REDMOND, Wash., April 12, 1999 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that more than 600 industry-leading applications are shipping for Microsoft® SQL Server
™7.0, more than double the number promised at its launch in November 1998. These applications help customers across 30 horizontal, vertical and specialty industries, ranging from ERP to health care and retail, meet their business needs through the power of integrated data warehousing and interoperability with Microsoft Office and the BackOffice® family suite .
“SQL Server 7.0 continues to be a critical component of Microsoft’s work with ISVs in the business applications customer segment,” said Charles Stevens, vice president of the Application Developers Customer Unit at Microsoft. “ISVs are offering customers powerful, integrated solutions that take advantage of the scalability, interoperability and price/performance of SQL Server 7.0, making this database a popular choice for customers representing a broad range of industries and customer segments.”
Leading customers including Immucor Inc., Southwest Securities Inc., Tyco Printed Circuit Group Inc. and Zeon Chemicals Inc. have implemented SQL Server 7.0 with business applications from ISVs such as The Baan Co., Comprehensive Software Systems Ltd., SAP AG and Solomon Software and are reaping the benefits of faster, improved decision-making and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) throughout the enterprise. The Los Angeles division of Tyco, a circuit board manufacturer, has experienced a substantial increase in the efficiency of its business processes since Nextec Group, a value-added reseller, and Tyco implemented SQL Server 7.0 and Solomon IV for its Microsoft BackOffice-based accounting system.
“SQL Server 7.0 has helped Tyco decrease the time it takes to run our accounting reports by 90 percent, and we are achieving improved efficiency in other areas of the company through easy application integration of SQL Server 7.0,” said Price Owens, controller at Tyco. “SQL Server 7.0 was easy to deploy and continues to be easy to maintain. The net result of these benefits is more time for sales and increased profits for the company.”
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 offers major advancements in transaction performance, online backup and replication, as well as innovations in auto-tuning and auto-configuration, making it the ideal platform for mission-critical applications. As a powerful, scalable database platform, SQL Server 7.0 enables ISVs and customers of all sizes to build and deploy solutions to effectively utilize and manage data throughout a corporation and beyond to incorporate trading associates, suppliers and customers.
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