Supply Chain Software offers browser independence.

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CatalystCommand 9.0 open technology solution features event management, conformance to industry standards, and collaborative commerce functionality. Apache web server allows system-generated notification of alerts to be received via SMTP devices. Execution software's material handling equipment interfaces include pick-to-light, carousels, and speech recognition technology. CatalystCommand 9.0 supports XML for application-to-application integration.

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Catalyst International Unveils CatalystCommand(TM) 9.0 Next Generation Of Supply Chain Execution Software

Open technology solution features browser independence, quicker implementation, ease of upgrade and maintainability, and reduced material handling integration costs

Catalyst International Inc. (NASDAQ: CLYS) a global supplier of supply chain execution solutions, announced the release of CatalystCommand 9.0 at the Catalyst Supply Chain Forum last week in San Diego. The annual conference hosted attendees from over 50 companies for the three-day event at the Loews Coronado Resort. CatalystCommand 9.0 is an open technology solution featuring browser independence and new functionality including event management, advanced standard material handling interfaces, conformance to key industry standards, and enhanced collaborative commerce functionality.

Benefits of the new open technology in CatalystCommand 9.0 include:

- Lower cost of implementation and integration

- Easier upgrade process, enabling customers to take advantage of new features more quickly

- Improved maintainability of the system

- Reduced material handling integration costs

"For years, Catalyst has been recognized by analysts, consultants and customers for our depth of functionality. We've leveraged that rich functionality and are now offering it using a new technology architecture to provide the "next generation" in supply chain execution software," said Jim Treleaven, Catalyst President and CEO. "CatalystCommand 9.0 is the first stop on this new and exciting product roadmap."

Additionally, Catalyst now offers an expanded range of consulting services - from pre- and post-installation audits to data analysis and risk management - to ensure best practices are being followed and to maximize the value of supply chain execution solutions.

The CatalystCommand 9.0 platform features the Apache web server to provide a simplified, homogeneous architecture and a stable and secure solution set. Apache is the market leader among all Internet web servers with 56% of the market. The new architecture also includes a complete event management backbone that will allow for system-generated notification of alerts when exception conditions occur within the supply chain. These alerts can be received via e-mail, pager, cell phone, PDA, or any other SMTP device.

Features of CatalystCommand 9.0 also include standard material handling equipment interfaces to pick-to-light, carousels, and speech recognition technology. With speech recognition technology, the system can be run in a completely hands free environment. Additionally, the simplified architecture provides for seamless integration with complementary partner solutions, including shipping and manifesting, transportation management systems, collaboration and EAI, visibility and reporting tools. CatalystCommand 9.0 supports XML for application-to-application integration with other supply chain solutions, and robust system security.

About Catalyst
Catalyst International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLYS) helps companies integrate their supply chains to optimize their business performance. For more than 20 years, the company has enabled global Fortune 500 customers to greatly minimize the risks of installing, integrating and operating WMS software in complex, high-volume warehouse facilities. Catalyst software offers the broadest functionality in the industry and is easy to install, modify, upgrade and maintain. Its broad array of services includes distribution strategy consulting, pre- and post-implementation audits, a 24/7 customer services center and facilities management.

Catalyst has provided successful SCE solutions in 10 countries for more than 100 customers, including Panasonic, Reebok International, The Home Depot and Subaru. It is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and has offices or representatives in London, UK, Italy, Mexico and South America. For more information, call toll-free 800-236-4600 or visit

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