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Viewlocity and Lilly Software Associates Partner to Offer Strategic Solutions.

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ATLANTA and HAMPTON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2000

Manufacturers/Distributors Reap Faster, More Secure Interoperability

Between Enterprise Applications

Lilly Software Associates, a global supply chain planning and execution solutions provider, and Viewlocity Inc., a global provider of software and services that integrate e-business networks and synchronize supply webs, announced today an agreement to support the interoperability of Lilly's end-to-end solution with other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems using Viewlocity's AMTrix(R) Integration Broker.

Under the agreement, Lilly will be able to offer Viewlocity's Integration Broker and standard integration connectors for SAP, Oracle, and other leading ERP applications which will enhance the external interoperability of Lilly's proprietary distribution applications. Specifically customers who have deployed Lilly's warehouse management system in a standalone mode, will now be able to connect directly into other leading ERP systems.

"We are very pleased to partner with Viewlocity," said Hermine Delany, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Lilly. "While Lilly has always had its own seamlessly integrated end-to-end solution, we are looking forward to enhancing the interoperability of our complete supply chain suite with other customer required applications. Viewlocity's Integration Broker and their connectors will allow us to do that in a variety of ways, including assisting our customers in facilitating their e-business initiatives."

"It gives us great pleasure to partner with Lilly Software Associates and serve as the standard connector between Lilly's products and the many disparate applications upon which mid-sized companies depend," offered Greg Cronin, CEO of Viewlocity. "The main goal of this alliance is to offer an easy, effortless and secure means of enabling Lilly's solutions to interoperate with other best of breed applications, both within their customers' organizations as well as their customers' e-business initiatives."

About Lilly Software Associates

Lilly Software Associates, Inc. (LSA) provides a complete line of enterprise and supply chain management solutions for manufacturers and distributors. With its easy-to-use graphical nature, the VISUAL suite of products helps companies capture accurate, real-time data about their business processes using ERP, E-Business, APS, MES, Quality Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Warehouse Management System (WMS) capabilities. The scalability and interoperability of Lilly Software products allow organizations to choose stand alone VISUAL applications or implement a seamlessly integrated end-to-end solution to meet their business needs. In 1998 and 1999, Inc. Magazine ranked LSA as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. In 2000, Lilly Software has been recognized by start magazine as one of the Hottest Companies for its third consecutive year, and made the lists for both Software Magazine's Top 500 and Manufacturing Systems' Top 100 Software Companies. More information about Lilly Software and its products is available on the Web at www.lillysoftware.com.

About Viewlocity

Viewlocity is a leading global provider of software and services that integrate e-business networks and synchronize supply webs. Our agnostic solutions provide application integration, B2B integration and trading community management, allowing our customers to leverage their existing technology. Viewlocity's supply web monitoring solutions, based on XML and other open standards, provide business process automation over the Internet between customers, suppliers and trading communities. With more than 3,200 installations worldwide, our event-based integration broker runs on major operating systems (Unix, NT, AS/400) and provides a unique non-intrusive method to rapidly connect business partners' heterogeneous systems, platforms, applications or communication formats. Viewlocity has 14 offices worldwide, with its global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. For more information, call 877.512.8900 or visit the company on the web at www.viewlocity.com.
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