SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

December 10, 2007 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics Announces OEM Agreement With SAP For SAP NetWeaver®

Embedding Visual Numerics IMSL C Numerical Library Into TREX Component of SAP NetWeaver to Offer Advanced Analytics for SAP® Applications

WALLDORF, GERMANY and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced an OEM agreement with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the world's leading provider of business software. Under the terms of the agreement, the Visual Numerics' IMSL® C Numerical Library version 6.0 will be embedded into the SAP NetWeaver® platform. The IMSL C Library will be integrated into TREX -- a structured and unstructured data processing component of SAP NetWeaver -- providing the TREX engine with functions for data analytics such as outlier detection, dependency analysis and forecasting. SAP® applications that use the TREX engine will benefit from this new embedded functionality.

Increasingly advanced analytics such as predictive forecasting have become an important requirement for process-embedded, intelligent analytic applications. Therefore, the analytics technology needs to be an integral element of the underlying SAP NetWeaver platform. SAP NetWeaver also serves as the foundation for a wide range of solutions for performance management, addressing the specific financial and operational needs of customers in over 25 industries.

SAP selected Visual Numerics due to its breadth and depth of embeddable IMSL C Library algorithms, Visual Numerics' long-term reputation for advanced analytics, as well as its world-class international support.

"We're honored to help SAP introduce the power of advanced analytics to its customers," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "SAP's selection of Visual Numerics' libraries validates our vision that advanced analytics is a critical component for today's business applications, and that embeddable libraries provide software vendors like SAP with a broader, customizable analytics alternative than building this functionality in-house or buying a one-size-fits-all solution."

For information on the IMSL C Numerical Library, visit

About Visual Numerics, Inc.

Visual Numerics has provided technical software solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three decades. The company's software products help users understand complex data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications. Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL® Numerical Libraries for powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE® visual data analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers customized professional services for applications that involve mathematical, statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today's business analytical needs.

Major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide use Visual Numerics' software tools, including such high profile companies as: Bear, Stearns & Company; Barclays Global Investors;; Humana; Sandia National Laboratories; and Boeing Company. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors. For more information about Visual Numerics, please visit

Trademark Statement:

Visual Numerics, IMSL and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc.

SAP, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other company, product or brand names are the property of their respective owners.

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