECT Enterprise for Forte as a large product development effort. The 5.1 version of SELECT Enterprise will allow us to use such UML features as the interface mechanism and categories, as well as provide us with a standard notation for documenting the product design. We also intend to take advantage of the new IDL generation," said Bob Lent, distinguished engineer for J. Frank, a vendor of large-scale customer service solutions.

With this new version of SELECT Enterprise, improved code generation and reverse-engineering for C++ will result in faster generation, increased flexibility and overall enhanced performance. The addition of a CORBA IDL generator will allow IDL to be compiled by CORBA 2.0 compliant Object Request.

Brokers such as Iona's ORBIX, ICL's DAIS, and DEC's ObjectBroker. SELECT Enterprise will also include integration with Logic Works' ERwin as an extension to SELECT's Storage Mapper. The bi-directional interface will extract object model information from SELECT Enterprise via OLE automation and allow modifications to the entity relationship model to be reflected back into the SELECT object model.

"Today's leading corporations are building distributed OO applications to gain competitive advantage. However, they continue to leverage their major investment in RDBMS technology," said Esli Badenhorst, CTO and vice president of product strategies at Logic Works.

"The bi-directional integration of tools from leading vendors such as SELECT and Logic Works provide IT shops with what they are looking for, namely best-of-breed tools which integrate to ensure that the OO design can be kept in sync with the RDBMS schema."

SELECT Enterprise v5.1 Benefits:

-- Industry standard method support (UML);

-- Entity relationship modeling through integration with ERwin;

-- Faster C++ code generation and reverse-engineering;

-- CORBA 2.0 IDL generation;

-- Improved user interface;

-- Version control integration.

About SELECT Enterprise

SELECT Enterprise is a dedicated modeling toolset for building scaleable client/server applications. Taking object modeling a step further, it provides modeling support for multi-tier architectures and integrated code generation and roundtrip engineering for C++, Delphi, Smalltalk, VisualBasic v4.0, PowerBuilder or Forte.

A primary component of the SELECT Component Factory, SELECT Enterprise also offers Business Process Modeling; UML support; requirements traceability; OLE automation; full workgroup support; process support; and automated document generation in Microsoft Word.

About SELECT Software Tools

Founded in 1988, SELECT Software Tools is the only software supplier dedicated to providing Fortune 1000 IS departments with the tools to leverage their investment in existing software and better manage the production of new software through the use of components and a model-based, business-driven approach.

SELECT's product line, SELECT Component Factory (SCF), maximizes re-use by combining component wrapping techniques with integrated support for high-level business process modeling, object modeling and code generation capabilities. SCF enables customers to more rapidly build flexible and scaleable business applications at lower overall cost and reduced risk of development failure.

SELECT, which also provides professional training and consulting services, has offices in North America and Europe and is continuing to expand into new markets throughout the world. Additional information on SCF and the wrapping tools can be found by visiting SELECT's home page at or contacting SELECT Software Tools in the United States at 714/477-4100 or in the United Kingdom at 44 1242 229700. -0-

Note to Editors: SELECT Enterprise is registered trademark and SELECT Component Factory is a trademark of SELECT Software Tools. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For investment professionals and shareholders who would like more information on SELECT Software Tools at no cost, dial 800/PRO-INFO, ticker symbol SLCTY. Outside the United States, dial 908/544-2850.

CONTACT: SELECT Software Tools

Julie M. Basset, 714/477-4100 (PR)

Jerry Davison, 714/477-4100 (IR)


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