SOURCE: Pipeline Software Inc.

April 23, 2007 07:00 ET

Pipeline Software Completes Merger With Intech Professionals

Transaction Positions Pipeline Software as a Dominant Player in the Growing SAP Connectivity Market, Poised to Capture Market Share Opportunities Among the Global 2000 and Energy Companies With Plant- and Asset-Intensive Operations

SANTA ANA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- Pipeline Software Inc., the SAP Connectivity People, today announced it has completed a merger of assets and operations from Sarasota, Fla.-based Intech Professionals Inc. The combined company will retain the Pipeline Software company name and headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. As part of the transaction, Bert Kastel, Intech Professionals' founder and chief executive officer, has been named as Pipeline Software's chief solutions architect.

"Since our founding in 1997, Pipeline Software has grown into a recognized enterprise application integration leader, serving an elite roster of global clients," said Charlie Sundling, chairman and CEO, Pipeline Software. "By folding in Intech's SAP-specific technologies and skills, we have created a company with the unique ability to solve the most challenging SAP connectivity and cross-system integration problems imaginable."

The combined assets also fuel Pipeline Software's ability to serve worldwide energy-sector customers with plant- and asset-intensive operations. For more than a decade, Intech had pioneered integration technology and solutions specific to SAP Project System (PS) and Plant Maintenance (PM) modules, which operate in more than 70 percent of major energy companies. Pipeline Software will combine this extensive intellectual property with its own sophisticated integration capabilities to help energy companies resolve their most difficult cross-system integration challenges, such as the synchronization trials between SAP and scheduling tools like Primavera P3e that often plague plant operations.

"This merger gives us deeper resources to develop our product set as well as service our customers worldwide with faster speed of integration and enhanced applications knowledge," Kastel explained. "Pipeline Software now offers a stronger platform to deliver domain-focused solutions vital to companies with plant- and asset-intensive operations, such as those in the oil and gas, utilities, nuclear, and construction and engineering sectors."

About Pipeline Software Inc.

Pipeline Software Inc., the SAP Connectivity People, provides global companies with a better way to connect their non-SAP applications with SAP. Focused exclusively on SAP connectivity and cross-system integration, Pipeline Software offers a suite of software tools, products and services that make it quicker, easier and more effective for customers to integrate their non-SAP applications with SAP. More than 200 midrange companies and global corporations rely on Pipeline Software to reduce the risk and increase the performance of their mission-critical SAP integrations. Learn more at www.pipelinesoftware.com.

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