Showing 212 online press releases and news articles from October 19, 1990 through January 8, 2000.
Friday, October 19, 1990
Three leading Seattle graphics software programmers with connections to Aldus and Atex publishing companies have formed a new company aimed at “mainstreaming” graphics use on personal computers.
Saturday, May 9, 1992
Axon Corp., a Seattle start-up company developing a mainstream business graphics program for use with spreadsheets and text programs on personal computers, has received $3.5 million in a second injection of venture funding.
Monday, October 19, 1992
Where Flight Simulator and PageMaker put cockpits and newspaper layouts on a computer screen, a well-financed Seattle start-up company is putting the familiar office and classroom "white board" on computers in hopes of bringing computerized drawing capabilities to the masses.
Tuesday, December 15, 1992
THE phrase "drag and drop" is increasingly popular these days. Although the term may aptly describe the way your children manipulate objects, it also applies to a software technique for moving objects on the computer screen, using a mouse or trackball.
Tuesday, October 5, 1993
First it's back to school. Then it's the holidays. Then it's year-end inventory clearance.
Sunday, April 10, 1994
OVER THE PAST TWO months, I have completed an attic studio, created a new home office, built a two-room vacation cabin and even drafted plans for the first floor of a house. My industriousness might raise eyebrows, considering that I can't draw and don't have an architecture degree. But the big catch is that none of the projects are real -- well, they're virtually real. They are the fruits of a foray into the world of CAD (short for Computer-Aided Design, though to me it sometimes stood for Crazy, Absurd Data). In the process, I have often felt like Alice falling down the tunnel to Wonderland, except that I haven't been following a rabbit, but a mouse.
Monday, September 19, 1994
SEATTLE, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced the shipment of Visio Home™ 3.0, its new drag and drop drawing program for the home consumer market. Designed specifically for home computer users, Visio Home 3.0 enables everyone in the family to easily create useful drawings and diagrams for home, school, hobbies, sports and personal creativity.
Tuesday, October 4, 1994
SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced that Lotus Development Corporation is currently supporting several promotions that offer a free copy of Visio Express™ 3.0 for Lotus SmartSuite® to purchasers of Lotus SmartSuite.
Tuesday, October 4, 1994
SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced that Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is currently supporting several promotions worldwide that offer a free copy of Visio Express™ 3.0 to purchasers of Microsoft® Office.
Monday, November 14, 1994
SEATTLE, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation, the leading business graphics software developer, today announced Visio® Technical 3.0, a drag and drop drawing package giving technical professionals who are not full-time computer-aided design (CAD) users access to CAD drawings, as well as the ability to create and develop their own technical drawings. With drag and drop ease, AutoCAD® drawing (DWG) file conversion and Shapeware's SmartShape® technology, computer users from the job site to the boardroom can create, review and modify scalable drawings of real-world objects, engineering schematics, networking diagrams, construction plans, technical documentation and much more.
Monday, November 14, 1994
FRANKTOWN, Colo., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Moving quickly, the CADD (Computer Aided Drawing/Design) consortium Team Asia/Americas Solutions® (TAS) is porting selected members' software onto Visio® Technical 3.0, the latest product from Shapeware Corporation, Seattle, WA.
Monday, January 30, 1995
SEATTLE, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corp. today announced that Visio® 3.0, Shapeware's best-selling drawing and diagramming software program, has attained a 99 percent satisfaction rating from its customers. This rating is based on results from a recent Market Trends study conducted to assist Shapeware in better understanding its customers' needs.
Monday, February 27, 1995
SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corp. today announced two new educational versions of Visio®, its best-selling drag and drop drawing application. Academic Visio 3.0 and Academic Visio Technical 3.0 are fully functional programs that will provide students, faculty and administrators with the ability to create drawings and diagrams without having to learn the complicated tools used by graphics specialists, designers and engineers. Both products will be offered to educational users at a special academic price that is discounted approximately 50 percent off of the products' suggested retail prices (SRPs).
Monday, March 13, 1995
SEATTLE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ — Award-winning Visio® Home 3.0 drawing and diagramming software is now available on CD-ROM. Shapeware Corp. announced its commitment to providing this essential home tool to the expanding number of home-computer users with CD-ROM drives. Visio Home is an easy-to-use, drag and drop drawing program that allows everyone in the household to create a variety of useful diagrams on the home PC, including calendars, family trees, greeting cards, home and landscape plans, and more.
Monday, March 27, 1995
SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced an OEM agreement with Acer America Corporation, one of the nation's top ten personal computer manufacturers. Award-winning Visio® Home 3.0 drawing and diagramming software is now included with the AcerAcros™ line of home and small business PCs. Visio Home is an easy-to-use, drag and drop drawing program that allows everyone in the household to create a variety of useful graphics on the home PC, including calendars, family trees, greeting cards, home and landscape plans, and more.
Monday, May 1, 1995
SEATTLE, May 1 /PRNewswire/ — In a move inspired by the success of the company's flagship computer software application, titled Visio®, Shapeware Corp. today announced that it is changing its name to Visio Corp. The company's investment in the name change will support a single brand identity that leverages substantial corporate gains realized since the launch in November 1992 of Visio 1.0, a product that pioneered a category of drawing and diagramming software designed specifically for mainstream computer users. The decision will influence all aspects of the company's business operation and advance a higher level of brand and corporate awareness among an estimated 70 million users of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system worldwide.
Wednesday, May 31, 1995
SEATTLE, May 31 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced its expansion into the Japanese market with the introduction of Visio® 3.0J, a Kanji version of the company's flagship business diagramming product for the Microsoft® Windows® 3.1 operating system. Visio's entrance into the Japanese market mirrors the company's global strategy to extend usage of its product worldwide and become the essential business diagramming tool on an estimated 70 million Windows desktops.
Tuesday, June 6, 1995
SEATTLE, June 6 /PRNewswire/ — In a move intended to produce savings of 20 percent to 40 percent in engineering costs and time, Johnson Controls Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisc., today announced it has replaced its CAD software with Visio Corp.'s Visio® Technical 3.0 in the company's North American system and services operation, according to Visio Corp.
Monday, June 19, 1995
SEATTLE, June 19 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to users' widespread indecision about when to migrate to the Microsoft® Windows® 95 operating system, Visio Corp. today announced plans to release the next versions of Visio® and Visio Technical® with the 32-bit format for Windows 95 and the 16-bit format for Windows® 3.1 in one box. The next versions of the industry-leading drawing and diagramming software programs will ship simultaneously with Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) release of Windows 95, scheduled for August.
Wednesday, June 21, 1995
NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. last night unveiled its support of Binder, a key feature of Microsoft® Office for Windows® 95, during Microsoft Corp.'s first in-depth public preview of Office. At the preview event at PC Expo in New York, the next version of Visio®, supporting Windows 95, was demonstrated as a key application for Microsoft Office 95.
Monday, July 31, 1995
SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 31, 1995 — Visio Corp. today announced Visio® 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0, the next versions of its Microsoft® Windows®-based software programs, designed to set new standards in creating and exchanging business diagrams and technical drawings within corporate enterprises. Unrivaled consistency with Windows® 95 and other Windows-based programs, such as Microsoft Office for Windows 95, makes both Visio 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0 highly usable, core desktop applications.
Tuesday, August 8, 1995
SEATTLE, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced 5-for- 95™, a unique multibrand product bundle including four essential applications for Microsoft® Windows® 95 users and a highly useful book focusing on critical information about Windows 95. This high-value bundle, containing approximately $450 worth of category-leading products, will be available for an estimated street price of $195.
Thursday, August 17, 1995
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ — National TechTeam, Inc. (Nasdaq-NNM: TEAM), today announced the signing of a contract to provide technical support of the Visio product line. TechTeam will establish a regional computer support center in the Seattle, Washington area to service Visio Corporation and other major accounts.
Wednesday, August 23, 1995
Here's a switch: A software company that willingly shares its technology with Microsoft and helps the Redmond company improve and promote its own products. At a time when Microsoft competitors are complaining more stridently than ever about its dominance, Seattle-based Visio, a maker of software used for diagramming and drawing, is comfortable in the Microsoft shadow.
Thursday, August 24, 1995
SEATTLE, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced the availability of its services on MSN™, The Microsoft Network online service offered as a fee-based option of Windows® 95. Visio's MSN site provides subscribers with access to a wide range of information about Visio's leading Windows-based business diagramming and technical drawing products and company services, as well as the ability to interact in real time with Visio staff and other subscribers.
Friday, September 15, 1995
SEATTLE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation today announced that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the initial public offering of up to 1,650,000 shares of its common stock. Of this total, 1,400,000 shares are being offered by the company and 250,000 are being offered by certain selling shareholders. It is currently estimated that the initial public offering price will be between $17 and $20 per share. A registration statement relating to the common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.
Saturday, September 16, 1995
Visio Corp., a drawing and diagramming software maker which early on tied its fortunes to the success of Microsoft's Windows platform, plans to go public.
Monday, October 30, 1995
SEATTLE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation announced today that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24 an amendment to a registration statement on Form S-1 originally filed on September 15, 1995, relating to the initial public offering of up to 2,470,000 shares of its common stock, which takes into account the effect of a 3-for-2 stock split effective October 17, 1995. Of the total shares offered, 2,100,000 shares are being offered by the company and 370,000 are being offered by certain selling shareholders. It is currently estimated that the initial public offering price will be between $11 and $13 per share, after taking into account the effect of the 3-for-2 stock split. A registration statement relating to the common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.
Monday, November 6, 1995
SEATTLE, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced Visio Shapes™ for Network Equipment, the latest release in its growing library of aftermarket Visio-based products. Visio's Network Equipment Shapes includes vendor-specific symbols representing products from leading network-equipment manufacturers, complementing the network-diagram stencils already packaged with Visio® 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0.
Friday, November 10, 1995
SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today the public offering of 2,470,000 shares of Common Stock at $16 per share. 2,100,000 of the shares are being sold by the Company and 370,000 shares are being sold by certain selling shareholders. The stock began trading today on the Nasdaq National Market under the trading symbol VSIO. The lead underwriter for the offering is Alex Brown & Sons Incorporated and the co-managing underwriter is Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase 370,500 additional shares of Common Stock to cover over-allotments.
Saturday, November 11, 1995
The seething demand for new stocks slammed into the Puget Sound region yesterday with an amazing reception for Visio Corp. shares.
Monday, December 11, 1995
SEATTLE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Founded as Axon Corp. five years ago this fall, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announces its fifth anniversary as a leading developer of drawing and diagramming software for the mainstream business user. In this short amount of time, Visio has pioneered a category, consistently implemented the latest technologies for Microsoft® Windows®, penetrated international markets, and is on track to fulfill its mission as a single standard for creating, storing and exchanging drawings and diagrams in business.
Tuesday, January 23, 1996
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jan. 23, 1996 — MathSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:MATH), the industry leader in technical applications software today announced an agreement to bundle a special version of Visio Corporation's Visio Express software with Mathcad 6.0 PLUS and Mathcad 6.0 Standard Edition. The combination gives Mathcad 6.0 users instant access to Visio's acclaimed drawing and diagramming tools to integrate technical illustrations in Mathcad documents along with calculations, text and graphs.
Tuesday, February 13, 1996
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Image and Information Systems Division, today announced the development of SmartView™. SmartView, a complementary add-on software package for the Visio and Visio Technical programs, represents the first third-party image viewing solution developed for the Visio product line.
Monday, March 4, 1996
SEATTLE, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a letter of intent with SAP AG to develop a Visio® solution designed to provide corporations with easy and pervasive access to SAP® R/3 process models through the intuitive Visio interface. The R/3 Process Model Solution will benefit customers involved in SAP implementations, those contemplating implementation of an SAP software solution, as well as those interested in gaining SAP expertise and applying it to their companies' process engineering efforts. R/3, SAP's market-leading client-server product, allows the integration of data across departments and consistent control of business processes throughout corporations.
Monday, March 4, 1996
SEATTLE, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the bundle of its popular business diagramming program, Visio® 4.0, with leading benchmark expert Dr. Robert C. Camp's Business Process Benchmarking software and Fleet & Partners' powerful process-analysis software, BenchMarker Plus. Visio 4.0 will complement Camp's new software by providing graphics capabilities that allow users to diagram their existing processes as well as graphically represent best-practice processes for implementing benchmarking findings.
Monday, April 1, 1996
SEATTLE, April 1 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HWP) today announced the conclusion of a corporate licensing agreement for worldwide acquisition of Visio® drawing and diagramming software for internal use at HP. Visio has been included as a desktop application within HP's PC Common Operating Environment — the common set of tools delivered to every PC throughout the corporation.
Wednesday, April 3, 1996
SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Arcland Inc., a privately held developer of FlowModel, a Windows® flowcharting and process diagramming product, located in Malvern, PA.
Wednesday, April 17, 1996
SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ — Visio today announced the signing of two agreements with SAP AG, including a joint development agreement and a licensing agreement. The joint development agreement formalizes both companies' plans to research how Visio® technology can be used as a graphical tool to display process models in the SAP® R/3™ system. The licensing agreement is for the development of a Visio-hosted process model visualization tool scheduled for release in the June quarter. This Visio-based solution is designed to benefit customers involved in SAP implementations, those contemplating implementation of an SAP software solution, and those interested in gaining SAP expertise and applying it to their company's process-engineering efforts. The R/3 system, SAP AG's market-leading client-server business application suite, provides an enterprisewide computing infrastructure by allowing the integration of data across departments and enabling consistent control of business processes throughout corporations.
Wednesday, April 17, 1996
SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 1996. Revenues for the quarter were $14.5 million, an 88 percent increase over second quarter fiscal 1995 revenues of $7.7 million. Net income was $2.3 million and earnings per share were $0.16, compared to net income of $.4 million and earnings per share of $0.03 for the second quarter of fiscal 1995, an increase of 475 percent and 433 percent, respectively. The Company achieved an operating margin of 21 percent, compared to 6 percent for the same period last year.
Monday, April 22, 1996
SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the formation of the Visio® Business Partner program, designed as an information and support network that helps independent software vendors (ISVs), consultants, systems integrators, value-added resellers and corporate developers deliver superior business solutions that complement or utilize Visio graphics technology. This program will benefit corporations by providing extended support to facilitate the implementation of Visio solutions, as well as by fostering the development of third-party applications for markets that Visio has not yet addressed.
Monday, April 22, 1996
SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the details of its Visio Solutions Library™ product line, including SmartShapes® solutions, add-ons and content. The collection will include products developed by Visio and Visio Business Partners representing third parties with market expertise in core industries. The product line will extend the application of Visio® technology and demonstrate Visio solutions in the enterprise and among markets such as information systems, business-process management, architecture, manufacturing, engineering, insurance and law. Accessible for preview via Visio's World Wide Web home page at http://www.visio.com/ and available from resellers via the Internet as well as traditional retail channels, the Visio Solutions Library product line will complement Visio's existing products by providing users the tools to accomplish specific business tasks and optimize enterprise standardization on Visio. The Visio Solutions Library product line will be available at the end of the second quarter of 1996.
Tuesday, April 23, 1996
SEATTLE, April 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a special product bundle of Visio Express™ 4.0, a scaled-down version of Visio's flagship business diagramming software program, with the Kanji version of Microsoft® Office Professional for the Windows® 95 operating system. The bundle is available for a limited time primarily through retail channels throughout Japan.
Monday, June 3, 1996
CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today at Windows® World announced Visio® Technical 4.1, the newest version of the fastest-growing technical drawing product on the market. The latest release of Visio Technical, which will be available June 17, will offer users enhanced functionality in the areas of database connectivity, customizability, and new and smarter drawing tools and content.
Monday, June 3, 1996
CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of its Visio Solutions Library™, featured on Visio's Web site at http://www.visio.com/, in addition to announcing an agreement with CyberSource Corp. to resell Visio-created add-on products and solutions electronically in North America. The Visio Solutions Library, comprising Visio® SmartShapes® solutions and add- ons as well as solutions offered by Visio Business Partners, showcases new applications of Visio technology and addresses the specific needs of numerous market segments. The Visio Solutions Library contains hot links directly to CyberSource® software.net™, a leading Internet- based software store where customers can electronically purchase and download solutions over the Internet.
Tuesday, June 4, 1996
CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio® Business Modeler, an add-on for Visio and Visio Technical software programs, designed to expedite implementations of the SAP® R/3™ system and enable everyone in an organization to master continuous business redesign initiatives. This Visio solution marks a revolutionary method for customers to replicate the business processes in an R/3 system, as well as to generate SAP best-practice business models known as Event-driven Process Chains (EPCs) for use within user documentation and training manuals or to highlight, annotate and link data to other documents.
Tuesday, June 4, 1996
CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to incorporate Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) into future versions of Visio® products. Visio's inclusion of VBA, the same language technology that powers Microsoft® Office and Visual Basic 4.0, will offer users a common set of tools for customizing Visio and other programs that support the Microsoft ActiveX™ Automation interapplication programming interface (formerly referred to as OLE). Access to VBA in future versions of Visio products will offer customers a complete programming environment for graphical application development and provide increased functionality for reusing code and working with third- party object models. This agreement will also further Visio's investment in facilitating the work of developers who utilize Visio's open architecture and world-class support for ActiveX Automation to build graphics-based components for the Microsoft Windows® environment.
Tuesday, June 4, 1996
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4 /PRNewswire/ — In a keynote address tomorrow during the Tools & Methods for Business Engineering Conference '96, Ted Johnson, Visio Corp. co-founder and vice president of worldwide products, will demonstrate how Visio supports the trend toward interoperable and easy-to-use tools for managing business processes throughout corporations. Johnson will discuss proposed future versions of Visio and how they will advance Visio Corp.'s leading-edge development on the Microsoft® Windows® platform, in addition to showcasing the Visio® Business Modeler for the SAP® R/3™ system. The new modeler provides corporations with easy and pervasive access to R/3 process models through the intuitive Visio interface, making it easier to standardize business process control throughout an enterprise.
Monday, June 17, 1996
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ — Timed with the shipment this week of Visio® Technical 4.1, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced at the A/E/C Systems show in Anaheim a limited-time offer to encourage users of Autodesk's AutoCAD LT to purchase Visio Technical, the leading 2-D technical drawing product. A rebate of $100 will be offered to current owners of AutoCAD LT who buy a copy of Visio Technical 4.1 at retail price. This competitive upgrade is based on the results of a recent Usability Sciences study conducted to quantify the productivity and ease-of-use benefits of Visio Technical compared with AutoCAD LT among technical professionals.
Wednesday, July 17, 1996
SEATTLE, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Revenues for the quarter were $15.2 million, an 89 percent increase over third quarter fiscal 1995 revenues of $8.1 million. Net income was $2.8 million and earnings per share were $0.19, compared to net income of $0.7 million and earnings per share of $0.06 for the third quarter of fiscal 1995, an increase of 309 percent and 217 percent, respectively. The Company achieved an operating margin of 25 percent, compared to 11 percent for the same period last year.
Wednesday, July 31, 1996
SEATTLE, July 31 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the preliminary details of a new product, named Visio® Professional, that is designed to offer diagramming capabilities for the management of information systems and business processes. Poised to become the solution of choice for network diagramming, software and database development, and business process management, this Visio product will be among the first new applications to include complete support for the Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 operating system, announced today by Microsoft Corp.
Monday, August 19, 1996
SEATTLE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: "VSIO") today announced the online availability of Visio® Internet Assistant, a new add-on that delivers Internet functionality to users of 32-bit versions of Visio and Visio Technical. The Visio Internet Assistant will provide value to Visio customers who want to create Web pages with Visio or to publish Visio drawings as Web pages. A beta release of Visio Internet Assistant is available immediately, at no charge, on Visio's Web site, at http://www.visio.com.
Monday, August 26, 1996
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ — IDS Professor Scheer Inc. and Visio Corp. today announced their work to provide a bidirectional transfer of graphical output between IDS' ARIS Toolset and the Visio® Business Modeler for SAP's R/3™ system. A transfer of information between the Visio Business Modeler and ARIS Toolset, which provides full online support for SAP's R/3 modeling standards, will serve as a critical link for adapting the R/3 Reference Model to customer-specific requirements. IDS will demonstrate a prototype of this solution at SAPPHIRE® '96 Philadelphia, SAP's eighth annual North American user conference, being held Aug. 25-29 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Monday, September 9, 1996
SEATTLE, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a partnership with ExecuTrain Corp. to deliver end-user training to people interested in advancing their use of Visio® products for business diagramming, business process management and technical drawing. Courses will be designed to give users fundamental skills in diagramming, measured drawings and customization of Visio. A version of the courseware will also be made available directly from Visio Corp. for corporate customers and Visio Business Partners.
Monday, September 16, 1996
SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced Viso® Professional, the latest addition to the company's product line of enterprise drawing and diagramming applications, and the first product to combine functionality specifically targeting the fast-growing markets for information systems and business process management. The product will be previewed at Booth 8 at the National Business Reengineering Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16-19, and at Booth 6874, Hall G at NetWorld+Interop in Atlanta, Sept. 18-20.
Monday, September 16, 1996
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — To more closely integrate process mapping and simulation analysis, Systems Modeling Corp. and Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced an add-on to link Systems Modeling's workflow modeling tool, BPSimulator™, and Visio's business diagramming software programs. The convergence of these technologies mirrors the charter — set forth earlier in the year — of the Business Process Management Coalition (BPMC), which includes Systems Modeling Corp. and Visio Corp. as founding members. The BPMC is an alliance of leading software companies and industry experts promoting interoperability of products and techniques used in all phases of business process management.
Wednesday, September 18, 1996
ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Optimal Networks Corp. today announced Optimal's development of automated network discovery technology which will interoperate with Visio's network diagramming tools to provide a powerful solution for the discovery, analysis and design of enterprise networks. In response to user demand for greater ease of use and a higher degree of automation in network diagramming tools, Optimal Networks has enhanced its Optimal Surveyor® topology discovery and analysis tool to export collected data directly into Visio®, Visio Technical and Visio Professional graphics products.
Wednesday, September 18, 1996
ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Microsystems Engineering Co., the developer and supplier of SysDraw® — The Network Illustrator network design and documentation software program, today announced the upcoming shipment of SysDraw's 6,000 precise, manufacturer-specific network equipment images as SysDraw Shapes designed for Visio® products. The development of this add-on will take advantage of Visio's widely acclaimed, powerful graphics capabilities for quick and easy design and documentation of network systems. The SysDraw Shapes also will complement Visio Corp.'s upcoming shipment of Visio Professional, targeting IT professionals with sophisticated diagramming capabilities in the areas of advanced network design, as well as software design, database development and business process management.
Wednesday, September 18, 1996
ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Network Tools Inc. and Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced they have entered into a Visio Business Partner agreement wherein Network Tools will develop an automated intelligent network configuration and design solution that integrates Visio's leading Windows®-based graphics technology. The combination of Visio® technology as a core component of this solution will benefit end users and vendors selling network equipment by providing greater efficiency for gathering input on site, as well as for testing and deploying network equipment solutions in a visual format. Network Tools is a new company, formally announced this week at NetWorld+Interop, that will focus its development efforts on a new category of technology called applied internetworking applications, which redefine how hardware products are developed, tested, sold and deployed worldwide, and how users evaluate competing vendor network and product designs.
Tuesday, October 8, 1996
SEATTLE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has integrated into its Web site Intermind Corp.'s Communicator™ software, which enables an ongoing, active communication relationship between Visio and Web site visitors interested in Visio's leading, Windows®-based graphics technology. Visio's establishment of this new communications channel, at http://www.visio.com/, will enable the company to deliver information that is customized to each person's interests. Visio Corp. was formally announced as the first software vendor to take advantage of this new category of electronic communications, called hypercommunications, during Intermind's launch event hosted today in Seattle.
Wednesday, October 23, 1996
SEATTLE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (NASDAQ: VSIO) today reported results for the fourth quarter and audited results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1996. Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1996 were $16.5 million, a 61 percent increase over fourth quarter fiscal 1995 revenues of $10.3 million. Net income was $3.8 million and earnings per share were $0.26, compared to net income of $0.9 million and earnings per share of $0.08 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1995. The Company achieved an operating margin of 29 percent, compared to 14 percent for the same period last year.
Monday, November 11, 1996
SEATTLE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its expansion into the Japanese market with the introduction of Visio® Technical 4.1J, a Kanji version of the company's fast-growing technical drawing product. Through optimization of the Windows® environment, true integration with Windows-based applications, and a unique drag-and-drop methodology, Visio Technical 4.1J offers technical professionals a superior new approach for creating 2-D drawings and technical schematics.
Wednesday, November 13, 1996
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Image and Information Systems Division, today announced SmartView™ 2.0, the next version of its Microsoft® Windows®-based software program, designed as complementary add-on image viewing and editing package for the Visio® and Visio®Technical programs. SmartView represents the first third-party image processing solution developed for the Visio product line.
Monday, November 18, 1996
LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nov. 18, 1996 — At the COMDEX tradeshow Monday, Template Graphics Software Inc. (TGS) announced 3Space™ Technical, the first and only 3D graphics add-on for the popular 2D drawing application Visio® Technical, developed by Visio Corporation.
Monday, November 18, 1996
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced Visio® Technical 4.5, the newest version of Visio's popular technical drawing tool that will truly expose the product's power to developers and enable improved communication of technical drawings and schematics via the Internet. The upcoming release of Visio Technical, to become available in the first quarter of 1997, will offer users enhanced functionality in the areas of programmability, Internet tools and overall drawing productivity.
Tuesday, November 26, 1996
TUCSON, Ariz. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nov. 26, 1996 — Ventana Corp. (a privately held corporation marketing GroupSystems® software) Tuesday announced its membership in the Visio Business Process Management Coalition (BPMC), an alliance of leading software companies and industry experts promoting interoperability of products and techniques used in all phases of business process management.
Tuesday, December 10, 1996
SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Validating the company's vision to put powerful graphics capabilities in the hands of mainstream computer users, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it now has one million Visio users worldwide. Underlying this achievement is the company's work to give new meaning to business visualization, which has involved bringing Visio technology to new, emerging markets and delivering unprecedented graphics benefits for better communication and problem solving.
Wednesday, January 8, 1997
SEATTLE, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of Visio® Professional 4.5, the Windows®-based graphics software product leading the new generation of component-based software. The latest addition to Visio's product line of enterprise drawing and diagramming applications, Visio Professional extends the graphics capabilities of the flagship Visio product to enable IT professionals to execute the critical tasks of visualizing, aligning and managing their corporation's information systems and business processes.
Sunday, January 12, 1997
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Wednesday, January 22, 1997
SEATTLE - Visio stock climbed 2 percent today after the 7-year-old maker of computer diagraming software reported that first-quarter profit soared 110 percent over a year ago.
Monday, February 3, 1997
SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the shipment of Visio® Technical 4.5 to fulfill demand as a core productivity application and solutions platform in markets such as facilities management, electrical and electronic engineering, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), mechanical engineering, and process plant design. In less than two years on the market, Visio Technical has been purchased by more than 100,000 technical users and become the industry's best-selling 2-D technical drawing application. Market demand for Visio Technical reflects Visio's commitment to providing users an efficient way to create and share professional-quality drawings — without the limitations associated with many CAD programs — and Visio Technical's ability to meet a wide variety of drawing needs through unique SmartShapes® technology.
Thursday, February 27, 1997
SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Boomerang Technology Inc., a privately held developer of Autodesk AutoCAD-compatible software, located in San Diego, CA. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio acquired source code and certain other assets for cash payments totaling $6.7 million. Visio will account for the transaction as a purchase with the acquisition price expensed primarily as in-process R&D in the March 1997 quarter. This technology will be incorporated into a future product offering by Visio Corp.
Thursday, February 27, 1997
Jeremy Jaech has one of those challenges that chief executives love: deciding how to keep growing quickly.
Wednesday, March 19, 1997
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire/ — A.D. EXPERTS, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that A.D. EXPERTS' 4Keeps™ product has received the first official certification under Visio® Corporation's "designed for Visio™" logo program. 4Keeps was commercially released on February 24, 1997 and provides powerful functionality that complements Visio Professional's Custom Properties and existing database connectivity features. The Visio Professional-4Keeps combination allows users to capture, validate and reuse object information. 4Keeps object information is retained in a Keeper, and can automatically be retrieved and transformed into relational databases, Windows® Help files, formatted word-processed documents and HTML hypertext.
Friday, May 2, 1997
Visio Corp. said it has acquired certain assets of Lombard, Ill.-based SysDraw Software Co. Seattle-based Visio will pay at least $6.5 million for SysDraw's library of network diagraming shapes, an operating organization for creating new network diagraming shapes and certain other technology and assets. Visio will hire 12 SysDraw employees for a new Visio office in Lombard, and may pay additional fees if SysDraw products meet performance goals within the next three years. Visio is a supplier of business diagraming and technical drawing software.
Tuesday, May 13, 1997
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ — InfoModelers, Inc. and Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a relationship to increase the efficiency of database modeling by developing a link between two leading database modeling products, InfoModeler® and Visio® Professional. Import capabilities in InfoModeler will enable database designers and administrators to extend the value of their Visio database designs and allow full model editing and analysis. Together, the tools will provide an effective and low-cost toolset for database design and the graphical rendering of database models. Both companies are exhibiting at DB/Expo '97, being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 12-15.
Tuesday, June 17, 1997
PHILADELPHIA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 17, 1997 — Visio Corp. (NASDAQ: "VSIO") today announced that three prominent AEC CAD software application vendors have joined the Visio® Business Partner program.
Tuesday, June 17, 1997
NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 17, 1997 — Visio Corp. (NASDAQ "VSIO") today announced at PC Expo its new product Visio® Maps, a desktop mapping software product that allows users to create, share and distribute high-quality, data-rich maps quickly and easily.
Wednesday, July 2, 1997
DUBUQUE, Iowa, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Eagle Point Software Corporation (Nasdaq: EGPT) announced today that it has joined the Business Partner Program with Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO). This partnership will allow Eagle Point to capitalize on Visio's Phoenix CAD technology platform, as well as leveraging Visio's domestic and international presence.
Wednesday, July 16, 1997
SEATTLE, July 16 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 1997. Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 1997, were $25.8 million, a 69 percent increase over third quarter fiscal 1996 revenues of $15.2 million. Net income for the third quarter, excluding a one-time pretax charge of $3.6 million resulting from the acquisition of technology from SysDraw Software Company, increased 108 percent to $5.9 million, compared to net income of $2.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Earnings per share for the third quarter, excluding the one-time charge resulting from the acquisition of the Sysdraw technology, were $.39 compared to $.19 for the third quarter of fiscal 1996, an increase of 105 percent. The company achieved an operating margin of 27 percent prior to the one-time charge related to the acquisition, compared to 25 percent for the same period last year.
Wednesday, July 23, 1997
SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 2-for-1 stock split of the company's common stock. Shareholders will receive one additional share for every share held on the record date of August 8, 1997.
Thursday, July 24, 1997
SEATTLE - Visio, the maker of computer diagramming software, yesterday announced a two-for-one stock split.
Monday, August 11, 1997
SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its formation of the Visio® Manufacturer's Program, with the participation of more than 110 partners including American Power Conversion Corp., Data General Corp., GigaLabs Inc., Hubbell Premise Wiring, MOD-TAP, Motorola Inc., Mitel Corp., NEC America Inc., PictureTel Corp., Symbol Technologies Inc. and Xylan Corp. The program, originally founded by SysDraw Software Co., is the result of Visio's acquisition of SysDraw earlier this year. Manufacturers now can offer major resellers and end users shapes of their company's equipment in Visio format, thus providing tools that enhance the visibility of the manufacturer's products and improve the success rate of proposals by integrators, consultants and VARs.
Sunday, August 17, 1997
Analysts used to worry that Visio Corp. was a one-product company in a narrow niche.
Monday, August 25, 1997
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the next edition of its popular implementation tool for SAP R/3™, the Visio® Business Modeler, an add-on for Visio Standard, Visio Professional and Visio Technical software programs. The latest release has been incorporated as part of the SAP AcceleratedSAP™ rapid implementation program. It includes support of new value chain models and business process groups represented in the 3.1G and 3.1H repository of the SAP R/3 business application solution that will facilitate users' understanding of how processes in R/3 apply to a particular business. Combined with any of the products in the Visio 5.0 product line announced last week, Visio Business Modeler 3.0 enables users to create a more comprehensive view of their "as-is" IT infrastructure and organizational changes associated with an R/3 implementation.
Wednesday, October 22, 1997
SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it will support Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server, the highly anticipated newest member of the BackOffice family, within Visio® software programs by the first quarter of 1998. Visio will take advantage of application integration through the BackOffice Small Business Server console, allowing users to install and maintain its business diagramming and technical drawing software applications more easily. Visio's support of an integrated server suite like Small Business Server addresses the needs of small businesses by offering them an integrated, easy-to-use, easily deployed solution to manage and grow their business.
Monday, October 27, 1997
SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it will widely distribute a preview version of IntelliCAD® by Visio in mid-November. Formerly code-named "Phoenix," IntelliCAD software will offer unparalleled compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD drawings, commands and applications at an expected average selling price of $499 (U.S.). By offering a preliminary version of IntelliCAD software to the general public in the United States, Visio anticipates that large numbers of CAD users will evaluate both the software's productivity-enhancing features and its compatibility with AutoCAD. Visio will provide qualified testers with the opportunity to sign up for the preview at the AutoFACT show in Detroit Nov. 4- 6, and via Visio's Web site at http://www.visio.com/ beginning today.
Tuesday, November 4, 1997
DETROIT, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has entered into a data-exchange partnership agreement with SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY) company. As a result, the two companies will offer solutions that permit the technical drawings and 3-D models created by their respective products to be used by one another. Visio®) Technical, Visio's easy-to-use 2-D technical drawing application, will gain technology developed by SolidWorks that will permit users to embed and view 3-D solid models inside Visio Technical drawings. SolidWorks, a manufacturer of Windows-native 3-D solid modeling software, will be able to offer Visio technology that directly translates 2-D data between the companies' products. This agreement constitutes the first step in a cooperative, long-term relationship between the parties.
Wednesday, November 5, 1997
PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nov. 5, 1997 — TRI-STAR COMPUTER Wednesday announced an agreement with Visio Corp. to ship Visio® Technical 5.0 with four configurations of the StarStation workstation.
Wednesday, November 12, 1997
SEATTLE, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced several international achievements and the recent appointment of four vice presidents to the expanded Visio Operating Committee. Key international milestones of interest include the opening of Visio's office in Japan, the expansion of the Singapore operations hub, and recent and upcoming releases of Visio® software in multiple localized-language versions.
Wednesday, December 3, 1997
SEATTLE, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it has begun shipping the preview version of IntelliCAD® by Visio, its 32-bit Microsoft Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications.
Thursday, January 8, 1998
Visio, a Seattle-based software manufacturer, appears to be the first tenant in a new office complex under construction on the Seattle waterfront.
Wednesday, January 14, 1998
Visio Corp., a supplier of business diagraming and technical drawing software, plans to move its headquarters next year from downtown to the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront. Visio has signed a 10-year lease agreement with Wright Runstad & Co. to occupy the entire east office building of the Port of Seattle's World Trade Center complex. The trade center project, which comprises two buildings and 255,000 square feet of office space, is part of a revitalization project in the Belltown district to create a high-technology corridor in downtown Seattle. Visio will be the only occupant in the larger east office building, taking 122,000 square feet in January 1999 and expanding to fill 184,000 square feet during the following 15 months.
Tuesday, January 20, 1998
SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has agreed to acquire, subject to the satisfactory completion of certain closing conditions, substantially all assets of InfoModelers Inc., a privately held, leading supplier of database and data warehouse visual design, access and query tools located in Bellevue, Wash. Visio intends to incorporate substantial portions of InfoModelers' database design, modeling and query technology into future product offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio will acquire substantially all the assets of InfoModelers, including its InfoModeler and ActiveQuery technology, for an undisclosed number of shares of unregistered Visio stock. Visio will account for the acquisition as a purchase with a portion of the purchase price allocated as in-process research and development. Excluding this one-time charge in the March 1998 quarter, it is not expected that the acquisition will be materially dilutive to earnings.
Wednesday, January 21, 1998
SEATTLE - Visio, a Seattle-based business software developer, said it has acquired InfoModelers, a privately held database-design company based in Bellevue.
Friday, January 23, 1998
SEATTLE, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired MarComp, Inc., a privately held provider of programming toolkits for access to Autodesk AutoCAD .dwg and .dxf file formats, for an undisclosed number of shares of unregistered Visio common stock. Visio currently licenses MarComp's AUTODIRECT toolkit for use in its Visio® Technical and IntelliCAD® by Visio products. Visio will account for the transaction as a pooling of interests, and it is not expected that the acquisition will be materially dilutive to earnings. Two key employees of MarComp — president Matt Richards and vice president Paul Richards — will join Visio. Visio will honor all existing licenses entered into by MarComp, including those with other CAD and graphics software vendors.
Friday, January 23, 1998
SEATTLE - Despite Asian economic troubles, Visio increased its software sales in the region by more than 80 percent during the past quarter.
Tuesday, January 27, 1998
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of the Visio® Network Equipment version 97.4, including over 1,000 additional hardware device shapes and enhanced features to facilitate network design. This version update, combined with Visio Professional, offers an affordable network solution that is easy to implement and extensible for use with other network management tools. Visio will demonstrate Visio Network Equipment at its booth (No. 348) during the ComNet '98 Exhibition in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27-29.
Friday, January 30, 1998
The winners have been announced in the 1997 Washington Software Alliance Industry Achievement Awards, which recognize outstanding accomplishments of Washington's software and software-related companies. Winners are determined through balloting of the WSA membership. The winners are: Most Promising New Company, Bellevue-based ImageX Inc.; Service Provider of the Year, Sitewerks Inc. of Seattle; Business Product of the Year, Visio Corp. of Seattle; Consumer Product of the Year, Humongous Entertainment Inc. of Woodinville; Best World Wide Web Site, Seattle-based PhotoDisc; Best Internet Product, Sequel Technology of of Redmond.
Monday, February 2, 1998
REDMOND, Wash. Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the immediate availability of Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) PowerTools, customized add-ins that provide developers and end users with increased functionality for products that incorporate the Microsoft® Visual Basic for Applications development environment. VBA PowerTools enable users of VBA host applications immediate access to enhanced or customized product features. Developers can benefit by using the techniques and code from VBA PowerTools in their own solutions. Today, 12 VBA PowerTools for Microsoft Office 97 and Visio are available to download at http://www.microsoft.com/vba/vbapowertools.htm; additional tools for these and other VBA-enabled applications will be offered regularly.
Tuesday, February 3, 1998
SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Man and Machine Inc., a leading supplier of innovative, low-cost CAD solutions, has joined the Visio® Business Partner program and recently shipped its first Architecture Design Series symbol library for Visio Technical 5.0, Visio's technical drawing and diagramming software. The Man and Machine solution, which provides over 6,000 AEC-oriented SmartShapes® symbols, has earned the Designed for Visio logo certification. Man and Machine also plans to offer its block symbol library products, previously available only for Autodesk's AutoCAD products, for use with IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, the AutoCAD-compatible Microsoft Windows CAD application that Visio anticipates shipping later this quarter.
Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Visio Corp. of Seattle, a developer of business diagramming and technical drawing software, has completed the acquisition of substantially all assets of InfoModelers Inc., based in Bellevue. InfoModelers is a privately held supplier of database and data warehouse visual design, access and query tools. Visio intends to incorporate portions of InfoModelers' technology into future product offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio has acquired InfoModelers for unregistered Visio stock at a value of about $7.8 million. Fifteen of InfoModelers' current employees, including the entire engineering team, are accepting employment positions with Visio as part of this purchase.
Sunday, March 15, 1998
As downtown Seattle sprouts glitzy new retail, office and residential developments, another face of the city is quietly emerging: From Pioneer Square to Lake Union, Seattle is becoming a high-tech mecca.
Monday, March 16, 1998
CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — At the National Design Engineering Show (NDES) in Chicago today, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced the release of IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, its 32-bit Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with AutoCAD files, commands and applications. Visio will demonstrate IntelliCAD 98 at booth 6026 during NDES (March 16-19) and will make IntelliCAD 98 available for purchase at an introductory estimated price of $349 (U.S.) through retail and distribution channels, as well as direct from Visio, before the end of March. Visio is releasing IntelliCAD 98 for distribution after completion of a successful testing program that encompassed over 3,000 beta testers worldwide.
Thursday, March 26, 1998
SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has solicited over 50 independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), trainers and consultants in the CAD industry to become participants in the Visio® Business Partner program. These organizations are poised to take advantage of new market opportunities created by the recent release of IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, a 32-bit Microsoft Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications at an introductory price of $349 (U.S.). By offering training, customization, integration and complete software solutions that complement IntelliCAD 98, the new partners immediately add depth and breadth to the IntelliCAD platform and provide new users of IntelliCAD 98 with additional resources for fully taking advantage of IntelliCAD's power and extensibility.
Thursday, April 2, 1998
SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its receipt of two awards for its contribution to software and database design — the Software Development - Jolt Productivity Award and the Visual Basic Programmers Journal (VBPJ) Reader's Choice Award. Visio® Professional 5.0 was chosen for its visual modeling capabilities as well as its ability to greatly enhance the productivity of software developers.
Wednesday, April 29, 1998
SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of a new version of its DWG/DXF file converter for its 2-D technical drawing product, Visio® Technical 5.0. The updated conversion capabilities give Visio Technical users the ability to work with CAD drawings created with Autodesk AutoCAD versions 2.5 through Release 14. This expands the capabilities found in the initial release of Visio Technical 5.0, which supported the DWG/DXF formats of Release 10 through Release 13.
Tuesday, May 5, 1998
LAS VEGAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio® Solution Pack for Novell Directory Services™ (NDS), a tool that enhances the network design and documentation capabilities of Visio Professional 5.0 for NDS users. Visio and Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) partnered to create the Solution Pack for NDS to minimize the time network managers spend implementing and upgrading directory-enabled networks by providing a clear, hierarchical, graphical view of those networks. With Visio Professional 5.0 and the Solution Pack for NDS, existing directory trees can be automatically diagrammed in Visio and new or updated trees can be exported to Novell's NDS database. The Visio Solution Pack for NDS provides users with the only low-cost, drag-and-drop technology solution for representing Novell directory trees, thereby facilitating efficient structure and deployment of NDS networks.
Tuesday, May 19, 1998
PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 1998 — CompanyStore™ Integrated with R/3 in Record Time; Visio Expects to Save $1Million First Year
Thursday, May 21, 1998
For all the talk about innovation, technological progress and free markets, few companies had as much immediately at stake in the debate over Microsoft's future as Kao Infosystems.
Thursday, May 28, 1998
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will be the keynote speaker at the Technology Alliance's first "Washington: The State of Technology" luncheon June 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Hotel in Seattle. Other speakers include Gov. Gary Locke, Technology Alliance chair Bill Gates Sr. and Visio CEO Jeremy Jaech, who will serve as master of ceremonies. The event's theme, "Research as an Investment," will focus on the connections between research investments and the resulting outcomes including employment, useful discoveries and new technology companies. Call 206-389-7258.
Wednesday, June 3, 1998
CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ — At the AEC SYSTEMS '98 show in Chicago today, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced it has completed the acquisition of the CAD technology of Ketiv Technologies Inc., a privately held provider of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) software based in Portland, Ore. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio has acquired Ketiv's software products, including the award-winning ArchT architectural design application for Autodesk AutoCAD and IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio™, for an undisclosed amount of cash. Visio will account for the acquisition as a purchase. Excluding a one-time charge in the quarter ending June 1998, it is not expected that the acquisition will be dilutive to earnings.
Tuesday, June 23, 1998
SEATTLE, June 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Deloitte Consulting today announced a corporate licensing agreement for the acquisition of Visio® Professional for worldwide use within Deloitte Consulting. The product will be installed on each PC within the organization in conjunction with its spring upgrade, whereby all PCs are loaded with a standard set of essential desktop applications.
Wednesday, July 1, 1998
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 1, 1998 — In its continuing efforts to integrate with and enhance leading applications, Advanced Software Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), today announced development of the new Decoder for Visio® Professional, an add-in providing powerful reverse-engineering functionality to the enormously popular Visio Professional.
Monday, July 6, 1998
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 6, 1998 — Network Tools, Inc. announced today that Visio Corp. is now including a free evaluation copy of Network Tools' Caliper™ LAN/WAN design and configuration tool, which fully automates the design of complex, multitechnology networks, with Visio(r) Network Equipment, an add-on to Visio Professional.
Monday, July 13, 1998
SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired Kaspia Systems Inc., a privately held developer of fully automated enterprise-network audit functionality, including discovery, monitoring and reporting software, based in Beaverton, Ore.
Monday, July 13, 1998
SEATTLE - Visio, a producer of diagramming and technical-drawing software, has acquired Kaspia Systems, a privately held developer of automated network-auditing software based in Beaverton, Ore.
Thursday, July 23, 1998
SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the first three months of sales for its new Microsoft Windows-based CAD product, IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, have exceeded company expectations. A vendor of drawing and diagramming tools for the entire enterprise, Visio has sold nearly 12,000 IntelliCAD 98 licenses during the June 1998 quarter, producing over $3 million in gross revenue. IntelliCAD's early sales volume demonstrates an impressive initial acceptance for a new technical software product, driven largely by the product's unparalleled compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications, along with a special introductory price of $349 (U.S.). Visio anticipates that the early data regarding IntelliCAD sales, coupled with a new IntelliCAD service pack and a special technical support promotion, will translate into a firm and growing foothold in the PC CAD marketplace.
Wednesday, September 2, 1998
SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its new product, code-named "Venice," will feature capabilities to complement and extend the functionality of the Microsoft® Visual Studio™ development system version 6.0. "Venice," scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of this year, will comprise a complete graphical design and modeling tool for IT professionals who manage team-based development and maintenance of enterprise information systems. Its support for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 will facilitate reverse engineering of existing Microsoft Visual Basic®- and Visual C++®-based code into UML diagrams, as well as extend UML modeling functionality in Visual Studio 6.0.
Monday, September 14, 1998
SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of the Business Bonus Pack for Visio® Standard 5.0 featuring task-specific solutions that make it even easier to create business diagrams focused on enhancing business communications and managing information, processes and concepts. This new offering enhances Visio's popular business diagramming application, Visio Standard 5.0, by building on Visio's intelligent drag-and-drop approach to drawing that puts powerful graphics capabilities within reach of the mainstream business user.
Monday, October 12, 1998
SEATTLE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced Visio® Enterprise 5.0, the first integrated, multifunction software tool designed for IT professionals who develop, manage and maintain enterprise information systems. Built on the strong foundation of Visio Professional, the award-winning, industry-standard for IT diagramming and documentation, Visio Enterprise offers the depth users need in each IT domain while also providing a single, robust, cross-functional solution for enterprise-level design, modeling and documentation. As a comprehensive IT software program, Visio Enterprise is expected to further solidify the company's position as the standard for creating, storing and exchanging graphical information in business.
Tuesday, October 13, 1998
SEATTLE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ — According to recent data from the research firm, PC Data (Reston, Va.), which captures software sell-through information, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) has for the first time captured the lead position in U.S. sales in all the PC drawing and diagramming categories. Taking PC Data's drawing and painting category data and adjusting it for Visio's drawing and diagramming category, Visio also beat out all competitors in this category by garnering 42 percent of retail units sold, 59 percent of distribution units sold, and 85 percent of corporate units sold during the second quarter of 1998. In addition to the core Visio® product family (Visio Standard, Visio Professional and Visio Technical), the drawing and diagramming category represents all Corel drawing products (CorelDRAW, Corel Graphics Pack, Corel Office Companion, CorelFlow and Corel VisualCAD), Micrografx products (FlowCharter, ABC Snapgraphics, Graphics Suite and Designer), Autodesk products (Autodesk AutoCAD LT, AutoSketch and Drafix QuickCAD), and others.
Tuesday, October 13, 1998
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Oct. 13, 1998 — SwitchSoft Systems Inc., a leading developer of OEM technology for enabling dynamic, policy-based control of network configuration, Tuesday announced plans to preview its new SwitchScope technology at the NetWorld+InterOp trade show in Atlanta.
Tuesday, October 20, 1998
SEATTLE, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of the IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio Competitive Upgrade, a special offering of the 32-bit Windows-based CAD application noted for its unprecedented compatibility with AutoCAD files, commands and applications. Users of Autodesk AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and IMSI TurboCAD and TurboCAD Pro can upgrade to IntelliCAD 98 for only $149 (U.S.). The usual price is $349 (U.S.).
Tuesday, October 20, 1998
SEATTLE, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of Visio® Technical 5.0 Plus, an upgrade to Visio's pioneering technical diagramming software for users who need to create, view and share 2-D technical drawings and diagrams within the enterprise. This special update, scheduled for release by the end of year, is being offered free to users who purchase Visio Technical beginning today. Visio Technical 5.0 Plus introduces support for the Bentley Microstation DGN file format, enhancing the program's use as a broadly deployable technical communication tool. The upgrade also offers enhanced intelligent diagramming features and SmartShapes® symbol-based content to process engineering and facilities management users for easily accessing and working with the technical drawings widely used in those industries.
Wednesday, October 28, 1998
SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 1998. Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 1998 were $44.2 million, a 41 percent increase over fourth quarter fiscal 1997 revenues of $31.4 million. Net income for the fourth quarter, excluding a pre-tax acquisition related charge of $1.2 million resulting from the acquisition of Kaspia Systems, Inc., increased 54 percent to $9.8 million compared to net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1997 of $6.4 million. Diluted earnings per share, excluding the pre-tax acquisition related charge, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1998 were $0.31 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.20 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1997, and represented an increase of 55 percent.
Monday, November 2, 1998
SEATTLE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) was named on this year's InformationWeek Intranet/Extranet 100 list in the publication's Oct. 5 issue. The 100 companies included in the ranking were chosen for strategic and creative employment of intranets and extranets to achieve their business goals.
Tuesday, November 3, 1998
SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that, following an independent competitive analysis, Siemens Semiconductor Group has chosen Visio® Technical as its standard for the creation of electronic, electrical and technical drawings and schematics around the world. Siemens Semiconductor Group commissioned the extensive competitive analysis from an independent consultant for the purpose of testing Visio Technical against 10 other drawing packages from well-known competitors.
Tuesday, November 3, 1998
SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has licensed WexTech System Inc.'s AnswerWorks technology for use within future versions of the Visio® product line scheduled for shipment in the second half of 1999. AnswerWorks technology, a development system for adding an easy-to-use, natural-language interface to the standard Help and HTML Help functionality built into Microsoft Windows, will offer Visio users the ability to pose written questions to the Visio Help system that are phrased in everyday language. Visio expects that the incorporation of AnswerWorks technology into its products will result in faster, easier and more accurate access to the Visio Help system.
Thursday, November 12, 1998
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA) today announced that Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO), a leading provider of business diagramming and technical drawing software, has implemented Network Associates' SupportMagic SQL help desk solution throughout the United States and Europe to dramatically improve IT problem resolution and reporting.
Wednesday, November 18, 1998
SEATTLE, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it recently promoted five senior managers to vice president and its corporate counsel to general counsel. At the same time, the company announced the renaming of its professional products business unit to the IT products group to support the firm's increasing emphasis on information technology product offerings, including its newest solution, Visio® Enterprise, for automated network documentation and software and database modeling.
Thursday, November 19, 1998
SEATTLE, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Today at TechLearn '98, a conference for professional trainers, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced its first computer-based training product, Discover Visio 5.0 Interactive Training. This innovative resource enables users to accelerate their learning and quickly become proficient with the basics of using Visio® products. This computer-based training (CBT) resource brings the flexibility and convenience of self-paced training to Visio users who can learn from it at their own speed whenever they wish. The Discover Visio 5.0 Interactive Training CD-ROM is being offered to computer-training companies, Visio's corporate customers and individual users to help them more quickly learn how to diagram people, processes and projects, and incorporate visual communications as a regular part of their daily work.
Tuesday, December 8, 1998
SEATTLE, and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and IntelliCorp Inc. (Nasdaq: INAI) today announced the transfer to IntelliCorp of future development and support responsibility for the Visio® Business Modeler. In conjunction with the agreement, IntelliCorp announced a three-part strategy that responds to specific requests of the two companies' customers: First, IntelliCorp will create a follow-on product, the IntelliCorp Business Visualizer (IBV) 1.0, which will be provided free to current Visio Business Modeler subscribers. Second, through an OEM arrangement with Visio, IntelliCorp will enhance its high-end modeling environment by incorporating the diagramming capabilities of Visio Professional into IntelliCorp's LiveModel™. And third, IntelliCorp will build a migration path for individual Visio Business Modeler users to LiveModel's collaborative business-process management functionality.
Wednesday, December 9, 1998
SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has recently entered into OEM licensing agreements with four independent CAD developers for the incorporation of IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio into those vendors' products. The developers — C&G Software Systems Inc., Eagle Point Software Inc., Hitachi Software Global Technology Ltd., and Ketiv Technologies Inc. — have licensed IntelliCAD 98 to serve as the graphical platform upon which they have built specialized CAD applications for the geographic information systems (GIS), civil engineering, and architecture- engineering-construction (AEC) industries.
Wednesday, December 23, 1998
SEATTLE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the worldwide leading supplier of business diagramming and technical drawing software, today announced that it plans to expand its headquarters into a second building in the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront in July 2000. As the anchor tenant for the complex, Visio will lease 184,000 square feet in the World Trade Center East building and 133,000 square feet in the north building. The firm currently employs 376 people locally.
Thursday, December 24, 1998
Seattle-based Visio will lease an additional 133,000 square feet of space in an adjoining building of the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront.
Sunday, January 3, 1999
Forecasting an outlook for the personal computer software industry used to be easy.
Wednesday, January 20, 1999
SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 1999. Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 1998 were $48.2 million, a 29 percent increase over first quarter fiscal 1998 revenues of $37.5 million. Net income for the first quarter increased 36 percent to $10.0 million compared to net income for the first quarter of fiscal 1998 of $7.4 million. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 1999 were $0.32 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.24 for the first quarter of fiscal 1998, and represented an increase of 33 percent.
Wednesday, January 20, 1999
SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the introduction of the Visio® Technical Design Suite, a bundle of two complementary Visio software products into a single solution that offers both intelligent technical diagramming and unparalleled Autodesk AutoCAD compatibility. Composed of Visio Technical 5.0 Plus and IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, the Visio Technical Design Suite provides engineers and other technical drawing users with a complete toolkit for creating technical diagrams and working with legacy CAD drawings that utilize the DWG file format. The versatility and cost savings found in the Visio Technical Design Suite represent a significant first step by Visio in providing large organizations with an integrated, affordable technical drawing tool that delivers drag-and- drop productivity while leveraging the organization's investment in legacy CAD drawings.
Thursday, January 21, 1999
SEATTLE - Visio shares were down 33 percent today after an analyst reduced his rating on the company's stock following the company's report of a 36 percent profit gain in its first quarter.
Monday, January 25, 1999
HOUSTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today at the DaratechPlant '99 Conference the availability of new third-party software solutions for the process plant industry that interact with its 2-D technical diagramming tool, Visio® Technical 5.0 Plus. Developed by Cadcentre of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and ICARUS Corp. of Rockville, Md., these new vertical solutions complement and extend the new process plant engineering functionality introduced in Visio Technical 5.0 Plus that allows for the easier creation, exchange and storage of piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and process flow diagrams (PFDs). Available now, Visio Technical 5.0 Plus provides solution developers within the process plant industry with a platform for extending intuitive, intelligent P&ID functionality into sophisticated plant design and specification applications.
Tuesday, January 26, 1999
SEATTLE, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced that a record 272,000 new units of Visio® software were sold during the first quarter of its 1999 fiscal year, bringing its customer base to nearly 2.8 million users. In addition, more than half of the new seats for the quarter came from volume license agreements, accounting for 36 percent of total revenue in the quarter. This increase in volume purchases of Visio technology underscores the need for a standard drawing platform for general business users, engineers and IT professionals within the enterprise.
Wednesday, January 27, 1999
SEATTLE, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of a new Visio® Network Equipment Special Edition featuring Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) network equipment shapes. The special edition is a companion to Visio 5.0 products and provides 200 precise HP network equipment shapes. The combination of the products is a powerful tool designed to help resellers enhance their network design proposals and sell network solutions. This special edition is being offered to all HP resellers at no cost.
Tuesday, February 2, 1999
SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to two million shares of its common stock over the next two years. Purchases will be made from time to time either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The board has taken this action in consideration of Visio's strong financial position and cash flow.
Tuesday, February 2, 1999
SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, developers were able to meet with senior technical staff from Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) without hopping on an airplane or driving a car to travel to a seminar location. Instead, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, they entered a live, interactive cyber-seminar room at their own computer desktops.
Tuesday, February 2, 1999
SEATTLE - Visio, the producer of diagramming and drawing software, said its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 2 million shares of its stock over the next two years.
Monday, February 22, 1999
SEATTLE, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a new worldwide marketing structure designed to help the company reach its revenue goal of becoming a $1 billion company over the next five years. Visio marketing will organize broadly into four worldwide initiatives, including cross-industry, cross-functional customer units. This new marketing structure will enable sharper customer focus and the ability to deliver Visio® tools to customers who want packaged product, customized enterprise solutions or configurable Visio software over the Internet. Visio is also increasing its worldwide large organization sales force in 1999, accelerating the hiring of corporate sales and sales engineering resources to strengthen the company's ability to serve its customers and drive Visio products broadly across the enterprise.
Monday, February 22, 1999
SEATTLE, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the eVisio™ product line, made-to-order products and online services configurable via the Internet. These eVisio products will offer customers the opportunity to select combinations of Visio® technology-based components to create the Visio product that best meets their individual drawing needs. Customers will be able to choose from a wide selection of industry- and task-specific Visio solutions to create their own custom eVisio products. eVisio products will be available for purchase at the eVisio Web site by the end of the March quarter.
Monday, March 1, 1999
SEATTLE, March 1 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that a prerelease version of the next generation of Visio® graphics software technology will shown at Visio's annual developer conference, Envision!, to be held March 25 — 26 in Chicago. Distributed at the conference, the Visio 2000 developer beta will give conference attendees a head start in creating custom solutions that take advantage of the next-generation functionality and new developer-specific features offered by the upcoming Visio 2000 platform. Envision! will provide developers for Microsoft Windows and Visio customers with hands-on training to make the most of the flexibility and depth of Visio technology.
Tuesday, March 2, 1999
SEATTLE, March 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and SwitchSoft Systems Inc. today announced a development and licensing agreement that will produce an add-on switch discovery and diagramming solution for Visio® Enterprise. SwitchSoft's technology provides discovery and diagramming of Layer 2 switched network topology, virtual private network diagramming and spanning tree documentation, which complements Visio Enterprise's AutoDiscovery™ technology. The agreement gives Visio Corp. the rights to use SwitchSoft's Layer 2 switched network discovery engine to provide additional solutions for the documentation and diagramming market.
Monday, March 15, 1999
SEATTLE, March 15 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio® Registered Developer Network (VRDN; http://www.visio.com/vdn/), a free online resource and community for developers of custom solutions based on Visio and Microsoft® technologies. VRDN is offered as part of the revamped Visio Developer Network Web site (formerly known as the Visio Solutions Development Web site or "devweb"), which has recently undergone major navigational and graphics upgrades. Developers can continue to find general news and resources on the Visio Developer Network, while VRDN offers advanced, premium technical content, including live, interactive broadcasts, access to tips and tricks, tools and samples, online developer training, discounts, case studies and many more valuable resources.
Monday, March 22, 1999
SEATTLE, March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Reseller XChange, in Dana Point, Calif., Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced Visio Connections, a new reseller partner program. The Visio Connections program, which will provide resellers with tools to enable them to offer enhanced service to their customers, includes free Visio® products, dedicated technical support, quarterly training and access to Visio's sales resource library, among other benefits.
Tuesday, March 23, 1999
SEATTLE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio Prema Enterprise Agreement (EA) licensing program, making it easier for customers to standardize on Visio® technology across their organizations. The new program is aggressively priced, eases customer implementation and streamlines the licensing process. Visio's program mirrors Microsoft Corp.'s highly successful enterprise agreement licensing program, so corporate customers who have enjoyed the reduced cost, easy administration and reduced compliance issues associated with Microsoft's program will quickly recognize the value of Visio's new offering.
Tuesday, March 30, 1999
SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Composit Communications today announced that it has incorporated Visio technology into its workflow solution, Composit Flow®. By utilizing the Visio Technology Platform and including hundreds of Visio SmartShapes symbols with call and contact center functionality, the Composit Flow tool now gives users an enhanced tool to design and implement the workflow that is mission critical to their operations. Further, the enhancement extends Composit's leadership in the industry by allowing users to work in a common environment created by the familiarity of working in close conjunction with industry standard tools created by industry leaders such as Visio Corp. and Microsoft Corp.
Monday, April 19, 1999
SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Visio® Enterprise, launched in October 1998, has been showered with acclaim by leading industry publications, receiving Product of the Year and Editor's Choice designations. Visio Enterprise also has been named a finalist for three additional industry awards.
Wednesday, April 21, 1999
SEATTLE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading supplier of desktop drawing and diagramming software, today announced two executive promotions to its senior management team. Tom Hull, a five-year veteran of the Visio sales organization and the primary architect behind the North American sales team and Visio's worldwide licensing program, Visio Prema™, has been named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Another five-year Visio veteran, Jim Horsburgh, who has built Visio's European sales and marketing organization, was named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Hull and Horsburgh will be focused on deepening Visio's penetration into organizations in global markets.
Wednesday, April 21, 1999
SEATTLE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 1999. Revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 1999 were $51.4 million, a 28 percent increase over second quarter fiscal 1998 revenues of $40.1 million. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 1999 increased 24 percent to $10.7 million compared to net income for the second quarter of fiscal 1998 of $8.6 million, excluding a charge for acquired technology, net of taxes, in the fiscal 1998 quarter. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 1999 were $0.34 compared to diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 1998 of $0.27, excluding a charge for acquired technology, net of taxes, in the fiscal 1998 quarter, and represented an increase of 26 percent.
Friday, April 23, 1999
SEATTLE, April 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and VerticalNet Inc. (Nasdaq: VERT) today announced one of the first major applications of customized mass marketing to vertical industries over the Internet. The two companies have entered into a groundbreaking co-marketing agreement that will promote Visio's new eVisio™ product to VerticalNet's business-to-business online communities.
Monday, April 26, 1999
WALTHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 26, 1999 — NetCracker Technology, (http://www.netcracker.com), a leading software developer of tools and solutions for proactive network design and simulation, announced today that NetCracker® Professional and NetCracker Designer now include AutoDiscovery, a powerful new feature that discovers the network topology and then automatically draws the network. NetCracker Professional, priced at $9,995, is an advanced network AutoSimulation™ tool that enables users to proactively design, plan, simulate, and present complex data, voice, video, and cable networks. NetCracker Designer, which costs $1,995, is the most advanced network design and presentation software on the market. AutoDiscovery is currently available to users of both products.
Tuesday, April 27, 1999
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — DataViews Corporation, the leading developer of tools for building high-performance dynamic Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools for monitoring and controlling live processes, today announced HMI-GO™ for Visio® Technical, an add-on tool that turns static Visio drawings into powerful dynamic graphics. HMI-GO allows engineers who use Visio Technical for plant process design to more easily add a Human- Machine Interface (HMI) to existing process control diagrams, such as piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and process flow diagrams (PFDs). Above all, HMI-GO is a productivity tool, which spares engineers from having to re- draw whole diagrams in order to add HMI functionality.
Tuesday, May 4, 1999
SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Bob McDowell, vice president, Enterprise Business Relationships at Microsoft Corp., was unanimously elected to Visio's board of directors on April 23. McDowell has over 30 years' experience in the information technology industry and is responsible for maintaining the executive business relationships with many of Microsoft's largest and most strategic customers.
Monday, May 10, 1999
SEATTLE, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and the Department of the Navy (DON) today announced a new enterprise agreement offering significant benefits to both the DON and the Department of Defense (DOD). This blanket purchase agreement represents the first software licensing agreement the DON has negotiated on behalf of itself with extension to the entire DOD. This agreement will provide DOD customers with a centralized approach to purchasing Visio drawing and diagramming products, allowing users to license Visio products and upgrades over a two-year period.
Wednesday, May 12, 1999
SEATTLE, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Visio® Enterprise 5.0, launched in October 1998, has been honored by Software Development magazine with a Jolt Hall of Fame Award. The Jolt awards were presented earlier this week at the Software Development '99 West Conference in San Francisco.
Tuesday, May 18, 1999
SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced plans to broaden its developer education offerings with Web seminars powered by Netpodium Inc.'s real-time, Web-based communications software. The leading graphical solutions software company licensed Netpodium's highly interactive software program to produce regular twice-monthly Webcasts for developers around the world. Netpodium software creates a moderated, interactive Web conference that unites a speaker and up to 2,000 audience participants at the same time.
Wednesday, May 19, 1999
SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it will preview Visio® 2000 technology publicly for the first time in Booth No. 416 at the Microsoft Tech*Ed 99 Conference May 21-28 in Dallas. In addition, Visio will demonstrate Visio 2000's support for the latest version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). VBA 6.0 is one of many developer-related enhancements that Visio, a sponsor of Tech*Ed 99, has incorporated into the Visio graphics platform, the foundation of the industry-leading Visio Enterprise, Visio Professional, Visio Technical and Visio Standard business drawing and technical diagramming products. Since shipping the first third-party VBA-enabled application in 1997, Visio software has become the predominant Windows application platform for developing custom graphics solutions that are integrated with Microsoft Office and other VBA-enabled applications.
Friday, May 21, 1999
SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) would like to invite members of the press attending the A/E/C SYSTEMS '99 show in Los Angeles, May 25 - 27, to visit Booth 2125 as Visio previews new functionality from the next generation of Visio technical drawing and diagramming software products. The preview will highlight significant advancements in design capabilities and in ease of use for Visio® Technical and IntelliCAD® by Visio, products that serve the needs of engineers, designers and others who work with technical drawings. In the second half of 1999, Visio plans to incorporate these features in new versions of Visio Technical and IntelliCAD, both as standalone products and combined as the Visio Technical Design Suite.
Tuesday, May 25, 1999
SEATTLE, May 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Integrated Software Specialists Inc. (ISS) is the newest member in Visio's Visual Modeling Coalition, a group of consultants and ISVs dedicated to using standard methodologies, open repositories and common interfaces to accurately reflect user requirements and provide a higher level of tool accessibility for application developers. ISS, a leading provider of advanced technology consulting services, joins IntelliCorp Inc. and InConcept Inc. as members in the Visual Modeling Coalition, which was established in 1998.
Tuesday, May 25, 1999
SEATTLE, May 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading supplier of enterprisewide business diagramming and technical drawing software, today announced that Peter Bowditch, principal engineer at The Foxboro Co. in Foxboro, Mass., is the winner of its Visio SmartPages magazine "Success Story" contest. Bowditch's use of Visio® Technical in the production of technical drawings and artwork for mechanical parts and labels, as well as in the creation of conceptual drawings, landed him the contest's grand prize of $1,000 and a feature story ( http://www.visio.com/smartpages/winners.html ) in the latest edition of Visio's customer magazine.
Wednesday, May 26, 1999
LOS ANGELES, May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the AEC SYSTEMS '99 show in Los Angeles, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Belgium-based BricsNet announced that BricsNet has entered into an OEM agreement with Visio to license the IntelliCAD® by Visio CAD platform for use in its next-generation architectural CAD modeling software, BricsNet Architect™. Scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of 1999, the BricsNet Architect design software offers advanced 3-D architectural modeling, automatic 2-D drawing generation, and built-in cost and quantity analysis. The licensing agreement permits BricsNet to fully integrate IntelliCAD functionality into the BricsNet Architect product, merging BricsNet's proven experience in 3-D architectural modeling technology with IntelliCAD's unsurpassed AutoCAD compatibility and native support for the industry-standard DWG file format. Other terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.
Thursday, May 27, 1999
LOS ANGELES, May 27 /PRNewswire/ — At the A/E/C SYSTEMS '99 show in Los Angeles, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for the United States with Eagle Point Software Corp. (Nasdaq: EGPT) for its ArchT® by Visio architectural design software product. A 16-year veteran of providing value-added CAD solutions for the AEC market, Eagle Point has agreed to market, sell and support the ArchT product to existing and future customers of ArchT, effective immediately. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Monday, May 31, 1999
Like many publishers, Visio Corp. has seen its core product become relentlessly more complex and feature-rich. Early versions of Visio's drawing and diagramming program shipped with a few libraries of graphical "shapes"; now, the Visio libraries include upwards of 15,000 images — everything from crime scene objects and office furniture to generic flow charts, time lines, and maps.
Friday, June 4, 1999
SEATTLE, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — PC World and Network World, two leading publications covering PC and networking technology, have recently honored Visio® Standard 5.0 and Visio Enterprise 5.0 with prestigious product awards. PC World selected Visio Standard 5.0 for a 1999 World Class Award for Best Business Graphics Software, while Network World granted Visio Enterprise 5.0 a Blue Ribbon Award in a comparative review of network autodiscovery products. Receiving two awards in separate product categories illustrates the breadth and strength of Visio graphics technology, soon to reach its sixth generation with the launch of the Visio 2000 platform later this year.
Monday, June 7, 1999
SEATTLE, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the next generation of the Visio technology and product family, Visio® 2000, will offer full support for Microsoft Office 2000. Visio's long-standing support of Microsoft products continues to benefit customers by allowing Visio's drawing and diagramming technology and the business productivity industry standard, Microsoft Office 2000, to be used together. The combination of Visio's intuitive drawing software with the power of Microsoft Office 2000's ease-of-use and look and feel empowers Visio users to get up and running quickly and achieve greater results in less time.
Tuesday, June 8, 1999
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ — E.piphany, a leader in Web-based analytic applications focused on the customer, today announced that Visio® Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) has licensed E.piphany's E-commerce analytic applications in order to create a closed loop analytic system. The analytic system is designed to help Visio quickly customize products and services for its online customers and to deliver significant advantages in product development planning and time-to-market.
Tuesday, July 6, 1999
Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) invites members of the press to attend a donation ceremony for the Bell Street Connection Project. Paul Schell, mayor of Seattle, and Evelyn Sroufe, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations for Visio, will donate $93,484 and $22,500 respectively to the Belltown Business Association's Bell Street Connection Project (formerly the Denny Regrade Association). The money will go toward work already under way to create a clean and safe pedestrian connection between the Belltown neighborhood and Seattle's waterfront area.
Wednesday, July 7, 1999
The Bell Street Connection Project is getting a $115,000 boost from the city of Seattle and Visio Corp. The Connection Project will create a pedestrian-friendly link between the trendy Belltown neighborhood and the Seattle waterfront. Computer software developer Visio, which is contributing $22,500 of the funds, has its headquarters in the World Trade Center Building at the foot of Bell Street.
Thursday, July 8, 1999
SEATTLE, July 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading developer and supplier of drawing and diagramming software for business and personal computer users, today announced preliminary results for the third quarter ended June 30, 1999. For the quarter, the Company estimates revenues will be $50.0 million and earnings per share will be in the range of $0.29-$0.30, compared to consensus estimates of $53.5 million and $0.35. Third quarter results were impacted by a continued slowdown in sales through the distribution channel and delays in closing several large corporate licensing agreements. The Company expects that revenue for its fourth quarter will be at the lower end of current analyst estimates, or approximately $61.0-$62.0 million. Visio Corp. will release final results for the June 1999 quarter on Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
Friday, July 9, 1999
Shares of Seattle-based Visio plunged today after the maker of software for computer-aided drawing and diagramming warned that third-quarter earnings won't meet analysts' expectations because of delays in closing several large sales.
Monday, July 19, 1999
SEATTLE, July 19 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with Visio's Third Quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, July 21 at 5:00 Eastern Time with Steve Gordon, CFO, and other members of senior management of Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO). What: Visio Corporation Third Quarter Earnings Release When: 5:00 p.m. EST, July 21, 1999 Where: http://www.videonewswire.com/VISIO/072199/ How: Live over the Internet — Simply log on to the Web at the address above Contact: Peggy Pinkston 206-956-6515
Tuesday, July 20, 1999
SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it is experiencing a ground swell of developer and corporate customer support for the next generation of its Visio® technology and product family, Visio 2000. The most significant milestone in the company's history, Visio 2000 will serve as the launching pad for future product enhancements and technology initiatives. Companies in a broad range of industries have shown strong support for Visio 2000 as a solutions platform, as well as for its advanced Internet integration, its heightened ease of use, and its ability to deliver a lower cost of ownership when deployed enterprisewide. Those companies include Cable & Wireless plc, Mercata Inc., Microsoft Corp., Sargent & Lundy LLC and Visimation Inc.
Wednesday, July 21, 1999
SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced results for the third quarter of fiscal 1999. Total revenue and earnings per share slightly exceeded the preliminary results reported on July 8, 1999.
Tuesday, July 27, 1999
SEATTLE, July 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has formed an independent organization called the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) to collaborate openly with other vendors in the future development of IntelliCAD®, Visio's Autodesk AutoCAD-compatible technology. The ITC has been established as a nonprofit corporation specifically for the purpose of licensing and coordinating broad future development of the IntelliCAD platform among its paying members. It follows in the spirit of the OpenDWG Alliance, through which Visio gave technical and CAD drawers unrivalled access to their DWG files by opening up the source code of the libraries acquired from the Marcomp Corp. in January 1998. The consortium will also provide a free license to members of the public for noncommercial use and modification of the IntelliCAD source code.
Wednesday, July 28, 1999
SEATTLE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced an upcoming interactive Internet event organized exclusively for members of the Visio Connections reseller partner program. Tomorrow, Visio Connections members will participate in a Web seminar where Visio® 2000, the next generation of the company's technology and product family, will be previewed. Connections members will participate in live demonstrations of Visio 2000 Standard and Technical Editions and will receive a free copy of Discover Visio 5.0 Advanced Interactive Training. The interactive event enables Visio Connections members to submit questions and receive answers in real time during the Web seminar.
Wednesday, August 11, 1999
SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of Visio® 2000 Standard Edition, the first in a series of four product editions built on the company's groundbreaking Visio 2000 technology. Visio 2000 Standard Edition has been engineered to offer business professionals dramatic productivity gains. It is considerably faster, supports larger drawings, and is easier to learn and use than previous versions. Signaling a new direction for Visio customers, the company also announced the debut of its innovative Visio 2000 Upgrade Center located at http://upgrade.visio.com/. The new Upgrade Center is the central source for information regarding Visio 2000, and is the fastest and simplest means to purchase or upgrade to Visio 2000 Standard Edition.
Thursday, August 12, 1999
In a year when technology stocks' spasms on Wall Street have left investors with jaws dropped, Seattle-based Visio's performance barely has triggered a yawn.
Sunday, September 5, 1999
A pair of local entrepreneurs plan to give Belltown diners the experience of an authentic, family-style Italian restaurant, Seattle-style -- that is, with a little help from a sophisticated database system.
Tuesday, September 7, 1999
SEATTLE, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the immediate availability of Visio® 2000 Technical Edition, the second Visio 2000 product edition to ship and the latest version of Visio's leading technical drawing and diagramming software for engineers, designers and technical professionals who need to work with CAD drawings. Built on the re-architected Visio 2000 engine that underlies the entire Visio 2000 product family, Visio 2000 Technical Edition delivers significant improvements in performance, support for large drawings and unparalleled ease of use. The new Technical Edition also offers more precision drawing tools and superior CAD file interoperability, as well as a wide range of new and improved drawing solutions for key technical markets such as process engineering, facilities management and architecture/engineering/construction. The intuitive approach of Technical Edition in assembling drawings with Visio's pioneering SmartShapes® technology has proven that engineers, documentation specialists and other technical professionals can produce professional technical drawings quickly and efficiently without using complicated, expensive CAD software.
Monday, September 13, 1999
EVERETT, Wash. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sept. 13, 1999 — Fluke Corporation, a leading provider of products and related services for the installation, monitoring and maintenance of communications networks today announced Fluke Network Inspector version 4.0.
Monday, September 13, 1999
ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Today at NetWorld+Interop, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) unveiled the next generation of its award-winning IT products, Visio® 2000 Professional Edition and Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition. The new Professional and Enterprise Editions are based on the rearchitected Visio 2000 engine, a common graphics technology for creating and exchanging drawings across departments and disciplines. All Visio 2000 product editions are based on the Visio 2000 engine and are targeted at people who want a more intuitive and effective way to communicate. Shipping later this year, Visio 2000 Professional and Enterprise Editions can be previewed Sept. 14 — 16 at the show in Booth No. 1146.
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced it has agreed to acquire Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading supplier of enterprise-wide business diagramming and technical drawing software, furthering Microsoft's mission of increasing productivity for businesses large and small — and their knowledge workers — worldwide.
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Microsoft has agreed to purchase Visio, a developer of design and diagramming software, for about $1.3 billion in stock.
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Visio Corp. for about $1.3 billion in stock. Visio, the leading supplier of enterprise-wide business diagramming and technical drawing software, will become a division within Microsoft's Business Productivity Group led by Microsoft senior vice president Bob Muglia. Visio president and CEO Jeremy Jaech will lead the new Visio division as a Microsoft vice president. Visio shares closed at $33.50 yesterday but following this morning's announcement jumped 20 percent to $41, still off the 52-week high of $43.50.
Thursday, September 16, 1999
Microsoft Corp surprised industry observers yesterday with the acquisition of business diagram and technical drawing company Visio Corp, which goes somewhat against the grain of its recent acquisitions and investments. Visio, a long-time partner which Microsoft will acquire via an exchange of common stock valued at around $1.3bn, is still primarily in the packaged software business and doesn't fit the profile of the recent "strategic" deals that Microsoft has been signing up for in the broadband communications and web markets.
Thursday, September 16, 1999
SEATTLE, Sept. 15—The Microsoft Corporation is buying the Visio Corporation, a maker of diagramming and technical drawing software, in a $1.3 billion stock deal that helps Microsoft fill a gap in its line of business products.
Wednesday, September 29, 1999
CHIGAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Today at COMPASS '99, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) debuted the next generation of its award-winning Visio® developer tools, Visio 2000 Professional Edition and Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition. Both product editions are based on the re-architected Visio 2000 engine, a common graphics technology for creating and exchanging drawings across departments and between disciplines. The Professional and Enterprise Editions provide database and software developers with comprehensive, productive, and affordable ways to visualize and develop information technology systems. Visio developer tools contribute to more accurate design by facilitating communication with team members and end users. Both product editions will ship later this year, but can be previewed Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 at the COMPASS '99 show in Booth No. 308.
Monday, October 4, 1999
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the World Workplace Conference, Facility Information Systems, Inc. (FIS Inc.) announced that they have joined Visio's Technical Partner Program and will develop a line of facilities management products built upon Visio® 2000 Technical Edition. FIS Inc.'s first product will be Facility Drawing Coordinator (FDC) for Visio and will be available during the first quarter of next year. World Workplace Conference attendees can see the first public preview of FDC for Visio in presentations in both the FIS Inc. booth #1407 and the Visio booth # 231, Oct. 3-5 at the Los Angles Convention Center.
Tuesday, October 5, 1999
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — DataViews Corporation, the leading provider of open and high-performance HMI development tools for creating operator interfaces, today began shipping HMI-GO™ for Visio® Technical, an add-on tool that turns static Visio drawings into powerful human machine interface (HMI) displays. HMI-GO allows engineers to convert flat Visio drawings into production-quality, interactive HMI components, enabling them to more easily add HMI functionality to existing technical diagrams. These diagrams include piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs), industrial control schematics, building automation drawings, HVAC layouts and more. The shipping version of HMI-GO now features support for OPC connectivity, which promotes device interoperability. It also supports unlimited I/O capability, allowing developers to increase the complexity of an HMI display without paying additional, incremental costs.
Thursday, October 21, 1999
SEATTLE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Cable & Wireless, a leading international telecommunications provider, signed a global purchasing agreement with Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the market leader in business drawing and diagramming software. The deal is one of a series of enabling agreements that will establish a series of global partnerships with suppliers of "best in class" information technology products and services. Negotiated by Cable & Wireless and implemented by Compaq Computer Corp., these partnerships are expected to bring savings of about 1 million pounds sterling (US$1.6 million) over two years and deliver service improvements and the latest technology to all Cable & Wireless companies.
Wednesday, October 27, 1999
SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading developer and supplier of drawing and diagramming software for business and personal computer users, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 1999.
Saturday, October 30, 1999
The Justice Department has decided to look into Microsoft's proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Visio, a Seattle maker of diagramming software, the companies disclosed late yesterday.
Monday, November 1, 1999
SEATTLE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it has received a request from the U.S. Department of Justice for additional information in connection with the Hart-Scott-Rodino filing relating to the proposed acquisition by Microsoft Corp. Both companies are required to supply additional information and documentation to comply with the request. The request extends the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for a period ending 20 days after the parties have furnished the information.
Monday, November 1, 1999
Visio Corp. of Seattle said the Justice Department has requested information about the company's proposed acquisition by Microsoft Corp. The drawing-software company said both companies are required to supply information for the antitrust review, which Visio president Jeremy Haech said "is fairly routine in a transaction of this size." He added that "We remain optimistic that we will complete the transaction in late calendar 1999 or January 2000." Microsoft agreed in September to acquire Visio for about $1.3 billion in stock.
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
SEATTLE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp.'s (Nasdaq: VSIO) innovative approach to interactive public relations was recently recognized by the Public Relations Society of America Portland Metro Chapter with two Spotlight Awards for excellence in public relations and communications.
Thursday, November 4, 1999
SEATTLE, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), Beyond.com and Intellisys Technology Corp. (ITC) today announced a new agreement for the Internal Revenue Service to license 87,000 IRS employees to use Visio 2000 Standard, Professional and Technical editions. The deal enables the IRS to order Visio product editions from the Internet, then receive them via electronic download delivery.
Friday, November 5, 1999
SEATTLE, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its board of directors terminated the company's share repurchase program in light of the pending merger with Microsoft Corp.
Tuesday, November 16, 1999
LAS VEGAS, COMDEX, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the English language version of Visio 2000 Professional Edition is now available and can be viewed this week at COMDEX, the computer industry's most widely attended trade show, in the Microsoft Partner Pavilion, #L5142.
Monday, December 13, 1999
SEATTLE - Visio, which makes business diagramming and technical software, said its shareholders approved its merger agreement with Microsoft at a special shareholders' meeting today.
Thursday, December 16, 1999
SEATTLE, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the Visio Registered Developer Network (VRDN) reached the 10,000 member mark. Launched last February, VRDN is a free online resource and community for developers of custom solutions based on Visio and Microsoft technologies. Membership grew quickly because of VRDN's creative approach to helping developers around the world by providing advanced, premium technical content. That content includes live interactive Web broadcasts, access to tips and tricks, tools and samples, online training, discounts, case studies, and other resources for creating solutions based on the powerful Visio 2000 technology. The Visio Developer Network Web site (www.visio.com/vdn) receives more than 600,000 hits a month, with more than 25,000 individual user sessions.
Thursday, January 6, 2000
WASHINGTON - Microsoft's $1.26 billion purchase of Visio, a Seattle-based developer of design and drawing software, received Justice Department antitrust clearance, Visio said today.
Friday, January 7, 2000
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Seattle-based Visio Corp. for approximately $1.5 billion in stock.
Saturday, January 8, 2000
SEATTLE - Microsoft yesterday said it completed its acquisition of Seattle-based Visio, a maker of diagramming software, for approximately $1.5 billion in stock.