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Hosted WebCensus PC inventory service integrated in Siemens IT management services

Working together to provide a unique and compelling web-based IT asset tracking service for businesses worldwide, Siemens Business Services, Inc. (SBS) one of the world’s leading providers of IT infrastructure solutions and services and a segment of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) - and Tally Systems today announced an agreement for SBS to host Tally Systems’ WebCensus PC inventory service as a part of Siemens IT management services.

Tally Systems WebCensus offers SBS a web-based platform for managing hundreds of thousands of PCs for its customers through a single hosted installation, gathering a complete inventory of PC hardware and software quickly and easily. WebCensus will give SBS a strong competitive advantage over other service providers that rely on traditional packaged-and-installed asset management products that require extensive infrastructure and support resources.

“WebCensus gives us a clear advantage. Its ease of use is very compelling,” said Gerhard Cerny, CIO at Siemens Business Services. “We have access to the best inventory technology available without having to implement a complex infrastructure or manage complex software installed at our customer sites. A single web installation can service all of our customers simultaneously. This partnership with Tally Systems offers our clients key advantages they most need in this time of uncertainty: low cost and a quick return on investment.”

Tally Systems WebCensus delivers the most accurate IT asset data possible with a unique web-based delivery that requires no installation or management, and uses Tally Systems patented Census Recognition Technology™ at its core. As a hosted service, WebCensus removes the burden from both the customer and the service provider for managing software installations and upgrades, servicing accounts, even managing day-to-day help-desk operations. Siemens Business Services will host their installation of WebCensus at their Mason, Ohio, headquarters.

“This partnership with Siemens highlights the strength of the hosted-application model in providing high-value services at a low cost, for both the customer and the service provider,” said John Mahon, Vice President EMEA of Tally Systems. “At a time when organisations are looking to maximise the value of their IT investments, WebCensus offers cost savings, infrastructure efficiency, and improved business effectiveness. WebCensus is a perfect fit for SBS's aim of applying best practices to the IT value chain of process, technology, and people.”

About Tally Systems

Tally Systems delivers innovative IT asset tracking solutions to ensure effective technology investment and successful IT projects through partners such as Siemens SBS, IBM Global Services, CompuCom, and NCR. Tally Systems pioneered automated PC inventory over a decade ago with its patented Census Recognition Technology ™, and continues to develop applications, services and integrations to support critical IT initiatives such as migrations, software license compliance and end user support. Tally Systems products - including TS.Census, WebCensus, QuickCensus, and PowerCensus - have been licensed on over 10,000,000 PCs at 15,000 sites worldwide.

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About Siemens Business Services

Siemens Business Services is one of the world’s leading service providers in the area of electronic and mobile business. With its comprehensive expertise and specific sector knowledge, Siemens Business Services offers solutions and services from a single source – from consulting through system integration to responsibility for customers’ entire business processes and management of IT infrastructures. Siemens Business Services is part of Information and Communications (I and C), a business segment of Siemens AG. Siemens is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics with more than billion in sales.

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About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs some 450,000 people in 193 countries, and reported worldwide sales of more than billion in fiscal 2001 (10/1/00 – 9/30/01). The United States is Siemens’ largest market, with nearly 80,000 employees and sales of .9 billion for fiscal 2001.

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