GraphOn Corp. Announces New Customer in Asia -- Web Enables ERP
Application for Sa Sa International Holdings
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MORGAN HILL, Calif. & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Sept. 17, 2001--
GraphOn Signs Its First Independent License Agreement
with Hong Kong-based Multi-national Cosmetics Company
GraphOn(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:GOJO) (http://www.GraphOn.com), developer of award-winning infrastructure software that instantly web enables Windows(R), UNIX(R), and Linux(R) applications, today announced that its new sales office in China and its first reseller, Globe-IT, together have announced their first customer, publicly traded Sa Sa International Holdings, Ltd. Sa Sa will use GraphOn's new GO-Global XP to web enable its ERP software allowing remote offices in Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia to work together seamlessly with Sa Sa's headquarters in Hong Kong.
Sa Sa International Holdings Limited has a pan-Asian retail chain selling more than 600 top beauty and health brands, and 22,000 products. Sa Sa's 56 stores throughout Asia are complemented by its joint venture in China that adds 140 sales counters throughout the country.
"We are extremely pleased with the early results of working with our first reseller in the Asia Pacific market," said Managing Director of GraphOn Asia Pacific, Danny So. "With a rich history in our technology sector through its experience as a Citrix reseller, Globe-IT quickly identified Sa Sa as a customer that would be prime for our GO-Global server-based computing software and quickly brought them to the GraphOn family of web enabling solutions."
"GraphOn's web enabling technology gives us the advantage of being able to run our ERP operations across countries, cultures and economies," said Sa Sa Vice President of Information Technology, Chris Chan. "Efficient, low-bandwidth real-time interaction between our multi-national operations is extremely important as we plan for aggressive growth throughout Asia."
Globe-IT, GraphOn's first new reseller in Asia, is a former Citrix reseller whose focus on enterprises and commercial chain stores was instrumental in the signing of Sa Sa International Holdings. "Sa Sa is just one of many companies we know are seizing the advantages of server-based computing to centralize and coordinate their operations without straining their budgets or infrastructure," said Globe-IT CEO, Joseph Mak. "GraphOn's GO-Global provides us with an amazingly uncomplicated solution that gives us, as resellers, the scalability, reliability and the ability to control sales of both enterprise-class applications and the technology that web enables them."
"GraphOn's GO-Global software will help us manage our sales operations through cost-effective, seamless access to our ERP applications while our company continues its rapid expansion throughout Asia," said Sa Sa Vice President of Information Technology, Chris Chan. "Like any business in today's highly competitive retail environment, our success relies equally on efficient operations. GraphOn and Globe-IT have accelerated our ability to have our numerous overseas offices work together at a lower overall operations cost than we ever believed possible while eliminating any need to introduce any additional infrastructure or third party solutions."
About GraphOn Corporation
GraphOn's award-winning software allows any display device to run Windows, UNIX or Linux applications over any type of connection, including low-bandwidth, dial-up, and wireless. GraphOn's products instantly web enable applications without any software modification, offering organizations of all types a high performance, cost effective way to bring their applications to the web world -- TODAY. GraphOn, which markets its solutions through OEM licenses, independent software vendors (ISVs), application service providers (ASPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators, is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker GOJO (Nasdaq:GOJO). For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.GraphOn.com.
About Sa Sa
Sa Sa International Holdings Limited is a leading `beauty + health' products and services provider in Asia. It has a pan-Asian retail chain selling more than 600 top brands, 22,000 products spanning skin care, fragrance, make-up and hair care and other related products in 56 stores throughout Asia.
Sa Sa has a history of bringing innovative ideas to Asian cosmetics retail markets. It thrives on its successful and proven `one-stop shop' concept that aims to provide customers with the widest range of quality products at competitive prices. Its e-commerce arm, sasa.com, provides additional sales channel on the Internet as well as a strong marketing tool to the Group. Its joint venture in the PRC, Sa Sa Ebeca, has a retail network of over 140 counters in 40 major cities across the nation. Through its subsidiary, Phillip Wain, Sa Sa operates nine up-market health and beauty clubs exclusively for women in Asia. Sa Sa (HKSE stock code:0178), founded in 1978, was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 1997.
This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts and other variables. Readers are referred to GraphOn's most recent periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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