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Rapid Software Develops and Deploys Custom
Application For Southwest Airlines in One Hour
Revolutionary Rapid Development System Builds
Most Business Applications in Under 3 Hours
Grapevine, TX, November 4, 2004 -
Rapid Software Corporation announced today that it has built
and deployed a custom application for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:
LUV). The total time from receiving the specification to deployment
of the completed application was one hour. The application was
rapidly developed using the Rapid Independence (IDP) development
system built by Rapid Software. Rapid Software's Independence
(IDP) builds most custom browser based business applications
in under 3 hours.
"We are always looking for innovative ways to solve even the smallest
systems requirements that are unique to a department or group. Our
corporate culture encourages us to look for the most cost effective
solution and our IT department helps us get there," said Pamela Graham,
Director, Ticketing Services. "If you can design and deploy a system,
however small, in one hour, then the payback is sure to be favorable."
Lee Fox, CEO of Rapid Software Corporation said, "Southwest Airlines is one
of the premier airlines in the United States and we really enjoy working
with their team. The spirit with which they enthusiastically approach even
the smallest solutions is refreshing. Our business model allows us to target
custom rapid solutions for both departmental applications as well as complete
company wide applications for smaller firms. It is a fulfilling business.
Everything we build for our clients is custom and we can generally provide
a solution within the price range of off-the-shelf software."
About Southwest Airlines Co.
Southwest Airlines is a leading low cost air carrier in the United States.
Southwest operates 2,800 daily flights to 59 cities in 31 states. Southwest
Airlines employs more than 32,000 people nationwide. The company is based
in Dallas, TX and can be reached at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA® (1-800-435-9792) or
About Rapid Software Corporation
Rapid Software Corporation sells and supports Rapid Software's
Independence™ and Enterprise for most rapid application development
and integrations in under 3 hours. Rapid Software Corporation
is located at 3079 Parr Lane, Grapevine, TX 76051. For more
information about Rapid Software Corporation's products visit
www.rapidsw.com or call (817) 251-0615.
Southwest Airlines is a trademark of Southwest Airlines Co. and
are registered in certain jurisdictions. Rapid Software is a
trademark of Rapid Software Corporation in the United States
and other countries. All other company and product names mentioned
are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies. Copyright © 2004 Rapid Software Corporation. All Rights Reserved.