Systar Rated as a "Strong Positive" in Business Activity Monitoring Market by Leading Independent Analyst Firm

ST. CLOUD, France and Vienna, VA - 25 September 2006

Systar (Bloomberg : SYSR NM), the leading provider of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) software solutions, today announced that it was rated as a "Strong Positive" by Gartner, in its recent publication, "MarketScope for Business Activity Monitoring Platforms, 3Q061."

According to the report, a "Strong Positive" rating means that the vendor is a solid provider of strategic products, services or solutions. It is recommended that customers continue their investments and potential customers consider this vendor a strong strategic choice.

Bill Gassman, Gartner Research Director and author of the report wrote, "The vendors listed in this report represent about 100 new BAM platform installations per year. By 2010, the adoption of BAM platforms will grow at least 200 percent from 2006 levels (0.7 probability). In addition to the BAM platform market, BAM deployment overall is getting a boost from other sources. For example, BAM is becoming a competitive requirement in the BPM suites and BPM pure-play markets, and is an OEM opportunity for BAM pure-play vendors."

"We are one of the first adopters of Systar's BAM solution and based upon our experience with Systar and the positive impact their solutions have had on our business we believe they deserve this top ranking," said Hervé Gouëzel CIO and member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas. "Systar brings unparalleled credibility to the business problem and to the BAM market."

"We are extremely encouraged by this report for two reasons," said Guy Kuster, Founder and CEO of Systar. "First, with this study we believe Gartner confirms that there is a measurable and increasing demand for BAM platform solutions and there is significant growth potential over the next four years. Secondly, Systar received the highest rating possible, which we think further validates that we are the leading BAM platform provider, the best choice for customers and therefore well positioned to take full advantage of the market potential."

Systar's BAM solutions give real-time access to business performance information associated with critical business processes and activities. BAM improves the speed and effectiveness of organisations by making sure business processes operate as expected and meet business commitments. The result is a reduction of penalties incurred for missing critical deadlines, as well as a reduction of the time between when an event or incident occurs and when a decision can be made to either correct the situation or seize an opportunity.

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