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Applix was incorporated in 1983 to develop and market software applications for the UNIX market. In 1986, Applix introduced Alis, its first office automation product. Alis was replaced in 1991 by the Aster*x product family, which represented the next generation of UNIX applications and tools. In September, 1993, Applix introduced its Applixware real time Decision Support Software product family, to replace the Aster*x product family, on which it was based.

In October, 1995, Applix acquired Target Systems Corporation, a developer and marketer of Customer Interaction Software. A year later, in October, 1996, Applix acquired Sinper Corporation, doing business under the name of TM1, a developer and marketer of software used for on-line analytical processing (OLAP). Applix then expanded its family of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software with the launch of Applix Enterprise 7.0 in November of 1997, and in the Decision Support market with TM1 Server 7.0 in October, 1998.

The other addition to the Applix product family in 1996 was the introduction of the Applix Anyware product line, which provides Applixware capabilities in a thin-client form across the Internet or an intranet. Certified 100% Java by Sun Microsystems, it allows users to access any of the Applix product capabilities via browser-based clients, regardless of platform or location.

1999 has seen the introduction of two major new developments for Applix: the launch in June of the Applix Linux Division, dedicated to the fast growing Linux operating system market and the Open Source Software movement, and the merging of its CRM and OLAP product offerings into a single product suite, iCustomer.Advantage, which for the first time offers customers interactive, web-based information integration and analysis solutions. As part of the Linux initiative, Applix has also launched a new web site,, to bring together the support and collaboration needs of Open Source Software developers and users.

Industry Firsts

  • First integration of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and business intelligence (OLAP) software in a web-based application suite
  • First commercial, interactive business applications leveraging Java technology
  • First and only office automation suite and customer satisfaction solution to receive "100% Pure Java" certification from Sun Microsystems
  • First interactive, Internet interface for virtual service delivery
  • First RAM-based OLAP solution
  • First customer satisfaction software suite integrating service, sales and help desk
  • First public demonstration of interactive business applications for the World Wide Web using Java (November 8, 1995)
  • First completely user configurable office automation suite
  • First live linked and graphical compound documents

Major Markets

Applix meets the needs of today's highly competitive markets by delivering industry-leading, data access, rapid application development, and productivity tools to organizations around the world in a variety of markets including financial services, telecommunications, government, and manufacturing.

Major Customers

  • Chase Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Knight Securities
  • Motorola
  • MTV
  • NASD
  • Pfizer
  • Panasonic
  • Reuters
  • Siemens
  • Societe Generale
  • The Swiss Bank Corp.

Business Partnerships

  • Comshare
  • Dow Jones/Telerate
  • Hyperion
  • IQ Software
  • Micrognosis
  • Microsoft
  • Reuters
  • ServiceSoft

Strategic Relationships

  • Compaq
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • IBM Corporation
  • Informix Software, Inc.
  • Information Builders, Inc.
  • Netscape Communications Corp.
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Silicon Graphics Corporation
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Sybase, Inc.
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