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Dublin, Ireland - March 13th, 2002: Macalla Software, Europe's leading
provider of mobile e-Commerce platforms and solutions, and Compta, the
leading Portuguese systems integrator, today announced that they have formed
a strategic alliance to promote and support Macalla's widely deployed mobile
e-Commerce solutions throughout the region. Macalla plans to drive growth
by leveraging Compta's significant local relationships with mobile operators
and financial institutions.



Patrick Kinsella, Director of International Channels, Macalla Software
explains, "One of Macalla's key routes to market is through partnerships
with systems integrators like Compta. We actively work with systems
integrators who have existing relationships with relevant organisations and
who are in a position to provide local support for the deployment of mobile
e-Commerce platforms and applications within those sites. With Macalla's
market leading products, and Compta's systems integration and support
skills, we can marry the two complimentary disciplines to open up new market
opportunities for both parties throughout Portugal."



Emanuel Serrano, Business Unit Director, Compta, comments, "In response to
growing customer demand for proven mobile e-Commerce solutions in Portugal,
we are delighted to be able to promote Macalla's mobile e-Commerce platforms
and applications to our customer base. Combining our local market knowledge
and system integration skills with Macalla's products provides us with a
very strong offering to our customer base."



With Compta, Macalla is confident that it will repeat the successes they
have had with other partners such as CMG in The Netherlands where both the
system integrator and Macalla realised significant revenues as a result of
successful mobile e-Commerce deployments.



ENDS



Press queries to:


Sarah Flynn, Director of Marketing, Macalla Software
Tel: + 353 1 664 2240
sarah.flynn@macalla.com


or


Jacinta Ryan/Ronnie Simpson, Simpson Financial & Technology PR
Tel: + 353 1 260 5300
jacinta@simpsonftpr.ie



About Macalla Software


Macalla Software is a leading European provider of proven mobile e-Commerce
platforms and solutions to mobile operators and enterprises. Macalla's
mobile e-Commerce platform underpins Europe's largest mobile e-Commerce
deployment supporting 500,000 users with ING/Postbank Nederland and Telfort
(mmO2). It has also provided an impressive range of solutions for
world-leading organisations such as, Charles Schwab Europe, Eircell
Vodafone, AIB Bank plc., Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Staal Bankiers
(Achmea Group), IG Index, and Ulster Bank (Royal Bank of Scotland).



Macalla's technologies and solutions are designed to increase profitability,
reduce churn, create additional revenue sources and facilitate the
acquisition and retention of new quality customers. Working on a global
basis with an increasing range of technology partners and systems
integrators, Macalla is able to leverage its presence in Dublin, London,
Madrid, Rotterdam, New York and Frankfurt, and provide customers with a full
range of the best experience, platforms, solutions, integration,
implementation and ongoing support for their mobile e-Commerce strategies.
Technology partners include, Sun Microsystems, IBM, BEA, HP, Nokia, IONA,
Openwave, Reuters, and Baltimore Technologies. Systems integrator partners
include, CMG, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Getronics Iberia, Quinary and eServ.



Version 3.5 of The Macalla Mobile e-Commerce Platform(tm), is based upon the
three core technologies of multi-device-delivery, mobile payments and alerts
and provides the following solutions out-of-the-box; top-up, shopping,
banking, share dealing, peer-2-peer payments, premium content, gaming,
ticketing, and a complete integrated development environment. http://www.macalla.com



About Compta


Compta is a Portuguese company that for almost 30 years has delivered
services and solutions to the IT and Communications Industry. As a
technology partner, Compta supplies specialised services and products,
employing the most recent technologies. With a deep knowledge of the
Portuguese market and trends, worldwide technology, areas of expertise
include networking, voice and image, integration services, e-business
applications, security, content management, Help Desk systems and multimedia
contact centers.




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