Excosoft Appoints Japanese DistributorJapanese businesses now able to buy Excosoft's fast, flexible, and scalable produc

Press Release Kista, Sweden September 28, 2000 Excosoft Appoints Japanese Distributor Japanese businesses now able to buy Excosoft's fast, flexible, and scalable products for content management through Altech, a local distributor Kista, Sweden - September 28, 2000 - Excosoft AB, a leading provider of content management solutions, and the Japanese distributor Altech, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement to cover the Japanese region. Taking effect from September 2000, all Excosoft's Web content management products will be able to be purchased directly through Altech. Currently, these products are an XML Editor, Documentor , and a Content Server, ExcoConf . Additional products to be brought onto the market in the first quarter of next year will also be offered by Excosoft's Japanese distributor. The Japanese market represents a tremendous opportunity for Excosoft. A rapid increase in demand for content management products is expected as the eCommerce market rockets to an estimated 3.16 trillion yen by 2003. It is anticipated that the first sales will be achieved as soon as the localization of the products is completed during the autumn of this year. Altech have established a new business unit for Excosoft, comprising a sales force and product management team. The business unit will focus on direct sales and licensing through systems integrators, exploiting their well established customer and partner base in segments, such as, manufacturing/high-tech, financial services, government, education, and retail. "We are very optimistic that our exclusive distribution agreement with Excosoft will quickly generate a large volume of sales," said Yoshi Yamazaki, General Manager of Altech. "The advent of XML has created new kinds of business opportunities for our clients, and they trust Altech to help them respond effectively to the pitfalls and possibilities offered by new technologies. We chose Excosoft software because Altech have always aimed to supply the best products to our clients." "The Japanese market is an important market for Excosoft," said Jörgen Friman, CEO, Excosoft AB. "We are establishing a global network of distributors and the Japanese market represents an important stepping stone to other markets, such as, the Taiwanese and Chinese markets. We are delighted to have appointed Altech as strategic partner." About Altech Altech Co., Ltd., a trading company specializing in products for niche industrial markets, was founded in 1976. The Company markets its wide range of products to more than 500 customers in the information media, food processing and pharmaceutical fields. Ever since its founding, Altech has sought to align its activities with the needs of its most advanced customers, to provide them with the very best products. Additional information is available at www.altech.co.jp About Excosoft Excosoft is a leading provider of content management solutions. By leveraging Web technologies, such as WebDAV and XML, Excosoft helps their customers streamline the management of corporate information and stay competitive in fast moving markets. The company offers a range of products including network-enabled documentation software, version control and configuration management software, platforms for publishing eContent, and a powerful Web-based authoring environment. Excosoft's customer base is growing fast and includes companies such as Ericsson, Flextronics, SAAB, NetSchools, OM Technology, Celsius Tech and Holmen Paper. Additional information is available at www.excosoft.com Direct inquiries to: Jörgen Friman, CEO Tel: +46 (0)8 633 2900 Fax: +46 (0)8 633 2950 E-mail: jorgen.friman@excosoft.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/28/20000928BIT00100/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/28/20000928BIT00100/bit0002.pdf

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