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[October 19, 2004]

Schwab Performance Technologies and Microsoft Join Segue Software to Present Software Quality Optimization Initiatives

LEXINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 19, 2004 --

Schwab Performance Technologies' Dan Young and Microsoft's Mark Tomlinson to Discuss Best Practices for Test Automation as Part of Segue's Continuing Webinar Series

Segue Software, Inc. (NASDAQ-SCM: SEGU), the leader in software quality optimization, announced today that Dan Young, lead automation engineer of Schwab Performance Technologies, a leading provider of portfolio management systems to independent investment advisors working with Schwab Institutional, will conduct the third installment of Segue's Best Practices for Software Quality Optimization Webinar series. Entitled "Test Automation: An Architected Approach," Young will discuss what it takes to produce test automation that is efficient, maintainable and reusable on October 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Additionally, Mark Tomlinson, test consultant for Microsoft Services Labs, a rigorous testing facility for software and hardware running on Microsoft platforms, will conduct the fourth session, "Best Practices for Creating a Performance Testing Center of Excellence." Scheduled for October 21, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, this presentation will demonstrate how to create an internal performance testing center of excellence as part of an overall software quality optimization strategy.

Focusing on various aspects of software quality optimization, Segue's Best Practices Webinar series features representatives from leading businesses who will discuss SQO initiatives within their respective organizations and the overall need for higher software quality standards. Additionally, the series will provide real-world examples of how to optimize software quality throughout the entire software application lifecycle, as well as the need for a fundamental change in application quality methodologies. -0- *T Sessions: Segue Software Best Practices for Software Quality Optimization Webinar "Test Automation: An Architected Approach" Dan Young, Lead Automation Engineer Schwab Performance Technologies Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:00 p.m. EDT "Best Practices for Creating a Performance Testing Center of Excellence" Mark Tomlinson, Test Consultant Microsoft Services Labs Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:00 p.m. EDT Information: For more information or to register please go to: *T

"Today, the importance of test automation is recognized as a significant contributing factor to software quality optimization," said Andre Pino, chief marketing officer, Segue Software. "Both of these presentations will educate attendees on how their organizations can approach application development in several key ways that facilitate successful test automation. This enables companies to optimize the overall software quality process, ensure collaboration between development and QA personnel and implement test automation standards that leverage productivity."

About Segue Software

Segue (NASDAQ-SCM: SEGU) is a world expert in delivering software and services that ensure the accuracy and performance of enterprise applications. Segue provides comprehensive scalability, performance, monitoring and verification solutions - all aimed at ensuring reliable and predictable outcomes for fundamental business processes. A technology innovator setting new standards for higher levels of application reliability, Segue helps companies reduce risk and increase their return on investment associated with deploying new applications. By ensuring the performance, accuracy, reliability, scalability and usability of core business applications, Segue helps protect all that today's companies have at stake: their enormous investments in IT infrastructure, competitive edge and brand reputation. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., with offices across North America and Europe, Segue can be reached at +1.781.402.1000 in the United States, and at +44.118.965.7721 in the United Kingdom, or on the Web at

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