SOURCE: Gensym

March 20, 2008 17:00 ET

Gensym Announces Release of Gensym G2 8.3 R2

Initial Release Since Acquisition Reinforces Rapid Ability to Further Product Development

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Gensym Corporation, a leader in model-driven, rules based software for decision management in real-time operations, announces the release of the Gensym G2 8.3 R2 platform. Gensym, its partners, and end users develop and deploy applications that meet the most rigorous requirements for stability and performance within organizations in manufacturing, communications, government, transportation, aerospace, and finance. The new release provides improved core product functionality and performance, and demonstrates Gensym's commitment of continual improvement.

Gensym, a recent addition to the Versata family, has been incorporated into the Business Automation Business Unit, which focuses on simplifying and automating applications and maintenance of complex solutions. With this release, the Gensym suite of applications migrated to standard build and test technologies in an effort to accelerate future product releases and guarantee repeatable quality of the products. These changes ensure Gensym's ability to maintain its dedication to product quality and reinforce its commitment for on-going support of current and future customers.

The G2 8.3 R2 platform is an integrated application development, validation, and deployment environment. This 8.3 R2 release includes 12 major customer requests, including usability enhancements in TeleWindows clients and other user interfaces, improvements to in-process memory management, including a GSI memory management improvement to the Microsoft.NET environment to support the proper threading model, and other enhancements.

To ensure continued product advancement, Gensym defined a release strategy reflecting customer priorities and plans to unveil two new releases before Fall 2008. Frequent product releases enable Gensym to react quickly to customer demands while accelerating Gensym products to acknowledged market leadership.

"Customer Success is our top priority. After the acquisition of Gensym, we raced to an initial release of the products to demonstrate both our commitment to Gensym's technology and our customers and partners," says Patrick Nichols, General Manager of Gensym. "With this first successful release, we will roll out Versata's Customer Success program, capturing the goals and directions of the customers and incorporating those into long-term product roadmaps. We are committed to unlocking value for our customers and we will invest accordingly to ensure G2 captures this value."

Versata's Customer success program enables customers to define success metrics twice per year. At the end of each measured period, a Versata officer then discusses the progress and achievements of the joint team with the customer executive sponsor. Based on feedback, Versata and the customer adjust goals to sustain and increase business benefits. This release reflects a significant step in delivering on commitments and affirms Gensym's customer success focus.

Gensym's comprehensive solutions are available today. For more information, visit: http://www.gensym.com/.

ABOUT GENSYM CORPORATION

Gensym Corporation is a leading provider of rule engine software and services for mission-critical solutions that automate decisions in real time. Gensym's flagship G2 software applies real-time rule technology for decisions that optimize operations and that detect, diagnose, and resolve costly problems. With G2, the world's largest organizations in manufacturing, utilities, communications, transportation, aerospace, finance, and government maximize the agility of their businesses and achieve greater levels of performance. Gensym and its numerous partners deliver a range of services throughout the world, including training, software support, application consulting, and complete solutions.

ABOUT VERSATA ENTERPRISES, INC.

With a global presence covering 45 countries, Versata Enterprises solves the most complex business problems for the world's largest organizations. Versata Enterprises comprises a number of leading enterprise solution providers, including Versata, Inc., Artemis International Solutions Corporation, Nextance, Inc., and Gensym Corporation. Versata distinguishes itself in the software industry by focusing on customer priorities as driven by value delivered. Versata's market-leading Customer Success Program ensures customer involvement in product decisions and business priorities and provides a twice-yearly opportunity for customers to score Versata's performance against commitments. Versata's world-class engineering capability ensures substantive and valuable product releases, thereby ensuring customer success. Versata also offers customers the opportunity to leverage Versata's global efficiency by offering a menu of services to help customers lower the cost of technology services across the enterprise. Versata's relentless focus on customer priorities, coupled with an unmatched global engineering capability, provides Versata customers continuous innovation and repeatable value propositions. Further information is available at http://www.versata.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Julie Bosshart
    Gensym Public Relations
    512.874.3316
    Email Contact