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Bayer and Hoechst Joint Venture Selects ON Technology
for Remote Software Delivery of Business Applications
Including SAP

ON Command CCM reduces deployment time by 75% and provides remote IT management across six company locations
for Dystar Textilienfarben

Waltham, MA, September 26, 2000 – ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of remote software delivery solutions, today announced that DyStar Textilienfarben, a joint venture between Bayer and Hoechst, has selected ON Command CCM™ to deploy business applications over its corporate network to remote PCs in six geographically-distributed locations. DyStar is a leading supplier of environmentally-friendly textile dyes with more than 3,200 employees worldwide. ON Command CCM has been judged by industry analysts, reviewers, enterprise IT managers and service providers as the best unattended solution for remotely delivering business-critical operating systems and applications across the extended enterprise.

"ON Command CCM is the only product we've looked at that allows us to manage the entire PC lifecycle: from initial roll-out to deployment of applications to automated upgrades,” said Franz Hopf, Manager of the NT Competence Center, Dystar. “We anticipate a dramatic increase in quality of service we deliver to our end-users as well as a reduction in costs to manage our PCs."

Prior to implementing ON Command CCM, DyStar required up to 8 hours (one business day) to deploy new PCs and associated applications. Using ON Command CCM, the company has dramatically reduced PC deployment time from eight to two hours – a time and cost saving of 75 percent. ON Command CCM is used to deploy and personalize a range of business and productivity applications including SAP GUI 4.5, Microsoft Office 97, Internet Explorer, Outlook 98, and the IXOS Viewer terminal emulation program for mainframe access.

DyStar also leverages ON Command CCM to manage PCs throughout their entire lifecycle. For example, ON Command CCM is used to deliver ongoing Help Desk support and automatically rebuild corrupted or misconfigured machines (including re-installation of operating systems) -- thus reducing PC downtime and increasing IT quality of service.

About ON Technology Corporation
ON Technology empowers IT organizations and service providers to manage the full lifecycle of their computing systems over large-scale corporate networks. Our solutions are used to rapidly and reliably deploy critical applications, operating systems, and content to desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers, retail point-of-sale (POS) terminals and banking workstations. Our customers leverage our solutions to significantly reduce IT costs, improve availability and reliability of business-critical applications, and enhance both IT and end-user productivity. ON’s management solution has been chosen by more than 1,000 enterprises worldwide to manage in excess of 1.2 million networked computer systems. For more information visit ON Technology’s Web site at or call 800-767-6638.


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