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Sydney, Australia - November 19, 2001 - Advansys Corporation, a specialist Novell® GroupWise® development partner, has released Formativ™, a ground-breaking product which adds applet capability to GroupWise. For GroupWise users, administrators and value-added resellers, Advansys Formativ offers a compelling new opportunity to customize and extend GroupWise. Formativ is a totally new GroupWise development environment encompassing applet creation, simplified yet fully featured GroupWise programming and extensive 'point and click' applet integration capabilities with the GroupWise client. Fully Novell eDirectory™ enabled, Formativ offers easy centralized management of applets and client features.

"Formativ realizes the Advansys vision of providing a simple, yet powerful, development tool for the wider GroupWise community", said Greg Bell, Advansys Managing Director. "For the first time both professional developers and power users have the means to build GroupWise solutions quickly and easily. Organizations can now fully leverage their GroupWise investment while simultaneously increasing user satisfaction."

GroupWise solutions can be developed quickly with the Formativ applet language and, with just a few clicks of the mouse, users can integrate applets with GroupWise toolbars, menus and events. For example, Formativ applets can run automatically when a message is received, composed or sent.

"Formativ is a great new tool for the GroupWise community," said Richard Bliss, product marketing manager for Novell collaboration services. "The benefits of rapid GroupWise development and customization are now available to a broad audience, and Formativ's eDirectory integration fits squarely within Novell's enterprise management vision."

With Formativ, GroupWise administrators will now be able to harness a broader range of development resources, whether they be professional programming or power user skills. Central management and distribution of global, department or individual Formativ solutions is simple via Novell eDirectory. The Formativ Distribution Kit provides easy corporate-wide rollout by using Novell ZENworks® or the GroupWise client Addon facility.

Formativ ships with a library of more than 20 'out-of-the-box', pre-written applets which address common GroupWise enhancement requests. The Formativ Business Solutions Pack includes Multiple Signatures, 'Out of the Office' Rule Wizard, Holiday Import Wizard, Search and Replace, Mass Mailer, Add or edit message note, Template/Form Processing, Message-to-Template, Address Book Publisher, Day Blocker and Microsoft Office® integration applets. In addition to the Formativ Business Solutions Pack, an example library of more than 35 applets is supplied. Users can easily customize the shipping or example library applets to suit individual and corporate needs.

Formativ creates new business opportunities for VARs and consultants, who can now more easily and rapidly deliver corporate GroupWise automation and integration solutions. In addition to providing applet development services, authorized VARs will be able to purchase and resell licenses through the Advansys reseller program.

Further information on Advansys Formativ can be found at www.advansyscorp.com.

About Advansys

Established in 1989, Advansys is committed to delivering GroupWise productivity solutions. Advansys has long standing third party developer relationships with leading companies such as Novell, Symbian, Nokia, Ericsson and Psion and currently exports its products to over 50 countries. www.advansyscorp.com

For further information please contact:

Jeremy Bell
Advansys
Phone: +61 2 9968 2991
Fax: +61 2 9969 7651
Web: www.advansyscorp.com

Trademarks Formativ is a trademark of Advansys Pty Limited. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Novell, GroupWise and ZENworks are registered trademarks and eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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