FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLASS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS AND CSDC ANNOUNCE MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE
VANCOUVER, BC, TORONTO, ON - MARCH 27, 2001 - Class Software Solutions Ltd. (CSS) and CSDC Systems Inc. (CSDC) announced today an agreement on a Memo of Understanding on a comprehensive Cooperative Development and Joint Marketing Agreement to provide common, on-line, integrated, e-government solutions to local governments in North America.
With global e-commerce spending expected to rise from $111 billion this year to $1.3 trillion in 2003 (International Data Corporation), Internet delivery of services will be a growing concern for local and regional governments.
The objective of the alliance is to allow local governments to more easily develop citizen-centered service delivery using the Internet. The alliance will provide governments with the ability to:
o Eliminate duplicate data entry
o Provide the optimum in administrative efficiency
o Use a common e-commerce framework
o Use a common customer identifier
o Reduce application training costs
Alex Barnetson, President, Class Software Solutions Ltd., stated, "Through our alliance, customers now have a cost effective alternative to building their own e-government solutions. The partnership with CSDC allows us to offer an on-line, integrated customer centric e-government solution that provides for seamless delivery of services and reduces the time to market, while leveraging the investment in existing back-office solutions."
"Our partnership with Class Software allows customers to quickly deliver an integrated e-government solution that extends beyond Permitting and Licensing to include scheduling and registrations for Parks and Recreation. This is of tremendous benefit since permitting, licensing and registrations represent the highest volume of value added transactions managed by local governments," said Eric David, Executive Vice President of CSDC.
Class Software Solutions Ltd. is the industry leader in Program, Facility and Cash Management Solutions for local government. The software is designed to support a variety of service channels, such as over the counter, Internet, IVR, and wireless. Class Software Solutions Ltd. currently services cities, school districts, colleges/universities, private clubs and non-profit associations in four countries from offices in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
CSDC Systems Inc. builds and markets Enterprise Transaction Systems for Government. These open, e-commerce and client-server based solutions provide customers with the ability to track a wide range of different transaction types and link them to either an individual/organization and/or property/address. CSDC 's industry leading products (AMANDA, OpenTAX, CallCentre, License+, ParkingPlus) are used by leading local, regional and provincial/state governments in Canada and the U.S.
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