Rapid Software Develops and Deploys Custom Application For Southwest Airlines in One Hour - Revolutionary Rapid Development System Builds Most Business Applications in Under 3 Hours

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Rapid Software Corporation announced today that it has built and deployed a custom application for Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV). The total time from receiving the specification to deployment of the completed application was one hour. The application was rapidly developed using the Rapid Independence (IDP) development system built by Rapid Software. Rapid Software’s Independence (IDP) builds most custom browser based business applications in under 3 hours.

Rapid Software Corporation announced today that it has built and deployed a custom application for Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV). The total time from receiving the specification to deployment of the completed application was one hour. The application was rapidly developed using the Rapid Independence (IDP) development system built by Rapid Software. Rapid Software’s Independence (IDP) builds most custom browser based business applications in under 3 hours.

"We are always looking for innovative ways to solve even the smallest systems requirements that are unique to a department or group. Our corporate culture encourages us to look for the most cost effective solution and our IT department helps us get there,” said Pamela Graham, Director, Ticketing Services. “If you can design and deploy a system, however small, in one hour, then the payback is sure to be favorable."

Lee Fox, CEO of Rapid Software Corporation said, “Southwest Airlines is one of the premier airlines in the United States and we really enjoy working with their team. The spirit with which they enthusiastically approach even the smallest solutions is refreshing. Our business model allows us to target custom rapid solutions for both departmental applications as well as complete company wide applications for smaller firms. It is a fulfilling business. Everything we build for our clients is custom and we can generally provide a solution within the price range of off-the-shelf software."

About Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines is a leading low cost air carrier in the United States. Southwest operates 2,800 daily flights to 59 cities in 31 states. Southwest Airlines employs more than 32,000 people nationwide. The company is based in Dallas, TX and can be reached at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA® (1-800-435-9792) or http://www.southwest.com.

About Rapid Software Corporation

Rapid Software Corporation sells and supports Rapid Software’s Independence™ and Enterprise for most rapid application development and integrations in under 3 hours. Rapid Software Corporation is located at 3079 Parr Lane, Grapevine, TX 76051. For more information about Rapid Software Corporation's products visit http://www.rapidsw.com or call (817) 251-0615.

Southwest Airlines is a trademark of Southwest Airlines Co. and are registered in certain jurisdictions. Rapid Software is a trademark of Rapid Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names mentioned are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2004 Rapid Software Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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