Netformx® Alliance Program Welcomes Avaya

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Netformx, a global leader in network design and proposal generation platforms purpose-built for the networking and telecom industry, today announced the addition of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, to the Netformx Alliance Program.

Integration of Avaya Desktop Tool and Netformx DesignXpert™ Simplifies Converged Designs.

Netformx, a global leader in network design and proposal generation platforms purpose-built for the networking and telecom industry, today announced the addition of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, to the Netformx Alliance Program. The addition of Avaya will enable DesignXpert™ users to create converged network designs, quotes and proposals that incorporate many Avaya products and services quickly and easily.

More Design Options for DesignXpert Users
DesignXpert by Netformx streamlines the opportunity-to-order process, making it easier for network engineers to build enterprise networks quickly and accurately using powerful solutions such as Avaya's Communication Manager, which organizes and routes voice, data, and image and video transmissions. Productivity gains as reported by DesignXpert users range from 50% to 80% with up to 99.99% design accuracy. This translates to more effective resource utilization, faster customer response time and reduction of costly errors.

Upon completion of the integration project in early Fall 2008, users of DesignXpert will be able to import XML output from Avaya's desktop quoting tool, ASD. Select Avaya products will be graphically represented in the DesignXpert project enabling the user to manually adjust drawings to add other products, topology links and design details. DesignXpert will support importing multiple ASD quotes into a single DesignXpert project. Additionally, users will be able to manually drag and drop items from an Avaya folder in the Netformx KnowledgeBase™ into DesignXpert and generate a converged bill of materials, proposal and other reports from DesignXpert.

"By joining the Netformx Alliance Program, Avaya gives channel partners access to easy-to-use tools that help build Avaya Communication Manager-based networks and allow them to be more productive," said Pete Leuzzi, Vice President, North America System Integrator/Service Provider Channels, Avaya. "Customers will benefit from an end-to-end solution design and smoother deployments that get them up and running faster. We're pleased to be working with Netformx and look forward to seeing our Avaya channel partners take off with the new DesignXpert tools."

"Netformx takes pride in responding to its users needs and continually enhancing our extensive KnowledgeBase™ by adding strategic Alliance members such as Avaya", said Netformx CEO, Ittai Bareket. "Avaya partners and customers will soon be able to take advantage of the unique capabilities of DesignXpert enabling the delivery and creation of fully validated network "blueprints" that take advantage of the best available technologies and pricing. Faster proposal generation, more accurate proposals and comprehensive designs all lead to greater customer satisfaction, increased productivity and increased profitability for network design and systems integrators who use DesignXpert."

About Netformx
One solution, One repository, One integrated process
Netformx provides end-to-end collaborative rules-based network design and proposal generation platforms purpose-built for the networking industry. Whether your company is creating physical data networks, deploying converged VoIP solutions or selling MPLS and Managed Services, Netformx streamlines the end-to-end opportunity-to-quote process. Our fine-tuned software engines rely on the world's most extensive multi-vendor KnowledgeBase™ of networking equipment, which includes catalogs, extensive data sheets and manufacturer information coupled with configuration and pricing rules. DesignXpert helps you and your customer establish a validated network "blueprint" that becomes a reliable reference source when planning any future design changes in response to business demands. For further information visit http://www.netformx.com.

About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than one million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP telephony, unified communications, contact centers and communications-enabled business processes. Avaya Global Services provide comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information, visit the Avaya Web site at http://www.avaya.com.

DesignXpert is a trademark and Netformx is a registered trademark of Netformx, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.

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