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TNT Logistics and Jacada Deliver a Dynamite Contract Management Solution.

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Jacada Ltd. (NASDAQ: JCDA), the leading provider of legacy extension and integration solutions, today announced that TNT Logistics North America, an innovative leader in third-party logistics, has successfully leveraged the Jacada Interface Server to reuse core legacy functionality in deploying their new Internet contract management application.

Delivered to Fortune 500 customers nationwide, the Contract Management Electronic Desktop (CMED) application provides self-service capabilities that have dramatically reduced contract administration costs for both TNT and its client corporations.

TNT leverages an iSeries-centric J. D. Edwards ERP package to handle the majority of its core business processing. The Finance module of the ERP system is responsible for all contract management computing. Prior to the Jacada installation, TNT customers compiled all transactional data and then forwarded the results to TNT in various formats. The data was then recompiled and entered into the Finance module by TNT contract administrators. The process was time-consuming and laborious for both TNT and its customers.

"We realized that both we and our client corporations as well were struggling with the sheer volume of contractual data that resulted from our daily transactions," comments Keith Goldsmith, TNT's vice president of technology services. "The process was extremely labor intensive and completely redundant. Our legacy system is extremely reliable and highly customized, so it was clear that we could not simply replace the application. However, at the same time, we felt a tremendous need to improve the operational process."

To accomplish their goals, TNT now employs the Jacada Interface Server to extend the functionality of the AS/400 application to its customers via a Java thin-client graphical user interface. The new Web interface is easy to learn and provides real-time access to the legacy data. Customers no longer compile data and can now input contractual data as it arrives, meaning reporting is far timelier than it previously was.

The CMED deployment, accomplished in only three months, has created a standardized process that has significantly reduced errors in data entry. This elimination of redundancy has also allowed TNT to reassign the contract administrators to other value-added functions within the organization. Additionally, TNT has used the Java source code generation capabilities of the Jacada Interface Server to write Java extensions to other applications, further augmenting CMED's functionality.

"Jacada has allowed our organization to eliminate many steps in our operational processes," adds Carey Caile, TNT's manager of technology services. "Moreover, the architecture of the Jacada Interface Server is such that, from an IT perspective, we now possess the agility to easily implement new functionality, and will be able to quickly respond to additional business opportunities as they arise."

About TNT Logistics North America - TNT Logistics North America is recognized as one of the world's leading providers of customized, value-added logistics solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, tire, retail, electronics, utilities, telecom, fast-moving consumer goods, heavy machinery and rail industries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, TNT Logistics North America manages over 208 operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico and offers global reach through TNT Logistics.

TNT Logistics is a subsidiary of TPG N.V.; with its two brands TNT and Royal PTT Post, TPG is a global provider of mail, and express and logistic services. It employs approximately 135,000 people in 58 countries and serves over 200 countries. The company reported sales of Euros 9.9 billion in 2000, which have grown by 18.7% in the first half of 2001. The TPG website address is:

About Jacada Ltd. - Jacada Ltd. is the leading provider of interface and workflow solutions that accelerate the delivery and maintenance of enterprise applications. Jacada products address the need for extending, web-enabling and integrating legacy systems, automating enterprise workflow, and delivering a universal user interface for new and existing applications. Jacada solutions are in use today at major corporations and government organizations such as AIG, Caterpillar, Citibank, Conseco, Delta Air Lines, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Federal Reserve Bank, Fireman's Fund, Porsche Cars North America, Prudential Financial, US Department of Interior, and Verizon. Jacada operates globally with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; Herzliya, Israel; and London, England. Jacada can be reached at or at 1-800-773-9574.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ substantially from these statements. For a more complete disclosure of these risk factors, please refer to the Company's quarterly Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Date:Nov 26, 2001
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