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Visible Delivers Enterprise Repository Support with Visible Analyst

Visible partners with Softlab to provide enterprise repository benefits to analysts.

Waltham, MA (September 10, 1999) - Visible Systems Corporations, one of the world's leading suppliers of modeling tools for Systems Analysts and Designers announced the integration of it's Visible Analyst product with Softlab's ENABLER Enterprise Repository.

With Visible's newest release of Visible Analyst 7.2, teams of analysts and developers can simultaneously share and manage design objects for data models, database designs, process models and component object models. Visible Analyst with Softlab's ENABLER provides the advantages of a true object repository, with configuration management and version control, all tightly integrated into the development environment.

With this release, Visible Analyst is now poised to take advantage of the advanced configuration management and version control capabilities of the ENABLER Repository. "Many of our customers want to be able to use the sophisticated versioning that ENABLER provides. Customers can now integrate versions of all modeling objects (entities, entity attributes, chart in which the entity is included, Process, etc.) across multiple projects in the Enterprise," said Mike Paul, VP of Product Development at Visible.

"This partnership strengthens the ability of companies to establish an integrated environment comprising the tools which best fit the way they want to work. Existing Enabler users can now benefit from the powerful capabilities delivered by Visible Analyst," said Richard Fowler VP of Sales and Marketing for Softlab in the US.

About Visible Analyst

Visible Analyst is an analysis and design tool that integrates Business Function Analysis, Data Modeling & Database Design, Process Modeling, and Object Modeling in one easy-to-use package. Visible Analyst has a scaleable multi-user repository which enables concurrent, collaborative design for your entire team throughout the enterprise. This virtually eliminates redundant and conflicting efforts by analysts and developers. Now available in 3 editions: Corporate, DB Engineer, and Standard. New features include:

  • Multi-user server for concurrent access, enabling team collaboration.
  • New ERwin® file import / export capabilities.
  • Visible's exclusive IntelliView™ technology.
  • Smart reverse engineering to analyze legacy databases.
  • New Object Browser
  • New support for SSADM and Metrica methodologies

About Softlab's ENABLER

Softlab's ENABLER is an open, object-based repository which can be used to create custom data management solutions. ENABLER is a LAN-based object repository, running on Windows NT and UNIX, which provides the means of establishing an Enterprise Platform capable of delivering integrated infrastructure support for suites of tools which need to work together.

About Softlab

Softlab GmbH, a subsidiary of BMW AG, is one of the leading European system providers. Its core business encompasses Business Integration and Enabling Solutions. With over 25 years' experience in handling large-scale projects, Softlab assists its clients by developing business processes geared to future requirements and implementing them as innovative IT solutions. Softlab has subsidiaries in all key European markets as well as in the USA and Japan.

For more information contact Softlab at 770-290-8800 or visit our web site at , or contact Visible at 800-6VISIBLE or visit our web site at .


©1999 Visible Systems Corporation. All rights reserved. Visible Analyst is a registered trademark of Visible Systems Corporation. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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