Stylus Studio Announces Significant Price Reductions on Award Winning Enterprise XML Tools Suite

Prices Rolled Back by as Much as 66%

Bedford, MA, September 25, 2006 – Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced significant price cuts on the newly released Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite. Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite is the single biggest and most significant release in Stylus Studio's 10 year history. The latest release of the worldwide popular and award-winning XML tools suite offers all-new Stylus Studio XML Pipeline and Stylus Studio XML Publishing tools along with an integrated suite of countless other handy tools and utilities for working with W3C XML technologies – at a special introductory price of just $595 (USD) for a single user license.

Historically, prices in the XML tools industry have risen sharply in the past several years. The newly announced price cuts effectively rolls-back the clock on enterprise XML tool suite pricing to levels that not been seen for many years, affording both corporations and the average XML developer with the ability to enjoy unprecedented developer productivity and value.

"We're so excited about the ground-breaking new features in Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite including the Stylus Studio XML Pipeline and Stylus Studio XML Publisher tools, that we've decided to significantly reduce prices to ensure that both large and small corporations and individual developers alike can benefit from them", said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP of Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group. "Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite affirms our commitment to you by providing, feature rich, innovative and productive XML tools to developers at truly affordable prices. Give Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite a try!"

Additional Special Introductory Pricing

In addition to the newly announced reductions in list price, for a limited time, Stylus Studio is offering even greater special introductory savings on Stylus Studio 2007 XML products. From now through October 6, 2006, customers can save approximately an additional 20-50% off already our already-reduced software products. For more information, including a complete price list, visit the Stylus Studio online shop at:

XML Developers Get More for Less with Stylus Studio®

With Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite, XML developers get more powerful and productive XML tools including all-new Stylus Studio XML Pipeline and Stylus Studio XML Publisher tools at significantly less cost than ever before. The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite provides a comprehensive and productive suite of XML development tools for XML Mapping, Web services, XQuery, XML publishing, EDI integration and much more, all in one product at one affordable price. Developers seeking to maximize value for their dollars spent are urged to purchase Stylus Studio products or download a free trial today.

Increased Volume Discounts

Organizations can enjoy further price reductions on volume purchases. For example, a company with 100 engineers seeking to increase developer productivity across the entire development organization could do so for just $41,650 (USD), saving approximately an additional 30% off of already sharply reduced prices.

About Stylus Studio®

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE, providing a comprehensive suite of advanced XML tools and scalable deployment components for working with XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, EDI, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing, Web services and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit:

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit

DataDirect, DataDirect Connect, DataDirect XQuery, and Stylus Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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