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Proposal Software and Mimeo.com Announce Integrated Solution for Quick Proposal Turnaround

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

WESTPORT, Conn. and NEW YORK, June 6 -- Proposal Software, Inc., and Mimeo.com, Inc. jointly announced today that they will provide an automated end-to-end solution for proposal teams frustrated with cumbersome and time-consuming processes required to respond quickly to Requests For Proposals (RFPs) and Requests For Information (RFI). Today, proposal teams are plagued by manual processes: compiling hundreds of pages of text from various electronic documents and files, printing out multiple files, manually assembling and collating a finished document, then make a final mad dash to mail the submission by the deadline. With the integration of Mimeo.com into the PMAPS(R) solution, proposal teams now have a totally automated process for RFP's, from proposal development through hard copy delivery-all managed entirely from the desktop. This automated process is now available to all users of PMAPS(R), Proposal Software, Inc.'s leading proposal management platform, which now embeds Mimeo.com's online printing, binding, document management and delivery capabilities into the PMAPS(R) application. By clicking a Mimeo.com icon, PMAPS(R)' users can open a free account, log in and instantly begin creating, printing and shipping proposals created with PMAPS(R) software. They may even accompany finished proposals with customized materials like annual reports, brochures or CDs, which they can store at the Document SuperHub, Mimeo.com's production, fulfillment and distribution facility in Memphis, TN. "We approached Mimeo because we were enormously impressed with the quality and reliability of Mimeo.com's online document production, assembly, and delivery capabilities, which complements PMAPS(R)' already robust workflow and assembly functionality," said John Laurino, CEO of Proposal Software. "We recognized that by integrating Mimeo.com's online capabilities and services directly into PMAPS(R), we would be better able to serve our customers along every step of the proposal lifecycle." "We take it as the highest complement that Proposal Software, Inc. has integrated Mimeo.com's services into its PMAPS(R) platform," said Adam Slutsky, Mimeo.com CEO. "Where PMAPS(R) leaves off, Mimeo begins, closing the last mile in the RFP workflow cycle. As sales professionals increasingly rely on proposal software to manage the RFP lifecycle, the need to complete the proposal process chain with production and distribution services just makes great sense." Proposal Software, Inc.'s PMAPS(R), is the leading proposal management platform that includes a database designed to permit an entire proposal, with all its sections, to be assigned, tracked and assembled from within the application as one seamless and fully integrated document. Mimeo.com automates the cumbersome process of document production, collating, binding, and delivery -- straight from the user's PC. The powerful combination of the two -- the integration of Mimeo.com into PMAPS(R) -- thus closes the last mile of the cumbersome proposal development process, by adding robust services which include document management features for storing and reuse, document production such as adding tabs, bindings, other finishing options and next-day document delivery.




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