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Starbase Corp. and Pretzel Logic Software Announce Partnership to Deliver Integrated End-to-End Web Development and Management System.

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SANTA ANA and CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2000

Joint Marketing, Technology and Consulting Implementation to Increase

Speed and Development Accuracy For Web-Based Code and Content


Starbase Corp. (Nasdaq: SBAS), the leading provider of collaboration products for the creation and management of integrated code and content eBusiness applications, and Pretzel Logic Software Inc., the leading provider of dynamic application life cycle management solutions, Monday announced the signing of a strategic marketing, technology and consulting implementation partnership.

As partners, the companies will provide integrated end-to-end Web development and management system solutions that will increase the speed and accuracy of Web-based content and application development for dot-com, ASP, Global 1000, and traditional IT organizations.

Pretzel Logic Software will offer integration and customization services for users of Starbase's StarTeam eBusiness products and extend those solutions to provide a total infrastructure support system. The Starbase technology provides an "eCycle" framework that supports the integration of "best-of-breed" products such as the company's flagship product StarTeam Enterprise and Starbase Server.

StarTeam is designed for Internet-enabled client/server systems and includes defect tracking, change management, version control, threaded conversation, Internet transparency and repository access via a Web browser. Starbase Server provides access for all the StarTeam Clients to a central repository of projects under configuration control.

"This is an exciting opportunity to deploy Pretzel Logic expertise and technology that will extend StarTeam technology across a reliable, dynamic infrastructure system," stated Srikanth Sundararajan CEO of Pretzel Logic Inc. "As the need for accelerating the delivery of customized content and applications to Web sites increases, it is imperative that these additions are introduced reliably. We look forward to helping Starbase customers accelerate their time to market while reducing their risks and costs related to less reliable and less efficient processes."

"Pretzel Logic's experience and specialized expertise with change control bring best-of-breed tools together into a customized solution, which with products like StarTeam, can then deliver a collaborative code and content configuration management system," stated James Smith, executive vice president Starbase Customer Group. "The combined solution will speed the critical development time-to-market and improve the quality of eBusiness applications necessary in today's eCommerce economy. The Web site has become the business-critical application that enterprises address today. We believe this partnership will enable an even faster and enhanced deployment of the StarTeam solution in eBusiness markets by leveraging Pretzel's expertise and infrastructure solution. Pretzel provides a significant extension to the Starbase consulting practice for enterprise eBusiness deployment."

"The demands of e-business are placing increased pressure on development and operations organizations to deliver reliable solutions at a rapid pace, stated Thomas Murphy, program director, META Group. "To accomplish this requires comprehensive solutions to manage both content and application source code in a cohesive manner and we expect that organizations without strong process and tools will lack the necessary e-gility to compete."

Pretzel Logic's solution applies people, process and technology resulting in an enterprise-strength infrastructure for managing changes to applications, data and content components in eBusiness environments. iChange is designed to leverage all of the features of StarTeam that enables teams of people to collaborate in the production of Web sites, e-commerce and mission-critical applications. In Starbase environments, iChange provides the central integration that is essential to unifying production and extending the Starbase solutions throughout customer ecosystems including customer service, change requests, development and deployment.

About Pretzel Logic

Pretzel Logic Software Inc., founded in 1992, is the leading provider of infrastructure solutions and change expertise for dynamic e-business environments at dot-com, ASP and traditional IT organizations. The company has more than 90 employees and has handled more than 500 separate projects. The company serves a blue-chip client and partner roster from its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore. and Washington, D.C. Pretzel Logic's rapid growth is funded in part by Charles River Ventures. Further information about the company is available at

Pretzel Logic, and iChange are trademarks and service marks of Pretzel Logic Software Inc. All other brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their registered owners.

About Starbase

Starbase is the leading provider of collaboration products for the creation and management of integrated code and content eBusiness applications. Collaboration is the simultaneous coordination, management and communication of geographically dispersed contributors of both code and content for eBusiness applications. With more than 1,400 StarTeam customers worldwide, our technology supports the continuous cycle of creating, linking and managing digital assets, which comprise complex eBusiness applications. Starbase products enable users with differing technical and functional backgrounds to collaborate on the production of Web sites and eBusiness initiatives from multiple locations.

StarTeam, the company's flagship product, was labeled as "StarTeam fuels team exchange" in an early release review from InfoWorld in January 2000 and received "Two Thumbs Up" from New Media in May 1999 and Four Stars from Software Development in August 1999. Starbase was named to the "Software 500" for 2000, Software Magazine's 18th annual ranking of the worlds largest software and services providers. Microsoft and CMP Media named Starbase the 25th fastest growing ISV for Windows in April 1999. StarTeam also received the "Best of the Test Center" award by InfoWorld in January 1998.

Companies and organizations, including leading corporations such as Lucent Technologies, Intel, BMC Software, Motorola, PepsiCo, Seagate Technology, Hollywood Entertainment,, Oxygen Media, and Ann Taylor have selected StarTeam to manage their eBusiness development projects. Starbase has headquartered at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 800, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Tel: 714/445-4400. Fax: 714/445-4404. Visit Starbase's Web site at

Starbase and its product names are trademarks of Starbase Corp. All other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

When used in the preceding discussion, the words "believes, expects, or intend to" and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any of the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, (i) conditions in the general economy or the software industry, (ii) the timely development and market acceptance of products and technologies, (iii) competitive factors, (iv) demand for team productivity software products, (v) sell-through of products in the sales channel, and (vi) other risks described in Starbase Corp.'s SEC reports and filings.
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