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KNOWLEDGEWARE ANNOUNCES NEW 'GUI' GENERATOR AT INTERNATIONAL USER CONFERENCE

 KNOWLEDGEWARE ANNOUNCES NEW 'GUI' GENERATOR
 AT INTERNATIONAL USER CONFERENCE
 ATLANTA, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- KnowledgeWare, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: KNOW) today announced the Application Development Workbench(R)/Construction Workstation - GUI (ADW(TM)/CWS-GUI), as well as a strategy including planned tools for maintenance and reengineering of existing software applications that the company refers to as its "redevelopment strategy."
 The announcements are being made during a review of the company's strategic direction at KnowledgeWare's fifth annual International User Conference. The three-day conference is being held in Atlanta on March 2, 3 and 4, and is attended by over 1,400 KnowledgeWare customers from around the world.
 The ADW/CWS-GUI, a PC-based generator, will support the development of client/server and cooperative applications with graphical user interfaces. The first release of the product, planned for mid-year, will support the generation of OS/2 Presentation Manager applications. Later releases are planned to support the generation of applications with Windows and Motif user interfaces. ADW/CWS-GUI is part of KnowledgeWare's OS/2-based Application Development Workbench (ADW) product line, and is integrated with the ADW encyclopedia.
 "As application architectures become increasingly complex, the requirement for integrated CASE tools is greater than ever," said KnowledgeWare President Donald P. Addington. "Our customers are feeling a lot of pressure to provide applications with graphical user interfaces and applications that optimize computing power at the workstation, server, and mainframe. They are asking for help with the technical challenge of designing client/server and cooperative applications, and also with establishing standards and controls as these distributed applications are developed."
 KnowledgeWare also announced its redevelopment strategy "to provide tools that make the traditional maintenance task easier, and also support the extraction of reusable information from existing applications as new technologies are adopted." The strategy comprises five stages: application quality assessment, program understanding, program restructuring, graphical maintenance, and design population. The company plans to introduce CASE tools to support each phase.
 KnowledgeWare acquired Language Technologies, Inc. (LTI) in 1991. The acquisition included products and technology that are the basis for the redevelopment strategy. Former LTI products Inspector, Pinpoint, and Recoder address in part the first three phases of the strategy, and are currently available. KnowledgeWare is developing a PC-based common user interface to these three mainframe-based products, and is supplementing them with additional tools that will provide the capability to graphically depict, analyze, and maintain existing systems. KnowledgeWare is also developing tools for extracting information from existing systems and reengineering them into a forward engineering CASE environment. Availability dates for these products were not announced.
 "Our customers have defined our priorities for us," said Addington. "They spend most of their resources on maintenance of legacy systems. The majority of our customers see the transition from legacy systems to an I-CASE development environment as evolutionary -- they cannot retire these systems overnight. We will support our customers through that transition by providing tools that help with the maintenance task as well as tools that move data and process information from legacy systems into the ADW I-CASE arena."
 KnowledgeWare develops, markets, and supports computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools for use by information systems development professionals. Headquartered in Atlanta, KnowledgeWage has offices throughout the United States and exclusive distributors in more than 32 countries. KnowledgeWare is a member of the IBM International Alliance for AD/Cycle, and is also involved in various technologies licensing and joint development projects with IBM.
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