Marketing Alliance to Assist Mid-Market Supply Chain Businesses

San Antonio, TX, and Westmont, IL - May 27, 2003 - Sirius Computer Solutions, the largest IBM eServer midrange reseller in the world, and Silvon Software, Inc., a global provider of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software applications for supply chain businesses, have entered into a joint marketing alliance to bring world-class business performance analysis software applications and computing solutions to manufacturing and wholesale distribution enterprises throughout the United States.

"The Sirius/Silvon partnership typifies the growing move by software and hardware providers to leverage each other's market leadership positions, value-added offerings and industry expertise for the benefit of today's information-rich businesses," said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM eServer iSeries. "It's a pleasure for us to watch and further encourage strategic efforts between our resellers and independent software vendors in order to optimally address the key business requirements of IBM's customers."

"Silvon is a recognized leader in the mid-market space and has, for years, provided powerful solutions that enable business managers to more clearly understand and manage their business," said Joe Mertens, Executive Vice president, Sirius Computer Solutions. "With the Sirius market coverage and our deep understanding of the industrial market segment, we should be able to extend Silvon's reach."

The alliance calls for Silvon and Sirius to deliver rapid-return solutions that help companies manage their spend, revenue and customers while reducing assets employed, such as cash and inventory. Silvon's flagship EPM software suite, Stratum, provides the foundation for fast and effective business process improvements in today's challenging market.

"Sirius has forged successful relationships with customers in many industries over the years, and it is a great pleasure for us to have them as an integral part of our marketing and selling team," said John Hughes, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Silvon Software. "We look forward to working closely with them to deliver business solutions that add value directly to the bottom line of the businesses they serve with IBM's eServer technology."

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