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RCI Implements Applix's Real-Time OLAP Solution to Enhance Sales Reporting and Analysis

RCI Implements Applix's Real-Time OLAP Solution to Enhance Sales Reporting & Analysis

Cendant Corporation Subsidiary Chooses Applix iTM1 Over 6 Competitors

Westboro, MA, August 5, 1999 -- Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ:APLX), today announced that Resort Condominiums International (RCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corp. (NYSE: CD), the market leader in vacation exchange services, with more than 3,500 affiliated timeshare resorts and over 2.5 million member families worldwide, selected Applix's iTM1 real-time OLAP solution to enhance their budgeting, forecasting, inventory, sales reporting and analysis for locations in the United States and Europe.

"Applix iTM1's powerful multidimensional engine and scalable architecture enables RCI to make better business decisions because they can easily integrate and analyze both operational and financial statistics. Like many companies, this information resides in various locations. iTM1 makes it very easy for business analysts to quickly develop models incorporating this voluminous and complex data," said Martin Richmond-Coggan, Applix's Vice President of Analytic Solutions. "iTM1's primary use will be worldwide budget consolidation and reporting. RCI is already finding many other uses for the technology."

"Our strategy was to choose the very best technology for planning and modeling, and we found that in iTM1. We were able to develop a much more detailed centralized database for analysis of both revenue and P&L data," said Greg Willett, Manager of Information Reporting for RCI. "Out of the 5 or 6 OLAP vendor applications that we looked at, Applix iTM1 provided the best price performance solution on the market. More importantly, it doesn't take a programmer to build upon the iTM1 application."

About RCI

RCI, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 1999, is the world's leading timeshare-exchange company with nearly 3,500 affiliated resorts in more than 90 countries. In 1998, RCI booked more than 1.8 million exchanges, sending more than 6.5 million people on vacation. As a single-source provider of integrated timeshare solutions, the company's services include feasibility analysis, market research, technological support and lead-generation strategies along with club development and operations. RCI is a subsidiary of Cendant Corp. (NYSE:CD), a global provider of consumer and business services.

About Applix, Inc.

Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ:APLX), headquartered in Westboro, Mass., develops, markets and supports web-based, front office business solutions, which allow organizations to improve decision-making and corporate productivity. The Front Office Business Solutions include the Applix iCustomer.Advantage suite of thin-client Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and real-time Business Intelligence applications: Applix iEnterprise, Applix iHelpDesk and Applix iTM1. In addition to its Front Office Business Solutions, Applix also provides a set of Decision Support applications, consisting of Applixware and Applix Anyware products. The Company's products are available on a variety of software platforms, including Windows, Windows NT, UNIX and Linux environments. More information can be found at and

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