Contivo And Catena Technologies Team To Provide Enterprise Integration Modeling Across Asia Pacific

20th December 2002 - Contivo, Inc. and Catena Technologies Pte Ltd today announced a reseller agreement to introduce the Contivo EIM Solution to the Asia Pacific markets, offering companies automated data transformation for rapid application integration across the enterprise. With Contivo's EIM Solution, Catena Technologies will provide its customers with the unprecedented capability of making the previously manual and tedious process of data integration scalable and cost-effective.

Catena Technologies will function as the sales, marketing and operations agent of Contivo for Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, providing the base for Contivo's expansion into the Asia Pacific market.

"Catena is a valuable partner for Contivo as we expand our business into the Asia Pacific region," said Larry Lenhart, CEO of Contivo, Inc. "Catena has a deep understanding of the IT challenges facing enterprises throughout the Asia Pacific region and recognize there is strong demand for an efficient and automated data integration solution that will save time and money. We look forward to working with Catena to help enterprises complete their integration projects and meet business objectives."

While current data integration efforts are still very much manual, consisting of repetitive tasks that are not reusable in creation or maintenance, Contivo's approach, called Enterprise Integration Modeling (EIM), reduces the time and expenditure of integration by automating data transformation between applications through the use of models. The technology analyzes and models the relationships between enterprise applications, automatically configuring integration run-time code.

"Contivo provides unique and innovative technology solutions that address the complex issues that surround data integration," said Randall Duran, Managing Director of Catena Technologies Pte Ltd. "Most enterprises are limited by hand-coded implementations, which limits their ability to integrate new systems quickly and creates difficulties in maintaining their integration environment. Over the past ten years we have seen this problem increase in both scale and severity. Contivo's solutions provide a means to address these issues, enabling customers to save money and adapt their environments more easily to changes in business requirements."

About Catena Technologies

Catena Technologies specializes in technology architecture and design for business process management (BPM), enterprise integration, and enterprise content management. With over two decades experience working in the global financial markets, Catena Technologies, combines subject matter expertise with in-depth technology design and delivery capabilities.

About Contivo

Contivo provides product solutions that enable enterprises to dramatically reduce the time, effort, and dollars spent to design and maintain software integration efforts. The Contivo approach provides integration architects with a centrally managed repository that introduces reuse and collaboration to a previously one-off and manual task. Contivo introduced the concept of Enterprise Integration Modeling (EIM), a framework on which companies can create, leverage, and manage their knowledgebase of data integration efforts.

Contivo was founded in 1998 and has forged significant relationships with strategic partners and customers, including BEA Systems, TIBCO Software, webMethods, Agilent Technologies, HP and Hitachi America. Corporate investors include industry leaders BEA Systems, TIBCO Software, and webMethods. Venture capital investors include BA Venture Partners, MSD Capital LP, and Voyager Capital. Contivo is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA. More information about the company can be found at http://www.contivo.com/

Contivo and the Contivo logo and design are registered trademarks of Contivo, Inc. in the US and other countries. Contivo EIM Server, Contivo Analyst, Contivo Legacy Integrator and the Contivo Enterprise Vocabulary Manager are trademarks of Contivo, Inc.


For More Information Contact:

Catena Technologies Pte Ltd
3 Phillip Street
#10-01 Royal Group Building
Singapore 048693
Republic of Singapore
Phone: +65 6100 0881
Fax: +65 6399 0881
Web: www.catena-technologies.com