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SYWARE Announces Report CE® 2.0, Report Writing Software for Windows CE and Pocket PC Handhelds

Popular Report Writing Tools Allows Custom Reports in Minutes

Cambridge, MA (November 6, 2000). SYWARE Inc., leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today introduced Report CE® 2.0, a major new release of the world's only report writing tool for Windows CE and Pocket PCs. A wealth of new features enables users to quickly design professional reports in the exactly the format they need.

With Report CE 2.0, users can now select text features such as fonts, point sizes, underscores, and italics. Reports can also include horizontal and vertical lines, bit map images such as company logos, as well as drawings and signatures.

The new release of Report CE also includes powerful data handling capabilities. Reports can include look up controls, where a value in one table can access data in another table. A single report may draw data from an unlimited number of tables, with filtering that allows users to choose only the records they wish to view.

"The only report writer for Windows CE just got even better," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "Mobile users can now print professional reports directly from a handheld, without the need to go back to the office. This unique report writing tool also brings full-featured printing capabilities to Pocket PCs, which normally cannot print on their own."

Easy to Build Customized Reports
Report CE can be used to create and print traditional reports as well as a wide variety of custom documents, such as invoices, quotes, and customer receipts. Reports can include a header, a footer, the data, and calculated data. Columns can be sized for efficient, professional presentation.

Report CE works with any Windows CE 2.0 or higher based device (H/PC, H/PC Pro, Handheld PC 2000, and Pocket PC). Reports can be designed on a desktop PC or on the Windows CE device. Printing is done via the infrared port of the device or from the desktop. Data can also be saved to a text file for import to other applications.

Report CE operates in conjunction with Visual CE®, SYWARE's popular database and forms builder software for Windows CE. Data can also come from applications developed with Microsoft Pocket Acces, Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows CE, or Microsoft Visual C++ for Windows CE. Reports are based on tables created using Visual CE or Pocket Access.

Availability and Pricing
Report CE is available separately for use with Visual CE or Pocket Access, or as part of Visual CE Enterprise Edition. Visual CE Enterprise Edition includes a royalty free license to distribute forms based applications, databases, and custom reports.

Report CE is priced at $79, quantity one. Significant discounts and money saving upgrades are available to current Visual CE customers. Report CE is shipping now. Dealer inquires are welcome.

SYWARE, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile database tools for business and personal productivity. Founded in 1990, the company offers innovative data management and connectivity software for use in a wide range of applications, including patient monitoring, inventory management, and field surveys. The cornerstone of SYWARE's product line is Visual CE®, the popular database development tool for Windows CE handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ChevronTexaco Corp., and US Geological Survey. For more information, please visit

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For further information, contact:
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development
PO Box 425091, Kendall
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
+1 617.497.1300
Fax: +1 617.497.8729

PR Office:
Joe Romano, Partner
HighGround, Inc.
+1 781.279.1320 x208