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Workgroup Technology Announces NT-Based Application Server Platform Support For CMS Solution.

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 1998--

WTC's CMS (1) See content management system and color management system.

(2) (Conversational Monitor System) Software that provides interactive communications for IBM's VM operating system.
 6.6 Offers Users A Pragmatic, NT-Based PDM (1) (Product Data Management) An information system used to manage the data for a product as it passes from engineering to manufacturing. The data includes plans, geometric models, CAD drawings, images, NC programs as well as all related project data, notes and  Solution For Streamlining and Improving A Company's Product Development Processes

Enabling users to deploy WTC's industry-leading, pragmatic product data management (PDM) solution onto multiple leading platforms, WTC WTC World Trade Center, see there  (Workgroup Technology) (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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:WKGP WKGP Workgroup ) announced today that CMS 6.6 includes the availability of a new Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking.  application server, as well as enhancements to Windows clients and new administration capabilities. As NT platforms become more prevalent in enterprise engineering systems, WTC will take advantage of the benefits the NT platform offers in order to provide users with the most pragmatic, production-proven PDM solution for their enterprise business needs.

CMS 6.6 will enable customers to leverage the pragmatic capabilities of both CMS and Windows NT to help customers to cost-effectively extend WTC's CMS solution and the necessary product design and development information to multiple sites and distributed applications throughout their enterprise or supply chain. Using NT's familiar graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)

Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to
, CMS 6.6 minimizes the learning curve of the average user and enhances a customer's usability and administration capabilities.

"Many companies are extensively implementing Windows NT platforms as a strategic component of their enterprise engineering systems," said Ed Miller, President of CIMdata. "With today's announcement, WTC has made an important step to being able to successfully sell and deploy their CMS solution into the continually growing market of NT-based environments."

As the most comprehensive enterprise PDM solution available, CMS improves an organization's product development productivity, performance and market competitiveness by allowing manufacturing and business users to route, review, approve, maintain and distribute this information across the enterprise or supply chain. While other PDM systems may take years of customization to reach the production level, CMS is a pragmatic solution that can be adapted to a company's specific business needs and be deployed to production within weeks. As a result, WTC's flexible PDM solution is recognized for its usability, low cost of ownership and its ability to bring products to market quicker and more cost-effectively.

"CMS 6.6 for NT-based application servers provides our customers with the pragmatic product data management capabilities that they require," said John McDonough, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  at WTC. "As companies continue to shift to NT-based platforms and applications, WTC will offer software solutions that best meet the specific needs and requirements of the product development organization and its unique environment."

Availability and Pricing

WTC's CMS 6.6 for an NT-based application server is currently in beta and will be available in Fall 1998. A special pricing offer is being developed for existing customers who want to expand their NT servers or replace their UNIX servers with NT. Additional pricing information will be available in Fall 1998.

Workgroup Technology Corporation (WTC) provides both production-proven, enterprise Product Data Management (through the CMS product) and real-time knowledge-based program management solutions for product development. WTC SolutionCenter(tm) is a line of productivity enhancing products and services that are pragmatic and results-driven, offering even complex enterprises a quick return on investment. Thousands of users at 500 customer sites benefit from CMS, including 3Com Corporation; ADC Telecommunications ADC Telecommunications (NASDAQ: ADCT) is a communications company located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a southwest suburb of Minneapolis. History
In 1935, Ralph Allison founded ADC Telecommunications in the basement of his south Minneapolis home, inventing ADC's very
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; Fujitsu Network Communications; General Electric Company; Moen Incorporated; Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.; Tektronix; United States Surgical Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation. The company's World Wide Web site is located at

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CONTACT: Robert Collins Sarah Bingman Schott

Sterling Hager, Inc. Workgroup Technology Corporation

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