ITKO and Versata Roll Out LISA Broader Technical and Services Partnership

March 2, 2005 – ITKO, Inc. and Versata (NASDAQ: VATA) announce today that ITKO’s LISA software will be used to test-enable Versata products for end customers.

Versata’s product engineering and software support teams will have access to training and support resources from ITKO as LISA is deployed as part of product release testing and within the company’s quality assurance process. Versata’s Services group will also be able to assist clients in conducting their own regular functional, load and stress testing continuously on their Versata implementations with LISA.

“We believe that Versata really understands how our LISA product’s integration abilities can be leveraged for maximum benefit,” said John Michelsen, CEO of ITKO. “For a software company, you can’t understate the ability to rapidly test within your development groups, while making useful test data available as a valuable service to your end customers.”

Versata engineers quickly extended their JUnit tests to start testing more of the functional and logic layers of their application, in isolation and under load using LISA’s lean stress testing and monitoring abilities. But the most significant thing about the partnership is the ability to provide customers with Versata applications in a “test enabled” form – accompanied by integration data that they can test out of the box with LISA.

“ITKO’s partnership has provided us with an extension of our development methodology and an opportunity to improve our customer's experience with our products.” said Brett Adam, CTO and VP Engineering at Versata. “By LISA-enabling Versata’s products, our customers will be able to readily test the solutions they develop using Versata's Business Rules technology”

About Versata

Versata helps automate and simplify the building, maintenance and ongoing evolution of data-intensive applications, business processes and their data. These applications and processes typically access numerous data sources, incorporate multiple database tables and user interfaces, execute business transactions and can support thousands of users. The Versata solution effectively and efficiently replaces time intensive hand-coding efforts with simple, intuitive business rules and graphical process flow specification.

About ITKO, a CA Technologies company

ITKO, a CA Technologies company, optimizes composite application lifecycles. Our LISA service virtualization and validation software increases the agility of developing and delivering complex and cloud-based applications to market faster, while shifting quality left to eliminate costly constraints and defects in an environment of constant change. ITKO solutions eliminate software dependencies, decrease release times, and increase the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs. ITKO's global customers include 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 commercial banks, 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 telecommunications firms as well as leading firms in insurance, travel, retail, utilities and government agencies. For more information, visit

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