SDRC Announces Metaphase® Integration to Rational ClearCase®

- Manages software design data, mechanical and electrical design data within a single bill of material - 

CINCINNATI-November 8, 2000-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), a global supplier of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle, today announced the integration between SDRC's Metaphase® product knowledge management (PKM) solution and Rational Software's Rational ClearCase® software configuration management (CSM) solution.

RationalClearCase® manages the development of software - a very critical element of most products in the marketplace today. SDRC, with its Enterprise Solutions Partner (e!sp®), International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), and through the support of Rational's Unified Partner Program, has created a solution that allows businesses to capture and manage a single product bill of material (BOM) that incorporates not only mechanical and electrical design data, but software design data as well.

Until now, software products (programmable read-only memory burn images, executables, libraries, etc.) have been managed outside of PDM systems, making it extremely difficult to manage from the total product configuration and incident-tracking standpoint. Metaphase's ClearCase integration allows businesses to manage configuration and change control for an entire product including all of its software design elements.

The integration was developed using the direct input of industry-leading companies like Ericsson, General Dynamics Information Systems (GD-IS), Honeywell DAS, Motorola, N.E.T., and United Defense (UDLP). The product shipped to customers in October.

About -
Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq: RATL), the e-development company, helps organizations develop and deploy software for e-business, e-infrastructure, and e-devices through a combination of tools, services and software engineering best practices. Rational's e-development solution helps organizations overcome the e-software paradox by accelerating time to market while improving quality. Rational's integrated solution simplifies the process of acquiring, deploying and supporting a comprehensive software development platform, reducing total cost of ownership. IDC has recognized Rational as the market revenue leader in multiple segments of the software development life-cycle management market for three years in a row. Founded in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest Internet software companies, had revenues of $684 million in its twelve months ended September, 2000 and employs more than 3,000 people around the world. Additional information is available on the Internet at

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation) is a leading global provider of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle. The Company's products address the areas of e-Mechanical Design Automation (e-MDA), e-Product Knowledge Management (e-PKM), e-Collaborative Products (e-CP), and e-Business Integration (e-BI). Coupled with process engineering and consulting services, the Company's solutions facilitate innovation through collaboration, enabling industry leaders to optimize product development early in the design process, increase productivity, and significantly improve time-to-market. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 77 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC, Metaphase, and e!sp are registered trademarks of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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SDRC SDRC Ruder Finn/Chicago
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