Software bridges SAP and CRM applications.

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Pervasive synchronization solution facilitates sharing of business information between salesforce.com and enterprise software applications. Along with integration software licenses, business processes, installation, and configuration services, solution provides everything needed to synchronize, update, and download key data elements between systems. Program optimizes customer centricity and eliminates manual re-keying, phone, fax, and email to share information.



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Pervasive Announces New Integration Solution for Appforce at Dreamforce '05



New Solution Enables Enterprise Software Users to Integrate With salesforce.com

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13 / -- Pervasive Software(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:PVSW), a global value leader in data infrastructure software, and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management, today announced the availability of a comprehensive synchronization solution for key business information between Salesforce and enterprise software applications like SAP. Pervasive delivers full function adapters for both Salesforce and SAP R/3 along with pre-built integration processes for common integration tasks in a ready-to-configure solution.

Many companies depend on SAP to manage back-end processes such as accounting, manufacturing, inventory, and HR. However, as companies become more customer centric, mobile, and virtual, the integration of key information between CRM systems such as Salesforce and back-office applications such as SAP becomes a critical element in driving business success.

"Now salesforce.com customers can get the best of both worlds -- a best- in-class on-demand CRM solution and access to information from a world-leading ERP solution," said Koen De Witte, worldwide vice president of marketing for Pervasive. "Synchronizing Salesforce and SAP information is now routine, and affordable, with Pervasive's ready-to-configure solution."

The ready-to-configure solution dramatically shortens implementation time, while eliminating the cost, risk and complexity of other alternatives. This pre-built functionality eliminates up to 75% of the cost and time compared to traditional software based solutions. Integration can be executed quickly and easily, fully enabling the use of SAP information within Salesforce accounts. Companies using salesforce.com can improve customer centricity, improve operational efficiencies by pushing more information to customer facing functions and eliminate manual re-keying, phone, fax and email based tasks to share information.

"The Pervasive integration solution directly addresses and solves several key integration issues for our customers," said Adam Gross, Director of Product Marketing, salesforce.com. "It provides the comprehensive integration with SAP that our customers demand as they deploy the rich capabilities of Salesforce.com."

According to research at Datamonitor, "The dynamic nature of today's business environment means that organizations are demanding integration- enabled applications that are simple to use and update, and that can be quickly integrated with their underlying infrastructure" (Closing the ISV Integration Gap, March 2005).

The Pervasive solution provides a comprehensive offering that includes integration software licenses, pre-defined business processes, installation, and configuration services. Everything needed to synchronize, update, and download key data elements between systems is included. Pricing varies depending on actual customer system requirements and professional services needs, with pricing starting at $30,000.

Combining deep knowledge and 20 years of migration and integration expertise, Pervasive provides easy-to-use, cost-effective migration and integration technology, services, training and partner programs. These programs help ISVs, ASPs and systems integrators transform their applications into "integration-ready" solutions that are scalable from one-time data migrations to ongoing application integration within and beyond organizational boundaries. The foundation of these partner services is a flexible business model for partners to OEM, resell, or co-market Pervasive integration technology for a comprehensive customer solution with low total cost of ownership. For more information visit pervasive.com/solutions/isv .

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software provides data infrastructure software that helps companies unleash the value of their data investments. For more than two decades, Pervasive has delivered an enduring value proposition and the best combination of performance, reliability, functionality, and connectivity. Today Pervasive is leading its chosen markets by defining and accelerating the inevitable transition from high cost to high value. Pervasive's value is proven by the size, diversity and loyalty of its customer base, partners, and channels. Tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry, in more than 150 countries around the world, rely on Pervasive to manage, integrate, analyze and secure their critical data. For more information, go to www.pervasive.com . For more information on Salesforce.com, visit pervasive.com/salesforce .

About salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce family of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on demand. Appforce, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers to customize and integrate the Salesforce family to meet their unique business needs, and build whole new powerful applications quickly and easily. Appforce applications are available via AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand application sharing service. Customers can also take advantage of salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

As of July 31, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 16,900 customers and approximately 308,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com services should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit www.salesforce.com/ , or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

All Pervasive brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pervasive Software Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of, and Appforce and AppExchange are trademarks of, salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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