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SPINNAKER SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES PERSONAL ACCESS VERSION 2 OF ITS DATABASE QUERY TOOL

 SPINNAKER SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES PERSONAL ACCESS VERSION 2 OF
 ITS DATABASE QUERY TOOL
 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Software Corporation (NASDAQ: SPKR) announced today Version 2 of PERSONAL ACCESS, its database query and reporting tool, that cuts time, complexity, and cost of accessing corporate information and creating customized reports.
 Designed to front end virtually all major corporate databases, PERSONAL ACCESS Version 2 will add support for IBM's DB2 through MDI's gateway and support for Ingres, NetWare SQL, Informix, Progress, SQLBase, XDB, Excel, ASCII and OS/2 EE DBM via Pioneer Software's Q+E Database Library (QELIB). The current shipping version of PERSONAL ACCESS, Version 1.5, supports multiple databases including ORACLE, Sybase SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Paradox, dBASE, and Novell's NetWare Btrieve.
 Version 2, available is early fall, will also provide technical users with the ability to enter native SQL commands. It will incorporate a Windows-standard context-sensitive "Help" system and offer numerous enhancements in ease of use. The Report Writer has been expanded to include a "Calculated Fields" capability and support of break headers and footers.
 In making the announcement, Dave Thurman, Spinnaker Software vice president and PLUS Division manager said, "With PERSONAL ACCESS Version 2, corporate end users, middle managers, IS professionals and developers will be able to use PERSONAL ACCESS as their universal query and reporting tool regardless of whether they're accessing one or multiple databases across multiple database servers. This capability provides uniform and simplified database access, accelerates application development, and provides end users with an independent means to build queries and reports."
 Earlier this year, Spinnaker Software and Micro Decisionware, Inc., announced a joint agreement to develop PERSONAL ACCESS as a front end to MDI's Database Gateway for access and enhanced software connectivity to mainframe databases including IBM's DB2, SQL/DS and Teradata's DBC/1012. PERSONAL ACCESS Version 2 Features
 For users already familiar with SQL, they need only enter native SQL commands and their query results are immediately displayed. This capability is available both interactively and via the PERSONAL ACCESS scripting language. This flexibility allows the user to query the database in whichever means is most familiar, either directly via SQL for power users, or by composing queries via pointing and clicking for less technical users.
 Version 2 also incorporates a context-sensitive Windows-standard "Help" system. The Help system is an on-line reference guide that is context-sensitive from all dialog boxes and available from all screens.
 In Version 2, Spinnaker has also added more functionality to its Report Writer by creating a new "Calculated Fields" capability which now allows uses to define fields in their report as a calculation of other fields -- by simplify pointing and clicking. The user interface to the Report Writer and View facility has been streamlined and made more intuitive. In addition, reports can now be formatted to display column headers as well as column footers on page breaks. Pricing Information
 PERSONAL ACCESS incorporates Spinnaker PLUS and standalone copies are priced at $695 with individual corporate and site licenses available. For existing PLUS customers who want to upgrade to PERSONAL ACCESS the price is $199 per copy. As part of a special introductory promotion, Egghead Discount Software's Corporate and Government Sales organization will offer four complete copies of PERSONAL ACCESS for the regular list price of one copy, $695. Standard warranties apply and service contracts are available. About Spinnaker Software
 Spinnaker Software Corporation, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., has been developing and marketing software applications for more than 10 years. Spinnaker is a leading provider of personal computer software that empowers individuals to be self-sufficient in creating, accessing, integrating and communicating information.
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 /CONTACT: Douglas Campbell, 617-494-1200, ext. 357, or Dave Thurman, 617-494-1200, ext. 459, of Spinnaker Software/
 (SPKR) CO: Spinnaker Software Corporation ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT


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