Compiere Continues Global Expansion; Fourteen New Partners Span Thirteen Countries...

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Compiere Continues Global Expansion; Fourteen New Partners Span Thirteen Countries Throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia/Pacific

    Broadened Worldwide Reach Increases Compiere's Ability to Meet
      Growing Market Demand for Low Cost, Flexible ERP Solutions
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Compiere, Inc., the global leader in open source business
solutions, today announced the addition of 14 new partners in 13
countries as part of its continued aggressive global expansion
business initiative. The new Authorized Partners will localize,
resell, implement and support Compiere's award-winning open source ERP
and CRM solution in countries throughout North and South America,
Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific. Compiere provides global partners and
customers with an easy to deploy, adaptable open source ERP and CRM
business solutions that dramatically lower acquisition and deployment
costs compared to older, proprietary technology.

   Compiere's 14 new Authorized Partners include:

   --  Vienna Solutions, Germany, India and United Arab Emirates

   --  Partners Associates Spa, Italy

   --  Bluestone, Australia

   --  Engyn I.T, Australia

   --  Pentathlon, Philippines

   --  AccLogic Business Systems, Canada

   --  Intelestream, United States

   --  Levementum, United States

   --  Xforty, United States

   --  I.T. Co., Russia

   --  Erpas, Lithuania

   --  SABSS, Mauritius

   --  Softquest, Nigeria

   --  Tagz Fly, Jamaica

   "Our market in Asia is looking for a cost efficient solution
compared to traditional systems with expensive licensing and ongoing
maintenance costs" said Helen Macasaet, president and CEO, Pentathlon
Systems Resources, located in Makati City, Philippines. "We chose to
partner with Compiere because our market is at an inflection point
that needs a robust, JAVA based platform that provides us with the
ability to build vertical solutions for large markets, such as hotel
services, education, and financial services."

   Said Atul Dua, CEO with VIENNA Solutions GmbH, located in
Bockhorn, Germany, "We are very excited to be affiliated with such a
strong, committed company to the global open source ERP market. We are
committed to building a substantial services practice around the
Compiere solution."

   Earlier this month, Compiere released its most substantial product
update with version 3.1 and was selected as a Best of Open Source
Software product by IDG's InfoWorld magazine. Compiere business
solutions enable businesses in industries such as distribution,
manufacturing, retail and professional services to gain competitive
advantage through the automation of financial, distribution, sales and
service processes. By offering its solutions through a commercial open
source business model, Compiere empowers businesses to reap the
benefits of ERP automation at a fraction of the cost of traditional
proprietary software products.

   Stuart Bagshaw, Compiere's chief operating officer, stated, "We
are pleased to announce the major geographic expansion these new
partnerships bring and the increased ability to meet a growing
customer demand for our business solutions around the world. Our new
partners add a tremendous value to our extensive partner network by
providing Compiere customers with access to open source business
solutions backed by deep ERP experience, talented implementation
consultants, and local market expertise."

   The Compiere partner network is a worldwide network of systems
integrators, application solution providers and value-added resellers
that provide consulting, implementation and customization services to
Compiere end users. As an Authorized Partner, the new partners will
have direct access to Compiere customer support, engineering,
marketing and sales resources.

   For more information on Compiere partners, visit
www.compiere.com/partners/.

   About Compiere, Inc.

   With more than 1.4 million software downloads, Compiere, Inc.,
founded in 1999, delivers the world's most widely used open source
enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship
management (CRM) automation solutions. Compiere's solutions enable
distribution, manufacturing, retail and professional services
companies to gain competitive advantage through the automation of
financial, distribution, sales and service processes. With
applications built on a model-based development platform, Compiere
provides unprecedented adaptability, rapid deployment and low cost of
ownership. The company, which offers commercial backing, support and
services to its global network of authorized partners operating in
more than 25 countries, is privately held and headquartered in Redwood
Shores, Calif. For more information, please visit www.compiere.com.

DPR Group, Inc.
Dayna Guzik, 1-919-678-9200
dguzik@dprgroup.com

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