PLYMOUTH, MI, August 27 2002 - Wise Solutions® expands their world-class TeamAdvantage partner program by launching a new partnership with Novell®. Novell, one of the world’s leading IT companies, brings diverse types of networks together, helping people access information when they need it. Novell’s role as a leading provider of network software and solutions makes them an ideal choice as a Wise partner.

With this partnership, system administrators can use Wise’s award-winning tools to create and manage application installations and distribute the installations through Novell ZENworks®. The capabilities of Wise Package Studio™ and Novell ZENworks for Desktops 4 are extended to offer system administrators a seamless approach to packaging, customizing and deploying applications.

In addition to expanding the compatibility of existing tools, this alliance is distinguished by the inclusion of Wise InstallTailor™ in Novell ZENworks for Desktops. Novell ZENworks users now can easily customize Windows® Installer based installations through transform files created with Wise InstallTailor.

“When choosing a development partner, you want to offer expanded product functionality that benefits your customers,” said Robert Halsey, director of strategic alliances for Wise. “With this alliance, Novell and Wise can offer customers useful tools that make their jobs easier. Partnering with Novell illustrates our commitment to work closely with industry leaders and provides a great value for our customers.”

“Novell is committed to providing customers the flexibility to deploy time- and cost-saving solutions utilizing their current environment,” said Brad Anderson, Novell vice president of content and application management. “By partnering with Wise Solutions, Novell provides ZENworks for Desktops 4 customers award-winning application deployment and packaging technology with maximum functionality and control.”

The TeamAdvantage program includes substantial support, education and sales benefits for partnering companies and their customers. For more information, visit

Availability and Pricing

The integration between Wise Package Studio and Novell ZENworks for Desktops is available immediately, and is provided free of charge to all licensed users of ZENworks for Desktops (version 3 and later), and Wise Package Studio (version 3.2 and later).

About Wise Solutions

Wise Solutions, Incorporated, is the leading provider of application installation and management software and services. With global headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan; and regional sales and professional services offices in Washington, DC; Redmond, Washington; and the Netherlands, Wise provides installation and management solutions, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide.

Wise corporate solutions, including the award-winning Wise Package Studio, help system administrators solve their application installation and management problems. WiseÂ’s unmatched expertise in the installation market and experience helping companies deploy applications is the basis for the companyÂ’s renowned products and services. Learn more about Wise Solutions on the Web at