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Impress Software Integrates SAP and Microsoft Project for Bombardier Aerospace

June 26, 2006

Waltham, MA - Impress Software, a leading provider of packaged integration applications for SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Project Management (EPM) customers, today announced that Bombardier Aerospace has selected Impress to integrate Microsoft Project and SAP to manage maintenance scheduling and visibility across its Aircraft Services centers.

Bombardier Aerospace is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and services for the business, regional and amphibious aircraft markets. This legacy of innovation consolidates more than 250 years of aviation history and has developed 18 successful new aircraft since 1989. Aircraft Services is the aircraft maintenance organization within Bombardier Aerospace.

"As part of Bombardier's Continuous Business Improvement (CBI) initiative, it was clear that capacity and production planning was an area that required enhancing to improve customer satisfaction and revenue opportunities," said Troy Jonas, Vice President and General Manager, Aircraft Services. "To ensure the success of this re-engineered business concept, improved visibility and scheduling are crucial - and the integration that Impress enables between Microsoft Project and SAP is central in giving us the necessary insight."

Bombardier Aircraft Services Customer Service Representatives will use Microsoft Project to create the recommended service project plan. Once the Aircraft Services customer has authorized work, the Impress solution will synchronize the Microsoft Project Service Plan and automatically generate SAP Work Orders. Microsoft Project will then be used on the shop floor to record actual work performed, and Completed Work Orders will then trigger customer invoices. This process will enable Schedulers and Customer Service personnel to work with a user-friendly interface, eliminate redundant data entry and to also perform what-if analysis resulting in improved capacity utilization.

"Aircraft Maintenance is inherently complex and requires extensive, error-free record keeping. Impress dramatically reduces redundant data entry and ensures accuracy. The result is increased confidence for Bombardier and its customers," said Warren Utt, CEO of Impress Software. "Impress' integration of SAP and Microsoft Project at BASC eliminates the risk inherent in custom integration projects and will enable Bombardier to continuously meet its maintenance and customer service goals."

About Impress Software
Impress Software is a leading provider of packaged integration applications that enable quick and cost-effective integration of project management and geographical information systems with SAP, resulting in streamlined business processes across multiple enterprise systems. Impress solutions allow integration to be completed at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional EAI development platforms. Impress Software customers include global leaders such as Bayer, BP, Halliburton, US Army and Valero.