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Toshiba and Prism Software Announce Strategic Marketing Agreement

Press release from the issuing company

IRVINE, Calif.--Nov. 26, 2001--Toshiba America Business Solutions, (TABS) and Prism Software Corporation (PSOF-BB) have entered into a strategic agreement whereby Toshiba will market and support the complete line of Prism's data transformation, robust forms management and online document repository software solutions. Prism Software develops and supports document output management software solutions that will be used across a range of Toshiba network printing and multifunction systems, including the Toshiba e-STUDIO line. With Prism's unique solutions, Toshiba customers will be able to customize their data regardless of the source, including CRM, SCM, legacy or ERP, and use the Web to access, store and track documents. "Prism's leading-edge, total output management solutions combined with Toshiba's high-performance systems, gives our customers the ability to transform, print, deliver, manage and access their documents wherever and whenever they need them. Prism's expertise in legacy data transition and electronic document management provides Toshiba customers with greater efficiency, flexibility and productivity than ever before,'' said Michael Alpert, Director, Toshiba Solutions Group, TABS. The key products in Prism's suite are PrintConsole Pro and Valeo Forms. PrintConsole Pro is a Windows NT/2000-based print manager that offers connectivity for a wide variety of host computer systems and conversions between popular print data streams such as Metacode, PCL, PDF, AFP, IPDS and Postscript. PrintConsole Pro connects all hosts and printing systems seamlessly on any network and manages printing environments without reprogramming or costly changes to applications. For customers who require forms design and multi-channel delivery capability, Prism Software's Valeo Forms product provides full-featured document management solutions. The product enhances the presentation and delivery of business documents and reports by utilizing existing print data streams from legacy mainframe and other host computer systems without reprogramming the original application. Valeo Forms manages data in a wide variety of formats, including print and flat files, XML and e-mail. The product transforms the input into the desired format (for integration and/or print fulfillment), applies business rules and conditional logic and then delivers it to the desired application or device using its' content sensitive capabilities. Valeo Forms Online provides users with access to mission critical documents and reports across the internet. This ensures that an enterprise's employees, suppliers and customers have access to information whenever and wherever they need them. This helps them maintain a competitive edge. "Prism is very pleased to have Toshiba as a strategic marketing partner. This will enable Toshiba customers to strategically manage their documents and achieve competitive advantage at an excellent return on their investments,'' said Barry R. Lathan, President and COO of Prism Software. "Prism's systems are validated by key business partners and will offer first class solutions for Toshiba customers,'' added Lathan. As opposed to many "off-the-shelf'' solutions, Prism offers custom development, ensuring the most efficient and cost effective data management. Since not all print streams are alike, the ability to adjust to customer needs is a strong selling point for Prism. All the company's systems are also modular, allowing for clients to make expansions as they see fit. Prism markets the only technology in the field validated by Microsoft, JD Edwards, Lawson and SAP.

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