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Centra and Surgient Partner to Add Virtual Labs Capabilities to Centra's Value-Added Solutions

Siebel Systems Deploys Integrated Solution to Provide Hands-On Labs for Technical Training in Centra-Powered Virtual Classrooms

AUSTIN, Texas, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Surgient, a leading provider of on-demand applications for test and training lab automation, and Centra , a leading provider of specialized application software and services for online business collaboration, today announced a partnership to enable access to virtual labs for students and participants in the Centra-powered live eLearning and collaboration environment. The relationship will enable customers to leverage Surgient's Virtual Training Management System (VTMS) and Centra's award-winning Centra 7 business collaboration solutions in a seamlessly integrated environment.

Siebel Systems, the market leader in customer relationship management solutions, is the first customer to use the integrated solution. Siebel University is using Centra to create a virtual classroom environment for live instruction and training exercises, which are performed in Surgient's VTMS virtual labs application. The result for students is a seamless learning environment delivered directly to their desktops with all the benefits of live classroom instruction.

"We are very excited to work with Surgient," said Rick Cramer, Centra Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "Adding access to virtual labs is a natural complement for Centra's customers who are engaged in enterprise application rollouts, product training, product launches, or online technical training."

"Our customers want to offer best-of-breed capabilities in their online classroom environments," said Erik Josowitz, Surgient Vice President Marketing. "The combination of Centra, the leading virtual classroom solution, and Surgient, the leading virtual labs solution, makes for a better learning experience. We are pleased to work with Centra to enhance our customers' success."

About Surgient

Surgient is a leading provider of on-demand applications for software demo, test and training lab automation. Customers, including Adobe, BEA, Cognos, Documentum, EDS, Microsoft, National Instruments, Siebel, and Symantec, use Surgient's applications to automate and enhance software sales, marketing, training and testing processes. Surgient applications automate the provisioning of lab environments that enable the use of distributed enterprise applications by an unlimited number of users, on-demand, from anywhere at anytime. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including VMware, Microsoft, Mercury, and Centra. An Austin-based company, Surgient is backed by a prestigious group of investors, including Austin Ventures, Seaport Capital, Sternhill Partners, and MFI Austin. For more information, visit http://www.surgient.com/ .

About Centra

Online business collaboration solutions from Centra create workforce efficiencies and enable organizations to share and exchange business-critical information with geographically distributed customers, partners, prospects and employees. Centra's solutions integrate real-time collaboration and departmental business processes with specialized applications that increase sales effectiveness, improve collaborative learning and accelerate enterprise application rollouts and customer acquisition initiatives. Currently available in 12 languages, Centra solutions can be deployed as on-site software or through its ASP service and are supported by an active ecosystem of value- added partners, including Siebel, PeopleSoft, SAP and Deloitte Consulting. Organizations across every major industry and market sector choose Centra, including Wyndham International, Weyerhaeuser, Underwriters Laboratories, BMW and Stanford University. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Centra serves a worldwide customer base throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.centra.com/ .

Media Contacts: Susannah Kirksey - Surgient 512-241-4670 [email protected] Ellen Slaby - Centra 781-994-1068 [email protected] Sarah Lambie - Blanc & Otus 512-335-8771 [email protected]

Surgient; Centra

CONTACT: Susannah Kirksey of Surgient, +1-512-241-4670, or
[email protected] ; or Ellen Slaby of Centra, +1-781-994-1068, or
[email protected] ; or Sarah Lambie of Blanc & Otus, +1-512-335-8771, or
[email protected] , for Surgient

Web site: http://www.surgient.com/
http://www.centra.com/

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