SDRC and EDS Team Up to Address Growing Demand for E-Business Collaboration Software and Services

CINCINNATI and PLANO, Texas-January 29, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq:SDRC) and EDS today announced an agreement for EDS and SDRC to jointly pursue the E-Business Collaboration market.

The agreement targets the exploding market for collaborative product commerce (CPC) software and services. The Aberdeen Group estimates CPC will grow at a more than 80 percent compound rate, to $16 billion in 2003. E-Business Collaboration software enables companies to automate their product development processes and to leverage the supply chain with other enterprises.

"SDRC and EDS offer clients value-added benefit by combining the strength of SDRC's E-Business Collaboration product lifecycle software solutions with the breadth of global service capabilities from EDS," said Bill Carrelli, vice president, market and business development, SDRC. "The alliance is further complemented by EDS' expertise in the digital supply chain and the depth of its ERP integration services. The discrete manufacturing industry can now be assured of the best technology supported by global services, as well as the expertise to deploy solutions in any number of configurations for the e-business enterprise, such as portals, hubs, ASPs or exchanges."

Under the terms of the agreement, EDS becomes a strategic implementation and integration services provider for SDRC's E-Business Collaboration software products, including SDRC's Metaphase®, Metaphase Express product knowledge management (PKM) solutions, and SDRC's Accelis™ e-business integration (e-BI) software. EDS will provide consulting and implementation resources to SDRC, enabling SDRC to meet the escalating market demand for its E-Business Collaboration products.

In addition, EDS and SDRC will join forces in the marketing and sales areas. EDS and SDRC expect the agreement to generate $100 million in revenue for the two companies over the next three years.

"SDRC and EDS have established a good track record already in a number of major accounts," said Jim Maddux, EDS' client executive responsible for EDS' business with SDRC. "Our success in these endeavors supports our initiative to become even more closely aligned with SDRC, and this new strategic agreement accomplishes this goal." 

About EDS -

EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world's best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers' trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading
companies and governments in 55 countries. EDS reported revenues of $18.5 billion in 1999. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. 

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation), with headquarters in Ohio, provides software solutions and services that propel manufacturers to increased business competitiveness through the development of a web-based, collaborative environment for product development. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 65 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC and Metaphase are registered trademarks, and Accelis is a trademark of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders. 


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