Citrix and eRoom Form Portal Alliance
Integrating eRoom Digital Workplace with Citrix XPS Portal Software to Enhance Collaborative Capabilities for XPS Customers such as Eastman Chemical Company
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- August 7, 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving and portal software and services, today announced an alliance with eRoom Technology, a leading provider of digital workplaces for extended enterprise collaboration. Citrix is integrating the eRoom® digital workplace with its Citrix® XPS portal software, giving customers the option of employing eRoom's advanced collaborative capabilities directly through their XPS homepage. In addition to the product integration, eRoom has joined the Citrix Business Alliance (CBA), Internet Solutions Program to foster joint sales and marketing opportunities.
"Citrix XPS enhances organizational efficiency and coordination by giving users immediate access to the specific information, applications and business tools they depend on to do their jobs," said Barry Ruditsky vice president of business development, eRoom. "The eRoom digital workplace builds upon these attributes, providing a collaborative environment where users can interact without geographic or organizational bounds, responding more quickly to new business opportunities and challenges."
Ruditsky added, "We are very excited about working with Citrix and look forward to developing a successful alliance that will deliver real value to our mutual customers."
The Delphi Group (www.delphigroup.com) expects collaboration to increase in significance as organizations search for ways to optimize their distributed work force and value chain relationships. The enterprise portal, as the unifying mechanism, will play a central role in this effort.
Dave Holden, manager, e-Commerce Applications and Services for Eastman Chemical Company, a customer of both Citrix and eRoom, supports Delphi's comment. "We are very pleased that Citrix and eRoom are cooperating on a tight integration of their respective products," said Holden. "XPS will play a central role in linking our users with the information and processes they need to get things done, making it an ideal collaborative environment."
Citrix XPS portal software gives users a single, personalized and secure point of command and control over the applications, information and business processes relevant to their position and business relationships. eRoom's enterprise-class collaborative platform supports asynchronous and synchronous, structured and unstructured collaboration in a tightly integrated unified environment. eRoom functionality will be accessed through an XPS Content Delivery Agent (CDA), an individual, easy-to-use Web-based application that snaps directly into the portal users' homepage.
"This alliance with eRoom with their widely deployed collaboration platform extends the functionality of XPS, helping our customers achieve greater productivity and stronger ties between the constituents that make up their value chains," said Barry Davis, vice president, business development for Citrix. "Our relationship with eRoom also reflects Citrix's commitment to building vital technology relationships with industry leaders whose products complement XPS and satisfy the functional requirements of our customers."
Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrame® application serving software, NFuse application portal software, XPS portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®), a core application serving technology. The company markets its application serving products through a well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products directly to customers to provide the level of customization they need. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com.
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