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Oce PRISMA Workflow Model Gaining Recognition within Analyst Community

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Boca Raton, FL—October 7, 2004 -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that Océ PRISMA workflow software continues to achieve recognition in the marketplace, as evidenced by the validation of a growing number of customers and analysts. In addition to comments from Gartner, CAPV/InfoTrends and MWA Consulting, recent acknowledgements have also come from Better Buys for Business, IDC, IT Strategies and Madison Advisors. Océ PRISMA, an integrated family of adaptive workflow software, provides the most complete solution available today, with modules that improve every point in printing and reprographics processes, from creation through archiving and storage. “I was very impressed with Océ PRISMA software once we got to know the details,” said Marco Boer, consulting partner, I.T. Strategies, Inc. I. T. Strategies is a virtual partner for companies wanting to succeed in the digital economy, assisting digital printing vendors, printing press manufacturers, image processing software, and large user industries on strategic practices for entering new markets and capturing new customers. The broad Océ PRISMA architecture is strategically aligned to better serve the requirements of four printing environments: on-demand, transactional, office network and corporate reprographics departments (CRD). As a result, the software makes it easier for customers to identify the solutions for their specific business workflow issues. A number of key research organizations have acknowledged the value of these Océ PRISMA workflow models based on the requirements of these specific customer environments. “The Océ PRISMA product line-up is comprehensive and stacks up favorably against its competitors by addressing real customer needs in the high-end and mid-range of the market,” said Dan Corsetti, IDC research analyst, Hardcopy Peripheral Solutions and Services. IDC is a leading provider of technology intelligence, industry analysis, market data, and strategic and tactical guidance to builders, providers, and users of information technology. "The Océ PRISMA environmental roadmaps make logical associations between business issues and Océ solution capabilities, greatly simplifying the complex task of selecting a workflow solution and ensuring that users choose the best solution for their unique business requirements," noted Kemal Carr, president of Madison Advisors. Madison Advisors specializes in context-specific guidance for a range of content delivery strategies, particularly those addressing Fortune 1000 enterprise output technologies and customer communications. In the recent 2004 High-Volume Printer & Digital Duplicator Guides from Better Buys for Business, Editor Steve Hannaford noted, “Everyone in this segment of the business contends that they have the best workflow solution, but we like Océ’s PRISMA software suite. One of the biggest problems with high-speed printing is the need to keep the machines fed with a steady stream of work. That requires efficient job preparation, and that’s what PRISMA is designed to do.” Better Buys for Business is a leading independent authority on document imaging equipment, printers, faxes, scanners, and copiers. “Workflow is one of the biggest challenges that today's enterprises face, and it is the key to delivering the value customers are looking for from their document management operations,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for the Océ Digital Document Systems division of Océ North America. “We are pleased to be recognized for our contribution and leadership in providing Océ PRISMA solutions to help customers streamline document production workflow for better turnaround and control and more flexibility, cost savings, productivity, and adaptability than ever before.” To help the marketplace quickly get answers for pressing business problems, Océ has dedicated a section of its website to Océ workflow solutions. Additional information on Océ PRISMA workflow solutions is available at www.oceusa.com/oceprismasolutions. Also featured on the site are two informative new white papers: “Strategic Considerations: Building Highly Effective Digital Workflow” introduces workflow concepts and the business justification for investing in workflow improvements for executive management. “Tactical Considerations: Optimizing Workflow for Specific Business Environments” reviews the impact and benefits of changing workflows in a daily operation. These reports offer valuable ideas and insights to help customers leverage technology to increase efficiency by improving the flow of work through their business.