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GMC Software Technology and Ndex Technologies, Inc. Form Worldwide Partnership

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July 24, 2006 – Boston, Massachusetts and Appenzell, Switzerland – GMC Software Technology, the New Standard in personalized customer communications, today announced that it has entered into a worldwide marketing agreement with Ndex Technologies, Inc. to provide the first truly complete on-line digital asset management and personalized communications system available in the marketplace. Ndex Technologies, a provider of advanced digital asset management software and services, has configured its customizable ARCmanager digital asset management system to work in concert with GMC Software Technology’s PrintNet software to provide a unique system that allows customers to archive, retrieve, customize and manage their digital content and images to deliver highly personalized, market relevant printed and electronic communications on-demand. “We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Ndex,” said Dr. René Müller, CEO of GMC Software Technology. “We are very impressed with their technology and level of professional services, and believe that our mutual offering will extend substantial cost, time-to-market and overall business benefits to our customers.” The system employs a drag and drop, flash-based user interface that enables end-users to customize content and images within template-based documents — flyers, catalogues, brochures, sell sheets — and print or electronically deliver these documents when needed, in quantities needed, to specific markets. System administrators can lock down non-customizable elements, and permit variability in designated areas to the maintain the design integrity of the document while allowing local customization. The system provides the ability to: - Archive digital assets, including gifs jpeg, eps and most other image files - Retrieve stored content quickly and easily through a highly intuitive user interface - Customize documents online, and on-the-fly through a drag and drop interface - Manage access and use of all digital assets in a secure, tightly controlled online system - Deliver customized content for output to a variety of digital print resources, as well as electronically “With our combined solution, GMC and Ndex are providing customers with an exceptional tool for deriving more power and profit from high-value applications,” said Ross Chun, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ndex Technologies, Inc. “This solution is ideal for enterprise organizations, service bureaus and other out-source providers that need an end-to-end on-line solution for implementing highly variable print and electronic communication applications that can be customized to their exact needs.” GMC Software Technology’s PrintNet software is a completely integrated suite of variable document design and composition, process automation, on-line collaboration and approval, output management, and web services software solutions. Driving multiple document-related applications from a single platform, PrintNet accepts input from multiple sources — including Adobe InDesign, EPS, PDF, QuarkXPress, SAP, and XML — with multi-channel output for paper and electronic documents. PrintNet provides a single platform for personalized Web and print based documents, direct marketing documents, transactional documents, and on-demand database publishing. Recently (May 2006), GMC Software Technology’s PrintNet software received top rating in both the “Document Composition Breadth of Solution” and “Document Composition Solutions Architecture” categories by Madison Advisors, a highly regarded advisory firm specializing in strategic services designed to advance the print and electronic communications objectives of Fortune 1000 companies.