Nakisa Inc.

Nakisa Inc.

November 21, 2006 12:00 ET

Nakisa Delivers Microsoft .NET Framework-Based Application with SAP'R' xApps'TM' Certification

Nakisa Sets New Standard for Organizational Charting & Succession Planning Solutions for Enterprise

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 21, 2006) - As continuing evidence of its technology leadership in the Visual Workforce Management solutions market, Nakisa Inc. ("Nakisa") today announced Nakisa SuccessionPlanning one of the industry's first Microsoft .NET Framework-based application to receive SAP® xApps™ certified "Powered by SAP NetWeaver®" status. Nakisa's has now received SAP's newest and most extensive certification for integration with its technology solutions and platform.

Unveiled earlier this year, Nakisa SuccessionPlanning demonstrates Nakisa's expertise with Microsoft and SAP technologies and its proven ability to deliver enterprise-level solutions that will help organizations leverage a powerful combination of software platforms. Building on the power of the .NET Framework and SAP NetWeaver, Nakisa SuccessionPlanning is a SAP composite application that will help the 58,000 SAP installations running on the Microsoft platform to extend existing mySAP Human Capital Management HCM and SAP Talent Management implementations. The solution enables them to more quickly assimilate, understand and translate their human capital asset and business intelligence data into actionable, business knowledge.

"Nakisa's goal is to provide innovative solutions to customers that will help them solve their mission-critical business problems while leveraging their existing investment in technology. A key component of this strategy is to deliver applications on the platforms that enterprises are using today", said Babak Varjavandi, CEO at Nakisa. "Nakisa's strategic role in helping companies gain better visibility and insight into their organization and talent is demonstrated through delivery of this enterprise-class succession planning solution that uses the industry's strongest technologies as its backbone."

"Nakisa is a great example of an innovative software company that is delivering cutting edge solutions on the Microsoft platform," said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft Corporation. "Nakisa is delivering on the promises of Microsoft's and SAP's commitment to interoperability between SAP NetWeaver and the .NET Framework by delivering next generation enterprise software that leverages the strengths of both platforms and offers the assurances of SAP certification. We are excited to work with Nakisa to help bring this innovative application to market for our mutual customers."

About Nakisa SuccessionPlanning

Nakisa SuccessionPlanning is a web-based xApp running on the SAP Netweaver Portal using .NET iViews. Using the Portal Development Kit for Microsoft .NET, Nakisa fully utilizes the capabilities of the .NET to build an interactive business application that leverages key SAP portal services, such as SAP role-based user security and single sign on.

Nakisa SuccessionPlanning provides real-time data visualization and succession planning functions that allow enterprise to gain rapid insight and visibility into their human capital assets so that they can perform more effective long-term strategic and operational decision-making relative to human resources and talent management initiatives. Advanced succession planning views leverage human capital data and allow enterprises to drill down and get visibility into their existing and future workforce requirements and competencies. Organizations can also view detailed profiles of employees, positions or potential successors to ensure talent is in place to execute on future business strategy.

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About Nakisa

Nakisa Inc. is the leading provider of Visual Workforce Management solutions that allow Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and educational institutions around the world to perform organization and talent management functions that optimize their workforce and its performance. Fully certified by Microsoft and SAP, Nakisa offers 100% web-based succession planning, organization charting and modeling tools.. Customers benefiting from Nakisa solutions include EADS, Pfizer, RBC Financial Services, Australia Post, Alstom and government agencies worldwide.

Nakisa and Nakisa OrgManagement Series are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Nakisa Inc. All other company, product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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